Debut Album: Majid Jordan – Majid Jordan (2016/02/05) / Track ‘Learn From Each Other’

:: Take a listen.


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Majid Jordan
Title of Album: Majid Jordan
Release Date: February 05 , 2016
Label: OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Tracklist:
1 Learn From Each Other
2 Make It Work
3 My Love (feat. Drake)
4 Small Talk
5 Pacifico
6 Shake Shake Shake
7 Love Is Always There
8 Warm
9 Something About You
10 Day and Night
11 King City
12 Every Step Every Way

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Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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New Album: Flume – Skin (2016/02/05) / Track ‘Smoke And Retribution feat. Vince Staples & Kučka’

:: Here’s another new one!


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Flume
Title of Track: Skin
Release Date: February 05, 2016
Label: Future Classic

Tracklist:

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 05 // Harts Mill Port // Adelaide, SA, Australia
Feb 06 // Brisbane Showgrounds // Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Feb 07 // Sydney College of the Arts // Sydney, NSW, Australia
Feb 13 // Footscray Community Arts Centre // Footscray, VIC, Australia
Feb 14 // Esplanade Reserve and West End // Fremantle, WA, Australia
Feb 16 // Roundhouse // London, UK
Feb 17 // Le Trianon // Paris, France
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Flume’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘Flume’ on Music Pickings:
2015, May 29 – New Track: Some Minds [Official Music Video]
2014, Mar 22 – Listen: Flume & Chet Faker – What About Us
2013, Nov 27 – New Single: Flume & Chet Faker – Lockjaw
2013, Jan 21 – New Single: Flume – Left Alone ft. Chet Faker [Official Video]
2012, Dec 14 – Flume – What You Need

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Listen: Mads Langer & Tim Christensen – Bringing Back Tomorrow

:: Good one.


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Mads Langer & Tim Christensen
Title of EP: Side Effects
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Label: RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Denmark A/S

Tracklist:
1 Bringing Back Tomorrow 
2 Chasing Comets
3 Strangers
4 Side Effects
5 Fact-Fiction / Silverflame (Mash-up)

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Listen: Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner – Love More (Sharon Van Etten Cover)

:: Goose bumbs!


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The track “Love More” gets at the spirit of the MusicNOW event and the compilation that documents its first 10 years. “Love More” is a contemporary song written by Sharon Van Etten. But here it is performed by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir) with backing by Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Colin Stetson, and members of the yMusic Ensemble. The fresh, collaborative magic encapsulated by this 2010 performance would resonate through the player’s activities in the years to follow. Colin and yMusic members Rob Moose and CJ Camerieri would go on to become core members of the Bon Iver live band which recorded 2011’s self-titled album that later won a Gramnmy for Best New Artist. Aaron would go on to produce Van Etten’s 2012 breakout release Tramp. Aaron & Vernon launched a larger, but still intimate Eaux Claires festival in Wisconsin in 2015, inspired largely by the example of Cincinnati’s MusicNOW.

From a small festival in Ohio, a world of creativity germinates and grows.

“Many of my most significant memories as a musician have taken place in Cincinnati during the MusicNOW Festival over the last 10 years,” says founder Bryce Dessner. “When we started, we were driven to create an intimate music festival that was as much a creative refuge for the artists as it is for the audience to partake in intimate and rare performances. We have celebrated works in progress and new commissions, new collaborations and detailed music of all kinds regardless of genre or popularity.”

The MusicNOW: 10 Years — a 17 track live compilation — was released digitally in 2015 just prior to the 10th edition of this eclectic music festival. It highlights festival-only surprises like Fleet Foxes’ leader Robin Pecknold playing the traditional song “Silver Dagger” for the first time, the debut performance of Grizzly Bear’s “While You Wait for the Others”, the premiere of Sufjan Stevens’ “The Owl & The Tanager”, as well as collaborations featuring Owen Pallett, Justin Vernon, Sharon van Etten, Tinariwen and Dirty Projectors.

Cover Art:
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Artist: Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner
Title of Track: Love More (Sharon Van Etten Cover)
Release Date: March 09, 2015
Label: Brassland

Tracklist:
1. Sounds of the South (feat. Justin Vernon & Sharon Van Etten) – Trials, Troubles, Tribulations 05:35
2. Robin Pecknold – Silver Dagger 03:43
3. Sufjan Stevens – The Owl And The Tanager 05:58
4. eighth blackbird – Omie Wise 03:10
5. My Brightest Diamond – I Have Never Loved Someone 04:24
6. Dirty Projectors – Emblem Of The World 04:36
7. Tinariwen – Imidiwan Ma Tenam 04:52
8. Tim Hecker – Chimeras (Live) 2011 05:31
9. Colin Stetson – Nobu Take 06:44
10. Owen Pallett – E Is For Estranged 05:19
11. Erik Friedlander – Airstream Envy 03:30
12. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Love Comes to Me 03:46
13. Richard Reed Parry – Duet for Heart and Breath (feat. Nadia Sirota) 05:06
14. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others 05:07
15. The Books (feat. Clogs) – Classy Penguin 04:34
16. Andrew Bird – Section 8 City 08:01
17. Justin Vernon (featuring Aaron & Bryce Dessner) – Love More 05:50


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This year’s MusicNOW festival will take place on March 11-15. For the full schedule and more details visit www.musicnowfestival.org

 

New EP: Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit (2016/01/28) / Track ‘Take It There’

:: ‘Take It There’ video by Hiro Murai and featuring John Hawkes. Just like the good old days!


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Massive Attack
Title of EP: Ritual Spirit
Release Date: January 28, 2016
Label: Virgin/EMI

Upcoming Tour Dates:
19th January // Olympia Theatre // Dublin, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
20th January // Olympia Theatre // Dublin, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
22nd January // O2 Academy // Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
23rd January // O2 Academy // Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
25th January // De Montford Hall // Leicester, UK (SOLD OUT)
27th January // O2 Academy // Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)
28th January // The Apollo // Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
30th January // O2 Academy // Birmingham, UK (SOLD OUT)
31st January // The Guildhall // Portsmouth, UK (SOLD OUT)
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Tracklist:
01. Dead Editors (Massive Attack & Roots Manuva)
02. Ritual Spirit (Massive Attack & Azekel)
03. Voodoo In My Blood (Massive Attack & Young Fathers)
04. Take It There (Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D)

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More ‘Massive Attack’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Oct 12 – Massive Attack vs Burial – Four Walls

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Listen: The Paper Kites – twelvefour

:: Can’t wait to hear these guys in Hamburg – check!

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The lineup: Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, Josh Bentley, Dave Powys and Sam Rasmussen

Cover Art:
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Artist: The Paper Kites
Title of Album: twelvefour
Release Date: August 28, 2015
Label: The Paper Kites

Tracklist:
1 Electric Indigo
2 Renegade
3 Bleed Confusion
4 Revelator Eyes
5 Neon Crimson
6 I’m Lying to You Cause I’m Lost
7 A Silent Cause
8 Woke Up from a Dream
9 Turns Within Me, Turns Without Me
10 Too Late

Upcoming Tour Dates:
30 Jan // Molotow // Hamburg
31 Jan // Studio 672 // Cologne
2 Feb // Paradiso // Amsterdam, Niederlande
3 Feb // De Zwerve // Oostende, Belgien (SOLD OUT)
4 Feb // Halle Club // Heidelberg
5 Feb // Bogen F // Zurich, Schweiz
6 Feb // Z7- PRATTELN // Basel, Schweiz
7 Feb // Maroquenerie // Paris, Frankreich
9 Feb // The Lexington // London, Vereinigtes Königreich (SOLD OUT)

Follow ‘The Paper Kites’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Listen: Jono McCleery – Pagodes

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Cover Art:
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Artist: Jono McCleery
Title of Album: Pagodes
Release Date: October 02, 2015
Label: If Music

Tracklist:
1 This Idea of Us
2 Age of Self
3 Since I
4 Painted Blue
5 Ballade
6 Clarity
7 Halfway
8 Bet She Does
9 Fire In My Hands
10 Desperate Measure
11 Pardon Me
12 So Long.

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More ‘Jono McCleery’ on Music Pickings: 
2013, Oct 26 – Fire in my Hands / Painted Blue
2013, Aug 14 – New Single: Ballade (2013/08/26)

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