Mandala, aka Cameron McLain, released a new EP, Songs for Lovers, on July 3rd – 10 months after his debut album, The Visitation. McLain wrote, arranged, and produced the EP, recording much of it in his bedroom studio in New York’s Lower East Side.
A paean to romance and sensuality, Songs for Lovers makes for a blissful listening experience that will leave the listener with joy in his heartand a swivel in his hips. Highlight tracks include “Mighty High” – a soulful funk groove that builds into a duet between Boy and Girl. Free download here:
Other highlight track is “Kiss the Sun” – a hazy, lo-fi love song, reminiscent of the newer, calmer work of Radiohead’s In Rainbows. Highly impressionistic and deeply textured like the song itself, the accompanying music video creates the surreal sense of peeking into the dreams and memories of two lovers. The video stars American Apparel model Kimbra Lo. Watch the video at the link below:
At last month’s Bonnaroo, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke said onstage that “this song is for Jack White. We’re not going to tell you why, but you’ll find out.” Speculation about possible RadioWhite collaborations have been circulating, and Jack White recently confirmed on BBC Radio that Radiohead did indeed record at his Third Man Studios.
“I don’t know how much to tell about it except that I didn’t play with them or produce it, but they came and recorded at Third Man.
I don’t know what else they want to be said about that, so that’s all I probably can say…”
That statement dispels the rumor that they did a collab, but there could be a Third Man release in the near future. Personally, I’d love to see Jack White tear it up with Radiohead. Maybe in somewhere down the road…
As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also destroyed the light show – this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace.
Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with & consequently we have to try and reschedule the following shows:
30 Roma Hippodrome Capanelle
1 Firenze Parco delle Cascine
3 Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4 Codroipo Villa Manin
6 Berlin Wuhlheide
7 Berlin Wuhlhedie
9 St Triphon Carriere des Andonces
We aim to announce the new dates for these shows on Wednesday 27th of June and will also supply information on how to obtain refunds on tickets if you cannot come to the show on the new date.
We will start playing live again at Les Arenes Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival and Lisbon Optimus Alive festival.
We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances – thanks for your understanding and support.
THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced – the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. The handsome, young, crusading leader of the Maldives, a paradise composed of 1200 tiny islands strewn like jewels atop the Indian Ocean, is captured in his first year in office in this David and Goliath tale. The film reveals his battle with the climate change that threatens to destroy his nation with stunning transparency and intimacy. His candid, intelligent, often humorous speeches and asides make for a totally refreshing experience in political activism as he builds a democracy that replaces decades of oppression and corruption that prevailed before his election. But as he pointedly notes: “It won’t be any good to have a democracy if we don’t have a country.” The Indian Ocean is rising, and if carbon emissions continue at their present levels or if they climb, the Maldives will definitely disappear. Filmmaker Jon Shenk (The Lost Boys of Sudan) gives an honest, no-holds-barred portrait of a man leading the charge to save his 3000-year-old nation — and maybe the rest of us too.
Hailed as a visionary by Time and Newsweek, and named an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically-elected president of the Maldives, was back in the news on February 7 when he was forced to resign under duress in a coup d’état orchestrated by the military and forces loyal to the former dictator. Yet despite a warrant out for his arrest, Nasheed continues to fight for democracy at home while continuing his work to improve climate policy internationally. In light of this dramatic turn of events, the exclusive iTunes premiere of THE ISLAND PRESIDENT could not be more timely.
THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (U.S., 2011, 101 min.) Directed by Jon Shenk. Produced by Richard Berge and Bonni Cohen. Executive Producer: Jon Else. Editor: Pedro Kos. Sound Recordist: Lincoln Else. Co-Producer: Spencer Adler. Music by Radiohead and Stars of the Lid.
Samuel Goldwyn Films presents the exclusive iTunes premiere of THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, available today.
Visit www.itunes.com/movies/TheIslandPresident to purchase or rent this award-winning film hailed by critics and environmental journalists worldwide, and set to the mesmerizing music of Radiohead.
Caribou will join Radiohead for a series of North American shows starting May 29th in Mansfield, MA and ending June 16 in Toronto. Caribou’s latest release Swim is available now via Merge Records, and new music is expected in 2013. Visit caribou.fm for the most up-to-date world tour information.
Caribou on tour with Radiohead:
May 29 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
May 31 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
June 01 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
June 03 Washington, DC Verizon Center Arena
June 05 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 06 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
June 10 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 11 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 15 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 16 Toronto, ON Downsview Park
Bonnaroo tickets went on sale this past week to a HUGE public response… However, the ticketing system just couldn’t keep up with the massive flood of ticket requests, and the system “blew up.” Due to an overwhelming demand, Bonnaroo has halted ticket sales while they figure out the logistics of correcting the problem.
Hey, if you have tens of thousands of people bombarding a website for tickets, it’s bound to have a meltdown. Although, honestly… You’d think that they’d have all the details worked out for this. I’m sure that they’ll take the proper steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen again in the future.
Another notch in the belt for the best band of the interweb generation. There have been many a complaint about the album being a bit lethargic; but I propose that’s actu
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ally part of Limbs appeal (creating its own identity amongst the band’s every expanding collection). If you can listen to the 8 track assortment without any auricular expectations or any preconceived notions of what a Radiohead album should sound like, then you’d simply appreciate the sonic DELICIOUSNESS of album number 8. How they’ve been able to continually sound one-step-ahead for a 20 year span is beyond me…
Halloh! What is crack-a-lackin, interworld?! Got some extra time on my hands for once and I wanted to post-up.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Gil Scott-Heron lately (he recently released his first album in 16 years). Gil is legendary for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and has been around forever. It always makes me cheerful when I get the chance to discover something that may have completely passed me over if not for some odd chance (and truthfully, I probably would’ve just keep living my life not knowing where that iconic snippet came from, no harm no foul).
Gil's Got A Serious Smile... Or something like that.
Thankfully, I stumbled across his new album I’m New Here.The man is unreal. Much of his material is poetry (often spoken word over music backdrop) but he does sing too; his new song Me and the Devil is fuckin great. Open up your noodle and give him a run through. Read about his life, listen to Pieces of a Man. You’ll thank me for it. I’m hooked.
Blake Griffin has more hops than a little bit, I will concede that. I absolutely love the “Blake Alert” bit on SportsCenter, with the siren and all, makes me smile everytime. Gotta say though, the dunk over the car did not impress me that much. One- it was a Kia (I have to confess though that the new Kia’s are pretty hot), two- pretty much anybody in the contest could have done that. What’s up will all the stupid props in the slam dunk contest? MJ and Dominique didn’t need to pull that shit to have classics. I want to know when someone’s going to pull out the 540? That’s the next big one.
So I’m listening to the new Radiohead as I’m typing this, and I’m thinking to myself, Radiohead’s been around for a long time! Creep came out in ’92!! (They were formed in ’85!) They’ve been on the scene for 20+ years now and have made nothing but consistently incredible music during that entire span. Very, very, very few other artists can claim that. I think it’s also pretty incredible how current they always sound. How can you make music for that long and never sound dated?! I think that’s commendable to be sure. It’s time to let Radiohead creep into that Greatest Bands of All-Time category (oof, bad pun, sorry).
One of the best reasons to come to Philadelphia is the food. We’ve got some amazing restaurants here; and some amazing chefs (i.e. Iron Chef Jose Garces and Marc Vetri). The advent of Food Network, Top Chef, etc. has really had a direct effect on the food culture in America’s cities. With entertainment and the internet providing inspiration and access to information that was formerly only available to budding chefs through apprenticeships and formal overseas training, the country’s new generation of chefs has completely upped the game of American cuisine. Every time I go out to dinner I reap the benefits, it’s great! I can probably rattle off 20 retardedly good spots to dine at within a few minutes walk of my apartment, no problem. Come to Philly and try the eats (not just the cheesesteaks), you won’t leave disappointed.
Sometimes I want to sucker-punch a midget. I’m just saying.