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Filthy Friends – “Despierata”

Filthy Friends is a new supergroup featuring Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker (pictured), R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Kurt Bloch. They make their recorded…
Chris DeVille | 11:51 am


Watch Florence + The Machine Play “What Kind Of Man” On Austin City Limits

Florence + The Machine are about to make their grand return to Austin City Limits. The band shared an episode with Lykke Li back in…
Chris DeVille | 11:16 am

Punctual – “Eva” & “Fix”

Punctual, the team of Bristol musicians Will Lansley and John Morgan, specialize in house music with a songwriter's touch. But unlike Disclosure, their music doesn't…
Chris DeVille | 11:04 am


Watch Oasis Record “Champagne Supernova” In This Clip From Their New Documentary

The Oasis documentary OASIS: SUPERSONIC hits American theaters for one night only this coming Wednesday, 10/26. Today we've got an exclusive preview clip featuring scenes…
Chris DeVille | 10:00 am

The Flaming Lips – “The Castle” Video

The Flaming Lips have a new album out early next year called Oczy Mlody, and last night they shared its lead single "The Castle." Now…
Chris DeVille | 9:51 am

Prince Greatest Hits And Purple Rain Reissue Coming With Previously Unreleased Songs

Two new Prince releases are coming soon in the wake of the icon's untimely death earlier this year. First up is Prince 4Ever, a 40-song…
Chris DeVille | 9:37 am

The Week In Pop

Has Lady Gaga’s Comeback Album Failed Before It’s Even Out?

The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga's ostensible comeback album…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Kanye West Discloses Recent Tension With Jay Z And The “Apple/Tidal Bullshit” Behind Their Drake Collab

On the same day Drake released "One Dance" -- which would go on to become his first US #1 single, spending 10 weeks atop Billboard's…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 9:47 am

Radiohead Glastonbury Announcement Appears Imminent

Radiohead have mentioned in interviews lately that they're mulling over possible 2017 tour plans, and those plans seem to include a headlining spot at Glastonbury,…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2016 - 1:42 pm

Bobby Shmurda Officially Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison, Tells Court “I Was Forced By My Attorney To Take This Plea”

Ackquille Pollard, bka rapper Bobby Shmurda, accepted a plea deal last month, avoiding a trial for conspiracy to commit murder plus various drug and weapons…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2016 - 12:24 pm

Foo Fighters Played A Surprise Covers Set In LA With Lisa Loeb, Paul Stanley, Perry Farrell, Sammy Hagar, Steve Jones, & Stewart Copeland

Foo Fighters ended their 11-month hiatus with a huge surprise concert in Los Angeles last night to benefit area schools. The gig featured an all-star…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2016 - 11:07 am

Le Tigre – “I’m With Her” Video

Dance-punk icons Le Tigre teased a special one-off reunion track last month. Now that track is here, and it's very timely: a song in support…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2016 - 10:18 am


Black Marble – “Woods” Video

Chris Stewart's lo-fi synth project Black Marble just released It's Immaterial, their second album and first since jumping from Hardly Art to Ghostly International. One…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2016 - 9:02 am

Azealia Banks No Longer Signing With RZA Following Russell Crowe Drama

One of the strangest bits of news this week (and this year, and this lifetime) involved Azealia Banks attending Russell Crowe's Beverly Hills hotel party…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2016 - 8:33 am

Lady Gaga – “A-YO”

"A-YO" is our latest preview of Lady Gaga's imminent Joanne, and it reflects the album's country influences more than "Perfect Illusion" or "Million Reasons" before…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Comments from Chris DeVille

This comment brightened my day, best fwends
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October 18, 2016 on MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, he meant the five artists who are actually getting in will be announced in December. That's been fixed.
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October 18, 2016 on Pearl Jam, 2Pac, Bad Brains Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
That Crying album is my own personal Album Of The Week
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October 14, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Here's one other Kelly @ Stereogum highlight: She also writes at The Hairpin every damn day:
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October 10, 2016 on Father John Misty Is A Lot: The Night Josh Tillman Came To The New Yorker Festival
In fairness, I legit wouldn't have noticed this error without his snarky comment
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October 6, 2016 on Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore
Separation Sunday is the better album IMO. This one has jams, but Separation Sunday is one of the best rock albums of all time.
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October 3, 2016 on Boys And Girls In America Turns 10
I can't believe the first comment on my Hold Steady retrospective is about fucking Beach House
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October 3, 2016 on Boys And Girls In America Turns 10
@walkwithswagger I didn't see Rihanna's tour, but I mentioned in the piece that lots of big tours have featured a flying component. The difference here is that Kanye is flying around for the whole show rather than just for one or two songs. There is no traditional stage. It's a pretty big difference.
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September 30, 2016 on Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience
Oh, shit, I forgot, I saw him at Outside Lands 2014 too! Obviously my least memorable Kanye live experience.
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September 29, 2016 on Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience
Thanks for asking, RJ! (1) Lollapalooza 2008, which was technically part of the Glow In The Dark Tour but was significantly scaled down in stage production. It was fine, but not what I wanted it to be as a Chicago homecoming show. (2) Fader Fort G.O.O.D. Music showcase at SXSW 2009 — I was about three rows back. This was Kanye's first emergence from his 808s & Heartbreak misery cloud, and it was so great to see him energized and happy again. Also featuring Erykah Badu, Common, Kid Cudi, and some new kid Kanye signed out of Detroit named Big Sean. (3) Watch The Throne Tour in Detroit, which was just stellar, as I'm sure you know. I enjoyed it so much that it's a good memory even though Michigan beat Ohio State that day and I had to sit around for two hours waiting for the show to start. (4) Yeezus Tour in Detroit, which was even better that Watch The Throne in terms of sheer spectacle, as I'm sure you also know. (5) This Saint Pablo show in Columbus. What about you?
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September 29, 2016 on Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience
Here are some words from the same author about the music's quality:
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September 27, 2016 on Adele’s 25 Certified Diamond
They are equally bland, but Mendes is less corny and/or campy. He wouldn't sing "Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on!" with a shit-eating grin on his face like Puth does. Puth strikes me as a cartoon character, whereas Mendes is just the boy-next-door character from a YA drama. Plus "See You Again" reminds me of the kind of worship music that drove me away from church as a kid.
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September 22, 2016 on Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not
I really loved that Circulatory System album when I was getting into indie rock circa Y2K. Will have to go back and check it out soon.
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September 21, 2016 on Elephant 6 & Friends Reflect On The Legacy Of The Olivia Tremor Control’s Dusk At Cubist Castle
See! His production is extremely likable but you feel like you have to excuse it. (He also did Fifth Harmony's "BO$$," which is, in fact, BO$$.)
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September 17, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week