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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

SXSW is safer, less obnoxious, and more manageable this year. I've been coming since 2006 and this week's fest may end up being the most enjoyable overall. Notably, Austin isn't overrun with pop stars and corporate takeovers as in recent years. Apple, who brought Coldplay in 2014, sat this one out. Myspace and Justin Timberlake,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2015

Here’s The Schedule For Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion

This week Stereogum will be reporting in Austin with words and photos from all the most compelling brand activations at SXSW 2015. Things already appear to be heating up for Interactive attendees, but the best stuff starts tomorrow. We're most psyched for Stereogum's unofficial event with Exploding In Sound all day and night… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 16, 2015

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week Kip Berman reminded me that my AOL screen name was once COMPUTEROK. That might help explain why it was Radiohead Week here at Stereogum. We celebrated the band's legacy through essays, interviews, lists, and photos of Thom Yorke tattoos. Did you know The Bends actually came out 20 years ago today? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 13, 2015

Death Grips – “On GP”

Yesterday we got word that Death Grips' long-teased Jenny Death, half of the double album The Powers That B, has an official release date of 3/17, and we heard excerpts of all the tracks via a Dutch retailer's pre-order. Now you can hear track 9, "On GP," in its entirety in a video Death… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we're reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum's free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead's classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we've produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015

Comments from Scott Lapatine

Don't know them. We'll get 'em in Vol 2!
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March 27, 2015 on Know Your Beach Bands
If she names is Raitt, she'll probably win some Grammys.
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March 26, 2015 on Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
I have a Parkay Quarts tattoo, does that count?
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March 25, 2015 on Fans With Parquet Courts Tattoos Get Free Concerts For Life
I can't believe they never performed on TV w/ DLR. There was the '96 VMAs, but I guess that wasn't a performance. Not that it went very well, as Beck (!) will tell you...
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March 24, 2015 on Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth
Yeah, user profiles on mobile will come, although I don't think they even existed before the redesign.
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March 22, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yep, it's coming -- promise.
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March 21, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You should be able to log in. What error do you get? Avatars only work for site accounts right now, not Facebook commenting. But that is being fixed.
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March 21, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
You'll notice that Knopfler album is not in Heavy Rotation. It's ok, though.
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March 17, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Sorry, no stream. But follow us on Instagram. :)
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March 16, 2015 on Here’s The Schedule For Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion
Yeah, I saw some tweets speculating that this is a Star Power farewell, in which case... that is dumb; Foxygen are intentionally confusing their fans.
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March 16, 2015 on Foxygen Announce Farewell Tour