Everything started with Blonde: Frank Ocean proved, crystal clear, that thunderous bass was not necessary –sometimes even no bass was necessary– to make a R&B record bursting with rhythm, depth and punch. Softer, deeper. Many students applied at the school of Blonde, but none has been so outstanding as the American artist serpentwithfeet with his debut. With soil, his first record, Josiah Wise offers himself to the audience through his voice. It’s powerful, polyhedral, penetrating, silky; it wraps itself around you like a python to finally whisper in your ear. With this voice and the subtle incredibly modern and textured electronic bases by Clams Casino and Katie Gately, serpentwithfeet remains true to his commitment to free love (and break up) that represents his debut: from the heart of the earth, from a whisper in a deep hole, but destined for the sky. Today in concert at La2 of Apolo. Primavera Club.
L.A. wunderkind Austin W. Anderson (fka Austin Feinstein) quickly made a name for himself as a guitarist working with Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean. His band Slow Hollows creates hazy post-punk songs that’ll get you in your feelings, and they’re back with the glittery “Lessons For Later.”
Frank Ocean has surprise dropped a new song. Listen to his cover of “Moon River” below. The lo-fi track features Ocean’s vocals over a sparse backdrop. The original “Moon River” was performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Everything that surrounds Superorganism is expectation and mystery. They came out of nowhere at the beginning of the year to rock the blogosphere with their intoxicating pop hit Something for your M.I.N.D., introducing themselves as a collective formed by Orono, the 17 year old Maine-resident Japanese girl and her seven London friends. The track quickly disappeared from the net for copyright issues, but not before seducing Frank Ocean, who played it on his radio show. In the past few months they have come back with two more happy-go-lucky tracks that confirm that they are the craziest most refreshing bands of the year.
Abans d’hora, quan ningú s’ho esparava; tot i que fa uns dies el festival ens va sorprendre amb un compte enrere, el Primavera Sound ha desvetllat el cartell complert. Al capdavant d’aquest gruixut cartell hi trobem The XX. Els anglesos publicaran el proper mes de gener el seu esperadíssim tercer disc i tot feia suposar que serian en el festival primaverenc i així ha estat. Entre els altres caps de cartell hi trobem Arcade Fire que repeteixen dos anys després i que de moment no semblen massa posats a publicar nou disc. Els altres dos grans noms del festival seran Bon Iver i Frank Ocean que han publicat recentment els seus nous discs. Un dels grans i veterans icones de l’electrònica, Aphex Twin també formarà part d’aquesta capçalera conjuntament amb veterans con Van Morrison i Grace Jones. A més, un gran elenc de bandes i artistes de les quals destaquem Glass Animals, Metronomy, The Growlers, Whitney, Preoccupations, Saint Etienne, Local Natives, !!!, Wild Beasts, Alexandara Savior, Formation, Operator o els King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard entre d’altres.