Tait Gu

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Download: James Blake Live Album (Unofficial)

Head over to James Blake‘s tumblr or this direct link to download a fan-compiled live album that the English electronic musician is offering for free. Blake is coming off of a busy year in which he not only released his debut self-titled album but two separate EPs, and given the rate at which he has put out music in the past, there should be even more expected in 2012. The live album contains cuts from all three of his recent releases, fantastic earlier EPs, and some unreleased tracks. Check out the tracklisting below:

James Blake Live:

01. Unluck (Live)
02. The Wilhelm Scream (Live)
03. I Never Learnt To Share (Live)
04. Lindisfarne (Live)
05. Limit To Your Love (Live)
06. Give Me My Month (Live)
07. To Care (Like You) (Live)
08. Anti-War Dub (Live)
09. Klavierwerke (Live)
10. CMYK (Live)
11. Once We All Agree (Live)
12. A Case Of You (Live)
13. Enough Thunder (Live)
14. Love What Happened Here (Live)
15. Tep And The Logic (Live)

Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt Returns

After being reportedly stuck in a Samoan camp for quite some time, it appears that Odd Future‘s Earl Sweatshirt has finally come back home. The young rap prodigy, most known for his fantastic mixtape, Earl, created both a Twitter and Tumblr account, and has also released a youtube video teasing new material in return for receiving 50,000 followers. Upon reaching the milestone, Earl tweeted a link to his new website, Terttlefer.com (turtle effer?), which contained a new song fittingly titled “Home”.

MP3: Earl Sweatshirt – “Home”

The Los Angeles based hip hop skateboard collective, who have a busy year ahead, also released the album art (shown above) to OF Tape Vol. 2, which fits into their established style and features OF collaborator Lucas Vercetti. Check out the music video for Earl Sweatshirt’s “EARL” below.

Spiritualized Announce Tour

British shoegaze/space rock collective Spiritualized have announced a tour of UK and North America spanning from mid-March to late May. The tour will be in support of their new album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, which will be released March 19th via Fat Possum (US) and Double Six (UK). Headed by ex-Spaceman 3 member Jason Pierce (J. Spaceman), the band is most well-known for their critically claimed 1997 album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. Check out the dates below:

Spiritualized 2012 Spring Tour

03-16 Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms
03-17 Portsmouth, England – Wedgewood Rooms
03-19 London, England – Hackney Empire
03-20 Oxford, England – O2 Academy
03-21 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
03-22 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC
03-23 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Mandela Hall
03-24 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
03-25 Manchester, England – Academy
05-02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05-03 Chicago, IL – Metro
05-04 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
05-05 Toronto, Ontario – The Phoenix
05-07 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05-09 Boston, MA – Paradise
05-10 Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
05-11 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05-12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05-13 Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse
05-15 Dallas, TX – The Granada Theatre
05-16 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
05-18 Tucson AZ – The Rialto Theatre
05-19 Phoenix AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
05-20 San Diego CA – Belly Up Tavern
05-22 Los Angeles CA – The Wiltern
05-23 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
05-25 Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Rickshaw Theatre

Crystal Castles Prepare New Album

According to a recent print edition of NME, electronic duo Crystal Castles will be recording their new album in Warsaw and plan to release it sometime this summer. The new album will be a followup to their great sophomore release, Crystal Castles (II), and like all their other albums, it will be self-produced by Ethan Kath.

Regarding the bands sound, Kath states: “every song we write feels bleak to me. I don’t get it when people think it’s beautiful. I think it [bleakness] is the only emotion we do. We don’t want to do anything else.”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

via BPM

Watch: Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”

Check out Sleigh Bell‘s new video for their recently released song “Comeback Kid” below. The video features noise pop duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller and their signature shades, leather, and letterman jackets with an 80s overtone and a fitting Judd Nelson-esque fist bump ending. The song and video are in support of the band’s new album, Reign of Terror, which is set to be released February 21st. Sleigh Bells will also be touring to support their sophomore outing, and you can check out the dates below.

Sleigh Bells 2012 Tour
02-03 Gainesville, FL – Florida Theater *#
02-04 Tampa, FL – The Ritz *#
02-06 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall *#
02-07 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon *#
02-09 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live *#
02-10 Orlando, FL – Firestone *#
02-11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *#
02-14 Miami, FL – Grand Central *#
02-16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
02-17 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^
02-18 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix ^
02-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan ^
02-23 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom ^
02-24 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market ^

* with Diplo
# with Liturgy
^ with Black Bananas

Stream the New Leonard Cohen Album

Head over to NPR to stream Leonard Cohen‘s new album Old Ideas. The album, which is Cohen’s first in about eight years, will be the legendary singer songwriter’s twelfth studio album and is set to be released January 31st through Columbia Records. Cohen is known for influential albums like Songs of Leonard Cohen and Songs of Love and Hate, and for penning “Hallelujah”. You can also check out an interview pertaining to Old Ideas that Cohen did with the Guardian over here.

Old Ideas Tracklisting:
01. Going Home
02. Amen
03. “Show Me the Place
04. Darkness
05. Anyhow
06. Crazy to Love You
07. Come Healing
08. Banjo
09. Lullaby
10. Different Sides

Odd Future Update: New OF Tape and More

2011 was a fantastic year for Los Angeles based hip-hop/skateboard collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All with releases from Tyler the Creator, Mellowhype, Frank OceanThe Internet and Mike G, and yet after all that it looks like the group still won’t be slowing down in 2012. Following last year’s Goblin, Tyler the Creator is set to release Wolf  sometime in the spring, which was described by him as a deviation from his previous releases. Duo Hodgy beats and Leftbrain are also releasing a followup Mellowhype album titled Numbers sometime in the summer.

The collective has also announced OF Tape Vol. 2, which features new music from Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, Leftbrain, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Syd the Kyd and The Internet. The tape is a followup to the crew’s 2008 debut outing The Odd Future Mixtape, which you can download for free over here. On top of it all, Tyler and gang will also be premiering their own “Jackass”-like sketch show, Loiter Squad, March 25h on Adult Swim.

Head over here to check out a limited edition t-shirt designed by Tyler the Creator that will be released through Qubic Store. The shirt was made in response to the collective being kicked out of the lineup for Big Day Out 2012 Auckland, and they are set to have their own show at the Auckland Powerstation January 19th instead.

All future releases will be released through the crew’s own Odd Future Records.

Listen: Lana Del Rey – “Born to Die (Clams Casino Remix)”

Hot off her recent SNL performance (which, Mr. Brian Williams calls “one of the worst outings in SNL history”), New York singer songwriter Lana Del Rey has released a remix to her song “Born to Die” by up and coming producer Clams Casino, who has built a name for himself by working with other rising hip hop artists like A$AP Rocky and the always based Lil B. The remix will be part of a remix EP that will also features work from Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn.

Lana Del Rey’s debut album, which is also titled Born to Die, is set to be released January 30th in the UK and January 31st in the US.

Listen: Azealia Banks – “NEEDSUMLUV”

20-year old Harlem native Azealia Banks, who released the fantastic “212” last year, has returned again with a new song titled “NEEDSUMLUV” via her Twitter. The song features Banks singing over a beat by producer Machinedrum titled “SXLND”, and, in her own words, is about “being a guy’s other girl. It’s about knowing that ur number #2, but still sticking around in hopes of becoming #1.” The two previously collaborated on another song titled “Grand Scam (Lyrical Exercise)” back in November.

Listen: Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”

Check out the a new single from Sleigh Bells titled “Comeback Kid” (which was also the title of the most recent episode of Parks and Recreation). The band, who released their critically acclaimed debut album, Treats, in 2010, will also be touring in February to support their new album. Reign of Terror is set to be released February 21st, and you can preorder the album on iTunes to receive an immediate download of “Comeback Kid”.  Click read more to check out the dates.