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[Coachella 2013] Watch Full Sets from The xx, Blur, Vampire Weekend and Earl Sweatshirt, Highlights from Many More

The first weekend of Coachella flew by, and there were lots of memorable moments. Hell, R. Kelly joined Phoenix onstage in a surprise moment of the festival. Given the nature of the festival, with its well-established live streaming and eager fans with cameras in hand, it wasn't long before a decent amount of videos hit the web. After the jump, you can check out a whole swath of these uploaded videos, including full sets from The xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Blur and Vampire Weekend along with shorter clips from so many more. The joys of technology.

The xx (Full Set):

Earl Sweatshirt (Full Set):

Blur (Full Set):

Vampire Weekend (Full Set):


Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Performing "Maps"/"Heads Will Roll"):

Beach House (Performing "Zebra"/"Wishes"):

James Blake (Performing "Voyeur" and "Digital Lion"):

Tame Impala (Performing "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and "Elephant"):

Modest Mouse (Performing "Be Brave" and "Dramamine"):

Alt-J (Performing "Fitzpleasure" and "Breezeblocks"):

Major Lazer (Performing "Get Free" with Amber Coffman):

Hot Chip (Performing "Ready for the Floor"):

Wu-Tang Clan (Performing "Protect Ya Neck"):


Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (Live @ Coachella) by ffraudio

Disclosure (Performing "Running" with Jessie Ware):

Franz Ferdinand (Performing "Take Me Out" and "No You Girls"):


[Watch] Beach House - "Wishes" (Official Video)

Beach House have gone quite far outside the box with their video for "Wishes", employing Ray Wise of Twin Peaks fame as the star and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric as the director. Wise provides the soundtrack to a sporting event that cannot be described without words like "ridiculous" and "baffling", but needless to say it culminates in him riding a white stallion. It's confusing as hell, yet absolutely amazing. Pressing play is all that needs to be done.

[Watch] Beach House's Short Film 'Forever Still'

Early last month Beach House released their video for "New Year", which was comprised of footage from the band's time in Tornillo, Texas, where they recorded last year's Bloom. But, the band didn't stop there. During their recording sessions at the Texas studio they compiled loads of beautiful footage, and now it comes together in the short film Forever Still. The 26-minute clip spans a full day, from dusk till dawn, with the band performing in the serene panoramas of the Texas desert. Here's what Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally had to say about it:

We performed/recorded four songs from Bloom outdoors, in various locations that are special for us around El Paso and Tornillo, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn."

Watch Forever Still above.

(via Pitchfork.tv)

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[News] Governors Ball 2013 Announces Full Lineup, and It's Awesome

The Governors Ball Music Festival, which takes place every June on Randall's Island in NYC, has announced the lineup for the 2013 festival, and it's absolutely awesome. With headliners like Kanye West and Kings of Leon, the lineup goes from "meh" to "holy crap" very quickly. Continuing the awesomeness are Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Cut Copy, Animal Collective, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Bloc Party, Local Natives, Crystal Castles, Dirty Projectors, Holy Ghost!, Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, and so many more. Of note, there's one name that is blacked out, which we're assuming will serve as a big announcement in the future.

Tickets for the three-day festival go on sale this Friday, January 25th. Below, you can watch the announcement video for the festival.

[Watch] Beach House - "New Year" (Video)

Beach House begin their new year reminiscing about moments and memories that defined their 2012, and what better way to do it than pair those visuals with the aptly titled "New Year"? Using footage compiled during their Bloom recording sessions at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas, the band paints a picture full of heartfelt memories. As they explain:

It’s more of a home video thing, not a music video…….we just thought these moments and the memories they involve fit this song."

Check out the video above.

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[Watch] Beach House - "Wild" (Official Video)

Beach House have never been ones to force anything in your face, instead they take the subtle approach, occasionally blowing our minds with something amazing. They did it earlier this year with Bloom, their fourth LP that should not be overlooked, and now they've done it again with the video for "Wild". The visuals take note from the plot of Trainspotting, focusing on a group of vagrants in a dingy New York apartment as they cope with the effects of drug addiction. Watch the clip above.

(via Pitchfork)

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[Watch] Beach House - "Wild" x "Wishes" Live on Fallon

So we've already enjoyed The xx making their first TV performance in a while earlier in the shape of "Angels". Now you can enjoy what happened elsewhere on the late night circuit. On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to be more precise. Beach House performed not one but two tracks from their recent album, Bloom. Up at the top of the page you can watch "Wild" while after the jump you can enjoy "Wishes". 

[Watch] Beach House - "Lazuli" (Official Video)

In the new visuals for Beach House's "Lazuli," the second single from their fantastic LP Bloom, we see three rather unlucky individuals experiencing witnessing to strange supernatural occurences. Check out the Allen Cordell-directed clip above.

As well, the Baltimore oufit are further supporting Bloom with a recently announced North American tour, which will take them (literally) all across North America from July through till October (newly added dates in italics). From there, the band is headed off to Europe to perform from October 26th to November 19th. Check out their full tour schedule after the jump.

Beach House 2012 Tour Dates:
06/07 – Blarritz, FR @ L’Atabal
06/08-09 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
07/01 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
07/06 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen *
07/07 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater *
07/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
07/10 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall *
07/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
07/12 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
07/13 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue *
07/18 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom *
07/19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
07/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre *
07/23 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage
08/24 – Katowice, PL @ Tauron Nowan Muzyka Fest
08/26 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/27 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
08/28 – Duisburg, DE @ Grammatikoff
08/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
08/31 – North Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival 
09/13 – Richmond, VA @ The National
09/14 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
09/15 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
09/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety
09/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
09/19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
09/21 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium
09/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
09/28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
09/29 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
09/30 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
10/05 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theater
10/07 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
10/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Riv
10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
10/15 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater
10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

10/26 – Belfast, IE @ Mandela Hall
10/27 – Cork, IE @ Cork Opera House
10/28 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
10/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Arches
10/30 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
10/31 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
11/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
11/03 – Bristol, UK @ Anson Rooms
11/05 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel K2
11/06 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
11/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns
11/08 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/10 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
11/12 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory
11/13 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
11/14 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
11/16 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
11/17 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
11/18 – Brussels, BE @ AB
11/19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradio

* = w/ Wild Nothing