Who we’re seeing at Governor’s Ball (and who you should see too): a conversation

Two of FREEwilliamsburg’s newest music bloggers hung out last night (and over email today, seeing as drinks began to flow) and talked about who they’re seeing at Governor’s Ball this year. Check it out, check out the acts we’re excited for, get excited too, and we’ll see you on Randall’s Island! Feel free to join in the conversation in comments.


Carly: Well the last time I saw Run the Jewels they left everyone dead and bleeding on the floor of Music Hall of Williamsburg (and the show was free). That is to say, they were awesome. They’re aggressive, but fun, and I think that’ll be a great way to start the weekend. Plus with Killer Mike on the same day as Outkast? It’s like a nice pregame for “The Whole World.”

After that it’ll be Kurt Vile for me. Quite the transition I know, but who doesn’t want to see that man’s flowing locks blowing in the breeze on a pretty day (daze?).

Megan: I’ve gotta check out Janelle Monae. Talk about a girl who hit the ground running. It’s been a nonstop couple of years for Monae who’s proven to be pretty prolific. She’s dropped three full length albums since 2007. I saw her open for Of Montreal at Terminal 5 back in 2010, and she stole the show. She always brings it with outrageous dance moves, crazy costumes, solid vocals and an enviable sense of style.  Can you believe this chick is only 5 ft tall? [Read more…]

James Blake: ‘Retrograde’

James Blake’s new album Overgrown is out April 8 on Republic.

Fall Creek Boys Choir

James Blake and Justin Vernon are the Corey Feldmen and Corey Haim of 21st century indie music. Blake debuted this new jam “Fall Creek Boys Choir” on BBC Radio, and then the internet broke because everyone was streaming it at once. The attention is much deserved, because this song is a great supergroup jam.

James Blake album sampler

If you’re doing that thing where you wait for albums to be released before getting them, then this sample of James Blake’s album might be pretty mindblowing for you. Otherwise, this is a quick way to digest the record if you’re just on a quick 15 minute break from work and want to hear some great moments from James Blake in a short period of time.