Music Post! Feat. Azealia Banks, Grimes, Bat for Lashes, Feist, Joey Bad$$, A$AP Rocky, Grizzly Bear

Azealia Banks, Grimes, Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX and Porcelian Black (idk her) in V Magazine's Girl Power Issue out Nov. 15

Azealia Banks in 'V' Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'V' Magazine

Grimes and Sky Ferreira in 'V' Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'V' Magazine

Charli XCX and Porcelain Black in 'V' Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'V' Magazine


Azealia Banks Reveals ‘Atlantis’ Video Still

Azealia Banks keeps pumping out the videos. After releasing visuals for “Luxury,” “Van Vogue,” and “1991,” Harlem’s hip-hop dynamo gears up for the release of “Atlantis,” a cut off her mixtape Fantasea. The 21-year-old rocks turquiose mermaid hair under a hat in the first still from the psychedelic shoot, directed by The Fafster.

Yung Rapunxel recently confirmed that she has collaborated with Lady Gaga and Kanye West. Her debut album Broke with Expensive Taste is due in February on Interscope Records.


Azealia Banks is featured on Vogue US's 2012 Best Dressed list!


Watch Bat For Lashes on "Jools Holland"
Performing "Laura"
By Evan Minsker and Laura Snapes on November 7, 2012 at 04:54 a.m.

On the latest episode of "Later... With Jools Holland", Bat for Lashes delivered a pretty flooring performance of The Haunted Man highlight "Laura".

Also, check out Natasha Khan Cover Story.


Watch Feist's Sweeping, Desolate "Graveyard" Video
By Evan Minsker on November 1, 2012 at 09:00 a.m.

Just in time for the Day of the Dead, Feist has shared the music video for the Metals track "Graveyard". The clip, directed by Keith Megna, was filmed in Big Sur and features long, faraway shots of Feist and her band performing the song in a desolate landscape.

Here's what Feist said about the video:

"I'm not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you're there to visit someone who's died, and you think in broad terms about what they've become and your own mortality and about what time means. We're alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.

"Grief comes in the form of much larger thoughts; it's more philosophical and it leads to a confused state of mind. You don't get those thoughts from checking your emails! It's a pullback from details and its grand and isolating."


Watch Joey Bada$$ Rap in the VHS-Quality "Fromdatomb$" Video
By Evan Minsker on October 31, 2012 at 08:54 p.m.

Joey Bada$$ has shared a clip for the 1999 track "Fromdatomb$", which features a verse from his Pro Era cohort Chuck Strangers. The clip, directed by David M. Helman, shows the crew in a haze of VHS-quality footage, though Joey is usually in HD.

Here's the description from the video, written by Joey:

Fromdatomb$ is the last video I wanted to drop off "1999" because I felt like this closed out the tape perfectly. I'm locked in the studio with my pro$ putting in that twerk on this new PRO ERA tape set two drop December 21st. stay tuned.


Watch Joey Bada$$ on "Fallon"


A$AP Rocky Joins Rihanna's Tour
By Carrie Battan on November 7, 2012 at 01:26 p.m.

A$AP Rocky will join Rihanna on her "Diamonds" world tour, which happens in big arenas and stadiums across America beginning in March. She must not be too mad at him for grabbing her butt during their joint performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

In some ways, this sets a clock ticking on A$AP Rocky's debut album LONGLIVEA$AP, which has been pushed back a few times already. It seems unlikely he could set out on a big tour without readying the release first.


03-08 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center *
03-10 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
03-12 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena *
03-14 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
03-15 Hartford, CT - XL Center *
03-17 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
03-18 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
03-21 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena *
03-22 Chicago, IL - United Center *
03-24 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center *
03-25 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre *
03-27 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place *
03-30 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome *
04-01 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena *
04-03 Seattle, WA - Key Arena *
04-06 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion *
04-08 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center *
04-09 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center *
04-11 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center *
04-12 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay *
04-15 Houston, TX - Toyota Center *
04-16 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center *
04-19 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum *
04-20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center *
04-22 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena *
04-29 Washington, D.C - Verizon Center *
05-02 Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Place *
05-04 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center *
05-05 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center *

* with A$AP Rocky


Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear Shares Acoustic Demo
By Jenn Pelly on October 22, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.

Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles member Daniel Rossen has shared an untitled acoustic demo from December 2009.
The track, posted to Rossen's Soundcloud this weekend, is "too old to work on anymore and won't see the light of day in any other format," he wrote.

Rossen released his Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP earlier this year. Watch him perform a cut from it in a church for "Pitchfork Weekly":


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