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MAYA HAWKE RELEASES THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, CHAOS ANGEL

Maya Hawke’s discography has consistencies.

Besides her standard but absolutely no less magnificent dreamy vocals and acoustic guitar assisted lullabies, there is her writing, which plunges fearlessly into the cobwebbed corners of her own humanity.

On 2022’s MOSS, she used her poetry as a method of ‘untangling’ all she’d gathered in the couple years prior, and on her third studio album, this practice has become her focal skill. Chaos Angel demonstrates a harmonious awareness of oneself, a meticulous observation of not only the inner workings, but all that’s external and crucial too.

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Donald Glover shares Atavista, the “final” version of 2020 Childish Gambino album 3.15.20, recorded in part at Electric Lady Studios

In a statement posted on social media, Glover described Atavista as “the finished version of 3.15.20, the album I put out 4 years ago.” The original version of the album was shared online with little fanfare, the names of its guest stars were left off the tracklist and the song titles simply referred to the time at which they arrived on the album (“42.26” etc).

Atavista includes refreshed song titles and previously unheard “Little Foot Big Foot” featuring Young Nudy. That track arrives alongside a black-and-white music video directed by Hiro Murai and starring Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson.

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TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASES ‘TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’ RECORDED AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS

On her record breaking 31 song anthology, Swift states “I’ve never had an album where I needed songwriting more.”

Not only did Tortured Poets become Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day in history in less than 12 hours after its release, it also became the first album on the platform to amass more than 300 million streams in a single day ever.

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ST. VINCENT INTERVIEW WITH NYLON MAGAZINE ON UPCOMING RELEASE ‘ALL BORN SCREAMING’, PHOTOS TAKEN AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS

Today, we’re somewhere much more familiar to the artist: Electric Lady Studios, where she’s recorded a majority of the vocals for her latest album, All Born Screaming, out April 26. “I did ‘Hell Is Near’ and ‘Big Time Nothing’ in Studio A,” she says, listing off tracks from the album. “I did ‘Reckless’ in this room. There’s something about doing vocals where you want to feel like it’s for real, and when you’re doing it at your home studio by yourself, you’re like, ‘Well, I could always do it again tomorrow.’

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ST. VINCENT DISCUSSES HER UPCOMING RELEASE ‘ALL BORN SCREAMING’ WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES, RECORDED IN PART AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS.

But I witnessed something switch over in her when we met one afternoon at Electric Lady Studios in the West Village, where Clark worked on parts of her last several albums. “This is the room where I recorded the vocals for ‘Violent Times,’ ‘Broken Man’ and ‘Sweetest Fruit,’” she said, referring to songs on the new album. She jumped up from a couch to demonstrate how she’d sung into a particular microphone. Then she got distracted by the studio’s wall of consoles and patch bays.

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WATCH ADRIANNE LENKER & NICK HAKIM PERFORM TWO BRIGHT FUTURE SONGS AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS

This morning, Adrianne Lenker shared video of herself and Nick Hakim playing the early singles “Sadness As A Gift” and “Ruined” at that Electric Lady session. In the clip, they sit close to each other but facing different directions, with Lenker on guitar and Hakim on piano. There’s a raw intensity in Lenker’s voice, and she plays a beautifully discordant acoustic solo on “Ruined.” The videos cast a spell, and you can watch them both below.

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INSIDE ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS WITH JACK ANTONOFF | APPLE MUSIC

Jack and Zane walk around New York before arriving at his work space, Electric Lady Studios, in downtown Manhattan. He opens up about grief and his experience losing a sister at a young age. Antonoff talks about the magic of vinyl, reflects on the success of fun., and the sound of New Jersey. He also opens up about falling in love with his wife, Margaret Qualley.

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NEW YORK TIMES INTERVIEWS MICHAEL STIPE AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS

Michael Stipe is Writing His Next Act. Slowly.

Just before Memorial Day in 2023, Stipe finally committed to barging ahead with his new material. He would spend a week at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, the legendary recording studio opened by Jimi Hendrix in 1970.

Stipe had booked the studio on the third floor, which opened onto a patio on the building’s roof. One evening, I found him outside in the thick of conversation with two younger musicians he’d just met. They happened to be Jack Antonoff, one of [Taylor] Swift’s producers and among the most prolific operators in pop music, and Matty Healy, the frontman of the 1975.

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SYLVAN ESSO RELEASES LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY EP

Sylvan Esso have released their own Live At Electric Lady EP, recorded at the famed New York studio. It includes recordings of them performing five tracks from their last album, No Rules Sandy, accompanied by the Attacca Quartet and other friends, including Jenn Wasner, TJ Maiani, Joe Westerlund, and Mason Stoops. They also covered Low’s “Will The Night.”

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DENZEL CURRY RELEASES ‘LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY’ EP

Denzel Curry is among the most explosive and versatile live performers around right now; note his 2022 Tiny Desk Concert and a super-heavy RATM cover recorded a year prior for proof. It’s exciting, then, to see he has dropped a whole live EP recorded at New York’s Electric Lady. 

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LANA DEL REY RELEASES ‘DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE’S A TUNNEL UNDER OCEAN BOULEVARD’ RECORDED IN PART AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS

Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd arrives as a sweeping, confounding work-in-process. It’s full of quiet ruminations and loud interruptions; of visible seams and unhemmed edges, from the choir rehearsal that runs through its opening moments to the sound of the piano’s sustain pedal releasing at its end. Beauty—long Lana’s virtue and her burden—fades or is forgotten, like that titular tunnel, its mosaic ceilings and painted tiles sealed up and abandoned. Here, Lana is after something more enduring, the matters “at the very heart of things”: family, love, healing, art, legacy, wisdom—and all the contradictions and consternation that come along with the pursuit.

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PERFUME GENIUS, LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY

 

Perfume Genius has shared a cover of Radiohead’s “4 Minute Warning.” The song was recorded at New York’s famed Electric Lady Studios as part of Spotify’s Live at Electric Lady series. The four-track EP also features “Whole Life,” “Photograph,” and “On the Floor.”

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The 1975 Release ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ Recorded In Part At Electric Lady

 

With Being Funny In A Foreign Language, The 1975 fuse together the textures and musical ideas of soft-rock hits from three decades ago with modern sensibilities in a way that sounds instantly familiar, yet distinctively of-the-moment. Their fifth studio album was recorded alongside producer Jack Antonoff between London and New York at Electric Lady.

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MUNA, Live at Electric Lady

One their new Live at Electric Lady EP, MUNA have shared their rendition of Taylor Swift’s “August.” The Spotify-exclusive EP also includes tracks from their self-titled album, including “Silk Chiffon,” “Anything but Me,” and “Kind of Girl.”

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Remi Wolf, Live at Electric Lady

On her ‘Live at Electric Lady’ EP, Remi Wolf shares her cover of a modern classic: Frank Ocean’s “Pink + White.” Released exclusively on Spotify, the EP also features live renditions of songs from Wolf’s own discography including singles “Sauce” and “Liz.”

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YEBBA, Live At Electric Lady

YEBBA’s “Live At Electric Lady” features tracks from her debut album Dawn, which was released in September of 2021. Arranged and produced by James Francies, the Spotify-exclusive EP features contributions from Questlove, Stro Elliot, Pino Palladino, Charles Myers, and string players Marta Bagratuni, Francesca Dardani, Sally Gorski, and Tia Allen. 

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YEBBA Covers John Mayer’s “The Age Of Worry” for Spotify’s Live At Electric Lady Series

Watch YEBBA cover “The Age Of Worry” from John Mayer’s ‘Born and Raised’ album, which was originally recorded in the very same room a decade ago with producer Don Was. 

In response to YEBBA’s release of this cover single, John Mayer wrote, “So moved. Thank you for showing what’s been hiding in my own work through your profoundly powerful and soulful take. You are so special I can’t stand/understand it sometimes.” 

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Japanese Breakfast, Live At Electric Lady

Japanese Breakfast’s “Live At Electric Lady” features a cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” accompanied by Quartet121. The Spotify-exclusive EP also features live renditions of songs from Michelle Zauner’s 2021 album “Jubilee,” including singles “Be Sweet” and “Savage Good Boy.” 

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Faye Webster, Live At Electric Lady

Faye Webster is the latest artist to share an installment of Spotify’s ongoing live music series Live at Electric Lady. Her session at the iconic studio features a cover of the Fleet Foxes song “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me,” from 2017’s Crack-Up

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Natalie Bergman, Live At Electric Lady

When Natalie Bergman first visited Electric Lady Studios years ago, she said she “fell in love with the studio; the collage work on the walls, the color palette of the rooms, the music that is and was created there.” Bergman returned to Electric Lady to perform six songs from her debut album, “Mercy,” for Spotify’s “Live At Electric Lady” series.

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Jon Batiste, Live At Electric Lady

Featuring a number of songs from his recently released album, as well as a selection of notable covers, Jon Batiste’s Live At Electric Lady EP offers an exciting peek inside a world-class studio filled with world-class talent.

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Jack Antonoff Makes His Most Cohesive Album Yet With Bleachers’ ‘Take The Sadness Out of Saturday Night,’ Recorded at Electric Lady Studios

Whether it’s the etherealness of “Chinatown” (featuring fellow New Jersey mainstay Bruce Springsteen), the Devo-meets-Talking-Heads quirk in “Stop Making This Hurt” or the ping-ponging guitar and saxophone in “How Dare You Want More,” the album is an ideal representation of Antonoff’s restless creativity.

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Lee Foster on Electric Lady’s Innovation During the Pandemic, For Billboard

“As Lee Foster, partner/GM of New York’s iconic Electric Lady Studios, says, ‘There is no replacement for real human interaction and connectiveness in music making.’ Which is why the studio — which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year — quickly established safety protocols that included advance COVID-19 testing, on-site screening, mask mandates and socially distanced sessions.”

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Run The Jewels Release ‘Ooh LA LA’, Recorded at Electric Lady

Run the Jewels unveiled another new bruising track, “Ooh LA LA,” from their upcoming album Run the Jewels 4. The track is centered around a sample taken from Greg Nice’s verse on the 1992 Gang Starr classic, “DWYCK,” while it also features record scratching from DJ Premier. That combo lends the song a distinctly old school vibe, over which El-P and Killer Mike are at their egregious best.

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Jack Antonoff for LA Times, shot at Electric Lady Studios

“Electric Lady is saturated in myth. But song by song, Antonoff has written his way in.

Antonoff’s own records now line those hallowed Electric Lady walls, including Lorde’s 2017 pop opus “Melodrama,” St. Vincent’s sleek 2018 “Masseduction” and Lana Del Rey’s recent spectral masterpiece, “Norman F— Rockwell!” — he produced and co-wrote all three.”

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MUNA Strip Down ‘Stayaway’ & Cover Normani’s ‘Motivation’ for Spotify Singles

Los Angeles-based band MUNA traveled to the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City to record two special Spotify Singles, which were released Nov. 13. The trio stripped down their original song “Stayaway,” which was part of their sophomore studio album Saves The World released Sept. 6 this year, and covered Normani’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 33 hit, “Motivation.”

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