Wrapping up their winter tour dates, Kentucky rockers My Morning Jacket played one final show at New York's famed Madison Square Garden last week. The band has been known to play covers while on stage, and this show was no different. During their performance, the Louisville outfit played a cover of the late Gil Scott-Heron's "The Bottle," as well as a cover of Bing Crosby's Christmas classic "I'll Be Home For Christmas," which was included on the band's holiday-themed iTunes session. The Bing Crosby classic also saw their opening act Band of Horses join in to play along. You can check out video footage of their covers after the jump.
"The Bottle" (Gil Scott-Heron Cover):
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” with Band of Horses (Bing Crosby cover):
Here we have for you the official video for Gill Scott-Heron and Jamie xx's track "Ill Take Care Of U" which features on their album, We're New Here, which you can actually stream in full over here. The video doesn't feature the musical pair instead see's a female boxer preparing for battle in between being a Mother and taking care of her life. It can't being easy being a Mom and having to fight your own personal battles everyday in between motherly duties. Check it out for yourselves up at the top and props to P4K for pointing us in the direction of the video.
One third of the indie band The XX and 2011's currently most in-demand remixer Jamie xx takes over this week's 6 Mix on BBC 6 Music. After dropping amazing remixes like Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" and his recent collaboration album with spoken word legend Gil Scott-Heron on We're New Here, Jamie takes over the 6 Mix to play a selection of the music which inspired his productions alongside some of his current favourites and also tells the story of how he came to remix the whole Gil Scott Heron album. Check out the mix below which also featuresa new tune from Jamie and recent Devlin collaborator Yasmin titled "Touch Me". Peep the track listing after the jump.
Damn, the original version of Gil Scott Heron's "Cloud" was already smooth enough but adding Jamie xx to the mix makes this a head bobber to chill out and have a nice beer to on a sunny day. Check out "My Cloud" off Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx's We're New Here which re-imagines thirteen tracks from the original I'm New Here album sessions. The album drops February 22nd, preorder your copy here.
Take a listen to another Jamie xx track taken from his new project which is set for release on February 22nd featuring the legendary Gil Scott-Heron. The project, titled We’re New Here will come in a variety of packages. Including a heavy weight pink Vinyl, a heavy weight Green option will contain an instrumental version of the album.Oh and I almost forgot to mention the two very limited edition photographic print vinyls! Now if that's got you a little excited head on over here to find out more and pre-order yourself a copy. Enjoy the track below and if you missed our last taste of this, titled "NY Is Killing Me" you can still hear that too over here.
Check out the video for Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx "NY Is Killing Me" that appears on the upcoming remix album We’re New Here, which sees Jamie xx remixing thirteen tracks from the original I’m New Here album sessions. This take on the original track is pretty amazing and I for one can't wait to hear what else Jamie has in store for this album. You can purchase the track in the player below or at the We’re New Herewebsite. The album drops February 21st, 2011.
As of you may already heard, Kanye's yet to be titled fifth album drops in stores November 22 (Same day as Daft Punk Ye? Shame on you.) Today a new track titled "Lost In The World" featuring spoken word from Gil Scott-Heron and sampling Bon Iver's "Woods" has hit the interwebz. You may remember Ye' spitting these verses, “You’re my devil, you’re my angel, you’re my heaven, you’re my hell”, when he was out making his social network tour at Facebook and Twitter. This track also marks the return of 808's and Heartbreak Kanye since we get a lil autotune. Check it out below!
Let me first start off by apologizing, I personally fucked up. Once the track hit the web, I (like most other music blogs) ran with it and posted the track for people to hear not to make money off of like some sites have been doing. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware that this was an unfinished song, knowing that info I would have used more judgement in my decision. Therefore, SKoA has decided to pull the song from our site and we will not be posting the other track that also dripped out on the net as well (because 2 unfinished leaks is a bit much). I apologize to those who came to the site looking for the new track, i'm pretty sure if you google it, you'll find it out there.