Claire Lobenfeld

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Interview

Bowling And Birth Charts With Pure Bathing Culture

I shouldn't have taken Pure Bathing Culture bowling. Still, that's what we're doing. We meet at Brooklyn's the Gutter, a bowling alley devoid of the…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 30, 2015 - 9:59 am

Best Covers

10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Lykke Li @ The Apollo, NYC 5/15/14

A "pathetic fallacy" occurs when, in a story, nature reacts to a human emotion: when everything is going wrong and a character says something like,…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 16, 2014 - 11:03 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best M.I.A. Songs

M.I.A. is supposed to be a messenger, but the mission of her music is often obscured by critics' and listeners' schismatic view of her work.
Claire Lobenfeld | November 6, 2013 - 4:01 pm

M.I.A. Says Her Super Bowl Middle Finger Was Actually A Godly Hand Gesture

M.I.A.'s Matangi is out today and along with the religious iconography that is referenced throughout the album, in a recent interview with NPR, the "Bad…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 5, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Stream Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe

The two tracks we've heard from Blood Orange's upcoming Cupid Deluxe, "You're Not Good Enough" and the Caroline Polachek-featuring "Chamakay," both garnered 5 Best Songs
Claire Lobenfeld | November 5, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Porches. – “Townie Blunt Guts”

"Townie Blunt Guts" is a new track from Porches. that will appear as the A-side on a 7" split with fellow Westchester indie kids LVL…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 5, 2013 - 11:41 am

Tei Shi – “Nature Vs. Nurture” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Saudade" was always one of my favorite words (and one of the only I still remember well) from when I was studying Portuguese in college.
Claire Lobenfeld | November 5, 2013 - 10:54 am

Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life”

Broken Bells, the side-project of Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer, recently revealed they will release their sophomore album After The Disco in January…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Audion – “Motormouth”

As Audion, electro-architect Matthew Dear makes expansive, ascendant quilts of techno and new track "Motormouth" is one of his most intricate to-date. It's one of…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Hospitality – “I Miss Your Bones”

Last month, Brooklyn indie-pop trio and BTW-emeritus Hospitality teased their sophomore album Trouble, which is due out early next year. We got a sneak peak…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 10:57 am

Califone – “Frosted Tips” Video

Califone have released a video for their August-released single "Frosted Tips" and not a single person in the clip has the hair dye atrocity for…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 10:31 am

Watch Holy Ghost! Play Letterman

Holy Ghost! performed "Dumb Disco Ideas" from their new album Dynamics with a full band on last night's Letterman. Golf claps, Dave, for having an…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Flume – “Space Cadet” (Feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Aussie electronic producer and DJ Flume is slated to release his mixtape Flume: Deluxe Edition later this month and it's shaping up to be a…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Juana Molina – “Eras” Video

"Eras" is the first track Argentine singer Juana Molina gave us from her new album Wed 21 and now she has released an accompanying visual…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Comments from Claire Lobenfeld

This is excellent, Chris.
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February 13, 2015 on Silent Alarm Turns 10
EXTENDED BREAKUP METAPHOR. TRUST.
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July 15, 2014 on Lykke Li – “Gunshot” Video
OK, well sometimes I get nostalgic for Tom rants.
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May 2, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I doubt it happened, but I just have this vision of Ariana Grande not initially making it to #1 and Tom letting off a fantastic display of profanity to get it there. Aw, I miss you guys.
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May 2, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
This is so great! I am sad I won't be there :(
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February 20, 2014 on Stereogum SXSW 2014 Day Party Lineup
Yes! Best choice! Also, makes me wish that my Portuguese wasn't so terrible.
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February 5, 2014 on Mixtape Of The Week: Pearls Negras Biggie Apple
This isn't THAT bad, but I hate that it happened. At least it's not "Only You" or "U Already Know" or "Dance With Me" or "Anywhere" or—NEVER MIND, PROTECT 112 FROM ALL COVERS. (Hi guys!)
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January 7, 2014 on Twin Shadow – “Cupid” (112 Cover)
I have been thinking all week I would be #1. I am so sad. Should I just become part of the commentariat?
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November 15, 2013 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I saw the tweet and I was like, "WILL THERE OR WON'T THERE BE A YEEZUS REFERENCE" and now here we are. HI GUYS!
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November 13, 2013 on Download Death Grips Government Plates
You forgot to mention Yeezus :)
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November 13, 2013 on Download Death Grips Government Plates
Aw thank you, Raptor Jesus! No going away post from me. This was it and I'm glad you think it's a good note to bow out with. Always appreciated how much you contribute to the convo here, RJ, and your kind words upon my departure.
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November 6, 2013 on The 10 Best M.I.A. Songs
I know, I said that it was there to remind "us he popped off when Clinton was president." :)
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October 16, 2013 on Eminem – “Rap God”
I've never heard otherwise, so I am pretty sure that it's just thinking faster than typing. Thanks for pointing out that one so I could fix it.
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September 20, 2013 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week