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Parts & Labor Cover Kanye West’s “Runaway” Tour Japan in July

Parts & Labor recently participated in The Onion’s Undercover series going for gold and putting together an amazing cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway” which you can watch HERE. When asked why they covered Kanye P&L’s Dan Friel responds “We found your list pretty challenging… So in the end we just decided to do the one that seemed the most difficult and ridiculous.” Well Parts & Labor nails it, adding their own signature squall and hard rocking aesthetic to Kanye’s tour-de-force.

In July Parts & Labor will make their first excursion to Japan for a week of shows (tour dates after the jump). P&L has released a number of their albums through Moorworks in Japan, and for the release of their 2008 album Receivers they recorded a version of the lead single “Nowheres Nigh” in Japanese, renaming it “Dokonimonai” check it out below. You can also catch Parts & Labor later this month at the Sled Island Festival in Calgary.

MP3: Parts & Labor “Dokonimonai” (“Nowheres Nigh” in Japanese)

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Watch GAYNGS and Kanye West ft. Justin Vernon Perform Live at Coachella



This past weekend at Coachella in Indio, CA, several of our artists kicked so much ass that they trended on twitter. GAYNGS and Bon Iver were two of those bands. Above is a video of GAYNGS performing “The Walker” and below we have Kanye West and Justin Vernon performing “Lost In the World.”

Kanye told Justin over a year ago that his vision for “Lost in the World” was that it was the festival closer. True to his word…



Kanye West + Justin Vernon: Hawaii 10.0

Courtesy of Complex

Courtesy of Complex

Everyone under the music sun with a blog, column or twitter has weighed in with their Kanye West thoughts this week. I have been reading articles and reviews for many hours – searching through video footage, Ivanka Trump’s twitter, cameraphone pictures and glowing reviews.  The dust is settling and a clear picture is emerging of what exactly happened last night.

Part of me wonders if Kanye West fans will listen to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or look at the film from last night’s show at the Bowery Ballroom and find themselves on this website, wondering who Justin Vernon is.

In that case, welcome!  For the rest of you Bon Iver fans who read this blog anyway, I’ve got tremendous findings including interviews, photographs and youtubes that are insightful, interesting and more than a bit mindblowing.

We put the pussy in a sarcophagus after the jump!

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Listen to “Lost In the World,” the Justin Vernon/Kanye West Collaboration

Over the weekend Kanye West posted his short film, Runaway, to YouTube, and the song “Lost In the World,” the song that samples “Woods” by Bon Iver and features extra vocals by Justin Vernon, closes out the film.

The song starts at 26:40 (and the film portion is mildly NSFW?), but I suggest watching the whole thing.  There is a good post over at Jezebel that interprets the video and offers more insight into film’s themes and artistic direction.

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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will be released on November 22nd.

Hey Y’all, The Kanye Rumors are True: Best Collaboration of All Time!

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TGIF, everyone!  I had Stefania take this picture of me laid out on a pile of ice in the Jagjaguwar parking lot this afternoon.  Feels good, man.

The internet heard a rumor yesterday about Kanye West and Bon Iver working together and RAN WITH IT. I read some true things and some false things, but overall everyone got the gist.  There is a new track on Kanye’s upcoming October (currently untitled) record that features a sample from the Bon Iver song “Woods” and vocals from Justin Vernon called “Lost in the World.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kanye said the following about Justin:

“He’s similar to me, like where he just does shit just so people would be like, ‘Oh shit how did you do that? How did that happen?’ He’s just a really cool guy to be around.”

We concur!

Justin Vernon did his first lengthy interview in over a year with Ryan Dombal at Pitchfork. In the article, which just went up, he elaborates on the project with Kanye, hanging out in Hawaii and his relationship/work with GAYNGS.

GAYNGS tour dates will feature Justin Vernon at every show.  Tickets are on sale now!

09/29/10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
09/30/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/01/10 Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre
10/02/10 Boston, MA – Paradise
10/03/10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/05/10 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/07/10 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/10/10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

09/29/10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
09/30/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/01/10 Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre
10/02/10 Boston, MA – Paradise
10/03/10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/05/10 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/07/10 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/10/10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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