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Tame Impala – “Nangs”

Yesterday we shared our Tame Impala cover story, in which Kevin Parker discusses the transformations afoot on the band’s new album Currents. Today, the band has offered up a behind-the-scenes recording video accompanied by a previously unheard track from the album. “Nangs” is a short, interlude-like composition that appears near the beginning of the album,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Stream Veruca Salt Ghost Notes

When we talked to Veruca Salt about their unexpected reunion, Louise Post told us, “It’s sort of like we picked up where we left off without missing a beat… It took us a while to sing together again. But I think once that door was open, it all started to come into play naturally.” Now… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Yes I’m Changing: The Bold Metamorphosis Of Tame Impala’s Currents

Kevin Parker was still working when the taxi rolled up to his home. The sun was setting over Perth on one of those early March evenings when a Southern Hemisphere summer is inching into fall. In just a few days, Parker was expected to be in Los Angeles to play Tame Impala’s new album, Currents,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

The Week In Pop: Hilary Duff Joined Tinder And, Oh Yeah, Made A Decent Album Too

It was obvious from the beginning that Hilary Duff signing up for Tinder was a stunt to promote her comeback album. What wasn’t obvious was what an elaborate stunt it would turn out to be — not just a headline-grabbing move to get people talking about Duff again but the premise for a craven music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2015 - 9:42 am

Jonny Greenwood Confirms Radiohead Are Recording A Version Of ’90s Rarity “Lift”

Last month Jonny Greenwood talked to Dutch website 3voor12 about Radiohead’s progress in the studio, but as Consequence Of Sound notes, the interview just captured the attention of the band’s English-speaking fans on Reddit. And it’s a good thing they caught it! Most of the exchange is mundane — it took Radiohead “a lot of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Comments from chris deville

I liked Kaleidoscope Dream better too. www.stereogum.com/1225571/2012-in-review-the-new-wave-of-rb-comes-into-full-bloom/franchises/deconstructing/
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June 23, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Miguel Wildheart
I voted for it!
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June 12, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I shoulda put the Weeknd in here, you're right! I often forget to include songs we've already covered outside the column. But that's one of the pop songs of the year right there.
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June 11, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Nate Ruess Went Solo, Made A Fun. Album Anyway
This is what his management told us: "We are calling this his 'full-length solo debut' because this is the first collection of fully formed songs he's released. There's technically one other 'Phil Cook' EP and then he has records under 'Phil Cook & His Feat' which is a project in which he records a mostly improvised album in one day/sitting."
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June 8, 2015 on Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (Stereogum Premiere)
We heard Raleigh from the publicist, though I tend to think of the Triangle as one big metro area tbh.
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June 8, 2015 on Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (Stereogum Premiere)
No shit. I was just down there for the Sugar Bowl in January and I lost my mind over those things + coffee.
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June 4, 2015 on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Bandleader Will Be Jon Batiste
Great Plains rule http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9f4J2x3crc8
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June 2, 2015 on Yo La Tengo Announce New Album Stuff Like That There, Share Two Songs
Ha! I am old, married, and boring but I still voted for "Doctor Pepper," freakend or no freakend.
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May 31, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
That song is mediocre. No one even nominated it!
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May 29, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I consider myself a hardcore Plan fan and I did not know this. Can you explain?
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May 29, 2015 on “Radio Head” Was Inspired By The Guy Who Played Ned Ryerson In Groundhog Day