This year’s bill is no exception, featuring Atoms for Peace, Beck, James Blake , Animal Collective, Major Lazer, Little Dragon , Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Tricky, Haim and a bunch of other acts that blur genre lines. For those unfamiliar with those names (and preparing to set sail into uncharted waters in the near future), we pick the most essential releases from the pack. 7 essential desert island discs from the Treasure Island lineup Atoms for Peace “Amok” (2013) Radiohead’s Thom Yorke turns the backing band from his solo tour a few years back, featuring Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass and R.E..M. drummer Joey Waronker , into a proper side-project. The album, inspired by the players’ mutual love of fluid Afro-beat rhythms and knotty guitar lines, sounds unsurprisingly a lot like a Radiohead remix collection. Beck “Sea Change” (2002) Musically, Beck has been all over the map in his two-decade career. Heck, his most recent official release was just a book of sheet music without any actual prerecorded songs. But “Sea Change,” which came after the end of a nine-year relationship, represents a career highlight simply for being unlike anything else he recorded before or since. Beck still pillages from the cool – Serge Gainsbourg (“Paper Tiger”), Nick Drake (“Round The Bend”), Hank Williams (“Lost Cause”) – but these songs have a startling, endearing honesty that makes them squarely his own. James Blake “James Blake” (2011) This young British producer makes club music for lean times. Layered with wobbly beats and looped sound effects, Blake’s tracks are invariably weird but deeply soulful, particularly his slow motion cover of Feist’s “Limit to Your Love.” His songs also draw upon references from the world outside: Radiohead, Talk Talk, Joni Mitchell , Antony and the Johnsons, and the XX. Poolside “Pacific Standard Time” (2012) The L.A. duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise (a San Francisco transplant who promotes local parties Blow Up and 1994) calls the music on its first album, “Pacific Standard Time,” daytime disco. It’s as good a label as any for the relaxed dance grooves and breezy choruses of songs like “Slow Down,” “Do You Believe?” and the ultra-chill cover of Neil Young ‘s “Harvest Moon.” Tricky “Maxinquaye” (1995) When it was first released, it sounded like nothing else. Now, of course, everything sounds like it.
Bose intros SoundTouch WiFi music systems, makes home audio more like a car stereo
Grandpa Jones celebrates his 71st birthday Oct. 20, 1984.(photo: Robert Johnson / The Tennessean) Jones could be gruff, and suffering fools was not his forte. But, when annoyed, his rejoinders were often as funny as his prepared stage act. And he could be wry under the most trying of circumstances. On Jan. 3, 1998, he suffered a stroke just after performing his last set at the Grand Ole Opry. aSome idiot stopped him in the hall, wanting an autograph,a Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin told The Tennessean in 2010. aaIt looks like Iave hit a snag,a were the last words he said, trying to be funny.a According to friends and family members, those werenat his very last words. He was taken to a Nashville hospital, in his stage clothes and old boots, and stayed there for a month and a half before dying on Feb. 19, 1998. Days before his death, Foster visited him, after being told he was unresponsive. aRamona led me in and said, aPa, your buddy is here,aa Foster says. aHe looked up and smiled and squeezed my hand. I sat and talked for quite awhile. I finally said, aPa, I gotta go, but Iall be back.a He squeezed harder, and whispered, aI appreciate it,a and Iam told those were the last words he said.a Louis Marshall Jonesa life involved hardship, turmoil, love and art.
The new SoundTouch app is compatible with most Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows systems. Bose will also offer the SoundTouch controller, an accessory premium controller that works with any SoundTouch system. It features a circular design, volume dial and proximity sensor. All essential functions and information are integrated, including an OLED preset preview. The SoundTouch controller can be placed on a table, or on the wall using an included bracket. For added flexibility, SoundTouch music systems are also AirPlay enabled, so owners can stream content from their iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. “With SoundTouch systems, Bose has made Wi-Fi music easier and better — for any need, any room and anyone,” said Hess. “They offer performance only available from Bose, and continue our nearly 50-year history of innovation.” Pricing and Availability The SoundTouch 30 system will be sold for $699 (U.S.); the SoundTouch 20 system will be sold for $399 (U.S.); and the SoundTouch Portable system will be sold for $399 (U.S.). Each will be available beginning October 10, 2013, in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific through Bose retail stores, Bose.com, authorized Bose dealers and toll-free at 800-444-BOSE (2673). The Wave SoundTouch music system will be available beginning in December, 2013 for $599 (U.S.). The SoundTouch Stereo JC system ($1,199 U.S.), SoundTouch controller ($99 U.S.), SoundTouch SA-4 amplifier ($499 U.S.) for select Bose products including outdoor speakers, and SoundTouch wireless adapter for Lifestyle systems and VideoWave entertainment systems will be available in early 2014. Pandora is integrated in countries where Pandora is offered. Additional information can be found at Bose.com. Streaming Music at the Touch of a Button FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bose has introduced the SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems, offering an entirely new way to listen to music at home.