Anna Lunoe + Sleepy Tom: Stay Awake

Equal parts spoken word poem and ravenous dance track, “Stay Awake” by Anna Lunoe and Sleepy Tom throbs and oscillates forward with force. There’s an entire party in one track, with its own emotional arc. This is the second collaboration between the two, but much more conceptual than the first. Lunoe is about embark on a national tour (which will include a stop at Coachella). …

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Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 A never before released concert film and audio recording of Thelonious Monk’s late-career concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris will finally be made available to the public on 25 November from Blue Note Records. Monk, a self-taught musician, was 52 years old at the time but balanced the quartet with two new young members—17-year-old drummer Paris Wright, and student bassist …

Francis and the Lights: Like a Dream

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In advance of their 25 November EP drop, Francis and the Lights have released a magical new video for their smooth lead single, “Like a Dream.” In one take, charismatic frontman Francis Starlight dances his way, with signature style and fluid moves, through a vast crop field. The track is sweet and gentle, with a buoyant brilliance that is perfectly matched by the video’s whimsy. …