Come October 17th, funky wonders Vulfpeck will release their newest full-length LP, The Beautiful Game. With the band just wrapping up a four-night run through New York from Wednesday – Saturday, fans have been dying to know what music will be featured on the new LP. Today, that changes, as the band has released both the full tracklisting and an excerpt of liner notes from the new album.The band did play one new song – titled “Cory Wong” – from the new album during their SummerStage performance, but have been tight-lipped about everything else thusfar. They also said, on Saturday night, that their performance of “Conscious Club” would be the last time it was played as an instrumental in America, leading us to believe that the version that appears in the new tracklisting has a fresh set of lyrics. This wouldn’t be the first time that Vulfpeck added lyrics to one of their older songs, as “Christmas In L.A.” made its debut as an instrumental on the 2014 album Fugue State before being lyricized for the 2015 album Thrill Of The Arts.In all, the new album has ten songs, eight of which are completely unfamiliar. It’s interesting that the band chose not to play any of them during their Brooklyn Bowl run, but the reward will come when listening to these new songs through fresh ears. The liner notes also indicate a number of featured guests on the album.Check out the tracklisting and liners below, courtesy of the Vulfpeck. You can also find more about the album on the band’s Kickstarter page.You can see the liner notes for the album below:
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The Football Association has decided not to take any further action against Monk having asked him “for his observations” after he launched a post-match tirade against Oliver, Moses and Riley, who he is set to meet this week. Monk was left fuming again on Tuesday by a red card for Swansea defender Federico Fernandez – which the Welsh club have subsequently appealed – in a 2-1 Capital One Cup loss at Liverpool, although he did say while complaining after the game: “What is the point?” And when asked on Thursday if he thought moaning about referees’ decisions got you anywhere, Martinez, whose side host Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday, said: “I think it makes you feel better, but I don’t think it gets you anything at all. “Football is a game of errors, and sometimes you get those errors in your favour or against you, and that is part of the game.” In his comments after the Stoke match, Monk accused Riley of “poor leadership”. But on his own experience of Riley, Martinez said: “Mike is always there to cope with any sort of enquiries and I’ve seen a real professional side from him.” The Spaniard – who both played alongside Monk and managed him at Swansea – added: “I’ve never, ever seen a team that always get bad decisions, or that always gets good ones. “In general, everything levels up over the course of a season, and we are quite fortunate with our refereeing standards in our leagues – we shouldn’t lose sight of that. Press Association Martinez has also defended Professional Game Match Officials Limited general manager Mike Riley and the standard of refereeing in English football, describing it as “very strong”. Monk has made headlines of late with some forthright views on decisions against his team, most notably Michael Oliver’s call to award Stoke a penalty when Victor Moses went to ground in the Swans’ 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium on October 19. “I’m looking at other leagues around the world and they would love to have the standards we have here. I think the level of our refereeing system here is very strong.” Ninth-placed Everton go into Saturday’s clash against sixth-placed Swansea with their season starting to come together results-wise after a shaky start to the campaign, and their veteran frontman Samuel Eto’o is in fine form. The Toffees have lost just one of their last six games in all competitions, and last weekend’s 3-1 win at Burnley made it back-to-back top-flight victories for the first time this term. Eto’o scored twice in that match, has netted three times in his last four appearances and has a tally of four goals in total since joining the Merseysiders over the summer. Fellow striker Romelu Lukaku – also a scorer against Burnley, and with four goals this season – has spoken of feeling “blessed” to be working with the 33-year-old Cameroonian. And Martinez said of Eto’o: “To have Samuel at our football club is like a gift from the footballing gods. “It is important we give him the right amount of playing time. “But Samuel’s performance on Sunday, and every role he has had so far, has been of a real high standard and I’m really excited to see how well he can adapt in the second half of the season. “His experience and know-how have already been very important – in Europe, for example. But with the finishes against Burnley, it looked like the old good times of Samuel Eto’o.” Martinez said the knocks Lukaku sustained against Burnley and midfielder Darron Gibson picked up in training should not affect their availability for Saturday. Winger Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) and defender John Stones (ankle) remain out of contention, while full-back Bryan Oviedo and forward Arouna Kone are set to play in a “practice” game next week as they continue to work their way towards first-team action. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has stressed in the wake of Swansea counterpart Garry Monk’s recent comments on referees that there is no point moaning about decisions.
LONDON: Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom said that relegation may need to be scrapped if the Premier League season has to be ended. As the Premier League table stands, Brighton are on 29 points, two points above the relegation zone.“I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis,” Bloom is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.“I just don’t think it’s fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 points based on this system, and also it does not take into account the strength of the team you have not played.”The Premier League, like other leagues in Europe, has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are nine matches to be played by each club this season and a potential cutoff date of June 30 for the league to restart has been in the speculation.“You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it, you may use that criteria for European qualification but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the percent needed (70 per cent), for teams to get relegated. I really cannot foresee that,” added Bloom.West Ham United, Watford and Bournemouth are all on 27 points and are separated only by goal difference, putting Bournemouth at risk of being relegated if the current points table stands. IANSAlso Read: Why Congress wilted, why Modi bloomedAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assam
As a unit, the 2018 Badgers came into their season ranked No. 4 in the nation. A clear preseason playoff contender, their shortcomings became clear as soon as competitive play actually began.Most notably, the Brigham Young University loss shook the Badgers to their core. As a team that was then ranked within No. 5 in the country, a loss to an unranked BYU crushed any hopes of a playoff run.Football: BYU shocks UW 24–21 at home, Gaglianone’s last-minute FG sails leftWisconsin’s non-conference schedule had been repeatedly criticized as lenient — no team as good as the Badgers should be facing Read…Prior to their first loss of the season against BYU, the Badgers defeated their opening two opponents handily. Despite this, it was the first two wins of the season in 2018 that shined a light on the faults of the Badgers that ultimately caused their season to hit a wall.It follows then that the big question coming into this season was whether or not the Badgers, still ranked as a top team in the nation at No. 17, would be able to live up to expectations and continue to improve performance.As of now, all signs point to a clear and definitive yes. With an opening 2-0 record as well as a stunning aggregate score line of 110–0, the Badgers are back in business.The first part of that record, the 110 points scored in their opening two games, is an impressive stat in its own right. But it’s not the number of points the Badgers scored that matters the most, it’s how they scored them.In the opening two games of 2018, just 38% of their total offensive production came from pass attempts made by Alex Hornibrook. This placed a heavy burden on Jonathan Taylor and the Wisconsin offensive line to drive the offense nearly single-handedly.In 2019, 58% of the Badgers’ aggregate offense yards gained have come from the air. Despite his extremely impressive performances up to this point, Chryst decided to pull Taylor from each of the opening games prior to the beginning of the fourth quarter.Through the first two games of this season, Taylor is averaging 121.5 yards per game. Against Western Kentucky and New Mexico, he averaged a stunning 201.5.Football: Jonathan Taylor’s record day gives UW 45–14 win over New MexicoWarming up took a few quarters in Madison Saturday, but Wisconsin found their second-half mojo, eventually thrashing New Mexico 45–14. Read…While generally one would think more rushing yards from arguably the nation’s top running back would be a good thing, the fact that Taylor has not had to carry the offense is a good sign heading into the Badgers’ bye week.This is especially true when the Badgers, while still under-utilizing Taylor, managed to outscore their initial two opponents by a significantly higher margin than the previous season.Perhaps the most promising sign of life for a once heavily doubted Badger team is their revamped defense.Without a doubt, the Badgers’ lackluster defensive performances were one of the most disappointing and damaging aspects of their game.In 2017, the Badgers’ defense was ranked No. 4 overall in the nation on their way to a victory in the Orange Bowl against Miami. In 2018, they earned a measly No. 38 spot ranking on that same list on their way to an 8-5 season.Even as the Badgers held Western Kentucky and New Mexico to just a combined total of 17 points over two games, some holes in their defense began to be apparent.Most notably, the Badgers allowed Western Kentucky 305 yards of total offense in their season opener at home. While they held WKU to just a single field goal, WKU was anything but a sturdy offensive threat as they would end up going just 3-9 on their season and score an average of just 21 points per game.The Badger defense got off to a shaky start that served as a prelude to an early season heartbreaker against BYU.Any doubts that lingered after last year’s defensive performances have certainly been squashed after the Badgers’ opening games against South Florida and Central Michigan.Over these two games, the Badgers allowed a whopping zero total points. Zero. Nada. Zip. Zilch.But as shown with WKU, points don’t always tell the whole story.Currently, the Badgers are ranked second in the nation for pass yards allowed per game with just 87, second in the nation in rush yards allowed per game with 20.5 and first in the nation for total yards allowed per game at 108.Finally, their zero points allowed per game puts them at first in the nation for yet another defensive statistical category.It remains to be seen how these early performances will translate when the Badgers run up against more formidable opponents. Yet, if last season’s opening games were any indication of the mediocrity that was to come, then this year’s opening games point towards Badger team that has made significant strides towards improvement.The only bad news that came from the start of the Badgers’ season was that safety Scott Nelson will miss the rest of this season following a leg injury suffered in the season opener against USF.Nelson made the announcement official over Twitter on Saturday following the Central Michigan game.“While I am disappointed to receive the news that my season is over because of an injury, I will not be deterred” said Nelson. “My plan is to be back on the field and better than ever when we kick off in 2020.”With a secondary who was marred by injury and inexperience in 2018, the loss of a returning starter is a big hit for the team.Football: For Wisconsin secondary, motto has been “next man up”The Wisconsin defensive backfield has been decimated by injuries so far this season, but that has not been a concern Read…The loss of Nelson is certainly a hit to the Badgers’ defense, but their performance up to this point has been stunningly impressive.All visible indicators point toward a revamped Badger team that is set to build upon last year’s campaign. One thing is for certain — they will be interesting to watch as they take on top Big Ten competition at Camp Randall throughout the year.
DES MOINES — Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has decided against running for the U.S. Senate. For the past couple of months, Vilsack had been meeting with privately with influential Democrats and supporters of his previous statewide campaigns in 1998 and 2002 — discussing a potential challenge to Republican Joni Ernst’s bid for reelection next year.Vilsack hinted at a run in December, suggesting Ernst’s record might be vulnerable.“Make ’em squeal, I don’t know. Have we made even these folks squirm at all? I haven’t see it,” Vilsack told reporters. “But I think a ‘Happy Warrior’ — I think we’re ready for that.”Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price issued a written statement this afternoon, saying Democrats appreciate Vilsack’s “thoughtful and deliberate consideration of making a run for the seat.” Price added there will be a “spirited primary” to select the Democrat who’ll challenge Ernst in 2020.A Des Moines Register “Iowa Poll” released this past week showed Ernst’s approval rating in Iowa is 57 percent.Vilsack got his start in politics as mayor of Mount Pleasant. He won election to the state senate in 1992. In 1998, Vilsack was the first Democrat elected governor in more than three decades. Vilsack briefly ran for president after serving two terms as Iowa’s governor. He served eight years as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during the entire Obama Administration.Vilsack is currently the president and CEO of the US. Dairy Export Council.