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Stream Grave Miasma Endless Pilgrimage (Stereogum Premiere)

Listening to the music made by London-based death metal quartet Grave Miasma can feel a little bit like walking into a basement filled with weird,…
Michael Nelson | April 29, 2016 - 10:19 am
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Drake Launches Views From The 6 Pop-Up In NYC

A couple hours ago, Drake tweeted an ambiguous invitation to an event being held today at 4PM EST in an otherwise empty storefront on Manhattan's…
Michael Nelson | April 18, 2016 - 4:51 pm
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Astronoid – “Air” (Stereogum Premiere)

I have a tendency sometimes, when writing about a song or album or band that I'm really excited about, to take a big windup --…
Michael Nelson | April 18, 2016 - 10:15 am
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Meghan Trainor Tries To Defend J. Lo’s New Collaboration With Dr. Luke

Is there any story in music today quite so bizarre as that of J.Lo's "Ain't Your Mama"? The multimedia titan announced details of the single…
Michael Nelson | April 12, 2016 - 3:11 pm
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RLYR – “Slipstream Summer”

Chicago produces metal supergroups with the same frequency that most cities produce groups, period. You've got Twilight, Corrections House, and Chrome Waves, of course, but…
Michael Nelson | April 12, 2016 - 9:50 am
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Comments from michael

Nah, we just go for fun. I can't imagine having to sit there at a table hawking my shit while a few dozen one-time-only bands are playing 100 feet away on the other side of a tent. It seems like torture.
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April 30, 2016 on Stream Grave Miasma Endless Pilgrimage (Stereogum Premiere)
Yeah, when I saw that lineup announced, my first thought was, everyone involved in this thing is fucking crazy to have High On Fire playing before Abbath. Who the hell would voluntarily play after High On Fire? It's suicide.
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April 29, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016
Yep, the best and it's not even close.
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April 29, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016
Nah I skipped it, but only because I don't have time to see every great show that comes through town so I gotta prioritize. I've seen Tribulation, High On Fire, and Skeletonwitch multiple times apiece, and I saw Immortal when they played in 2009 or something, so I felt like I could get away with not seeing Abbath (especially because my dude King Ov Hell isn't touring with them). But I have no doubt it was fucking amazing. That lineup is ridiculous.
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April 29, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016
Me too. I'm obsessed with that album. These rankings are intended to reflect the collective tastes of the entire team assembling this column, which is why Astronoid is in the middle of the pack (I've got more of an ear for the shoegaze-y stuff than the rest of these guys), but that's almost definitely my personal favorite song here, and one of my favorite albums of 2016.
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April 29, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016
Yeah I know, I did the same thing when Bruni sent me that flyer. Trust me, it'll be worth the wait, whenever it happens. Their MDF2014 set is seared into my memory like almost no other show I've seen in the last 10 years.
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April 29, 2016 on Stream Grave Miasma Endless Pilgrimage (Stereogum Premiere)
My fault! I've amended this in the text above. Thanks for the heads up!
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April 20, 2016 on PJ Harvey Albums From Worst To Best
Damone are one of my favorite bands of all time. Can't say I've ever seen them mentioned before on Stereogum (or anywhere).
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April 12, 2016 on The Story So Far Singer Violently Kicks Female Audience Member Off Stage
I just love parsing that whole section: "Well, I texted her the song from my phone and I never really clarified whom I'd written it with, so you can understand why she thought I wrote it by myself. Funnily enough, she never thought to ask and I never thought to tell her! Yada yada, here we are, all one big misunderstanding."
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April 12, 2016 on Meghan Trainor Tries To Defend J. Lo’s New Collaboration With Dr. Luke