Four Tet has announced a number of tour dates for his newest album New Energy. Kieran Hebden will be playing shows in London, L.A., and Brooklyn beginning in February. Check out the dates here. New Energy is his first full-length release since 2015’s Morning/Evening.
La Blogothèque has created a new video series called “One2One,” where the featured musician performs for a single hand-picked fan. The first performer is Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who performed for a fan during Michelberger Music event last at Funkhaus in Berlin, Germany. He plays an acoustic rendition of his 22, A Million song “8 (circle).” Watch it below.
Björk today told a story on Facebook about a time when she was sexually harassed when she was working with an unnamed filmmaker. “i am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a danish director,” she wrote. “it was extremely clear to me whe n i walked into the actresses profession that my humiliation and role as a lesser sexually harassed being was the norm and set in stone with the director and a staff of dozens who enabled it and encouraged it. … when i turned the director down repeatedly he sulked and punished me and created for his team an impressive net of illusion where i was framed as the difficult one.”
She goes on saying that after she confronted the director about his behavior, “he had a more fair and meaningful relationship with his actresses after my confrontation so there is hope.” She continued, “let’s hope this statement supports the actresses and actors all over. let’s stop this. there is a wave of change in the world.” Read her full statement below.
The Wu-Tang Clan performed on last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The Roots were the backing band for RZA, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and Steven Latorre. They played “My Only One” from the new album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues. Watch video of their performance here. Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the first release from 36 Chambers Alc, a lifestyle company by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh.
FKA twigs has shared her new “Instagram magazine.” “AVANTgarden” issue 1, called “ROOTS. SHOCK. BEAUTY.” is available now on her account which can be found here. The zine uses the app’s latest slide-show feature that allows readers to flip through it. twigs recruited a number of friends and past collaborators for the new project, which she described as “a way for me to express myself without any rules or guidelines, with imagination and care.”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have put out a previously unreleased “Black Tongue” demo from their upcoming reissue of their album Fever to Tell. Listen to it below. Previously, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have also released the tracks “Phone Jam” and “Shake It.” The upcoming reissue, which is set to be out October 20th, will feature a documentary called There Is No Modern Romance, a film shot in 2003 that follows the band on their tour of the UK.
Sufjan Stevens will release The Greatest Gift Mixtape — Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell on November 24th, a companion piece to his album Carrie & Lowell. He has shared the latest song from the piece, “Wallowa Lake Monster,” which makes several references to “Dungeons & Dragons.” Hear it below.