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Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Bears: New Weeknd video - The Knowing

Late last night, as some kind of Black Friday special (I made that part up), The Weeknd released a near-eight minute super video for "The Knowing," the final track on his spring album House of Balloons. It's about this futuristic dystopian universe, or someone getting cheated on. Either or.

The Weeknd - The Knowing

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Bears: Kendrick Lamar's "Rigamortus" remix

I haven't paid my fair dues to how good Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 is. So if you haven't heard the original version of "Rigamortus," the newest remix with Busta Rhymes is worth your time.

Oh yeah, it's fast. Like, really fast.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Bears: M83 on Fallon

Anthony Gonzalez and the rest of M83 performed Hurry Up, We're Dreaming standout "Midnight City" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. You know, the song from the Victoria's Secret commercial and B&B Album of the Month for October 2011 (REMEMBER??)

Sax included.

M83 - Midnight City (Live on Fallon)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lollapalooza Brazil lineup released

With yesterday's release of the Lollapalooza Chile lineup, promoters have also dished out the newest Lolla expansion - Lollapalooza Brazil - Sao Paulo, specifically.

For those familiar with the Santiago, Chile lineup, the Sao Paulo version isn't much of a shock. The majority of the well-known names (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, others) are on both billings with only a few minor alterations. Instead of Bjork, the festival's second headliner will be the Perry Farrell-led (there's some kind of theme here) Jane's Addiction, which performed in Santiago last spring.

You can see the whole lineup and grab tickets here.

Monday Bears: New Fleet Foxes video - The Shrine/An Argument

Fleet Foxes released an absolutely wonderful eight minute-plus video for "The Shrine/An Argument," one of the standouts from the group's last release Helplessness Blues. It's an oddly familiar song even for those who never heard it before, but it's the Sean (Robin's brother) Pecknold-directed video that really sells it together.

Fleet Foxes - The Shrine/An Argument

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lollapalooza Chile 2012 lineup announced

It's been over three months since the 20th annual Lollapalooza commenced and the Perry Farrell brand continues its new tradition of expansion. Last April, the festival launched it's first non-Chicago venue since its mid-2000s hiatus in Santiago, Chile, and luckily enough is making its way back.

Lollapalooza Chile 2011 saw previous Lolla performers Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, and The Killers headline alongside acts like The National and Flaming Lips. And while those acts have performed at multiple Lolla's in recent past, of the 57 artists who performed there last year, only four were also found on the next Chicago billing (roughly .07 percent turnover rate). So those looking for early clues to the August 3-5 lineup may not find much.

Regardless, the 2012 lineup was released just a few moments ago, and the model is similar to last year. Several artists from the last Chicago event are on the billing, including; headlining act Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Cage The Elephant, Skrillex and more. Alongside Dave Grohl and Co., Bjork will be Santiago's other headliner, marking the very first Lolla-anything that Bjork will be performing. If that's worth any clue, you can expect her to make the billing on at least one other major concert festival next summer.

You can read the entire lineup and look for tickets here.