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Beck Opening For U2 on <i>Joshua Tree</i> Tour

11 Iun 2017 - 9:41pm

On Tuesday, U2 extended their Joshua Tree tour into late 2017, announcing new dates for North and South America. Today, it was announced that Beck will open for U2 on their new U.S. dates in September. View all the shows in which Beck will serve as U2’s opener below. Beck recently announced his own headlining tour, which starts in July. Beck’s last album was 2014’s Morning Phase, which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Since then, he’s released several new songs, including “Wow,” “Dreams,” and “Up All Night.” U2 shared their latest LP Songs of Innocence in 2014. They debuted their new song “The Little Things That Give You Away” in Vancouver, at the tour opener. 

Revisit Pitchfork’s 2012 interview with Beck

Beck:

07-09 Telluride, CO - The Ride Festival
07-11 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
07-14 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
08-16 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre 
08-17 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
08-19 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Intersteller Rodeo 
08-20 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - TCU Place 
08-22 Edmonton, Alberta - Northern Alberta Jubilee 
08-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum 
08-25 Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park 
08-27 Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
09-03 Detroit, MI - Ford Field *
09-05 Buffalo, NY - New Era Field *
09-08 Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium *
09-10 Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium *
09-12 Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium *
09-16 St. Louis, MO - Dome at America’s Center *
09-22 San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium *

* with U2

U2:

06-11 Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium +
06-14 Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium +
06-18 Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field ^
06-20 Washington, DC - FedEx Field ^
06-23 Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre ^
06-25 Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^
06-28-29 East Rutherford, New Jersey - MetLife Stadium ^
07-01 Cleveland, OH - FirstEnergy Stadium +
07-08-09 London, England - Twickenham Stadium ~
07-12 Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium ~
07-15-16 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium ~
07-18 Barcelona, Spain - Olympic Stadium ~
07-22 Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park ~
07-25-26 Paris, France - Stade de France ~
07-29-30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam Arena ~
08-01 Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi-Baudoin ~
09-03 Detroit, MI - Ford Field *
09-05 Buffalo, NY - New Era Field *
09-08 Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium *
09-10 Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium *
09-12 Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium *
09-16 St. Louis, MO - The Dome at America's Center *
09-22 San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium *
10-03 Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol
10-07 Bogota, Columbia - Estadio El Campin
10-10 Buenos Aires, Argentina - La Plata
10-14 Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional
10-19 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium

+ with OneRepublic
^ with the Lumineers
~ with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
* with Beck

Categoria: Rock news

Suspects Arrested Over Manchester Concert Bombing Released Without Charge

11 Iun 2017 - 8:20pm

After police identified that Salman Abedi was the suicide bomber responsible for the attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena, they began investigating whether or not he was part of a wider network. Greater Manchester Police arrested 22 people in connection to the attack, and today, released a statement revealing that all suspects have now been released without charge, the Associated Press reports. Terrorism suspects cannot be held by police for more than 14 days without being charged or released. Police acknowledged that they’re still unsure whether or not Abedi had accomplices in the attack. Russ Jackson, the head of counterterrorism policing for northwest England, promised that police would continue to “relentlessly pursue” the terrorism investigation.

Today, police also released new images of Abedi walking through the streets of Manchester with a blue briefcase. They’re appealing to the public for information relating to the white Nissan Micra he was using to store and transport bomb components. Find the police’s statements, including the images of Abedi, below.

Latest update on Manchester Arena Attack (1/2) pic.twitter.com/kbOZkafMJP

— G M Police (@gmpolice) June 11, 2017

Latest update on Manchester Arena Attack (2/2) pic.twitter.com/FB4eyUSeXU

— G M Police (@gmpolice) June 11, 2017
Categoria: Rock news

Watch RZA Perform Original Score for Opening Ceremony 2017 Fashion Show

11 Iun 2017 - 5:44pm

On Friday night, RZA made an appearance at Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2017 show at MADE LA—the two day fashion and music event that was held in Los Angeles this weekend. RZA composed an original score for the show entitled “A Modern Western,” whose script was written by Jonah Hill. During the event, runway models broke out into a martial arts duel. The performance featured Zoë Bell, a stuntwoman notably known for doing Uma Thurman’s stunt work in Kill Bill. RZA also took the stage to perform what appears to be a new song. Watch the footage below. Other artists who appeared at MADE include Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and more.

RZA recently helped SZA announce the release date for her new album, CTRL. He also shared a video for a new song called “No Refuge” earlier this year. RZA has previously provided soundtracks for the T.V. series “Afro Samurai” and his 2012 film The Man with the Iron Fists

When you realize something's 'bout to go DOWN at an @openingceremony show.... #amodernwestern #madela

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"I know kung-fu"

Watch Chance the Rapper Cover OutKast, Dr. Dre, Snoop at Bonnaroo Superjam

11 Iun 2017 - 5:25pm

Every year, Bonnaroo hosts the Superjam—an all-star set where different artists from the lineup come together to cover hit songs. Last night, Chance the Rapper made an appearance at the latest installment of the Tennessee festival tradition. Watch him cover OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” and the Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg classic “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” below. Chance has made the rounds at Bonnaroo plenty of times. In 2015, he covered a bunch of songs at the Superjam and crashed an Earth, Wind & Fire set with Kendrick Lamar. Last year, he covered the Notorious B.I.G. with Miguel, and he also made appearances during Macklemore, Bryson Tiller, and J. Cole’s sets. 

@chancetherapper @bonnaroo #superjam

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Very important: Chance the rapper just covered Hey Ya by outkast pic.twitter.com/zw4szTKweX

— Action Jackson (@yungbasedshark) June 11, 2017

Chance did a cover of nothing but a g thang and hey ya at the bonnaroo super jam

Categoria: Rock news

Thom Yorke Talks Early Radiohead, Politics, More in Rare Interview: Listen

11 Iun 2017 - 4:00am

Thom Yorke has given a rare interview reflecting on his life, from his earliest music memories to modern-day Radiohead, for BBC 6 Music’s “First Time” series. Speaking to host Matt Everitt, the Radiohead frontman touched on early obsessions with Queen and heavy metal, his first four-track experiments (during the On A Friday era), and a raucous punk concert that prompted his school headmaster to ban rock music. At one point, he recalls the captivating Siouxsie and the Banshees show that inspired him to become a performer. “And then I went to see New Order a week later,” he adds, “and they slagged everybody off and stormed off. It was like, ‘OK, that’s how not to do it.’” Listen to it in full on BBC 6 Music.

He also discusses his relationship with his bandmates. “I was always the nutter,” Yorke says, “and now I seem to have infected them all.” Listen to it in full on BBC 6 Music. Asked if Colin Greenwood was the first Radiohead member he met, Yorke jokes:

I went on this weird recruitment drive, in my own head. I’d heard that he’d joined this band that I'd left. And I felt really sorry for him, because he was playing bass but he only had a really short lead. So I put him down on the list. And I knew his brother was this big genius, but a bit younger. And I’d heard there was this really great drummer, bit older. Was trying to find out who he was. And Ed [O’Brien] was walking around like he was in the Smiths, so obviously he was gonna join...

Yorke continues, “One of my favorite early experiences was doing this four-track demo with Phil [Selway] in his house round the corner from school... and it was actually good. I’m still trying to find it. I know it exists. ‘Lock the Door,’ it’s called.”

Later, Yorke discusses the recording of “No Surprises,” during which, apparently, Yorke wanted the band “to sound like we’d all taken Mogadon.” Yorke says, “We tried to play it as slow as we could, but it was never slow enough, because we weren’t on Mogadon. So what we did was, we took an earlier version and just slowed it right down.” He adds that, sometime during George W. Bush’s tenure, the song became a rallying cry in America. “It always gets this huge reaction, the ‘bring down the government bit.’ People just start yelling spontaneously. It’s great. I don’t know why. It’s such an unpunk song [to] have released this weird anger.”

When the topic turns to the upcoming OK Computer reissue OK NOT OK, Yorke reveals that he wrote “30 or 40” different versions of “Paranoid Android” with minor differences. “What I found really fascinating was going through my notebooks at the time, and making friends with whoever this nut was,” he says, laughing. “Oh my god...think I’m bad now? Just pages of like, ‘seriously mate, you need to take a break.’”

On the subject of when he was first turned onto politics, Yorke says, “Student politics kind of put me off it for life, in a weird way, because you see the sort of people it attracts and it makes you despair. It’s a love-hate relationship because I’ve never really been able to just walk away. A lot of the times I wish I could have walked away. But I think ultimately, it’s always been there. Our generation especially grew up with it, and it was an incredibly important part of what happened in music.”

After being asked if he’s an optimist, Yorke replies with a thinly veiled statement directed at Donald Trump and Theresa May: “Yeah. One day at a time, mate. You will be impeached shortly, mate. You are not a leader, love—and the people are going to see it very soon, love. One day at a time. You can’t sustain this. It’s not going to work. Good luck. One day at a time. We ain’t stupid.”

Categoria: Rock news

Watch Death Cab for Cutie Cover Soundgarden’s “Fell on Black Days” for Chris Cornell

10 Iun 2017 - 8:08pm

Last night at their Seattle benefit show, Death Cab For Cutie paid tribute to Chris Cornell by covering Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days.” They join a slew of other bands who have memorialized Cornell live, including Guns N’ Roses, Ryan Adams, Metallica, Megadeth, and others. Before launching into the song, Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard shared a few words about Cornell: “What an unbelievable talent he was, what fucking insane singer he is.” Check out the footage below. On May 18, Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room. In the wake of his passing, Gibbard shared a note on his Facebook remembering Cornell, calling him “the most sophisticated lyricist of his Seattle contemporaries.” 

Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists both performed last night’s benefit concert, with proceeds going towards the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. Late last year, Death Cab issued a statement that their  “shows will always be a safe place.” Death Cab’s last album Kintsugi was released in 2015.

Find more tributes to Chris Cornell here, and read our Afterword feature “Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Was More Than Just a Grunge Frontman.”

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Watch Gorillaz Demon Dayz Festival Live Stream

10 Iun 2017 - 5:22pm

Today marks the inaugural Demon Dayz festival from Gorillaz. It happens at the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, England. The day is set to feature performances from Vince Staples and Danny Brown (who are currently on tour with Gorillaz)—as well as De La Soul, Little Simz, Popcaan, and more. Check out the full schedule here, and watch the live stream starting at 2 p.m. Eastern on Red Bull TV below. Earlier this year, Gorillaz released their album Humanz, which features some of the artists set to perform at the fest. This week, they shared a video for “Sleeping Powder,” their first new song since Humanz

Read “Gorillaz Saw the Future of Pop Narratives” on the Pitch. 

Categoria: Rock news

Watch Mac DeMarco Perform “One More Love Song” on “Fallon”

10 Iun 2017 - 4:14pm

Mac DeMarco made his network television debut last night, crooning “One More Love Song” off his most recent album This Old Dog on “The Tonight Show.” Jimmy Fallon introduced the performance by saying, “I’m tellin’ you, this is gonna win some awards.” Watch it all go down below. During the episode, DeMarco wore a shirt featuring himself and John Cena, who was also a guest on the show. DeMarco and Cena met each other at one point during the taping—find photo evidence below. DeMarco recently shared the official video for his song “One Another.” Before that, he released the video for “This Old Dog.” DeMarco is currently on a massive tour behind his new album.

Read “Mac DeMarco on His Chill New Album, This Old Dog.”

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Watch Ice Cube Question Bill Maher About Controversial Remarks on “Real Time”

10 Iun 2017 - 6:50am

Tonight, Ice Cube appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” following last week’s episode, in which Maher used a racial slur. Maher started tonight’s episode with an apology: “I did a bad thing. For black folks, that word, I don't care who you are, it's caused pain. It doesn't matter that it was not said in malice, it caused pain and that's why I apologized." When Cube joined Maher on stage, the rapper stated he was “cool with” Maher and enjoyed the show. However, he then immediately took Maher to task over his racist remarks. He said:

I accept your apology, but I think we need to get to the root of the psyche. Because I think it’s a lot of guys out there, who cross the line ‘cause they a little too familiar or they think they too familiar. Or its guys that y’know, might have a black girlfriend or two that made them some Kool-Aid every now and then. And they think they can cross the line. And they can’t. It’s a word that’s been used against us. It’s like a knife, man. You can use it as a weapon or you can use it as a tool. It’s been used as a weapon, against us. By white people. And we not gon’ let that happen again. By nobody. Because it’s not cool.

Originally, Ice Cube was booked to appear on tonight’s show to promote his new Death Certificate 25th anniversary reissue. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who was also set to appear on tonight’s episode, cancelled in the wake of Maher’s controversial joke. During Ice Cube’s Reddit AMA earlier today, a user asked the question, “Thoughts on Bill Maher using the n-word?” In response, Ice Cube wrote: “He needs to check him self before he wreck himself.”

Following last week’s episode, Maher and HBO have both issued apologies for the incident. “The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry,” Maher said in a statement. Killer Mike responded to Maher’s remarks, writing that he was “cool with” Maher: “My end goal is true freedom and not exhausting my life mad at white people when I can love my life loving black people.” Chance the Rapper weighed in by asking HBO to cancel Maher’s show.

During an online exclusive post-show segment, Ice Cube gave his opinion on streaming services like Spotify. (“I get paid,” he said.) Later, CNN analyst David Gregory asked him for his opinion on rappers like Migos, Future, and Playboi Carti compared to the political rap of his heyday. Ice Cube responded by praising Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West. Find that footage below.

Revisit our Sunday Review of Ice Cube’s Death Certificate.

Categoria: Rock news

M.I.A. to Host Talk With Julian Assange, Slavoj Žižek, More at Meltdown Festival

10 Iun 2017 - 2:21am

M.I.A. previously announced that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would be speaking at this year’s Meltdown Festival, which she curated. Now, more details on Assange’s involvement have been revealed. M.I.A. will host a talk with Assange (who will appear remotely over a live link), along with philosophers Slavoj Žižek and Srećko Horvat. The discussion, titled “What’s Coming Next,” will “cover the complexities of global activism and art in a changing world,” according to a rep for the festival’s venue. The talk will go down from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on June 11 at the Weston Roof Pavilion of the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre.

After it was announced last month that Swedish authorities were dropping its investigation of sexual assault by Assange, M.I.A. penned an impassioned statement defending him. She recently shared a new song, “GOALS.”

Read “M.I.A. vs. the System: A Complete Timeline of Her Controversies” and “The Survivor: A Conversation With M.I.A.” 

Categoria: Rock news

Frank Ocean Performs “Self Control,” “Thinking Bout You,” More at Tour Kickoff: Watch

10 Iun 2017 - 1:33am

Frank Ocean performed his first show since 2014 at NorthSide Festival in Denmark, where he delivered a set that included “Solo,” “Chanel,” “Biking,” and more. Now, new footage of him playing more songs has emerged, including Endless tracks “Commes Des Garcons” and “In Here Somewhere,” “Good Guy,” and an unreleased freestyle before “Self Control.” Find that video below, as well as an updating tracklist for the set . Ocean previously cancelled his appearances at other European festivals (including PrimaveraSasquatch!, and Hangout), citing “production delays” as the reason for cancellations. NorthSide attendees were also able to check out Ocean’s new shirts and other merchandise at a “blonded” merch tent.

frank ocean https://t.co/uv7xRVL9Fl

— ebon (@abstractnights) June 9, 2017

#FrankOcean live at #NS17 pic.twitter.com/bcJXjhv6SH

— Britta Aagaard (@britta_aagaard) June 9, 2017

Jealous much

Watch Frank Ocean Perform “Solo” at First Show in 3 Years

10 Iun 2017 - 1:01am

Frank Ocean performed a headlining set at NorthSide Festival in Denmark earlier today. During the course of his performance, Frank opened up with the recording of “Pretty Sweet” before taking the stage to then do “Solo.” Catch a clip of that below. He also performed “Chanel” and “Lens.” Find a Periscope stream of the concert below, and more footage along with the full setlist here.

The appearance at NorthSide marks Ocean’s first show since summer 2014. He previously cancelled festival sets at Primavera (where he was replaced by Jamie xx), Sasquatch! (where he was replaced by LCD Soundsystem) and Hangout (where he was replaced by Phoenix). In each instance, “production delays beyond his control” were cited as the reason for his absence. In addition to his performance, Ocean also set up his own merch tent at NorthSide, featuring new t-shirt designs for sale.

Frank Ocean #ns17 #northside #frankocean #solo

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frank ocean https://t.co/uv7xRVL9Fl

— ebon (@abstractnights) June 9, 2017
Categoria: Rock news

Scissor Sisters and MNDR Join for New Benefit Song “SWERLK”: Listen

9 Iun 2017 - 11:38pm

Scissor Sisters and MNDR have shared a new collaborative track, “SWERLK.” The song has been released in celebration of Pride Month and in honor of the one-year anniversary of the mass shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Proceeds from the single are being donated to Contigo Fund, a non-profit established in the wake of the Pulse mass shooting to “fund community organizations working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants, and people of color.” Check out the song’s lyric video below, and download it here.

Scissor Sister’s Babydaddy said in a statement, “The community that brought Scissor Sisters and MNDR to life experienced an incredible loss that we can’t allow to be forgotten. ‘SWERLK’ is our way to honour the people and culture that allowed us to escape and be ourselves.” 

Categoria: Rock news

Lil Wayne Sued By Bouncer for Assault, Hate Crime

9 Iun 2017 - 11:35pm

Lil Wayne has been accused of assault and battery, as well as a hate crime, in a new lawsuit brought against him by a California security guard, as TMZ points out. The suit alleges that Wayne and his entourage came to Hyde nightclub in Los Angeles for a BET Awards after-party, and that Wayne punched the bouncer while attempting to enter the club. The bouncer claims that Wayne then “threw a glass filled with alcohol” in his face and yelled “Fuck you white boy!” According to TMZ, representatives for Wayne have denied that the rapper punched the plaintiff. Pitchfork has reached out to reps for Lil Wayne for comment.

Categoria: Rock news

Emily Haines (Metric, Broken Social Scene) Announces First New Album in 11 Years

9 Iun 2017 - 8:29pm

Metric frontwoman and Broken Social Scene member Emily Haines has announced a new album under her Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton moniker, as Rolling Stone reports. It’s titled Choir of the Mind, and it marks her first full-length solo LP since 2006’s Knives Don’t Have Your Back. The album is due out September 15 via Last Gang/eOne. Haines has also shared a video for her new song, “Fatal Gift,” directed by Justin Broadbent. Watch it below. Emily Haines will appear on the new Broken Social Scene album Hug of Thunder, due out July 7 via City Slang/Arts & Crafts. Metric’s last album, Pagans in Vegas, was released in 2015.

Categoria: Rock news

DJ Khaled’s New Album <i>Grateful</i>’s Massive Tracklist: Beyoncé, Jay, Drake, Rihanna, More

9 Iun 2017 - 7:36pm

DJ Khaled has revealed the tracklist for his new album Grateful, out June 23. The follow-up to 2016’s Major Key features an all-star cast of collaborators: Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Future, Migos, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Nas, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Young Thug, and many, many more. Find the tracklist below. The album includes the previously released tracks “Shining,” featuring Beyoncé and Jay Z, “I’m the One” featuring Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Migos’ Quavo, and Lil Wayne, and “To the Max,” featuring Drake. Khaled's infant son Asahd serves as executive producer, as well as the cover star.

Read “He the Best: An Interview With DJ Khaled About Basketball” on the Pitch. 

5 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Phoenix, Big Thief, Sufjan, More

9 Iun 2017 - 6:48pm

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes albums and EPs by Phoenix, Big Thief, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister, SZA, and Vic Mensa.

Phoenix: Ti Amo [Loyauté/Glassnote]

After some years away, Phoenix have returned with a new album inspired by Italian summers and pistachio gelato. It follows 2013’s Bankrupt!. Check out the track reviews for “Ti Amo” and “J-Boy,” which was named Best New Track.

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Tidal

Big Thief: Capacity [Saddle Creek]

Big Thief have released their sophomore full-length Capacity. Their first album Masterpiece was released just last year. Read our track review for “Shark Smile” and “Mythological Beauty,” as well as our interview with Adrianne Lenker on the Pitch.

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Sufjan Stevens / Bryce Dessner / Nico Muhly / James McAlister: Planetarium [4AD]

Sufjan Stevens, the National’s Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and Sufjan collaborator James McAlister have come together on a new project inspired by the solar system, Planetarium. With song titles like “Venus,” “Saturn,” and “Moon,” the new album is the recorded version of a performance that the quartet assembled in years prior. A short tour behind the new project is set to begin later this summer.

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Tidal

SZA: Ctrl [Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA]

After protracted delays, SZA has released her new album Ctrl. It follows her 2014 debut ZCtrl features appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Travis Scott, and James Fauntleroy. Check out the video for “Love Galore.”

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Tidal

Vic Mensa: The Manuscript [Roc Nation]

Vic Mensa has a new four-song “capsule,” The Manuscript. It follows last year’s There’s Alot Going On EPThe Manuscript features Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, Pharrell, and more.

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Tidal

Categoria: Rock news

Frank Ocean Actually Performing Tonight, Selling New Merch

9 Iun 2017 - 6:24pm

Frank Ocean is scheduled to perform tonight at NorthSide Festival in Aarhus, Denmark. He is currently set to take the stage at 11:15 p.m. local time (5:15 p.m. Eastern). The NorthSide show will mark Frank’s first live performance since summer 2014. Along with his return to the stage, Frank has his own merch tent at NorthSide. There are t-shirts with Frank’s blonded RADIO” logo, as well as the Blonde album artwork. Official Frank merchandise does not arrive often. Last year, he had an exclusive Black Friday sale for vinyl records, magazines, posters, and more. Preview Frank’s NorthSide merch below.

Prior to NorthSide, Frank Ocean cancelled several planned festival appearances. He pulled out of Primavera Sound, Sasquatch!, and Hangout all due to “production delays beyond his control.” He is still scheduled to perform at Parklife in Manchester, Panorama in New York, and more. Find his latest tour itinerary here.

Read about Calvin Harris’ “Slide” (featuring Frank and Migos) in “A Breakdown of 2017’s Song of the Summer Contenders” on the Pitch.

Frank Ocean Blonded Merch. #NorthSide #FrankOcean #Blonded #FrankOceanMerch pic.twitter.com/oCd0Bb0TKm

— Atlas Simon (@SimonUnchained) June 9, 2017

FRANK OCEAN NORTHSIDE MERCH pic.twitter.com/RJ5K41QCRh

— jay,, 9 (@wtfiitsjayyy) June 9, 2017

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Parklife is in London. The festival is in Manchester.

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LIV (Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John) Share New Song “Heaven”: Listen

9 Iun 2017 - 5:56pm

LIVLykke Li’s supergroup with the producer Jeff Bhasker, Miike Snow members Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, and Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John—are back with a new song. It’s called “Heaven.” Listen to it below, and read a message from the band. “Heaven” follows “Dream Awake” and their debut single “Wings of Love.” Lykke Li’s last studio album was 2014’s I Never Learn. Last year, Peter Bjorn and John made a return with Breakin’ Point, and Miike Snow released an album called iii.

Read “Wings of Love: Lykke Li and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt Talk New Supergroup LIV” on the Pitch. 

I know it’s hell, I know it's helpless
But it feels like heaven is waiting for us
I know it’s hard, to feel so heartless
But I know that heaven is waiting for us 

 

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Toro Y Moi Announces New Album <i>Boo Boo</i>, Shares Video for New Song: Watch

9 Iun 2017 - 5:21pm

Toro Y Moi has announced a new studio album. Boo Boo is out July 7 via Carpark. In a personal statement, Chaz Bear (who has officially changed his name from Chaz Bundick) explains that Travis Scott, Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, and Oneohtrix Point Never were among the artists who influenced him during the record’s creation. “I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof,” he writes. The announcement comes with a video for the album’s first single, “Girl Like You.” Check out the video and Boo Boo tracklist below.

Chaz Bear’s last Toro Y Moi studio album, What For?, was released in 2015. Since then, he’s released a free mixtape called Samantha and a live album/film, Live from Trona. Earlier this year, he and the Mattson 2 released the colllaborative LP Star Stuff.

Read “Toro Y Moi on Channeling Pink Floyd and Trying to Be Timeless” on the Pitch.

Boo Boo:

01 Mirage
02 No Show
03 Mona Lisa
04 Pavement
05 Don’t Try
06 Windows
07 Embarcadero
08 Girl Like You
09 You and I
10 Labyrinth
11 Inside My Head
12 W.I.W.W.T.W.

Watch Chaz Bear on Pitchfork.tv’s “Over/Under”:

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