The Knife: LIVE AT TERMINAL 5

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, The Knife (aka Karin and Olof Dreijer) are releasing a series of remixes and reissues. Included in the collection is LIVE AT TERMINAL 5, recorded at the NYC venue 30 April and 1 May in 2014. Available as WAV, MP3, CD and vinyl (the latter two also with a DVD of the performance), the 13-track album includes dynamic versions of …

St Vincent: New York (Acoustic Version)

St Vincent (aka Annie Clark) recorded a stirring, acoustic rendition of her sublime “New York” as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s virtual gala, which is streaming in full until 20 May. Gently lit in a dark room, Clark performs an exquisitely stripped-back version of the resplendent song, a sombre ballad that mourns a relationship and name-checks various spots in NYC—a combination that feels …

Christine and the Queens: Kiss It Better / Wuthering Heights

For her BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance, Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has managed to weave together two important tracks by iconic pop singers, and create something entirely transcendent. Her cover of Rihanna’s “Kiss it Better” contains smatterings of Kate Bush’s 1978 masterpiece “Wuthering Heights,” all in a minimal, funk-inflected package. A mash-up never sounded quite so exquisite.