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Starwalker – “Everybody’s Got Their Own Way” (Stereogum Premiere)

Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang's Bardi Johannsson write twinkly, spacey synth rock under the fitting name of Starwalker, and we've been enjoying their work
Charles Innis | January 18, 2016 - 9:53 am

Anna Meredith – “Taken” (Stereogum Premiere)

Scotland's Anna Meredith is not just a solo artist, she's a legit composer. Her synth-heavy, genre-averse work plays with texture, repetition and syncopation in a…
Charles Innis | January 11, 2016 - 8:56 am

Laser – “Disconnect” (Stereogum Premiere)

Laser are an indie-rock trio led by former Broken Social Scene member Lisa Lobsinger, and they build warm, luminous melodies with bloopy synths and gentle…
Charles Innis | January 6, 2016 - 9:14 am

Red Pill – “90s Money” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Hip-hop artists rarely make the booming tech industry a musical subject, but thankfully Detroit-based Red Pill is here to fill in that gap. The rapper…
Charles Innis | January 5, 2016 - 10:49 am

Los Colognes – “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” Video (Rolling Stones Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Nashville six-piece Los Colognes seem perfectly fine with sitting out of frame from current musical trends, and their rootsy, bluesy folk rock is executed well…
Charles Innis | December 18, 2015 - 9:47 am

Half Waif – “Nest” (Stereogum Premiere)

Half Waif are a bewitching Brooklyn-based trio that blend fluttery, glitchy beats with classical textures, and all three members of the live band also play…
Charles Innis | December 17, 2015 - 10:05 am

ABRA – “Fruit” Video

ABRA released fine collaborations with salute and Father/Hiko Momoji this year, but she also shared her own solo debut album Rose. The Awful Records R&B…
Charles Innis | December 15, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Yumi Zouma – “Second Wave” Video

New Zealand dream pop trio Yumi Zouma create wispy, slow-motion dance songs with the softest pastel tones imaginable. Their music is hushed and oozy, made…
Charles Innis | December 15, 2015 - 11:54 am

Heron Oblivion – “Oriar” (Stereogum Premiere)

Heron Oblivion entirely comprises musicians with an established pedigree in West Coast psychedelic music, and their combined efforts couldn't sound more sublime and exemplary. The…
Charles Innis | December 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

Stream Driftless Recordings Driftless Ambient II (Stereogum Premiere)

Listening to ambient music is a sometimes necessary means to winding down for a while, or at least for turning the morning transit into a…
Charles Innis | December 10, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Pinkshinyultrablast – “The Cherry Pit”

Five-piece Russian shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast are one of a few new shoegaze bands this year that bring fresh air to the genre and reach beyond mere…
Charles Innis | December 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Braids – “Amends (Dave Harrington Edit)”

Dave Harrington, formerly one-half of Darkside, is near the end of his 12 Days of Remixes run. He's already shared mixes of Beyoncé, Michael Jackson,…
Charles Innis | December 10, 2015 - 11:33 am

Madeira – “Let Me Down” Video

Madeira is the glossy solo project of New Zealand-native Kim Pflaum, former member of the pop group Yumi Zouma. Her newest single, "Let Me Down,"
Charles Innis | December 9, 2015 - 9:48 am

The Silence – “Ancient Wind Part 3″ Video

The Silence is born from previous members of Ghost -- the now-defunct Japanese psych group, not the theatrical Swedish metal ghouls. Frontman Masaki Batoh's band…
Charles Innis | December 8, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Holy Sons – “Gnostic Device” (Stereogum Premiere)

Holy Sons is the brainchild of Emil Amos, a Portland-based multi-instrumentalist who's released 10 albums in the last 15 or so years under that guise…
Charles Innis | December 4, 2015 - 9:57 am

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