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Stream: Ryan Vail, “Grow”

FADER PREMIERE Ryan Vail and his musical partner Katie Cosgrove have a way with austere soundscapes. Their latest track, “Grow,” begins with stark simplicity: the crackling of a needle resting on a vinyl groove. It’s … read more »

POSTED April 3, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Stream: Gallant, “Jupiter Greyscale”

FADER PREMIERE L.A.-based singer Gallant’s ambient R&B steady rolls beneath his narcotic falsetto, not unlike oft comparisons The Weeknd and How to Dress Well. His latest track, “Jupiter Greyscale,” produced by UK’s Maths Time Joy, … read more »

POSTED March 27, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC Comments (3) TAGS: ,

Stream: IYES, “Breathe”

FADER PREMIERE Brighton electro-pop duo IYES (pronouced “eyes”) is comprised of Melis Soyaslanova, from Prague, and Josh Christopher, who met by happenstance a little more than a year ago at Christopher’s flat. Their’s is a … read more »

POSTED March 24, 2014 10:13AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC Comments (1) TAGS:
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Video: Erykah Badu “The Healer” (Live at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse)

Beloved neo-soul singer Erykah Badu, who appeared on the cover of The FADER in 2001, performed at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse tonight, opening with a 900% soothing rendition of “The Healer,” in which … read more »

POSTED March 15, 2014 11:46PM IN FADER EVENTS, FADER FORT, Fort Video TAGS: ,

Stream: Talos, “Tethered Bones”

FADER PREMIERE Cork-born musician Talos’ debut, “Tethered Bones,” begins with beeps akin to a decelerated heart monitor. The heart slows as it slips into slumber, and eventual death. But just as quickly, it spikes with … read more »

POSTED March 6, 2014 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS:

Nick Hakim Sings for the Lonely on “Pour Another”

FADER PREMIERE Nick Hakim’s sweet soul plays like hymns from the stuff of nightmares—broken hearts and desolation, mostly. On “Pour Another,” the 23-year-old immediately recalls another lovelorn balladeer: Bon Iver. But while Justin Vernon captures … read more »

POSTED February 17, 2014 10:07AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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GEN F: Sampha

Sing softly and craft some big hits From the magazine: ISSUE 90, Feb/March 2014 There’s only one way to hear to Sampha Sisay speak, and that’s to listen very, very carefully. In conversation, the singer/songwriter/producer … read more »

POSTED February 14, 2014 11:16AM IN GEN F, MAGAZINE TAGS: , , , ,

Watch: Drake on SNL

Drake made his Saturday Night Live return this weekend, serving as both host and musical guest. Canada’s “saddest” export (and Degrassi alum) flexed his acting chops with impressions of Jay Z, Lil Wayne and the … read more »

POSTED January 19, 2014 8:12AM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream: Warpaint’s Self-Titled New Album

Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint are streaming their new, eponymous album, due next week via Rough Trade. The follow-up to 2010′s The Fool is a natural but sultrier extension of their debut, with co-production by famed … read more »

POSTED January 13, 2014 10:42AM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS TAGS:

Beyoncé Writes Essay on Gender Equality

Beyoncé has penned an essay on gender equality, titled “Gender Equality Is a Myth!“, which is included in the latest issue of journalist Maria Shriver’s Shriver Report. In the piece, Beyoncé addresses the pay inequity … read more »

POSTED January 13, 2014 9:57AM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: