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Watch Lykke Li Perform “Gunshot” Acoustic For H&M

This week we heard Lykke Li’s new single, “Gunshot,” which, as Tom pointed out, is a hell of a power ballad. Now you can hear the Swedish singer perform it in an entirely different way. H&M has produced a video featuring an acoustic version of the song. All the grand instrumentation of the original is [...]



Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US…

Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US & abroad over the last few years, & just released his highly anticipated debut album Built On Glass this week via Downtown Records/Future Classic. The Australian producer & singer also just released the beautifully stark animated video for “1998”. Directed by Domenico Bartolo + animated by Grace Lee, the visual links to classic house/rave music of the late 80s, combining references to Keith Haring & the psych-tinged but minimal art of the era. It also combines a narrative of the central character morphing into new forms as old relationships end.

“1998” follows the release of single “Talk Is Cheap,” a track that crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy & the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of “Talk Is Cheap” in mid-February, it has received close to 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker—the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter & producer Nick Murphy—performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam. Look for him to kick off his headline N. American tour on May 13 for a performance in the round at Brooklyn’s Output.

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES

May 13 Brooklyn, NY – Output
May 14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre
May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
May 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah
May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jun 01 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Jun 06 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jun 07 Austin, TX – The Parish

Watch Ty Segall Debut Three Songs & Cover Motörhead At Coachella

Ty Segall played Coachella last week and worked in something old, something new, and something Motörhead. The first part of his set touched on his Album Of The Week-honored Slaughterhouse, then moved into a trio of new songs (“Green Belly,” “Tall Man Skinny Lady,” and “Feel,” according to the setlist), before landing on a cover [...]



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