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 +31Posted on Jun 24th | re: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014 (183 comments)

If you want us to vote for “what this season means to us” then you should’ve included our actual suggestions instead of a few of these shitty choices.

I know The War On Drugs isn’t “summer music” but it got a lot of votes and obviously means A LOT to us this year.

So get this. True story.

At weekend 1 of Coachella…after Neutral Milk Hotel ended I had some extra time before Beck started. On stage before Beck…Calvin Harris. Playing to the biggest crowd of the weekend I believe.

Watching in amazement at the crowd, I looked next to me and see a huge guy that looked like Win Butler. He was wearing a mask and a hat trying to conceal his identity (but that dude is fucking tall). It was obviously him. But only my friends and I noticed since we weren’t on molly watching Calvin. We didn’t go up to him because it would’ve been messed up to blow his cover, but he watched all of Calvin Harris’ set, by himself, and throughout it he was just shaking his head with a pissed off glare. Pretty funny he would be on that exact same stage in 2 hours to headline and make the comment about real instruments.

 +22Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (84 comments)

THIS is why I love you guys Stereogum.

A lot of blogs would overlook Throwing Copper 20 years later, but it meant A LOT to some of us kids in the 90′s. I’m not in any way defending Live any more than I would defend Green Day post Dookie, but it represents an interesting time in the mid 90′s that can’t be completely overlooked. Lightning Crashes was mesmerizing as a child.

SOOO excited for this weekend! Year 7 for me. Nas at midnight will be leg-en-dary. I wish they did the same for Wu Tang last year.

If any of you Gum’ers are camping and would like to talk good music, I will have a giant Spanish flag and a 100 foot slip n slide on my row. Hard to miss me. Come by and have a beer… or 3!

From what I saw, it looks like they’ve made significant improvements to the Yuma. Its bigger, with possibly an alternate entrance. There will still be a line, but if you find yourself with a free 30-45 min. You GOTTA check it out. Such a fun, disco party AIR CONDITIONED tent….

 +18Posted on Mar 17th | re: Courtney Love Solves Missing Malaysian Plane Mystery (33 comments)

In Related News – Courtney Love blames Dave Grohl for Malaysian flight disaster.

 +11Posted on Mar 4th | re: Album Of The Week: The Men Tomorrow's Hits (37 comments)

I absolutely LOVE this album. And I loved New Moon last year as well.

Frankly, I don’t understand how anyone can dislike an album like this. The sound is impeccable, there are more hooks than I can count, and its remarkably consistent from beginning to end.

I consider The Men like Woods and maybe Thee Oh Sees. Do we just begin to ignore consistency if we just keep getting it year after year?

 +6Posted on Feb 28th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (59 comments)

Suzanne seems like a typical Facebook Pitchfork post commenter.

Does anyone else read the comments on Pitchfork FB posts and want to punch 90% of those pretentious pricks? Saying WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU PITCHFORK YOU USED TO BE COOL….**UNFOLLOW** (when they post an interview with Pharrell).

 +5Posted on Feb 25th | re: Album Of The Week: Schoolboy Q Oxymoron (78 comments)

Yessss. Schoolboy Q all day.

Q REALLY went for it with this one. His rapping style feels so much more real than other MC’s out right now. Tom’s last couple sentences describe Q perfectly. It took me a while to get into Habits & Contradictions, but when it clicks, it just clicks. Even after many listens, Oxymoron still might not “process” because for a hip hop artist – Q’s songs have different layers.

My only complaint is this might sound a little too produced for Q’s raw style. Still brilliant album though.

 +7Posted on Feb 21st | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (107 comments)

I’m hoping for Schoolboy Q but I think its going to be St. Vincent.

The TDE crew is on fire right now. I’m surprised Isaiah Rashad’s debut isn’t being talked about as much as it should be on here. I like it more than Oxymoron (at least right now) but that’s mainly because it has a more east coast feel than other Black Hippy releases which I’m kind of fascinated with.