New Track: Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” + ‘Channel Orange’ & Tour

 

For real, for real? Frank Ocean has finally announced his official debut album?! Excitement abounds by the second. Channel Orange will be coming out July 17 and please believe we will be buying at least eighty seven copies.

And for now, get your fix with the latest single, “Pyramids,” a low key atmospheric electro-soul jam with just a dash of some that 90s soft rock nostalgia.

Get ready to catch our boo on tour starting July 13 as well! It’s about to be one good summer.

Tour Dates
07-13 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
07-14 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
07-16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
07-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
07-19 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
07-20 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall
07-22 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theatre
07-23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07-25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
07-26 New York, NY – Terminal 5
07-28 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
07-29 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda
07-31 Toronto, Ontario – The Guvernment
08-01 Detroit, MI – TBA
08-04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

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Video: Tupac Hologram Live + More Videos from Coachella

 

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The first weekend of Coachella 2012 has hit its conclusion and man, what a bar it has set. Above, catch a crazy video of a Tupac hologram performing “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party” on a mind-blowing onstage collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Live performance effects just got that much more serious, y’all.

Below is the video from an incredible performance by SBTRKT, which follows with our other favorite Coachella 2012 performances so far after the jump – Tune-Yards, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys.

Other performers this weekend included A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Azealia Banks, Beats Antique, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Feist, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Gary Clark Jr., Justice, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Metronomy, Nero, Radiohead, Santigold, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, The Shins, The Weekend, Thundercat, and Wallpaper, to name just a little handful.

 

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More Coachella 2012 videos after the jump

New Tracks: Frank Ocean – “White” + “Whip Appeal”

 

Two Frank Ocean tracks have been floating around the internets recently, each with a distinct vibe. The first is “White,” Frank’s solo track on Odd Future’s The OF Tape, Vol. 2 release, which dropped last week. Accompanied by an understated Rhodes, sir Ocean fills the vacancy with a similarly toned story of loss and loneliness. Grab the compilation and you’ll get a couple other Frank features on there as well!

On the flip is “Whip Appeal,” a track meant for the official deluxe re-release of Nostalgia, Ultra (called Nostalgia, Lite), which now seems will be no more. The drum centric synthy tune will at minimum inspire an uncontrollable twitch, amidst dreamy lyrics about ‘pretty girls driving his sports car’ – since his license got suspended and all.

According to The Guardian, Frank’s decision to drop plans for the official release of Nostalgia, Lite only means a keener focus on his debut album to drop later this year. Ocean tells Complex, “I think it will be one of the biggest albums to come out in a while.” Go ahead, then!

Frank Ocean – “White”
 

Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal”
 

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New Track: Jennah Bell – “Swim Good” (Frank Ocean Cover)

 

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Oakland native and singer-songwriter Jennah Bell brings out her personal brand of folky soul to cover Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good.” A relatively recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, the now New York City based artist is just beginning to scratch the surface of what is clearly mounds of potential. Can’t wait to hear more from this awesome young lady!

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New Track: Frank Ocean – “Voodoo” [Snippet]

 

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Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr again to leave us with yet another mysterious set of sounds. This particular treat is called “Voodoo,” and has a relatively slowed down, relaxed vibe. Clocking in at 1:38, it’s difficult to exactly where this track while show up, if anywhere. Alas, a very repeatable one minute and thirty eight seconds it is – we’ll take it.

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