Flume has shared the video for “Never Be Like You [feat. Kai],” the first single from his upcoming album Skin. Thus far, he’s only released one other track from the imminent new album, the rambunctious “Smoke & Retribution [ft. Vince Staples & Kučka],” which was named Best New Track last month. Watch the psychedelic, Valentine’s-themed video for “Never Be Like You” below.
Anderson .Paak made his network TV debut on “Colbert” last night to perform “Silicon Valley” and “The Season/Carry Me” from Malibu with his band The Free Nationals. Halfway through the performance, .Paak hopped on the drums (while rapping), culminating in an impressive solo.
Originally published in The Martlet on March 19, 2015
On Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., the Fernwood Community Centre will host Vinyl Supernova, the biggest record fair on Vancouver Island. Organizer Ryan Wugalter has some tips for what to expect on the day. “It will be the best record store in town for one day,” he said.
Local record stores Gordies, Supreme Echo, The Turntable, and Talk is Cheap will have tables set up as well as individual collectors from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
There will be 50 tables full of records, CDs, and music memorabilia. “It’s going to be every genre, cross-generational. Everything under the sun I think, and even more than that,” said Ryan.
The Deadbeetz food truck will be there as well for hungry vinyl lovers. Of the atmosphere, “It’s totally just abuzz with record chit-chat,” said Ryan, who’s put on three Vinyl Supernova events in the past.
(Photo by William Workman)
“It’s all about conversations, making connections with people,” he said. “If you don’t have a record player but you like music a lot you should come just for the curiosity factor.”
It will be a great place for people who are just starting their collections to stock up on classics and find rarities that they probably wouldn’t get anywhere else. There will be international recordings from parts of the world that you wouldn’t even be able to find unless you travelled to those countries.
Ryan has been posting a series of videos showcasing some of the collectors’ items local record stores will be bringing on the event’s Facebook page. Highlights include an original Parlophone recording of The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band from The Turntable in Fan Tan Alley.
“If you do have a record player, you should be there, because it’s the place where you’re going to find absolutely everything,” said Ryan. “We have tons of deals, and lots of rare finds and stuff like that.”
People can expect to find records for anywhere from one dollar to collectors’ items for hundreds of dollars. According to Ryan, the most expensive item he’s seen sold at the event was a rare Led Zeppelin bootleg, Pure Blues, which went for around $600.
“People should come to Vinyl Supernova because the Fernwood Community Centre will be transformed into a music lover’s paradise,” said Ryan. “If you’re at all interested in vintage collections of LPs and CDs and music memorabilia from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland it’s the place to be.”
“You’ll be able to find the wonderful, the weird, classics—something for all paces basically. And it’s only $2 to get in, too.”
The Fernwood Community Centre is at 1240 Gladstone Ave. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $2 admission at the door, click here for more details.
Meow the Jewels is actually happening: the much anticipated remix album of Run the Jewels’ Run the Jewels 2 (which came in at #5 on Freshly Squeezed’s 20 Best Albums of 2014) made some progress this week as El-P shared a number of Instagram videos of the beginning of a Lil Bub-featuring remix of “Jeopardy.” It’s sounding good so far, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. “Oh my god what am I doing with my life,” writes El-P.
Also, watch their recent performance for La Blogothèque in Paris here.
Update: Run the Jewels have also shared the video for Run the Jewels 2 highlight “Lie, Cheat, Steal.” Watch below.
Caribou has been busy since Our Love was named Freshly Squeezed’s best album of 2014. He’s shared a 1,000-song mixtape, a live album with the Caribou Vibration Ensemble featuring Four Tet, James Holden, and more, a new mix for BBC’s Radio 6 Mix, the full set video from his performance at Pitchfork Musical Festival Paris, as well as announced a world tour which includes two back-to-back shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on March 5.
Jack White may have some competition for the title of hardest working musician.
Check out that epic mixtape below, and don’t forget to put it on shuffle.
Visit Bandcamp to listen to the psychedelic CVE Live 2011 album.
Listen to Snaith’s BBC Radio 6 Mix here, and watch Caribou’s set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris below.
Also, if you haven’t already, check out the Carl Craig remix of Our Love closer “Your Love Will Set You Free,” below.
Frank Ocean mysteriously just dropped a new track on his tumblr. This is Frank’s first piece of new material (other than features and collaborations) since his critically acclaimed channel orange. The lo-fi track (which is likely just a demo or draft) features makeshift percussion and an airy electric piano. Link below
Frank is rumoured to release his album sometime in late 2014/early 2015
Last week, TV on the Radio released their first album in three years, Seeds. Watch them perform anthemic album single “Happy Idiot” on “Late Show with David Letterman” below:
Watch a history of the band’s powerful performances on “Late Show” below.