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Why Choosing FYF Fest Is A No-Brainer

We are in the heart of festival season and if you think some of these lineups look exactly the same, do not adjust your TV sets or change your glasses prescription – they are. Chances are if you go to a number of major festivals a year, you are going to see certain acts multiple times, queuing up your own Bill Murray version of Groundhog Day. There is tons of overlap, but let’s cut them a little break perhaps. Most of these festival lineups are negotiated a year in advance, some artists command higher fees than festivals can afford, …

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FYF Fest Reveals 2015 Lineup

Just a year after being one of the only festivals to host the Blood Brothers‘ reunion, the organizers behind FYF Fest have unveiled an equally thrilling lineup for their 2015 event.

Taking place August 22-23 in Los Angeles, FYF Fest will again be a two-day weekend event. The first night will be headlined by Frank Ocean and feature sets from Bloc Party, Purity Ring, Run The Jewels, Joyce Manor, and more. The second night will be headlined by Morrissey, with an equally overwhelming list of talented acts playing earlier in the day. You can view the full lineup …

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Frank Ocean Announces New Album, Magazine

Since the release of 2012’s Channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean has kept a somewhat low profile, occasionally gracing fans with singles while never fully elaborating on his plans for the future. However, as we learned earlier this week, it seems that the Long Beach wordsmith’s holiday from the limelight has been well spent.

According to Billboard, Frank will be releasing his third full-length album this coming July, along with a new publication called Boys Don’t Cry. Though additional details are scarce at this time, you can check out the R&B trendsetter’s official announcement below:…

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Frank Ocean Shares New Song “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is finally back. After the success of his debut studio album, Channel Orange, in 2012, the Odd Future crooner has been back in his studio working on his follow-up full-length. The last material we heard from him was back in March of this year when he teamed up with Diplo and members of The Clash for free mp3 “Hero.” Today, he returns with a short new song that satisfies our sweet tooth until a new LP is announced.

The song, titled “Memrise,” sees Frank Ocean asking a lover to come over, dazzling his tale with …

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tUnE-yArDs Shares New Single “Wait for a Minute”

Freak folk group tUnE-yArDs announced last month that a new album would be coming out May 6 via 4AD. The album, called Nikki Nackwill be a brighter, more accessible sound than the previous two albums. With the new single shared today, “Wait for a Minute,” we get a better understanding of how.

Unlike the previously shared “Water Fountain,” the new single is more mellow and bass heavy. Any sporadic street drumming and clanking you may have come to know well is pushed aside for some humming synth and extra bass. Merrill Garbus is slowing her voice …

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Free mp3: Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon – “Hero”

We told you on Friday that Converse was planning something special for the latest installment of their ‘three artists, one song’ series, and this morning they delivered on that promise in spades.

“Hero” brings together Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean and EDM megastar Diplo with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. The results are a soothing-yet-pulsating audio experiment that sends chills down your spine. You can stream and download the track, for free, below.

You will probably never find UTG complaining about new Frank Ocean material, but “Hero” is not exactly the kind of song you would expect from …

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Frank Ocean, Diplo, And Members Of The Clash Collaborate On New Song

Well, this was certainly unexpected.

Frank Ocean, Diplo, and members of the Clash (Mick Jones and Paul Simonon) are the latest pairing of talent to be thrust together through Converse’s popular three artists one song campaign. On Monday, a new track titled “Hero” will hit the net, which was created by this collaboration sometime in recent months.

Speaking about the recording process, Diplo offered:

The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They

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LISTEN: Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” (Blue Sky Black Death Remix)

Blue Sky Black Death bring on the intensity to create a more severe version of Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids.”

While the beginning of the track is almost straight Frank Ocean, the second half of the song is nothing like the musician, creating a fading, almost bleak, sound.

You can view Blue Sky Black Death’s tour dates and listen to the remix by the group below.

03-06-2014 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
03-08-2014 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
03-11~ 03-16-2014 – SXSW – Austin, TX…

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Beyonce Emerges Without Warning; Drops Album On iTunes

Remember that time Beyonce put out a record tonight. Surprised? Yea, so is everyone else.

The album is self-titled and features familiar favorites Drake, Frank Ocean, hubby Jay-Z, and kid Blue Ivy. There is a whopping 14 songs and 17 accompanying videos on the release. Quite the undertaking for a secret project.

Of course this means the only thing people will be talking about for the remainder of the year is this record. Smart move, B. This marks the 5th studio album from the superstar, following 2011′s release, 4. Columbia Records is referring to it as …

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Earl Sweatshirt Announces North American Tour

Odd Future affiliate Earl Sweatshirt has announced he will be heading out on a North American tour this fall in support of his recently released debut studio full-length, Doris. The tour would not be complete without some friends in tow, though, so Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Vince Staples will all be making appearances on the trek as well.

There is no confirmation on which dates the other acts will be performing at, but make sure to follow the jump for the dates and locations and see if Earl will be heading to your city. …

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Earl Sweatshirt Debuts “Sunday” Featuring Frank Ocean

The world is anxiously awaiting the debut from Earl Sweatshirt, and this morning the OFWGKTA member unleashed one more deep record cut to keep fans on their toes until the album’s street date.

Hitting the net late last night with assistance from fellow Odd Future member Frank Ocean, “Sunday” is the chillest of Earl Sweatshirt‘s most recent material. The beat is far less abrasive than tracks like “Whoa,” and the tempo allows for both Ocean and Sweatshirt to dive further down the lyrical rabbit hole. Both artists have a knack for twisting phrases and accompanied by production like …

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Frank Ocean Tears Vocal Cord In Melbourne, Cancels Australian Tour

Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean has been forced to pull the plug on his first Australian tour following a single performance in the city of Melbourne.

According to promoters at LiveNation Australia, Frank Ocean’s team decided to cancel his remaining tour dates down under following a medical emergency that arose during Frank’s Melbourne appearance. In a tweet sent out just before 2AM this morning, the promoter wrote, “Regrettably we can confirm that Frank Ocean’s remaining Australian shows have been cancelled. Standby for further information.” A press release sent out by Ocean’s team a short while later confirmed this report and …