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Angelo De Augustine – “If I Could Fly” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year we were mesmerized by Angelo De Augustine’s hushed, harrowing Spirals Of Silence, a collection of songs that made lo-fi singer-songwriter stuff feel crystalline and otherworldly. One of the highlights from that record, “How Past Begins,” will serve as the basis for a new EP out early next month. “If I Could Fly” i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / 11:20 am

Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” Video

Just yesterday, Jenny Lewis and Vanessa Bayer were joking about Troop Beverly Hills, the 1989 kids movie that Lewis appeared in when she was a child actor. Turns out the movie was on their mind for a reason: Lewis’ new self-directed video for “She’s Not Me,” the most absolutely magnificent song on her 2014 instant… More »

By: Chris DeVille / 10:51 am

Palmistry – “Memory Taffeta” (Stereogum Premiere)

Palmistry is Benjy Keating, a London producer who makes effervescent hybrid pop tinged with deep melancholy. “Memory Taffeta,” Keating’s latest single, merges dancehall and R&B into something alien yet instantly recognizable, one of those musical archetypes that feels like it has always existed yet sounds unmistakably new. There’s satisfying friction in hearing such a gentle,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / 10:03 am

Bob Nastanovich Answers Questions About Thoroughbred Racing

At this point Bob Nastanovich is at least as well known as a race horsing enthusiast as a member of Pavement and Silver Jews. Nastanovich is, for instance, the only known American to have attended race meetings at all 60 British racecourses, and he’s been involved with the sport in various capacities including owner, breeder,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Voice Contestant Used Stipend To Fund ISIS Investigation

Back when Cee-Lo Green was a coach on The Voice, one of the singers he selected for his team during season 3 was a young Princeton student named Ben Taub. Taub was eliminated in the Battle Rounds, but he walked away with a nice little stipend, which he promptly used to buy a plane ticket… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm

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Judging by his comments here, it sounds like he takes the game a little too seriously.
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May 22, 2015 on Ed Sheeran Wants You To Know He’s Already Successful, But Plans To Catch Up To Taylor Swift
I just subbed in a more, ahem, conventional bio.
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May 22, 2015 on 48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums
Yes, it's their best song and video.
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May 20, 2015 on Foo Fighters Are David Letterman’s Last Musical Guest
Either way, NME points out that The Colour And The Shape was released 18 years ago today.
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May 20, 2015 on Foo Fighters Are David Letterman’s Last Musical Guest
I'd say "willfully strange" and "meandering" are two apt descriptions of Dylan's latter-day live presence.
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May 20, 2015 on Watch Bob Dylan’s Willfully Strange Performance On David Letterman’s Penultimate Show
More good points from dansolo!
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May 14, 2015 on The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much
That four-song run from "All Downhill From Here" to "Memory Lame" has always been special to me, but I certainly don't disparage the second half of the record!
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May 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Jim O’Rourke Simple Songs
Cafe Bourbon Street. I think when they were touring The Airing Of Grievances but not 100 percent sure.
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May 2, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Kanye totally is a genius, though : )
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May 1, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Thinks No One Is Allowed To Criticize Kanye West