U.K. producer and artist Nia Archives has shared new song “Conveniency.” The trademark fizzing jungle track will feature on upcoming EP Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall, due March 10. Check out the skate-themed video below.
“Conveniency” follows previous Sunrise… singles “So Tell Me” and “Baianá.” Speaking in a statement, Nia says of the new project:
“Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against The Wall is that feeling when you’ve been at an afters and you’re in someone’s kitchen… there’s all these thoughts running through your head, the sun comes up and it’s the most disgusting feeling ever with an element of bliss at the same time. All you wanna do is bang your head against the wall and teleport home. Across the EP I’m broadly talking about growing up as a person, reaching new levels of maturity, love and loss, rejection, estrangement, the come up and the come down. It’s the most exciting project I’ve made yet and it’s a window into the future and the kind of artist I wanna become. It’s six tracks with six different moods soundtracking the recent chapter in my life.”
Photo by Natalie Leonard & Rachel Cabitt, courtesy of Pond Creative.
Brooklyn-based producer-singer-songwriter Anna Schwab (sadie) has announced her second EP, Tides. The follow-up to her 2022 debut project, Nowhere — a tape whose title track The FADER premiered last spring — is co-produced by Wet’s Joe Valle and scheduled for a sadieworld self-release on April 7.
In honor of Tides’ announcement, Schwab has shared the record’s lead single, “All Night,” which will fall third of four on its tracklist. The new song features an exceptionally bouncy groove and feels (from this writer’s laptop perch) like perfectly deconstructed dance-floor fare, infectious from the first note despite the fact that its pulse doesn’t fully assert itself until almost the 30-second mark. “Up all night / All night / Up all night / And I’m on fire / I’m on fire,” she sings on the hook, her crystalline vocal line adorned with sparse, swishy synths and undergirded by snappy sub bass. “You got me / Got me / Up all night / And I don’t mind / I don’t mind.” It’s not exactly poetry, but it gets the point across.
“I wrote the hook after a string of nights where I was (literally) up all night with my heart racing & my mind going a million miles a minute,” Schwab explains in a press release. “I wanted the production to convey the urgency and electricity of desire, a feeling that is both unbearable and exhilarating at the same time. We wrote the song really fast. I sent the chorus to Alex (Dominic Sen) and she came back with some amazing ideas, and then I brought what Alex & I had worked on to Joe, and we ended up finishing the song in one session. It came together in a flash — maybe one of the quickest writing processes I’ve ever experienced. Which is fitting of the whirring/amped up headspace I was in at the time.”
Listen to “All Night” and check out Tides’ cover art and tracklist below.
Archy Marshall, the cult-favorite singer-songwriter known as King Krule has shown a flurry of activity in recent weeks. Just yesterday he shared the audio of his 2019 live film Hey World! on streaming services this month, and in November he released a remix of “Painless” by fellow London-based prodigy Nilüfer Yanya. On Monday (January 2), a three-song EP by a group called Aqrxvst was quietly released on SoundCloud and YouTube. Krule is a member of the band along with rappers Pretty V and Jadasea.
The new songs could be regarded as the black sheep siblings of the tracks from half-life, Jadasea’s 2019 EP produced by Marshall under his producer moniker Edgar the Beatmaker. The tracks are even looser, built around a textured sense of despondency, and improvised vocals soaked in echo, though a wave of momentum runs through the three songs. Opening track “The Sky Was in The Frame” slouches through Krule’s grunge-y chords before “29” emerges through with bedroom post-punk grit set at dub’s languid pace. Things close out with “Hope,” a psalm of dream-pop melodies, electric drums, and confessional poetry. All three songs are best enjoyed all in one go, and despite their unceremonious release, they build anticipation for what all three artists have coming.
PinkPantheress has shared new EP Take Me Home. The three-song release features the title track, which can be heard below, alongside recent singles “Boy’s A Liar” and “Do You Miss Me?” A video for the Kaytranada-produced “Do You Miss Me?” can also be seen below.
Speaking about the EP in a statement, PinkPantheress says: “I’m so excited to announce my EP which features tracks i’ve teased for a while that i can finally show my fans. I wanted to give a Christmas gift for anyone in need of some upbeat music.”
PinkPantheress has shared a series of stand-alone singles throughout 2022, most recently contributing to the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack alongside CKay with their collaboration “Anya Mmiri.” Prior to that she shared “Picture In My Mind” with Sam Gellaitry and “Where You Are” with Willow.
Left: Seun Kuti, photo by Alexis Mayron. Right: Black Thought, photo by Bennett Raglin via Getty Images.
It’s been four years since Seun Kuti — the youngest son of Fela Kuti and a hyper-talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist in his own right — and his band Egypt 80 shared Black Times, a towering collection of contemporary Afrobeat that carried forth his father’s legacy without resorting to pastiche. He’s been working since then to push its message of African unity across the diaspora through activist work.
Today, he’s sharing new takes on three of the cuts from that record, facilitated by production from Blah Records co-founder Alex Jennings (DJ Molotov) and new verses from The Roots’ rapper-in-chief, Black Thought. It’s an achievement in cross-continental synchronicity, with Black Thought bringing his own intellectual swagger into the mix but staying fully in tune with Kuti’s vision. “I’m the reflection in the glass. the shadows in the grass / The arrow with the wings of a sparrow in its path,” he flexes on the title track. “I’m his majesty, the Pharaoh, some will never know the half / They’ll forever know the wrath of my paragraph.”
Kuti is generous with his music, content to split his tracks evenly with the Philadelphia veteran emcee while ensuring they retain their original spirit. Earlier this week, he took the time to break down his new EP for The FADER, track by track.
1. African Dreams
Seun Kuti: This is a song really about the will to be free. We talk about hope. We call it “African Dreams” because we’re going off the theme of the original song on the album, about remembering that African people are children of sacrifice. Every little freedom that we’ve gained today came about because our ancestors sacrificed a lot for us to be here, and that we are willing to pay it forward to the next generation. That’s what it’s about.
2. Badman Lighter
“Badman Lighter” — it’s just a vibes song, you know! The song I wrote on the original album is about responsible weed smoking! Funny. We also vibed on it on this record, talking about the same thing, basically. Because, you know, as Bob Marley said, “it is the healing of the nation.” We also believe that it is gonna spark the revolution in some way. Economic revolution especially for African people and working class people also, all over the world.
3. Kuku Kee Me
“Kuku Kee Me” is about standing your ground for something you believe in and refusing to budge or move. It’s a song about standing for our principles as human beings who want a better world and a better environment for our children to grow up in. It’s a song about not compromising.
Perfume Genius is the latest artist to record songs for Spotify’s Live at Electric Lady series and today shares a cover of Radiohead‘s “4 Minute Warning” plus three songs of his own; “Whole Life,” “Photograph,” and “On The Floor.” The EP is streaming below.
“4 Minute Warning” first appeared on the special edition of Radiohead’s 2007 album In Rainbows included on a second disc. The Perfume Genius songs on the EP are taken from 2020 album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (“Whole Life,” “On The Floor”) and this year’s Ugly Season (“Photograph”).
“Touring over the last year has been really inspiring after so long away,” Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius, said in a statement. “I am happy to have a document of the new vibrancy and rousing spirit my band brings to the live versions of our most recent albums. ‘4 Minute Warning’ became a favorite of mine during lockdown, something I would sit and sing over and over on the piano in my room. I’m happy to be out of that room now and sharing again.”
For her final preview of new EP Anyways, Life’s Great…, which drops this Friday, GloRilla has released raunchy new track “Nut Quick.” The EP will feature the song alongside the previously released Cardi B collaboration “Tomorrow 2.”
The bourgeoning Memphis rapper announced her 9-track major label debut on CMG/Interscope last month, which will follow her two self-released mixtapes, Most Likely Up Next and P Status.
On Tuesday GloRilla was a guest on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 where she talked about the forthcoming project, saying, “They going to get that raw, you know what I’m saying, that raw shit. I got my girl. They ain’t tuned in yet, Niki Pooh. She on there. It’s just a whole lot of raw shit they going to feel it.”
Earlier this week, GloRilla joined a star-studded cast for a remix of Ciara’s “Better Thangs (Remix)” alongside Summer Walker.
Check out the official lyric video for “Nut Quick” below.
“I Don’t Wanna Be Famous,” the lead single from NNAMDÏ‘s second album, Please Have a Seat, is a pop-rap track about becoming grossly, conspicuously, exhaustingly famous. Here NNAMDÏ lives in a world of Patek Phillipe watches, diamonds, and private jets. People see him on TV and roll their eyes at his ubiquity. “Showing off flying to islands, buying ’em,” he sings. There are Migos-style ad-libs and car noises. It sounds fun as hell.
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s rise from the Chicago DIY scene to national recognition has been hard-earned. After releasing three promising albums that fidgeted at the intersection of pop, indie rock, and hip-hop, he broke out with a prolific and unpredictable few months in 2020. He released his genre-hopping fourth album, BRAT, in the early lockdown months and followed that up with two utterly different projects: Black Plight, a punk EP channeling the anger of the George Floyd protests, and KRAZY KARL, a full-length tribute to the Loony Tunes composer Carl Stalling. He grew his label, Sooper Records, which he runs alongside fellow musicians Sen Morimoto and Glenn Curran, into a hub for more than a dozen like-minded artists in Chicago. Acknowledging all this, the Chicago Tribune named him a Chicagoan of the Year.
So, yes, “I Don’t Wanna Be Famous” is fun and overblown, a slightly sickly fantasy about the type of wealth and profile that nobody ever really seems to enjoy. But there’s a little apprehension in there too. It is, Ogbonnaya told me a few weeks back on The FADER Interview live on Amp, a tongue-in-cheek commentary on his dreams of taking his music far and wide without relinquishing control, anonymity, or day-to-day normality. And jammed between the luxuries, there’s a moment that verges on autobiography: “Used to say that I was too weird and shit / Now they wanna take me serious.”
That’s not really a dig at his critics — Ogbonnaya identified his music as weird from the jump and, in places, it was objectively pretty weird (not least on his second LP, Feckin Weirdo). But it does signal something of a change in direction for the now 32-year-old singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. When writing Please Have a Seat — out today via Sooper Records and Secretly Group — he set out to make each song hummable, catchy enough that he’d still be singing it to himself a few days after writing it. In that sense, Please Have a Seat is an inviting record, packed with melodic choruses and pop hooks, breathless rapping, and crunchy guitars. But even at his most accessible, he’s curious as ever, approaching every trope from an odd angle. There’s always something thrilling about hearing NNAMDÏ jump from experiment to experiment on an album. On Please Have a Seat, he sounds more confident in those experiments, and more excited to share them, than ever.
This Q&A has been edited and condensed from an episode of The FADER Interview live on Amp.
I’ve talked to a handful of artists recently who broke through at the very beginning of the pandemic. It must’ve been a very odd feeling, having this music that you are ready to bring to the world and then it breaks through just as you’re not allowed to tour or see people face to face.
It’s definitely weird, especially at a time when things were super confusing and a lot of people were struggling to have one positive thing in a world full of chaos. In some ways you’re very appreciative to have this happy moment of people listening to art you put out, and in another way, it just made things feel so unimportant and minuscule because there are way more pressing things to think about. But it was cool. I think art helped a lot of people in 2020, me included. It was definitely an escape from the insane realities of things going on outside of our control.
You had quite a prolific year as well. Black Plight was released that June. Was there something cathartic about releasing that EP at that moment?
It was a very stressful time, and I think making that EP was kind of like meditation for me. Something to focus on through all the noise. It felt cathartic after the fact. I think I was too angry and stressed to fully enjoy it until I saw that it was helping other people and impacting people. It was the best-selling thing on Bandcamp that day, which was crazy. It was just beautiful to know other people were feeling how I felt and to know that maybe it helped someone during the time.
You followed that up with a jazz LP in tribute to the Loony Tunes composer Carl Stalling. Was he an important influence on you?
It definitely was. There’s this program called Soulseek. It was a peer-to-peer file-sharing thing where you could log in and see the shared files of anyone else who was logged in at the same time — so, you could go into their iTunes. People would just share all their catalogs and discographies, and I found a bunch of obscure stuff on there. I remember downloading Carl Stalling, not even the performances, but like full rehearsals of the orchestras. There would be 40 takes of the same run. Imagine Tom chasing Jerry, that type of run. They would do it so many times until Carl would say, “that was the one, that was perfect.” But the differences in them are so minuscule that I feel like most people won’t be able to hear them, and I loved listening to all of those and listening to the ones that he ended up picking.
After three projects in a pretty short space of time, did you make a conscious decision to pause?
Yeah. I was still working on music. I put out a couple of singles that I ended up taking off the internet. And I was working on two albums at once: one that would ultimately turn out to be Please Have a Seat and then another one of songs that I wasn’t feeling as much as the Please Have a Seat batch. So, I never really stopped. And I know it seems like I was very proactive and I put out a lot of things, but those other two albums that were not BRAT were so spur-of-the-moment. It took a day to record the Black Plight EP and pretty much a week of Yerba Mate-infused lock-in in the studio to produce KRAZY KARL. Those were very short amounts of time in like a year of us being locked inside. So, it seems like a lot to other people, but just based off my normal productivity, I wasn’t working on music every day. There were big chunks where I was not doing anything and just trying to exist without being horribly depressed.
What was the difference between these two projects you were working on?
These ones just made more sense together. They made a better project, a better story. I like a lot of the other songs. I might release half of them, but the other half probably won’t see the light of day.
Please Have a Seat is a joint release between your own Sooper Records and Secretly, who distributed BRAT. Obviously, Secretly is a huge label that can take your album a long way. But did you have any reservations going into that deal, coming from your own independent label?
I don’t like to be told what to do at all at any time. Even if it’s good advice, I’m still kind of salty about it sometimes. So, I had reservations about not being fully in control. I’m a control freak when it comes to my own music and I’ve had to relinquish some of that because I realized some people know things that I don’t know. So I’m having to navigate that — wanting to be in control and also wanting to learn so I can know how to do it for other people, not just for myself. Being a record label owner, I want to know if it works for me, then I want to translate it to hopefully help other artists. But it’s been good, it’s been pretty smooth. A lot more emails than I would like.
You’ve said elsewhere that you wanted every track on this album to be hummable. Why have that rule?
My natural inclination is, I think, to make people a little bit uncomfortable and awkward, just because that’s sometimes how I feel in my brain. It just comes out unintentionally. I consciously wanted to make more communal things, some things that bring people together rather than alienate them — even though I love music that is dissonant and jarring and sometimes off in different ways. It was just a conscious effort to see what that would sound like for me. I tried to have something that felt like an earworm to me. I’d record something and come back in a few days, and if it was like still stuck in my head and I was still singing it, I’d use that.
Between striving for earworms and trying to create a sort of communion, you must be quite conscious of your audience in your process.
I think more on an emotional basis. What emotions will it invoke in people? That goes back to the Tom & Jerry thing. It’s not about tricking people into having emotions, but the way music can swell and build and then be sparse and dissonant or be jarring and frantic — those all invoke different emotions in people. I think that’s one of the most beautiful things you can do: make someone feel something that they were suppressing, or just like didn’t know they needed to feel in that moment. I want to make people feel something and then think about it.
Luna Li, the Korean-Canadian songwriter and producer behind this year’s excellent Duality, has shared an EP of new material. Jams 2 features six new instrumental tracks, including collaborations with Amaria and Aaron Paris. It follows a similar EP, Jams, released in 2021. Luna Li will discuss the EP, as well as playing a selection of her biggest musical influences, when she appears on The FADER’s Gen F show on Amp tomorrow (September 22).
“I wasn’t sure what to expect releasing the first Jams EP – it felt unconventional to be releasing a collection of short looping instrumentals and it certainly wasn’t like anything I’d ever released before,” Luna Li said in a statement. “This time around, I’m glad to know that these jams have a home, somewhere to land. This second short collection also features Amaria and Aaron Paris, two artists and producers I admire a lot.”
Jams 2 arrives as Luna Li prepares to open for Wolf Alice on their North American tour, kicking off on September 27 and Terminal 5 in New York. She’ll follow that up with a newly announced headline tour and dates in Europe and the U.K. See below for more information.
Luna Li tour dates:
9/27 New York, NYC – Terminal 5* 9/29South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom* 30/9 Boston, MA – Big Night Live* 10/1 Albany, NY – Empire Live* 10/3 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall* 10/4 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall* 10/6 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre* 10/7 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore* 10/8 Kansas City, MO – The Truman* 10/11 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s 10/12 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge 10/14 San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop 10/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction 10/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11/4 Berlin, Germany – Pitchfork Festival – Columbia Theatre 11/5 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Ideal Bar 11/7 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet 11/8 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique 11/9 Brighton, UK – Patterns 11/11 Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall 11/12 Glasgow, UK – Great Western Festival 11/13 Manchester, UK – YES 11/14 Dublin, Ireland – Workman’s Club 11/16 London, UK – Omeara 11/18 Paris, France – Pitchfork Festival – POPUP! 11/19 Benidorm, Spain – Primavera Weekender Festival – Magic Robin Hood Camp
At the initiative of the “United Russia” the budget will provide additional funding for drugs for patients with cardiovascular diseases. It is planned to allocate 10 billion rubles for these purposes.
According to the head of the commission of “United Russia” in charge of health care, chief physician of the hospital in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko, this proposal of the party has already been supported by the Ministry of Health. “Our difficult meeting with cardiologists on the issues of preferential provision of drugs for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases ended with more than just conversations. Thanks to the Ministry of Health, which supported the initiative of our commission and decided to include a line in the budget for additional funding for these patients in the amount of 10 billion rubles, — he said.
The doctor also recalled that one of the meetings concerned the execution of the President's instructions on the organization, issuance, home delivery of prescription drugs.
“The Commission prepared a letter and signed Andrey Turchaksent to the government. As a result, the issue of the delivery of prescription drugs was resolved, submitted to the State Duma, supported by the Health Committee, — added the head of the party health commission.
Selling prescription drugs online
Also in Moscow, Moscow and Belgorod regions in March 2023, it is planned to start remote sales of prescription drugs. The experiment will take place within the framework of the draft law on the online sale of prescription drugs, which was developed at the initiative of United Russia. Earlier, the commission of the Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law on the online sale of prescription drugs developed at the initiative of the party. When they are delivered, the patient's identity will be checked against the data specified in the prescription. As Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Fisenko noted earlier, if the experiment yields positive results within a year, then the United Russia initiative will be abandoned. will be introduced on a permanent basis throughout Russia.
The sale of prescription drugs via the Internet was allowed during the pandemic until the end of 2020. “United Russia” repeatedly stated the need to make this opportunity indefinite. In particular, Secretary of the General Council of the party Andrei Turchak, during a discussion of the problem with relevant departments and experts, noted that restrictions can be lifted if there are no obvious obstacles. The proposal was supported by Roszdravnadzor. At the forum “Business Russia” On February 3, the party's initiative was supported by the President.
From the heyday of the blog era to the streaming present, Little Dragon have consistently released fun and challenging indie pop music. It’s no small feat when you consider how often the sound of the moment switches up, but the Swedish group, led by Yukimi Nagano’s soaring vocals, keep things sounding timeless. They’ll return with a new three-track EP called Opening The Door on September 16, and today they’ve dropped its lead single “Frisco.” It’s a techno-pop song split between a sparse, neo-soulful section and a more ascendent conclusion, the kind of beguiling dancefloor cool that demands a Caribou collaboration ASAP.
“Frisco” is about “renewal, letting out your full potential and moving with the wave of change and life,” Little Dragon revealed in a statement. Of their new EP, the band wrote: “Opening The Door represents being brave and moving forward into the unknown. Endless possibilities and embracing uncertainty. We have so much new music to share, and it feels like we are finally opening the door and releasing it out from our bubble and into the universe!”
“United Russia” proposes increased childcare allowances for female military personnel. This year alone, it will affect 32,000 women. The party submitted the appropriate amendments to the State Duma.
The President of Russia instructed to regulate this issue by law.
“Now female military personnel are not included in the system of compulsory social insurance, so the payment for care for a child under one and a half years old for them is 40% of the salary, but not more than 15 thousand rubles. At the same time, for women who are included in the insurance system, the upper limit of benefits is almost twice as high and amounts to just over 30 thousand. Our amendments will correct this injustice,” — said Secretary of the Party General Council Andrei Turchak.
as members of the rank and file and commanding staff of the internal affairs bodies, the National Guard troops, the State Fire Service, employees of institutions and bodies of the penitentiary system, compulsory enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation, customs authorities and those on parental leave.
June 14 United Russia opened a logistics center in the Belgorod region for the distribution of humanitarian cargo in the Kharkiv direction. Here, goods will be redistributed from the regional branches of the party.
Food, water, building materials, and basic necessities will be delivered to United Russia mobile aid centers, which will be opened in the liberated territories, said head of the Central Executive Committee of the party Alexander Sidyakin.
“The first cargo will be sent today. Trucks come from all over the country. Today two trains arrived from the Lipetsk and Moscow regions, on the way — from Bryansk. Further, assistance will be distributed according to need among the residents of the liberated areas. After the start of the NWO, we organized this work through Rostov-on-Don, but since the geography of the liberated territories is expanding, United Russia opens two more logistics centers — in the Belgorod region and in the Crimea, in Armyansk», — he explained.
As noted by the secretary of the Belgorod branch of “United Russia”, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, the opening of the — continuation of the party's systemic assistance to the people's republics.
“This will allow us to more quickly respond to the problems raised by the leaders of the liberated territories. They ask for help. And from today it will be faster and better”, — he said.
Comprehensive assistance for residents
«United Russia» from the first day of the special operation, it has been providing comprehensive assistance to the evacuated residents of Donbass, as well as to those who remained in the LDNR and in the liberated territories. Regional branches of the party have already delivered more than 9 thousand tons of humanitarian cargo to the people's republics, of which more than 300 tons of medicines.
There are 17 United Russia humanitarian centers on the territory of the LDNR and the liberated territories, 9 of them — in Mariupol. The first and largest help center was opened on March 24 in the former Metro supermarket. in Mariupol. The work of the field kitchen, the distribution of SIM cards and the provision of medical assistance, as well as assistance in finding missing relatives, are organized here. Doctors, psychologists, social service specialists and employment services are working so that people can get a job, a children's room and a pharmacy. The same party center for humanitarian aid began to work in Popasna.
The United Russia Humanitarian Center, opened in Kherson, has been operating since the beginning of June. During this time, more than 90 tons of food packages, hygiene products, baby food, diapers, medicines and much more have already been distributed. More than 8,000 people have already turned to the center in Kherson for help. Volunteers of the center deliver food packages to the settlements of the Kherson region with the assistance of the Russian military and the National Guard.
“United Russia” plans to introduce a new amendment to the State Duma, which provides for the protection of combat payments to military personnel from write-offs for debts, Secretary of the Party General Council Andrey Turchak said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to him, United Russia intends to amend this week. The party also analyzes the support measures taken by the regions at the level of subject laws.
Earlier it was reported that the deputies of the United Russia faction introduced amendments to the State Duma, according to which the children of war veterans can apply for preferential places in universities. We are talking about military children who died while performing combat missions outside of Russia or became disabled.
The party proposed to allocate a special 10% quota, within which there will be a separate competition. These children will be able to enter many universities without entrance examinations.
EP proposed to give every tenth budget place in universities to the children of fallen veterans. This is a special quota for the children of veterans who died while performing combat missions outside the country, who received a disability or were awarded the title of Hero of Russia
“United Russia” proposed to expand the quota of budget places in universities for preferential admission of children of war veterans. This was announced by the Secretary of the General Council of the party Andrei Turchak.
“We propose to allocate a special ten percent quota in universities. Within the framework of such a quota, there will be a separate competition, and children will be able to enter most universities without entrance examinations, — he said.
The special quota will include the children of veterans who died while performing combat missions outside of Russia, who received disabilities or were awarded the title of Hero of Russia.
At the same time, the current admission quota (10%) provided for privileged categories of citizens will include the children of all veterans who took part in hostilities in other countries.
To those children who want to “follow in the footsteps of military parents”, it is proposed to give the right to enter military universities based only on the results of the exam.
Turchak asked the faction of “United Russia” in the State Duma to ensure the speedy adoption of the amendments so that they come into force as early as 2022.
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At the end of March, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on assignment to participants in a special operation in Ukraine combat veteran status. Amendments are made to the law “On Veterans”, it was supplemented with the provision: “Performance of tasks during a special military operation in the territories of Ukraine, the Donetsk People's Republic and the Lugansk People's Republic: from February 24, 2022.”
According to the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, the new status will give the participants of the special operation the right to receive tax, transport and housing and land benefits, as well as pay utility bills on special terms. Privileges will also be given to citizens who became disabled in the course of participating in hostilities.
Previously, participants in military operations in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Syria were considered veterans of hostilities in Russia.
Putin also promised to transfer insurance coverage and one-time benefits in the amount of 7.4 million rubles, as well as a lump-sum payment— 5 million rubles
The wounded participants of the special operation were promised a one-time payment of 3 million rubles, and if they were found unfit for military service, they would add another 2.9 million rubles to the amount. Anyone who has been diagnosed with a disability is entitled to monthly compensation.
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On the fake website of the party, whose IP address, according to United Russia, is registered in the United States, a publication appeared about the order of the Aerospace Forces to destroy Starlink satellites *
Medvedev commented on a message from the fake website of United Russia, the creators of which, with reference to it, announced the plans of the Russian Aerospace Forces to destroy Starlink satellites due to their alleged participation in the attack on the Moskva cruiser
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, Chairman of the United Russia Party Dmitry Medvedev, after publishing false information on a fake website of the faction, said that “fakes create an alternative universe.”
On the fake website of the faction, which, according to United Russia, is registered in the United States, on April 16, a publication appeared, citing Medvedev, announcing the task assigned to the Russian Aerospace Forces to destroy the Starlink satellite constellation of the American company SpaceX over the territory of Russia, the zone conducting a special military operation in Ukraine and the Black Sea basin— Medvedev allegedly stated that they were used to strike at the cruiser Moskva.
“Regarding the destruction of Starlink satellites” fresh idea, thanks. It is too early to fulfill, but if there is such a request— consider😂»,— Medvedev commented on the fake in his Telegram channel (author's style preserved. — RBC). He added that he was “especially pleased” sponsoring the site from the State Department.
“United Russia” asked Roskomnadzor to block the fake site, since the information published on it “does not apply to the official position of the faction and the party as a whole”; and “contains information that discredits the Armed Forces.” The creators of the site also published an appeal from the faction, allegedly addressed to the president, demanding that they investigate what happened to the cruiser Moskva. The party denied the existence of such a message and stated that the publication was aimed at dividing society, compromising the Armed Forces and undermining confidence in United Russia.
Subsequently, the party announced that the site was blocked.
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black midi, the spiky and uncompromising British post-punk band, kick off their North American tour tonight (March 22) and have dropped a new covers EP to celebrate. Cavalcovers includes the group’s take on “Love Story” by Taylor Swift plus “Moonlight On Vermont” by Captain Beefheart and King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man.” The latter features all three members of the band, bassist Cameron Picton, guitarist Geordie Greep, and drummer Morgan Simpson, on vocals for the first time. Check out the EP below.
Cavalcovers follows black midi’s 2021 album Cavalcade, one of The FADER’s favorite releases of last year. Their tour starts in Madison, Wisconsin and will culminate in sets at both weekends of Coachella in April.
Tue. March 22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre Wed. March 23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro Fri. March 25 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre Sat. March 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre Mon. March 28 – Montreal, QC @ S.A.T. Tue. March 29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Wed. March 30 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre Sat. April 2 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall Sun. April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer Tue. April 5 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Wed. April 6 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom Fri. April 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse Mon. April 11 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre Tue. April 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial Wed. April 13 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Sat. April 16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Tue. April 19 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre Sat. April 23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
midwxst has shared his fourth EP, better luck next time. Like its predecessors — 2020’s Secrets and three 2021 projects: SUMMER03, BACK IN ACTION, and BACK IN ACTION 2.0 — the new tape is a quick and convincing display of the 18-year-old Indiana rapper-singer’s talent and versatility.
Like his hyperpop peers ericdoa, Slump6s, KA$HDAMI, and glaive — the latter of whom he toured with earlier this year — midwxst takes a post-genre approach to music, owing as much of his sound to early-aughts pop-punk as to hip-hop from any era. His new video for late-album track “step back” is a similar mash-up of new and old, featuring sleek shots courtesy of Daniel Jordan K paired with teen-movie tropes like high school bathrooms and protests-turned-parties. Watch it below.
Virginia singer-songwriter Kate Bollinger is on a hot streak. After two self-released EPs of dreamy, soul-infused indie-pop miniatures — I Don’t Wanna Lose and A word becomes sound in 2019 and 2020 respectively — she hit the road in 2021, supporting the likes of Jeff Tweedy, Faye Webster, and Real Estate on tour. She also received a surprise writing credit last summer on Donda‘s title track, which sampled her 2019 song “Candy.”
Today, she announced her third EP, Look at it in the Light, due out April 22 on Ghostly International, and shared it’s lead single, “Who Am I But Someone.” It’s a chipper cut, easy on the ears with a sneaky art-pop edge. A tender blend of bass, guitar, and Rhodes piano plays beneath Bollinger’s vocal as she sings herself down from the edge of an existential crisis. It comes with a nostalgic visual treatment that draws on art pop, Americana, and argyle.
“There have been many times when I’ve been so afraid to uproot my life in some way but just as afraid of what will happen if I don’t,” she writes. “This song is a conversation with myself about avoidance, denial, being afraid of change, and being afraid of stagnating. I shot the video in Los Angeles with Allyson from Pear Juice and a cast and crew of all women (besides our amazing producer Al!). Shooting the video was like being at summer camp — it was one of the best experiences and I’m so proud of how it turned out.”
Watch it and view Bollinger’s upcoming tour dates below.
Kate Bollinger spring 2022 tour
4/2/22 – Norfolk, VA – LAVA MiniFest 4/30/22 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club 5/3/22 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana 5/4/22 – London, UK – Colours 5/6/22 – Nottingham, UK – The Bodega Social Club 5/7/22 – Leeds, UK – Hyde Park Book Club 5/9/22 – Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint 5/10/22 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – The Cluny 5/11/22 – Manchester, UK – YES 5/15/22 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso 5/16/22 – Brussels, BE – Botanique 5/17/22 – Stuttgart, DE – Café Galao 5/19/22 – Berlin, DE – Badehaus Szimpla 5/20/22 – Darmstadt, DE – Bedroomdisco 5/21/22 – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up! 6/7/22 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub 6/8/22 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern 6/11/22 – Montreal, QC – L’Esco 6/12/22 – Boston, MA – Red Room at Cafe 939 6/15/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Rooftop 6/17/22 – Washington, DC – DC9 6/18/22 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
Emma Ruth Rundle‘s November 2021 fully acoustic album Engine of Hell is easily her most devastating body of music. A marked departure from her previous electric work — especially May Our Chambers Be Full, her 2020 joint LP with Louisiana sludge demons Thou, and its companion EP, The Helm of Sorrow — its crystalline austerity is even more terrifying than those records’ epic excess.
Now she’s announced she’ll follow the same protocol with her most recent release as she did for the previous project, dropping a follow-up EP of unreleased songs from the album’s sessions. Orpheus Looking Back, a three-track tape of Engine of Hell extras, is due March 25 via Sargent House, and its first single, “Pump Organ Song,” is out today.
True to its name, it’s a somber, plodding cut for voice and pump organ, immediately set apart from the rest of EOH, on which Rundle alternated between piano and guitar. Above the instrument’s swelling chords and overtones, she sings with a familiar mournfulness, celebrating the beauty of grief laid bare.
“In the year that has come since recording the song, I feel more and more connected to this love song,” she writes. “It is still speaking to me about the process of parting ways and how romantic arrangements change and relationships close.”
After announcing her retirement from music in 2020 upon the release of her debut album, Muthaland, Brittany Moore had her most prolific year as bbymutha to date in 2021. Her banner year culminated in July’s CHERRYTAPE, a four-track EP of razor-sharp bars and boundary-busting beats, the latter courtesy of Moore’s long-time collaborator Rock Floyd. Today she shares left4dead, her first offering of 2022.
The new three-track tape, whose full Bandcamp bio is “part 1.,” is a continuation of Moore’s 2021 approach, not a reinvention. With her characteristically punchy, no-nonsense delivery, she lays waste to instrumentals from Floyd, Paris Aden, and Fly Anakin one after the other, setting the stage for another year of sonic destruction.
While people were tuned into yesterday’s Super Bowl for a nostalgia-heavy halftime performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, an upside-down 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem, Tisakorean dropped a new game day-themed EP, 1st Round Pick. The cover art looks like a mash-up of Madden box art and an Instagram party flier, capturing the project’s vaguely-football-related energy. Before erupting into pure Texas dance rap chaos, Tisa gives a sneak peek at his draft profile for any teams in search of a naturally silly leader. He’s shared a music video for “Pocket Fulla Ducks,” a song from the EP, too. Check out his new EP and the “Pocket Fulla Ducks” video below.
Last year, Tisakorean shared two projects: pResiLLy and mr.siLLyfLow, where his sugary spin on dance rap ascended to crazier heights than ever before.
Prentiss has officially arrived. The 14-year-old singer from Jackson, Mississippi waved hello to the hyperpop metaverse for the first time in 2020 with “October” and continued to pop in throughout 2021. His most memorable visit came when he premiered “i will wait” on The FADER earlier this month. Along the way, he rubbed virtual shoulders with established idols — Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and Mark Hoppus (from prentiss’ favorite band, blink-182) — and physical shoulders with some of the genre’s most promising young talent, joining glaive and ericdoa for a sold-out show last fall.
Today, he’s officially moved into the hyperpop mansion via his debut EP, hey prentiss. The six-song project only runs 12 minutes, but it’s packed with enough candy-coated production and teenage yearning to leave a lasting impression on the ears, teeth, and soul alike.
On January 18, the Expert Council of United Russia supported the draft law on tougher punishment for torture. Also, the initiative of the party was approved by representatives of the institution of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.
As one of the authors of the bill, MrLave of the Duma Committee on Legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, said, the document introduces amendments to the Criminal Code and proposes to increase the sanction for exceeding official powers committed with the use of torture, up to 12 years in prison.
“These crimes are transferred to the category of especially serious ones. The statute of limitations for them will increase from 10 to 15 years. Since the Convention against Torture is in force in Russia, we define the wording „torture“ in the bill. A new subject of crime appears — law enforcement officer, and not just the Federal Penitentiary Service, — he emphasized.
Krashenninikov noted that this document is important for everyone and needs to be adopted in the near future.
“Including for law enforcement officers themselves. So that they understand that if one of the unscrupulous law enforcement officers ends up in this group, then criminal liability will come, — he said.
Moreover, according to him, it is not worth limiting yourself to these measures. It is necessary to organize video surveillance in order to see what is happening in the cells, in medical stations, in places of deprivation of liberty, in isolation centers and other places where this is possible.
“Other amendments will be developed by the second reading. We discussed them with law enforcement officers. But now we are showing the society that we are ready to regulate this problem,” — concluded Krasheninnikov.
Mikau make the kind of music the cybergoth dance party kids might dance to if they knew better. Their updated brand of mid-aughts metalcore has arrived just in time for the hyperpop revolution. Today, the D.C. metro three-piece fronted by John Irby, with Adam Stergis (Cambrian) on bass, guitar, and electronics, and Austin O’Rourke (of Infant Island) on drums, dropped Abandonware. The new EP follows their 2020 full-length debut, PHANTOMa; a January 2021 split tape with p.s.you’redead; and a demonic video edit of a live set at H3LLWORLD, a virtual digital-hardcore showcase.
On Abandonware, Mikau journey to the outer limits of metal, shredding their hearts out in a way that’s both visceral and self-aware. Listen below.
Jacques Greene has confirmed details of a new EP. Fantasy will be released on January 28 via LuckyMe with a physical release following on April 8. Lead single “Taurus” is streaming below.
Greene’s most recent studio album, Dawn Chorus, was released in 2019. Last year he released ANTH01, a career-spanning collection of unreleased material and the singles that put him on the map. Greene gave The FADER a track-by-track guide to the album prior to its release.
In a statement, Greene said: “In my mind thereʼs a real soothing, meditative core to ‘Taurus’ and the almost relentless repetitive nature of the aggressive breaks is meant to tip over into full mediation mode. Thereʼs angst – but thereʼs trying to move through it.”
“The things you hear when youʼre alone. Walking through Mount Royal or other wooded areas you might notice a branch break. As much as I value my alone time and the subtle things you can pick up around and within yourself in those moments, a certain loneliness and anxiety permeates the quiet at some point. The past couple years created ample opportunity for that anxiety and loneliness to stretch its legs and make itself comfortable. This record was born out of weeks of willing a form of peace and inspiration into my surroundings. A large part of that came from working with Leanne Macomber on some vocals. Through a desire to form new connections and throw more humanity into the work. We made a variety of song sketches that I mostly reworked into the final recordings here. We spoke a lot about where our heads were at, certain key phrases, triggers and emotions. Joel Ford, whom I worked on Dawn Chorus with, mixed the record and helped me wrangle a few cats to get this across the finish line. Restless at home in Canada, feeling the restlessness of all my friends and loved ones I kept in touch with as much as possible, trying to make something that made the quiet a bit more peaceful.”
Picking up where his favorite band blink-182 left off, 14-year-old singer Prentiss has the perfect voice for singing about high school heartbreak. As hyperpop grows more and more ubiquitous, he’s bringing a fresh voice to the table. Today, he’s announcing his debut EP, hey prentiss, with a FADER premiere of the new video for his October hit, “i will wait.”
The Jackson, Mississippi native introduced himself to the world in 2020 with “October” and followed it up with a string of singles that caught the attention of megastars such as Skrillex, Justin Bieber, and blink’s own Mark Hoppus. His newfound virality gave him the chance to fly to Los Angeles to work on the new record. He dropped “i will wait” in late October of last year, shortly after sharing a sold-out stage with fellow teen sensation glaive. The track is a breathy proclamation of unrequited love, sung over a moody guitar lick and a hyperactive drum line.
In the new video, Prentiss stands longingly on the sidelines of his crush’s love life, playing the role of a supportive friend before finally gathering the courage to invite her to prom, only to watch her be swept away in another boy’s convertible. It’s a tale as old as time, but Prentiss makes it feel new again. Watch it above, and read his interview with The FADER below.
Photo by Lauren Schorr.
“i will wait” and its video are part of a long tradition of art about high school crushes. What are your favorite songs and movies about crushes? We based the video off of movies from the 2000s. My friend showed me this rom com Girl Next Door that was dope to pull from. As for songs I have a bunch:
What has it been like seeing your own music start to take off? It’s still so crazy and kinda surreal. When I’m in LA, I’m in sessions every day and get to make music with producers who work with some of my favorite artists, and then when I’m home in Jackson, I’m still in school. It’s really wild but I appreciate all of the love.
Tell me about your show with glaive. Man, it was so cool. glaive and ericdoa came out during my set and everyone was so hype. Those guys are really nice and I can’t wait to do more shows.
What can we expect from hey prentiss? No expectations are the best. I’m just really happy because it’s all going so well. I don’t make a decision on what I’m trying to make, I just let it happen and this last trip to LA I feel like I reached new levels with myself.
What are you looking forward to most about release day? Reading the feedback & eating my mom’s grilled cheese.
Marissa Nadler has announced a new EP titled The Wrath of the Clouds, out February 4 on Sacred Bones and Bella Union. With the news of the forthcoming release, Nadler shared its fifth and final track, a rendition of the Alessi Brothers’ “Seabird.”
The new tape is an addendum to Nadler’s 10th studio album, October’s The Path of the Clouds. It comprises three previously unreleased tracks from that album’s sessions and two covers. In addition to “Seabird,” The Wrath of the Clouds will include a new take on Sammi Smith’s “Saunders Ferry Lane.”