According to Tom, art music is not the same as art music:
“Future Islands’ surging, swelling, dramatic art-pop always deserved a bigger audience than it had…” (Tom)
“And also I like Oxymoron better. (Sorry. Not an art-rock guy, really.)” (Tom referring to the fact that he did not like the St. Vincent album).
I love this new tag “Hieronymous Bosch”. If you, Stereogum writers, don’t want this the only blog post tagged this way, you should make another “Band to Watch”-feature.
Did she rip off Janelle Monáe’s voice?
Kanye and Azealia…the king and the queen of rant dressing. That would be a great artistic pairing. Or maybe she could sign to G.O.O.D. Music.
No free download in Germany… :(
This is really sad news. My deepest condolences, Mr. Hynes.
By the way, and I don’t want to sound insensitive, but had his (now late) dog anything to do with his recent record? Well, the name, you know…?
I was so disappointed to see Tom having included that lame Galantis video to his 5 best videos list. This one, however, makes up for “Smile”‘s strange exclusion of man-on-man actions. And I could not be happier right now…
Also: Psapp’s WHAT MAKES US GLOW via Hypem.com.
Has Ron Morelli’s SPIT already come out this week? I enjoyed it a lot on via Pitchfork Advance last week!
“The worst-looking Stroke”? Are you kidding me, Tom? Well, Albert is probably not as mainstream-y good-looking as Fabrizio Moretti, but he’s obviously charming and definitely NOT ugly. Must be his receding hair that might distract, but fellow sufferer Justin Vernon still got 2nd place on the Indie Rock Crush poll (YOU GUYS SHOULD VOTE FOR AHJ THIS YEAR!). I disagree that sleazy-looking Julian or the other two unremarkable Strokes boys are better looking than Albert. And I say that as a Strokes-disliker (who is, however, into AHJ’s solo music).