James Blake & Bon Iver // Collaboration
Two of the heavy hitters of the music world in the shape of James Blake and Bon Iver are to join forces for some kind of collaboration. Details are very thin on the ground, though it seems as if a track (EP? We don't frankly know at this stage) named 'Fall Creek Boys Choir' is to be released on August 24th if the twitter feed of Blake is to be believed.
We will of course bring you further details on this beautiful proposition as and when we find out. This is of course if the internet does not implode first.
It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Here is 'Fall Creek Boys Choir' by James Blake and Bon Iver. [read more]
Can you believe we're already half way through 2011? Nope, neither can we. The good thing about hitting this landmark is that we can now make a list of our favourite albums released in the first 6 months of the year, and as you probably already know, we love a good list here at The 405. Below you'll find 20 records (in no particular order) that we love and highly recommend. [read more]
If, like us, you've been hooked on gospel wubber James Blake's new record Overgrown these last couple of days then you might be keen to hear how it translates into the live environment. Blake laid down some cuts for the BBC at Maida Vale this week to promote Overgrown, which you can stream here, along with a Zane Lowe interview. [read more]
With a Mercury Prize to his name, and several Grammys to hers, James Blake and Lorde had pretty great 2013s, so it makes sense that one would cover the other. Lorde had already performed the cover of James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ live at a gig in New Zealand but now we’re finally getting to hear/see it through something other than the dodgy quality of a phone recording. [read more]