The xx Announces First Album Since 2012, Shares Leading Single [Listen]

first_imgI See You Tracklist:01. Dangerous02. Say Something Loving03. Lips04. A Violent Noise05. Performance06. Replica07. Brave For You08. On Hold09. I Dare You10. Test Me11. Naive (Bonus Track)12. Seasons Run (Bonus Track)13. Brave For You (Marfa Demo) (Bonus Track) English indie pop band The xx have announced a new album I See You, set to release January 13th, 2017. The LP marks their third studio album following their 2009 debut album xx and 2012’s Coexist. The new record was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 between New York, Los Angeles, London, and Reykjavik.This announcement comes in light of the recent shift in American pride. “We know these are uncertain times and we hope the joy & love we found making the record will get out into the world, in however small a way,” the band explained with the album’s announcement. To further accompany the excitement of their most recent work, The xx have shared the album’s leading single “On Hold.” As Pitchfork notes, the track samples the 1981 hit by Hall and Oates, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” Take a listen to the new track below:last_img read more


Suspect Arrested in 1999 Hicksville Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Authorities have apprehended a 37-year-old man in Trinidad who allegedly gunned a man down at a Hicksville wedding 16 years ago, Nassau County police said.Interpol, the international police agency, arrested Balkumar Singh five months ago on a charge of second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged Singh killed 19-year-old Abzal Khan following an argument with a guest at a wedding at the Masonic Temple on West Nicholai Street on June 13, 1999.After he was extradited back to the US to face the charge, U.S. Marshals escorted him to Long Island on Friday, police said.Singh will be arraigned Monday at Nassau County Court.last_img


A closer look at local entrepreneur at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

first_imgThe Incubator, which is affiliated with both Binghamton University and SUNY Broome, is a place for entrepreneurs to begin, develop, and grow their businesses/companies, says Holmes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Despite a challenging economy, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Operations Director, Laura Holmes, says the Incubator has seen an increase in entrepreneurs. She adds that it’s a great help for the Southern Tier economy as well, noting that if the companies are successful, then they hire more people. The Incubator provides a physical space for some entrepreneurs who wish to rent it and continue developing their brands on site, but adds that there are also other membership offers for aspiring entrepreneurs to choose from. While Incubators have seen a 40-50% decrease in entrepreneurs nationwide, she says that at the Koffman Southern Tier center they have added more people since March and have only lost one tenant. Overall, Holmes says the Incubator is there to provide its tenants with all types of support: from passing along contacts and networking opportunities to providing physical spaces and labs. He says he has learned a lot since being at the Incubator, including on how to recieve capital. Alex Kosyakov, founder of Natrion, is one of those those new tenants. The 19 year old founder came to the Incubator just a few months ago back in August. Right now, it has three full time employees but Kosyakov says its also hired Binghamton University student interns.last_img read more


NBA’s ‘Stern’ policies afoul

first_imgA couple of nights ago, the “50 Most Spectacular Dunks of All Time” were featured on “Best Damn Sports Show Period.” It was an hour well-spent, watching some of the most awesome throw-downs from the likes of Dr. J, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (in high school) and Vince Carter, the owner of the best dunk of all time. (Remember that slam in the 2000 Olympics, when he leaped completely over 7-footer Frederic Weis who didn’t even move? Unreal.)But at some point, it got me thinking … David Stern hates this stuff, doesn’t he? My God, the man’s going to put a ban on dunks soon, I just know it.Some of you may remember fellow Herald Sports columnist Andrew Kluger taking on Stern about three weeks ago. This would be considered a repeat column, except our favorite little nerdy commissioner has given me three new weeks of material to make a fuss over.Let’s recap, shall we?A few days after Kluger’s column came out, Jermaine O’Neal, the league leader in blocks, wore his wristband too far up his arm and gets hit with a $5,000 fine. His freaking wristband was an inch too high.We all know about Mike Vick paying up $20,000 for flipping off Atlanta Falcons fans a few days back, but only half of that fine was mandatory (the other half went to a charity of Vick’s choice, at the request of the NFL).So, Vick gets charged ten grand for showing an unbelievable sign of disrespect on camera and setting a terrible example for all the kids who look up to him, but Jermaine O’Neal pays half of that sum for failing to properly adjust a piece of equipment that no sane human being takes notice of.Sure, that makes sense.Last Sunday night against the Clippers, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony takes a back-door pass from J.R. Smith and throws it down with authority, firing up the Pepsi Center crowd. But instead of letting Melo celebrate the play, which helped the Nuggets beat up on a Clippers team that has dominated them over the last year and a half, the refs hit him with a technical for hanging on to the rim too long.I swear, I saw the same style of dunk over and over again on the Best Damn Sports Show Period, and none of those guys got a T.Oh, the technicals. This season, through 212 games, NBA players have accumulated 213 technical fouls (the New York Knicks lead all teams with 19). That’s over one technical called per game — the league’s on pace to call somewhere around 1,250 techs this season.To compare, three seasons ago there were a grand total of 1,172 technicals. A pretty good increase in T’s; if you ask me, that’s not necessarily good for the game, and it’s not necessarily the players’ fault.Nothing more exciting than watching a guy shoot a free throw shot with nobody there to rebound, right? In Stern’s mind, apparently not.Stern’s even got partners in crime. Hey, Chicago Bulls, what is your beef with headbands? You pay big bucks for your man, Ben Wallace, put a headband on him for advertising purposes, then suspend him for throwing one on during the game?Whoever made up that silly no-headband rule needs to be told that medical science has allowed trained doctors to learn how to surgically remove that abnormally large bug from his ass.I’m not going to get into the overly rehashed issues of the new dress code, the new ball, the no-ripping-off-of-the-warm-ups rule. But it’s all a part of what’s making college basketball, a game that remains so much purer than the pro game, that much more attractive than the NBA to the average viewer.I’ve heard it said that Stern is the best commissioner in sports. Roger Goodell is too new, Bud Selig has been tainted with the steroid issue and Gary Bettman made sure the NHL would get the worst ratings of all time by moving the majority of televised hockey games to Versus. Whatever the hell that is — the games might as well be on Cartoon Network.How are Stern’s efforts leading toward any different of a result than those of Bettman? Bettman may have went out of his way to cut down on the viewership by making a curious TV decision, but Stern is starting to deliberately come up with strange rules that aren’t going to change the league’s image for anything but the worse.And at least Bettman made some changes to the game of hockey — with the end result of higher-scoring games — that show an intelligent attempt at garnering popularity. I said I won’t get into that new-ball rule, but it’s clear — at least if you listen to any NBA star — Stern isn’t making any smart choices in terms of the play of the game either.As for baseball, when all the MLB talk centers around steroids, my interest in the game doesn’t go away one little bit. I do respect that this is different for purists who refuse to support a dirty game, but frankly, ‘roids or no ‘roids, I just want to watch a good game, and Selig has done a good job of providing that.But the problems in basketball right now can be much more costly than those of baseball. Any time I hear about the latest nonsensical fine, it gives the NBA this childish image that is turning off fans one by one. This keeps up, and pro basketball is just going to go by the wayside sooner rather than later.Somebody stop David Stern before the seats at NBA arenas are as empty as his head.Aaron is a sophomore who doesn’t know what to do with his weekends now that UW football is out of session until the bowl game. Share your disdain for David Stern at [email protected]last_img read more