Four Tet

The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Angel Haze, Against Me!

We’re almost there. A few more days. And then everyone can sleep for a week. (Well, everyone except your diligent Flavorwire editors, who’ll be here over the Christmas/New Year period.) But anyway! The point is that we’re nearly at the end of the year, the amount of music being released is negligible, and yet there are still at least five tracks that surfaced this week that are worth hearing. They await you after the jump, and involve Angel Haze (of course), along with another new Against Me! track, Tears for Fears covering Animal Collective (seriously), some unreleased Four Tet, and a load of Clams Casino instrumentals. … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: M.I.A., The Flaming Lips

It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s a fresh M.I.A. track (in which she discusses reincarnation and the transmigration of the soul, no less), along with The Flaming Lips reminding us why we used to love them, beautiful new tracks from Four Tet and Woods bassist Kevin Morby, Angel Haze covering Miley Cyrus (really), and a whole lot more. None of this action will cost you a cent, so click through and get listening! … Read More

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10 Unlikely Remixes That Shouldn’t Work But Do

If you happen to be a Spiritualized überfan like me — or even just someone who has any sort of cursory familiarity with Jason Pierce and his oeuvre — you might have been rather taken aback to find that Australian electro plodders Cut Copy somehow convinced him to do a remix of their song “Free Your Mind.” The remix, it must be said, is a pretty fine piece of work, and it got us thinking about other unlikely remixes from over the years that have somehow worked a treat. We’ve put together a playlist of such unexpected gems — click through and check out our choices (and, y’know, feel free to add to the list if so inclined). … Read More

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Anatomy of a Hoax: Four Tet Is Not Burial, and People Will Believe Anything

There are always people who want to believe in conspiracy theories, and to impose their own narratives on situations where actual concrete information is lacking or entirely absent. So it was no surprise to see the “Burial is actually Kieran Hebden from Four Tet” theory raise its head again yesterday, this time after an article in hitherto obscure music magazine Equalizer, which used what appeared to be a doctored screenshot from Hebden’s Facebook page to support the idea, along with a satirical tweet from Caribou dating from early May, in which he wrote, “How has it taken me this long to figure out that Four Tet is Burial?” … Read More

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10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Stars, Four Tet

It’s Friday, which means that we’re awaiting the arrival of the latest snowpocalypse, and also that it’s time for our regular roundup of new music to get your hands on this week. This week there’s a free EP from Stars and their touring buddies, along with a bunch of interesting remixes (featuring Tame Impala, Diana and Doldrums, and others), a free Dilla-inspired beat compilation from Shigeto, new tracks from Four Tet and Leech, a pretty ace mixtape from Kilo Kish, and plenty more where that all came from. None of this will cost you a dime, so we suggest you click through and get downloading ASAP. … Read More

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10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Frank Ocean, Pissed Jeans

It’s Friday, which means that we’re hungover as hell from our very own Silent Drape Runners’ Lil B party last night, and also that it’s time for our regular roundup of new music to get your hands on this week. Happily, the music industry is back in full swing after the holiday season, so much so that we’re back on the downloading kick from this week onwards. This week stuff you can get for free includes an Outkast reunion, sort of, along with new tracks from Lost Animal, Pissed Jeans and Junip, a bunch of antipodean indie pop, Blood Orange covering Kindness, and three entire albums (a new one from rising NYC rapper MaG, a rarities comp from Four Tet, and a new EP from Raekwon.) Get hold of all this action after the jump. … Read More

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10 Albums You Need to Hear in August

The last couple of weeks have been a pretty dire time for album releases, but happily, there’s respite to be had in August — there’s a fair selection of worthwhile records due out over the next four weeks, and as ever, we’ve pored over the release schedules to bring you our selection of the 10 best, along with a quick roundup of other notable upcoming releases. There’s an eclectic selection to be found after the jump: everything from cerebral piano-led ambience to neo-dreampop and the return of Ariel Pink — and at least one genuine album of the year contender. (Spoiler alert: SWANS.) Let us know in the comments section what’s on your shopping list for August. … Read More

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10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: A Place to Bury Strangers, Led Er Est

It’s Friday, and we’re back with another installment of our regular roundup of downloadable MP3 goodness, both from around the web and from our own servers. This week there’s a new eardrum-rupturer from A Place to Bury Strangers, along with new stuff from Led Er Est and White Denim, interesting remixes of Burial/Four Tet and Spank Rock/Santigold, the return of Tom Jones (yay!), and, um, a disco version of Sonic Youth. In other words, there’s plenty of interesting sounds awaiting you after the jump, and since they won’t cost a penny or land you an RIAA lawsuit, as your attorneys we advise you to start downloading immediately. … Read More

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10 Great Reinterpretations of Radiohead Songs

Yesterday the good folks over at Stereogum posted their 20 favorite covers performed by Radiohead. It’s a fine compilation, and well worth downloading – among other things, it reveals that the ‘Head love Neil Young, as there are five different Young songs included, along with covers of songs by Can, Björk, Magazine, Portishead, and various others (including Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy,” curiously). Anyway, it got us thinking about the natural corollary to this – covers and reinterpretations of Radiohead songs performed by other people. Here are ten of our favorites from over the years (note: this list does not include Amanda Palmer and her ukulele). … Read More

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