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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"):


[News] Coachella 2013 Lineup Revealed

Yes, I'm posting this a day and a half late, and yes, the Internet has already exploded with fanboys and haters reacting the announcement, but fuck it, I'll go ahead and write about the Coachella 2013 lineup announcement anyways. No harm in that, right? Back to business, though. After all the mandatory "fake lineup announcements" and specualation around who is headlining or performing at the massive Indio, CA festival, the lineup is officially out there for music fans to deliberate over.

Headlining the festival are Blur, The Stone Roses (not to be confused with The Rolling Stones), Phoenix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other notable acts are Wu-Tang Clan, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Postal Service, Passion Pit, The xx, Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, How to Destroy Angels, New Order, Lou Reed, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, Pretty Lights, Modest Mouse, Jurassic 5, and Bassnectar.

Adding to the musical palette are Moby, Hot Chip, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, James Blake, Spiritualized, Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Local Natives, Alt-J, Yeasayer, Simian Mobile Disco, Grimes, Puscifer, Portugal. the Man, Johnny Marr, Major Lazer, TNGHT, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Purity Ring, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty, Cloud Nothings, Jessie Ware, Youth Lagoon, Action Bronson, El-P, Foals, Dinosaur Jr., Divine Fits, and Thee Oh Sees, and many more.

Check out the full Coachella 2013 lineup above. The festival takes place on two separate weekends, April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st, with general sale tickets to go on sale starting January 29th.

[News] Blur Announces They Are Reuniting

After months and months of Blur denying that they would ever reunite, along with all the hubbub surrounding their Olympics performance, things may have changed for the better. Today, the band was announced as the headliner of Rock Werchter festival in Belgium, and it appears Damon Albarn and company are finally reuniting. Taking to their Facebook page, the band said:

Thank you for waiting... Rock Werchter is about to announce that Blur will headline next July. We're excited.. hope to travel in 2013 to play to more of our lovely fans who we haven't seen for a while. Don't know where yet, we'll tell as soon as we do.. Stand by."

Rock Werchter takes place at Festival Park in Werchter, Belgium from July 4-7th.

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[Watch] Blur - "Under the Westway" (Official Video)

After debuting their two new songs, "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan," earlier this week on a London rooftop, Blur is giving fans even more. The official video for "Under the Westway" sees the band partaking in an intimate in-studio performance of the song, giving an interesting sense of how they interactive as a group. Watch it above.

The limited 7" single of "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" is out on August 9th via Parlophone, while both songs are available now digitally. As well, the band's rooftop performance from earlier this week is available to stream on their official website.

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[Listen] Blur - "Under the Westway" x "The Puritan"

Yesterday evening Blur premiered two brand new tracks live via Twitter. They actually performed live from a rooftop on London, albeit a rather rainy rooftop, and streamed the entire thing online. The result is two brand new tracks "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" and luckily for us Blur uploaded some lyrics videos immediately after the stream and they can be enjoyed right here. Up at the top is "Under The Westway" while after the jump you can enjoy "The Puritan". 

The band have hinted that their performance at the Olympics, which these tracks were written for, may be their last but to me it seems like Damon can't sit still for too long. So for now let's enjoy the new tracks.

[News] Blur to Stream New Material on Twitter

Last week, Blur's official website hinted at the release of a new song titled "The Puritan" on July 2nd at 7:15pm GMT, and now the mystery has been unveiled. On July 2nd, the UK outfit will debut both "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" during a worldwide webcast streaming exclusively on Twitter. Afterwards, the two songs will be available digitally and on August 6th a limited 7" single will be released via Parlophone.

The entirety of the webcast will take place at an undisclosed location in London that evening, with proceedings kicking off at around 6:15pm GMT. The webcast will start with a performance of "Under the Westway," followed by an interview with the band, and finally a performance of "The Puritan" at 7:15pm GMT.

After the jump, you can watch a video regarding the webcast where guitarist Alex James discusses the idea and the songs. As well, you can watch fan footage of Damon Albarn performing "The Puritan" at London's Poetry Olympics, along with his performance of "Under The Westway" at War Child 2012.

[News] Blur Hints at the Release of New Song, "The Puritan"

Last week, Damon Albarn performed a new Blur song at the Poetry Olympics in London, which you can watch fan footage of below. The song has been referred to as "The Puritan," and now the official Blur website shows those two words next to a clock counting down to 7:15pm GMT on July 2nd. It seems pretty damn likely that Blur will be unveiling the studio version of the song that day, so make sure to check back then to hear it for yourself.