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Stream Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins

Let's get this chamber popping! Painted Ruins, Grizzly Bear's first album in five years, is officially out now. You've heard advance singles "Three Rings," "Mourning
Chris DeVille | 12:00 am

The Week In Pop

When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just…
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm

Daniel Craig Took The Cast Of Logan Lucky To See Car Seat Headrest

James Bond loves Car Seat Headrest! Some context: Jack Quaid, son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, is in Steven Soderbergh's awesome-looking new movie Logan
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 11:19 am

Julie & The Wrong Guys – “Love & Leaving”

Julie & The Wrong Guys is the new project matching indie rock veteran Julie Doiron with a hard-hitting rock band heavily sourced from Toronto's Cancer…
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 10:50 am

Katy Perry Tour Openers Include Purity Ring, Carly Rae Jepsen, Noah Cyrus

Katy Perry has announced that her tour in support of semi-disastrous yet big-selling Witness is kicking off 10 days later than expected due to production…
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 10:29 am

Let This “Bad And Boujee” x “September” Mashup Be A Temporary Reprieve From Life’s Woes

As you may have heard, the United States is currently a shitshow. Maybe you've been feeling down about it. I know I have! Fortunately, just…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 1:25 pm

KMD – “True Lightyears” (Feat. Jay Electronica & DOOM)

Before he donned a mask and became MF DOOM, Daniel Dumile rapped under the name Zev Love X as a member of golden-era hip-hop group…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 11:56 am

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik – “Free At Last” (Feat. Syne) Video

Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, the two underground MCs who used to rap together as the Perceptionists, reunited this year to release Resolution, their first album…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 11:29 am

Watch Khalid Cover SZA’s “Love Galore”

Khalid, the R&B-leaning teenage singer-songwriter who impressed us with his recent debut album American Teen, is in the habit of covering some of his slightly…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 11:00 am

Shabazz Palaces – “Shine A Light” (Feat. Thaddillac) Video

Shabazz Palaces just released two new albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. The former LP includes the beautiful,…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 10:28 am

Van Morrison – “Transformation” (Feat. Jeff Beck & Chris Farlowe) Video

Van Morrison is promoting his upcoming album Roll With The Punches today by releasing a very solid new song called "Transformation." The album combines new…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 9:56 am

U2’s Songs Of Experience Reportedly Out 12/1

U2 have been teasing Songs Of Experience, the follow-up to 2014's Songs Of Innocence, basically from the moment they forced Innocence onto every iPhone in
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 9:36 am

Preview Weezer’s “Mexican Fender” Out Thursday

Weezer are releasing a new song called "Mexican Fender" on Thursday, their second new song of the year following spring's "Feels Like Summer" (the one…
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Partner – “Gross Secret”

In addition to guitar heroics and hooks on hooks, one of the main reasons we named Partner a Band To Watch is that their songs…
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Quilt – “Black Night Woman” (F.J. McMahon Cover)

Quilt's discography feels like an extension of decades' worth of psychedelic folk music, and back in June the Boston combo made that connection explicit by…
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2017 - 3:17 pm

Comments from Chris DeVille

My intention with the first two sentences was to separate bands like the Lips and Portugal from conventional one-hit wonders... like for bands that have been going that long with a catalog that deep and an audience that big I feel like it's a given they have other good songs.
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August 17, 2017 on When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit
Fun fact: Former Stereogum staff writer Collin Robinson was a producer for Pac Div!
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August 16, 2017 on It’s Time To Get Excited About Brockhampton
I basically said "Pacific time" in order to write around this mistake — which basically everyone online makes constantly — rather than rant about it in this post. But thank you for the venue to rant about it. As long as we're in Daylight Savings Time, it's EDT, CDT, MDT, and PDT, not EST, CST, MST, and PST. What's so hard about that? And as long as we're talking commonplace errors, even more aggravating is the rampant use of "comprised of," a phrase that is never ever correct. You can say a band is "composed of" two brothers or a band "comprises" two brothers OR two brothers "comprise" the band OR that it's a band "comprising" two brothers. But not that the band is "comprised of" two brothers. Shout out to Deb Gump, the journalism professor who drilled this into us at Ohio University. OK, rant over!
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August 15, 2017 on Preview Weezer’s “Mexican Fender” Out Thursday
No album this year has grown on me like that one, but tbj I still don't like "Hard Times." I am not fond of its herky-jerkiness and prefer just about every other song on the album.
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August 1, 2017 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2017
Y'know Charli released "Boys" literally hours after voting closed! Who knows what might've been...
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August 1, 2017 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2017
It's wild how much better "Haiti" is live compared to the studio version. It's my least favorite track on Funeral, but it totally holds its own with the classics from that album in concert.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
I get that it's super corny, but I listened to Reflektor while mowing the grass last weekend and "Normal Person" easily elicited the strongest reaction from me (in a good way). The part when they all scream "NO!" is so great.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
"I've heard it" is indeed Tom's line, and Chairlift was indeed the original "I've heard it" album, which is a shame because Tom really underrated that one!
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now
We have a different authority weighing in on that before the voting period's over...
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July 20, 2017 on Q&A: Mitski On Her Next Album & Making Sense Of Newfound Fame
Hey, I saw police cars and I was in a hurry! But thanks for the clarification.
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July 13, 2017 on Arcade Fire – “Electric Blue” Video