+10Posted at 11:05am | re: How Does It Feel: DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On (14 comments)

also: “It didn’t help that the truck he was driving was stolen.”

I can brush off the heroin and all – these people aren’t supposed to be role-models – but that seems like a pretty off-handed dismissal of something kind of important to story of the whole arrest.

 +2Posted at 10:58am | re: How Does It Feel: DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On (14 comments)

Great article. I remember loving Oshin when it came out, but for some reason or another I haven’t really spent any time with it since that first summer it was out. I actually saw DIIV twice, opening for Wild Nothing and Japandroids, but neither slot felt like it fit (too abrasive for the first and too left-field for the second) so I’m interested to hear how the new stuff has evolved.

I do wonder if Smith and Ferreira encourage some less likable aspects of each other’s personalities, but I also try not to give a shit about the people whose music I listen to as long as they aren’t really hateful or unpleasant.

If you really think this song really is an “absolute monster” and a “banger” then one of us is losing our minds.

Disregarding even the quality of the song (which I think sounds like a children’s rhyme on top of boring faux-funk) nothing about this “bangs” in the least

 +1Posted on Jul 16th | re: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "Ring A Bell" (10 comments)

this is unreal. who besides guys with creepy Asian girl fetishes could possibly enjoy listening to what sounds like a child who just inhaled helium babble like that?

 +1Posted on Jul 7th | re: Alt-J - "Left Hand Free" (20 comments)

so yeah, I think they are well aware of that

 +1Posted on Jul 7th | re: Alt-J - "Left Hand Free" (20 comments)

Whereas the band typically spend weeks agonising over every note, Left Hand Free was written “in about 20 minutes”. Needless to say, the US label loved it.

Thom: “I tried to make the drums as cliched as possible, there’s none of my personality in it.”

Gus: “I’m doing some kind of organ solo. I don’t know where ‘baby’ came from.”

Joe: “And I say, ‘Gee whizz,’ which I’m not sure is a phrase I’ve ever uttered before. I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with Good Riddance To Bin Laden stickers!”

“Oh God…” says Gus, a worrying realisation dawning. “Someone’s going to walk onstage to it at an NRA convention.”

 +5Posted on Jul 3rd | re: The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of (30 comments)

holy shit, that Becky G song cannot be serious, can it? the video is barely a step above Rebecca Black in amateurishness and the music is so forgettable that I can’t even remember any of it while it’s actually playing.

also I hope to god Break Free signals the beginning of poptimism’s breaking point – that is the lamest fucking bottom of the barrel generic edm “beat” in the world and as fun and great as pop can be I really hope the non-mainstream music press (that includes you, Stereogum) stops giving her press she doesn’t need or deserve

 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Win An Official Blur Britannia Tea Set (276 comments)

End of a Century!

 0Posted on Apr 15th | re: Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter Ended Up Raising $6.2M (6 comments)

It’ll be just about as popular as the Ouya too

 +8Posted on Dec 16th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Beyoncé BEYONCÉ (70 comments)

Um. you need to listen to Haunted again, because that line is definitely on there