Morning Music Notes – Can Drake Be the Mascot, Too?
Some new stuff from California duo Best Coast. Two guesses which coast they think is the best? Following up recent release Fade Away is the video for a track off of Fade Away called I Don’t Know How, the opposite of a self-help book.
Best Coast – I Don’t Know How
Morning Music Notes
Your winner of the 2013 Mercury Prize for best British/Irish album is James Blake, or as he’s known to Mercury Prize presenters, James Blunt (yes, they called him this earlier in the night). The shortlist included acts like Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, Foals, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, and more. His Overgrown album follows up last year’s winner, Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave. (via Stereogum)
Grimes is playing a show in Russia, despite her fans saying people shouldn’t play there because of their ridiculous homosexuality laws. Grimes defended herself, saying not playing a show hurts her fans, not the Russia government. Does she have a point? (via Gigwise)
Manchester’s Elbow have named their new album Carry Her Carry Me. The 2008 Mercury Prize winner’s 6th album will be out March 3/4. (via NME)
Remember how Drake was named the Toronto Raptors’ Global Ambassador? Well, here’s a promo video for his work. And guess what? The Raptors are undefeated! Okay, they’re 1-0, but still undefeated baby!
The Start Of A New Raptors Season Is Here