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Miles Bowe
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Arcade Fire have been pretty grumpy about dance music lately, which has led to the extremely popular DJ Deadmau5 lashing out on Twitter. This seems to be a response to something started a few weeks ago during the Arcade Fire’s headlining set at the first week of Coachella, when Win Butler shouted out “to all the bands playing instruments this weekend.” The next weekend, the band featured what seemed like a guest appearance by Daft Punk, but who were in fact impersonators playing a mangled and mockingly bad version of “Get Lucky.” Deadmau5 took to Twitter, asking the band, “dafuqs yer problem?” It’s easy to argue that Arcade Fire were being dicks with the Coachella business, although it’s worth pointing out that Deadmau5 doesn’t seem totally on-base asking, “Do you even score bro?” to a band whose members who were nominated for a “Best Score” Oscar. Still he makes a pretty good point here in a good-humored way (finishing it off with that Richard Kiel scene from Happy Gilmour was great) and you can read all of the tweets below and weigh in in the comments.

For anyone else who may have been wondering lately, “What the heck happened to Fleet Foxes?” we’ve got an answer for you. In an udpdate on the band’s Facebook page today, frontman Robin Pecknold explained to fans that he actually moved to New York a while back and enrolled at Columbia University as an undergrad. He also explains that he has been working on new music and that he’s excited for what comes next. Read the entire post below.

DJ Sprinkles, aka Terre Thaemlitz, had been DJing since the ’90s, but waited until late 2008 to finally release her first official album. That album, Midtown 120 Blues, wasn’t really noticed until 2009, but by the end of that year, it had left a massive impact on those who had heard it. In less than 12 months it cemented itself as one of the greatest electronic albums of the decade, and it’s not hard to hear why. Over nearly 80 minutes, Sprinkles examined deep house with an unprecedented vision and unflinching honesty, crafting a political statement that nonetheless won followers at clubs. Her few spoken monologues spread throughout the album revealed the brutal and painful history of house music and its ties with the transgender and gay communities, while simultaneously showing its transformative and transcendent power through some of the best deep house productions ever recorded. With every year that has passed since, Midtown 120 Blues has been reverently spread to a wider audience, despite having been out of print for some time. But now it will receive a much-deserved reissue treatment.

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I’m with you! Helplessness Blues was the album that really won me over to Fleet Foxes.

 0Posted on Apr 17th | re: Ablebody - "After Hours" (6 comments)

Yeah it really is!

 0Posted on Apr 17th | re: Ablebody - "After Hours" (6 comments)

Christoph played with them on Belong, but they are touring members now (and before Belong). But I just meant that people tend to be more familiar with Pains than DG. You’re totally right though, and I miss the Guild too…

 +2Posted on Apr 15th | re: Swans - "Oxygen" (8 comments)

“people who like to have their neural cavities caved in by music” <<< That should be my new job title here.

Don’t forget “Inspector Norse” !

 +1Posted on Mar 21st | re: Hear A Track From American Football's Deluxe Reissue (1 comments)

Just about the perfect time for this to come out. Also worth checking out Saint Pepsi’s “Unhappy” that we posted on last year which is built around samples from “The Summer Ends” off this album.

http://www.stereogum.com/1492531/saint-pepsi-unhappy/mp3s/

 0Posted on Mar 17th | re: Lykke Li - "Du Är Den Ende" (5 comments)

Thanks for pointing that out! We just updated the post.

 +2Posted on Mar 17th | re: Stream Liars Mess (7 comments)

Yeah I think everyone is forgetting this is coming out! They put out 1 single a few months ago, and aside from a remix there’s been very little in terms of any promotion. My understanding is that this is how the band has wanted it so more power to them.

Either way the album really does speak for itself, and I already know from last summer that this stuff destroys live.

 +5Posted on Mar 15th | re: The Week In Pop: It's Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great (181 comments)

huh, just saw this thread. Hey, everybody!

 0Posted on Mar 5th | re: of Montreal - "Jigsaw Puzzle" (Stereogum Premiere) (3 comments)

Yep it’s corrected now.