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]
Located on the lakeside amongst ruins from the 13th century in the pulsating heart of Oslo, the annual music festival Øyafestivalen had this year, too, a strong line-up of last year's most relevant names, everything from blogsphere favourites Pantha Du Prince, Matthew Dear and How To Dress Well to Kanye West, Aphex Twin and Pulp. As some of you probably know quite well, Norway isn't exactly the cheapest place to go festival hunting in the Summer. [read more]
They said it could never be done but it has. We've merged the MP3 Roundup with Mix/Cover/Live yet again. Normal service will resume next week! J Tillman MP3: J Tillman - Earthly Bodies http://www.myspace.com/jtillman Damien Jurado MP3: Damien Jurado - Paperwings http://www.damienjurado.com/ Explosions In The Sky MP3: Explosions In The Sky - What Do You Go Home To http://www.explosionsinthesky.com/ Mix/Cover/Live #8 Remix MP3: Fever Ray - Triangle Walk... (continued) [read more]