I am absolutely outing myself as a lame sentimental dad here, but I can't think about HAIM, the young and ridiculously talented band of California sisters, without imagining how proud their parents…   Read Story »
Long ago, a group of gnarled Midwestern studio-rat veterans hit upon a winning formula: Find a charismatic Scottish lady and stay the hell out of her way. They called this endeavor Garbage, and they…   Read Story »
The fourth song on Soma, the new album from the Richmond, Virginia doom metal band Windhand, is a quiet psych-folk lullaby called "Evergreen." It's a stark and sad and pretty song, one that…   Read Story »
The Electric Lady imagines a hypothetical future, one where humans and androids love whomever they want, where water turns to wine just in time for the party, and where every trip to the dance floor…   Read Story »
This wasn't supposed to happen. Volcano Choir wasn't supposed to become a real band who make great albums. By this point, I'd come to understand Justin Vernon as the type of great artist who only…   Read Story »
If you're a hawkeyed, dangerously obsessive Stereogum reader, you might have noticed that I didn't start posting until late on Friday morning. That's because I was in the parking lot of my…   Read Story »
Superchunk don't hate music. We know this. The North Carolina band have been making it for more than two decades, and the music that they've made has way too much joy and desperation and impossible…   Read Story »
There's no nice way to say this, but during a busier week, Paracosm, the second album from Washed Out, wouldn't have gotten that Album Of The Week nod. During next Tuesday's new-release avalanche…   Read Story »
Thanks to years of label drama and just the simple passage of time, it's easy to forget the various ways that Anne Lilia Berge Strand changed the way dorks on the internet listened to, and thought…   Read Story »
R&B is different in England. Some of it is that old, stereotypical British reserve, but a lot of other factors are at work, too. In the UK, the music doesn't have nearly the church pedigree that it…   Read Story »