Coachella

Bon Iver have canceled their upcoming European tour behind 22, A Million. In a note on the band’s website, it is pointed out that the tour has been scrapped for “personal reasons.” Bon Iver will refund all tickets and, as of now, have no plans to reschedule the canceled tour dates. Their festival appearances at this year’s Coachella, and at Primavera in Spain are still set to happen. Check out the note below.

The line-up for the 2017 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is here. Like last year, this year’s trio of headliners—Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar—come as no surprise seeing as they leaked several months ago.

That aside, the line-up has its share of surprises. Case in point: Hans Zimmer. Yes. The film composer Hans Zimmer. This performance is one I’m looking forward to seeing. Other surprises of note come in the form of Toots & the Maytals, Lee Fields and the Expressions, and Röyksopp. Other notable artists performing at Coachella 2017 are, Bon Iver, The xx, Lorde, New Order, BANKS, Justice, The Avalanches, S U R V I V E, Four Tet, Richie Hawtin, Kaytranada, Mitski, and Car Seat Headrest.

For those who are looking to score a wristband for either weekend of Coachella, the remaining allotment goes on sale 1/4 at 10am. Good luck! If you need to some background music for your wait, click here.

M83

Every year, around this time, I start getting into Coachella mode. What I mean by this is that, it’s around this week that I start to narrow down—significantly—the amount of artists that I want to (or must) see come April on the Polo Fields. One of those artists on the Must See list is M83.

I’ve been a fan of Anthony Gonzalez, and his dramatic electronic shoegazer-esque soundscapes ever since I heard Run Into Flowers off his sophomore album, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts back in 2003. Since then, I’ve caught him and his band live a handful of times, and I’ve yet to be disappointed. The same can be said for his albums. So it was a welcomed surprise to open up my email, and see the announcement that his new album is finished and ready for release this year.

It’s called Junk, and that’s the…uhh..oddly interesting(?) album cover below, along with the video for lead-single “Do It, Try It.” It’s set for release on April 8 via Mute, and features guest appearances by Beck, and Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør. And if like me, you’re wondering what the album title is all about, don’t worry. Anthony has us covered:

“Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time – beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever. It also means that nowadays everything goes so fast and everybody is kind of throwing away art in a certain manner. People will listen to an album for instance and just pick a track they like to put on a playlist. They’re not going to take the time to listen to an album anymore because they have to jump on the next thing.”

 

M83 Junk

 

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