New Track “Half Man Half Shark”
New Track “Half Man Half Shark”
XL Recordings will release Pay Close Attention, a label history-spanning compilation album, on 22nd August 2014. The album documents and celebrates the key releases and moments from the 25 year history of the London-based, independent record label.
In the Pay Close Attention sleeve notes, XL owner Richard Russell writes:
“XL Recordings is a collaborative endeavour, and many people have contributed to its evolution. In the song ‘Out Of Space’, Liam Howlett of The Prodigy provided a blueprint when he sampled Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC’s rapping these words: “Pay Close Attention”. And whilst XL has never had any outside ownership, Gil Scott-Heron advised me not to even consider XL an “independent”, because everything is connected.
Part 1 of this compilation are the roots of XL; underground music, made for DJs. These roots are still growing. Part 2 features some of the singular talents who have taken the label further than we ever envisioned. There is no unifying genre; hopefully the thread of originality is evident though.
The rave music XL first became known for was known as “hardcore”; that spirit continues.
To show our appreciation for your support, thank you DJs.
And thank you also to the retailers, writers, and, of course, ravers. “
Richard Russell, London, 2014
Pay Close Attention will be released as a 4 x LP vinyl boxset that includes bonus DVD and poster, as well as a 2 disc CD format via Rhythmethod and download.
From today, Pay Close Attention also exists in website format at http://pay-close-attention.com. The newly-launched site is comprised of a series of immersive and interconnected timelines that allow you to explore the work of artists who appear on Pay Close Attention. It also features a wealth of new and unseen content, including new interviews and performance footage from Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes, Tyler, the Creator, The Prodigy and Bobby Womack. In addition, the Pay Close Attention site includes a bespoke music and video player that allows you to build playlists to enjoy as you navigate the site.
Pay Close Attention track list:
1. SL2 – DJs Take Control
2. The Prodigy – Out Of Space
3. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)
4. Liquid – Sweet Harmony
5. Jonny L – Piper
6. Roy Davis Jr. featuring Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
7. Dem 2 – Destiny
8. Nu-Birth – Anytime
9. Basement Jaxx – Jump N’Shout
10. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
11. Wiley – Igloo
12. Various Production – Hater
13. Giggs – Talkin The Hardest
14. SBTRKT – Wildfire (featuring Little Dragon)
15. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving
1. The Prodigy – Firestarter
2. Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away
3. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
4. Devendra Banhart – I Feel Just Like A Child
5. Ratatat – Seventeen Years
6. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
7. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
8. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me
9. Radiohead – Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
10. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
11. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
12. Jai Paul – BTSTU (demo)
13. Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
14. The xx – Angels
15. Sampha – Too Much
16. Vampire Weekend – Step
17. King Krule – Easy Easy
18. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
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NYC group Ratking have released their incredible new song featuring King Krule ‘So Sick Stories’.
The song comes off their forthcoming debut ‘So It Goes’. Watch the and see the group getting up to some no good with King Krule…
Ratking’s debut album So It Goes will be released on Friday the 4th of April via Hot Charity / Rhythmethod
Watch King Krule‘s interview with Nardwuar, below
#42 Sigur Rós – Kveikur
#41 Savages – Silence Yourself
#39 King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
#34 Atoms For Peace – Amok
#20 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
#7 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
#5 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
#2 Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Read the full list here
Willis Earl Beal is the minister of the Church Of Nobody, an 8-part series featuring filmed musical performances. This episodic series will premiere today at 12noon EST viahttp://churchofnobody.com
Each 20-minute episode features a performance by a single artist and that artist will introduce themselves and be the guide for the viewer throughout each segment. The series launches with the first 2 episodes.
Episode 1 features Willis Earl Beal performing songs from his recently released album Nobody knows. with his new band. Nobody knows. features 13 songs that combine Beal’s soul baring vocals with sounds and arrangements rooted in everything from orchestral blues to ambient r&b, gentle lullabies to pure cacophony. Willis has also become known for his stunning live performances.
Episode 2 features King Krule. He recorded this episode in the midst of his first run of U.S. dates supporting his debut album 6 Feet Beneath The Moon.
Following episodes will feature Kirin J Callinan, Single Mothers and more to be announced shortly.
Check out this interview and live performance from King Krule and band from French program Album De La Semaine
‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon” is out now via XL/Rhythmethod
18 year old King Krule ….
The debut album containing songs written a few weeks before recording to 4 years prior to that…yes when he was 14…. is set for release August 23rd.
Having already graced the covers of Clash magazine and The Fly…. this young redhead cites J Dilla and Jimi Hendrix amongst the long list of influences…
You’ve heard first single Easy Easy – so now its time to wrap your eyes around the official video for that one PLUS next song audio to be revealed is the fantastic Neptune Estate …
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
out Aug 23rd
on True Panther / Rhythmethod