Friday, October 17, 2014
Earlier this year, Björk adapted her 2011 Biophilia album and its accompanying app into a full-length concert film called Björk: Biophilia Live. Now, enjoying a worldwide theatrical release, including a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary will be released as a DVD on November 24th via One Little Indian.
Directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, Biophilia Live “chronicles the multidimensional concert centered on (Björk’s) eighth studio album,” according to a press release. In addition to animation sourced from the Biophilia apps, the film also makes use of “science and nature archive and found footage,” emphasizing the LP’s overarching themes of “musical structures and natural phenomena — atomic, cellular and cosmic.”
Pre-orders for the DVD have begun.
Below, watch a trailer for the film.
During last night’s broadcast on BBC, Blake premiered yet another new track, this one entitled “Building It Still”. Here, the UK crooner pieces together a rather intriguing soundscape, a hodgepodge of jazzy piano, spurts of dub bass, off-kilter, World music-inspired percussion, and a distinctly atmospheric scope. Yet as he’s done in the past, Blake unites these rather sorted elements with an aesthetic that’s simultaneously flushed with emotion and yet still exudes a certain sense of distance and detachment.
In 18 short months, UK crooner Sam Smith has gone from a compelling yet relatively unknown collaborator of Disclosure to a full-fledged solo arena act. Riding on the back of his smash debut, In the Lonely Hour, Smith has announced a North American arena tour.
The 16-city jaunt stretches from mid-January through early February and includes a show at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden. See the full schedule below.
Sam Smith 2015 Tour Dates:
01/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
01/10 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
01/12 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
01/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Liacouras Center
01/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
01/17 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
01/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
01/20 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
01/22 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
01/23 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
01/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
01/26 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
01/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
01/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
02/02 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
02/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Sonic Highways arrives officially on November 10th via Rockwell Recordings. The band recorded the LP at various studio albums across the country (a process which is documented in the HBO series). The album features a number of guest contributors, including Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.