Manchester, Tennessee is a pretty good place to be today. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has just begun and the lucky attendees will be graced by the sounds of Lorde, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flume and more. The four-day festival starts on June 8th and ends on the 11th. Watch the livestream here
On May 19th, Superior Viaduct released the premiere performance of violinist Tony Conrad’s score Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain, who passed away last year. Conrad, the man who named The Velvet Underground but declined to be in the band, is known for his film scores and performances in the Theatre of Eternal Music. “Ten Years began with image before sound,” writes Andrew Lampert, “a row of quadruple projections arranged side-by-side, all the shuffling stripes cascading into each other. Over the next two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, their beams gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture.”
Frank Ocean to appear in new Nike film, The Hero’s Journey, directed by Tom Sachs, appearing as himself. Sachs has collaborated with Frank on Endless and the magazine Boys Don’t Cry.
Radiohead lovers – rejoice. Thom Yorke has stated that the band will not break up following the end of their A Moon Shaped Pool “I would imagine we’ll keep going. I mean, I don’t know how, or when, but no, we’re not gonna stop. I fucking hope not,” Thom Yorke said. The band has not yet announced concrete post-tour plans.
The self-titled album from Cigarettes After Sex is marked by the sound and ennui of modern love: it is melancholic dream-pop at its finest for the Tinder Age. Songs like “K” – as the title suggests – use the language of Millennial’s everyday romantic experiences and turn that very grammar into a sad and haunting ballad.