Update: It appears this is another hoax, as a group called Pilot Priest have confirmed that it’s their track. Hopefully this bullshit should stop, and we’ll get our hands on some real Daft Punk material soon..
Last night we brought you what we thought was new Justice material. Well, tonight we got our hands on a track titled “The Crash” which appears to be from the soundtrack of the upcoming sequal to Tron, for which Daft Punk is putting together the soundtrack. Yet another one for the rumor mill, this track appears to be new production from Daft Punk (which has yet to be confirmed by french robot duo). For your listening curiosity, here it is:
Update: According to official sources at Ed Banger Records, Beginning Of The End is a hoax. Along with other music sites/blogs, we received this track via email from a convincing-sounding address “firstname.lastname@example.org”… Oddly enough, this track sounds a lot like Justice… give it a listen below.
The French electro duo Justice are making a return with the release of their upcoming single, “Beginning Of The End.” This is the first original track they’ve produced and released since Planisphere, which was originally set to be a composition for the Dior Homme runway last year. Beginning Of The End begins with with the fanfare-like sound used in a few of their remixes (namely, the remix of Klaxons’ As Above So Below), and then switches gears and delivers a healthy dosage of electro beats climaxing to the sound of the signature distorted harpsichord synth first introduced in Planisphere.
Prior to listening, I was a bit skeptical of Justice’s return to production, as it had been quite a while since they’d put something out. Their debut album † is a tough one to follow; anything following would be judged by extremely high standards. However, after a listen, it seems as though they’re on the right track, picking up from where Planisphere left off… Justice is back.. and I bet after listening to this track, I won’t be the only person to be certain of the duo’s epic return to production.
This morning the line-up of the was made public for this year’ Coachella Music and Arts Festival—the epic three-day-long music event which takes place in southern California. Coachella rivals such festivals as the Glatonbury Festival in England and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Here’s a slightly tweaked version of the official flyer. I’ve rearranged the artists by relevance.
Friday The Specials • LCD Soundsystem • Erol Alkan • Proxy • Them Crooked Vultures • Vampire Weekend • Deadmau5 • Passion Pit • Jay-Z • Grizzly Bear • Echo and the Bunnymen • The Whitest Boy Alive • Fever Ray • Grace Jones • Aeroplane • La Roux • Wolfgang Gartner • Public Image Limited • The Avett Brothers • Iglu and Marty • Ra Ra Riot • The Dillinger Escape Plan • Ceu • The Cribs • Yeasayer • Lucero • DJ Lance Rock • Dear Tick • Calle 13 • Sleigh Bells • P.O.S. • Baroness • Hockey • Little Dragon • Wale • Kate Miller Heldke • As Tall As Lions • Jets Overhead • Alana Grace • Pablo Hassan
Saturday Devo • Les Claypool • MGMT • 2ManyDJ’s • Hot Chip • Flying Lotus • the xx • Major Lazer • Gossip • Faith No More • Muse • Bassnectar • Z-Trip • Shooter Jennings • Porcupine Tree • Mew • Dirty Projectors • David Guetta • Craze & Klever • Sia • the Raveonettes • John Water • Dirty South • Portugal the Man • Tokyo Police Club • Camera Obscura • Coheed and Cambria • Old Crow Medicine Show • Edwin Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros • Corinne Baily Rae • Pretty Lights • RX Bandits • Almighty Defenders • Kaskade • Beach House • Steel Train • Dirty South • Frank Turner • Band oF Skulls • the Temper Trap • Zoe • White Rabbits • Tiesto • Aterciopelades
Sunday Sly and the Family Stone • Thom Yorke ????? • Club 75 • Phoenix • De La Soul • Rusko • Pavement • Yann Tiersen • Charlotte Gainsbourg • Gorillaz • Spoon • Hadouken! • the Glitch Mob • Miike Snow • Little Boots • Yo La Tengo • Deerhunter • Paparazzi • Orbital • Julian Casablancas • Plastikman • Gary Numan • Jonsi • Sunny Day Real Estate • MUTEMATH • Infected Mushroom • Mat & Kim • the Big Pink • Gil Scott-Heron • King Khan and the Shrines • Florence and the Machine • Delphic • Talvin Singh • B.o.B. • Babasonicos • Dwen Pallett • Mayer Hawthorne • Local Natives • the Middle East • the Soft Pack • Devin Devine • One EskimO
Also announced today was the confirmation of yet another year of the Music Loves Fashion weekend which will take place at the same time as Coachella. We’ll have more information for you when it’s available.
Here’s the teaser video of the Music Loves Fashion 2010 event at the Riviera.
Our favorite Parisians over at Ed Banger Records have some new material for us. There’s a promo copy of a special compilation of unreleased tracks from artists on the label.
Included on there is a new one from SebastiAn titled Threnody, which proves to be quite a shocker on the record. True fans of SebastiAn’s music may be excited to hear that the track is eleven minutes long. I know I was…. until I listened to it. To tell the truth I feel strangely ambivalent about it. The reason being, there is a TEN MINUTE crescendo buildup of noise before the actual music begins. It’s not until the 11:20 that the track takes a turn and becomes a filthy, glitchy, distored, heavy-beat-driven banger that we’d expect from SebastiAn. Unfortunately, this only lasts about a minute and a half before you realize it’s over.
I don’t know what to think of it. All I can say is that it makes sense that they put Threnody on their “unreleased” compilation rather than on a real cataloged EP. Don’t just take my word for it. Give it a listen: