Posts tagged Little Dragon
[Listen] Little Dragon Remix Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)"

By simply looping the first verse from Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)", Swedish outfit Little Dragon has turned the once 60s-tinged track into a sprawling six-minute dancefloor beat. Sweeping synthesizers and pulsating rhythms accompany the repeated vocals of Ruban Nielson, as a pounding drum beat invites you to embrace its club-friendly sound. As Yukimi Nagano explains to Rolling Stone, the band was "inspired to make a choir arrangement for the remix, but got stuck on the first verse and ended up making a house jam."

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's sophomore album II is set for release on February 5th.

[Listen] Big Boi - "Higher Res" Feat. Jai Paul x Little Dragon

Let's be honest we're all pretty eager to fill our ears with Big Boi's new solo effort, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, and the huge amount of guest spots it has on it. Today we get to hear one that has mystery man Jai Paul and Little Dragon on it too. Titled "Higher Res" you can stream it below. Not fully sold on it in all honesty, maybe it's a grower...

You can check out the Kelly Rowland featuring "Mama Told Me" here and "In The A" which features T.I. and Ludacris here.

[Listen] Big Boi - "Mama Told Me" Feat. Kelly Rowland

Some of you may remember when Big Boi debuted this jam live alongside Little Dragon back in August and announced that the collaboration was going be released on his upcoming solo effort, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors. Unfortunately, it appears the original collaboration appears to be nothing but a vicious lie and dangerous rumor itself (see what I did there?) with Little Dragon being subbed out on the final version with R&B songtress Kelly Rowland and production from The Flush Music.

Nevertheless, it is still a jamming track and seeing how Little Dragon will still be credited with songwriting credits it's not a total loss. I'm just a little salty cuz the original was the shit. Anyways peep the final below as well as the live video with Little Dragon then compare and let us know what version you appreciate more. Big Boi's Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors is set to drop on November 13th.

"Mama Told Me" Feat. Kelly Rowland (Prod by. The Flush Music)

"Mama Told Me" (Live with Little Dragon)

[Watch] Electric Guest - "Ritual Union" (Little Dragon Cover)

Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton better know as the band Electric Guest head down under and pay a visit to the Triple J studios for this week's Like A Version to cover Little Dragon's title track of their latest album, Ritual Union. Check out the guys absolutely killing this cover in the video above and if you haven't picked up their Danger Mouse produced debut album Mondo, we highly suggest you do that as well.

[Watch] Big Boi x Little Dragon - "Mama Told Me"

For a vitaminwater and FADER Uncapped event, Big Boi previewed his new album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors along with announcing the guests it would feature. Swedish band Little Dragon were one of those named and during the performance at the event he brought them out for to playback their collaborative track "Mama Told Me". Check out the performance at the top.

Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors due out on the 13th of November.

[Listen] Little Dragon - "Sunshine"

Last year Little Dragon released their LP Ritual Union to a sea of praise. Since then though it's been a little quiet on the new music front. Today though the band have offered up a track that's being released as a one off in partnership with Absolut Punch vodka. The show was premiered last night on The Daily Show and below you can now enjoy the track and accompanying video.

[News] Sleigh Bells, Santigold, Little Dragon to open for Red Hot Chili Peppers

With Red Hot Chili Peppers set to embark upon one hell of a large tour it's only right that a band of their calibre and longevity get some top notch openers for the shows, right? Well, they've definitely delivered as Pitchfork points out, Sleigh BellsSantigold, and Little Dragon will open for the band on different dates. So, it's kind of a pot luck who'll you will get at your show but personally any of those three followed by RHCP would be a damn good gig to be at! CoS points out that Sleigh bells earned the spot after Flea attended a Sleigh Bells show. Derek Miller recently stated in an interview with The Daily:

Flea came to a show of ours at Webster Hall. I was just hanging out and someone’s like, “Hey Derek, this is Flea.” And I was like, “Oh, nice to meet you, Flea. I’ve heard of you.” And he was an extremely sweet dude. He was like, “Hey, do you want to play shows with my band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers?” And I said, “Yeah, I’ll play shows with your band. Sure. Amazing.” So we just shook hands and he was like, “All right, you’ll hear from us.” And sure enough, a couple days later it came through.

Peep all of the dates after the jump. There's a lot of 'em!

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Tour:

03/29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum *
03/31 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena *
04/02 – Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center *
04/04 – Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center *
04/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
04/07 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena *
04/09 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum *
04/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center *
04/12 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum *
04/27 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center ^
04/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center ^
04/30 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place ^
05/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre ^
05/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
05/05 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
05/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Bank North Garden ^
05/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^
05/11 – Philadelphia,, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^
05/18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Arena #
05/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
05/28 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena #
05/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center #
06/01 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills #
06/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena #
06/04 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #
06/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena #
06/07 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center #
06/08-10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/23 – Stevenage Herts, UK @ Knebworth Park
06/24 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
06/26 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
06/28 – Nijemegen, NL @ Goffert Park
06/30 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Berne, CH @ Stade de Suisse
07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Rock In Rio Madrid
07/20 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Petrovsky Stadium
07/22 – Moscow, RU @ Luzniky Stadium
07/25 – Kiev, UA @ Olympisky Stadium
07/27 – Warsaw, PL @ Bernowo Airport
07/28 – Kaunas, LT @ Kaunas Arena
07/30 – Tallinn, EE @ Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
08/01 – Tampere, FI @ Ratina Stadium
08/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
08/14 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
08/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
08/25 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock im Pott
08/27 – Prague, CZ @ Synot Tip Arena
08/29 – Zagreb, HR @ Hoppodrome
09/01 – Sofia, BG @ Georgia Asparuhov Stadium
09/04 – Athens, FR @ OAKA Olympic Stadium
09/10 – Tel Aviv, IR @ Hayakron Park
09/23 – San Diego, CA @ Vally View Casino Center
09/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arena
09/27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
10/02 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
10/04 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/24 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Arena
10/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
10/25 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena

* = w/ Santigold
^ = w/ Sleigh Bells
# = w/ Little Dragon

[SKOA Presents] The 50 Best Albums Of 2011: 30 - 26

30. Little Dragon - Ritual Union [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

Ritual Union by Little Dragon


29. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

Gruff Rhys - 'Xenodocheionology' by nmemagazine

28. The Strokes - Angels  [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

27. Astronautalis - This Is Our Science [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

Astronautalis - "Dimitri Mendeleev" (Prod By Alias) by Some Kind of Awesome

26. Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]