Kanye West wasn't the only one debuting new material at Governors Ball. It's been two years since Australian electro pop outfit Cut Copy's last album, the excellent Zonoscope, and now that they're back on the road touring they're using the opportunity to test new material. During their set at Randall's Island they performed a new upbeat cut titled "Explorers." Check out fan footage of the song below.
This year's Governors Ball was messy, to say the least. The festival organizers had to reschedule much of the Friday night lineup and heavy downpours left the festival grounds a muddy pool. Despite this, the weekend was a success, and how could it not be? Kanye West closed out the festival Sunday night, and as expected it was pretty outstanding. During his headlining set, Ye debuted a number of songs from the fast-approaching Yeezus, including the previously heard "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" as well as new tracks "I Am A God," "Onsite" and "Send It Up." Check out fan footage of each song after the jump.
Kanye also had one of this trademark rants during his performance, where he talked about the promotional campaign behind Yeezus, due out June 18th. Read or watch the rant below.
You know with this album, we ain’t drop no single for radio. We ain’t got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. Shit, we ain’t even got no cover. We just made some real music. Back when I used to make albums and shit a couple years ago, three years ago, four years ago, we’d go away and work for the albums five months or something, we’d always have to hold the album to August or September, perfect moment and shit because it means I think you’re going to sell more because I think you’re going to get more audience and radio and shit. Honestly at this point when I listen to radio, that ain’t where I wanna be no more. Honestly at this point, I could give a fuck about selling a million records. As long as I put out an album for the summer that you can all rock to all mother fucking summer. Because at this point I don’t really give a fuck about outside opinions."
If there wasn't enough new Kanye for one morning, Hudson Mohawke dropped another surprise this past weekend. At Parklife Festival in Manchester, the producer slipped in a (possible) new Ye track during his set. Keep in mind, it is just a version of TNGHT's banger "R U Ready" with auto-tuned Kanye vocals layered overtop, but who knows, it might appear on Yeezus or it could simply be a remix. Either way, enjoy it below.
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.