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Stream Kamasi Washington The Epic

By Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
We don't post a whole lot of jazz here on Stereogum, at least in part because I genuinely do not know shit about it. But the saxophonist Kamasi Washington has plenty of overlap with stuff we do post. Flying Lotus is releasing Washington's new album The Epic on his Brainfeeder label. Washington plays on Kendrick… More »


Stream Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen, & Hans-Peter Lindstrøm Runddans

By Caitlin White / April 27, 2015 - 2:12 pm
It's tempting to describe Lindstrøm's music simply as the kind of electronic music that makes it into The New Yorker, who are premiering his collaborative album Runddans with Todd Rundgren and Emil Nikolaisen. That, however, requires its own set of knowledge concerning print publication hierarchies and electronic music signifiers, so it's easier to note that… More »


Stream Metz II

By Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
The thundering Toronto pigfuck power trio Metz wrecked whole worlds with their 2012 self-titled debut. They took their time in putting together II, the big follow-up, but it's finally about to arrive. The new album is leaner and more direct than its predecessor, but it also has bigger riffs and bigger hooks. It's just a… More »


Stream Mac McCaughan Non-Believers

By Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 11:42 am
It wouldn't be quite right to say that Superchunk frontman and Merge Records co-founder Mac McCaughan has never released a solo album. After all, his Portastatic side project has six albums to its credit, and all of them are basically solo albums. Still, McCaughan's new LP Non-Believers, is the first he's ever released under hi… More »


Stream The Tallest Man On Earth Dark Bird Is Home

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
Since releasing his debut full-length, Shallow Grave, in 2008, Kristian Matsson's sound has evolved from hushed rustic utterances worthy of a Faulkner novel into something much larger. With each new album, Matsson cautiously integrated those early stripped-down acoustics with other bits of instrumentation, slowly building The Tallest Man On Earth into the solo project that,… More »


Stream Warm Soda Symbolic Dream (Stereogum Premiere)

By Patrick Hosken / April 27, 2015 - 9:49 am
The mustached Matthew Melton leads Warm Soda, a fizzy quartet rooted in garage rock but more elastic than your humdrum guitar-based noisemakers. In fact, Warm Soda aren't what you'd call "noisy," at least not in the way that term is typically applied today. Their pressurized third LP, Symbolic Dream, bounces with keyed-up drums and hook… More »


Stream Torres Sprinter

By James Rettig / April 27, 2015 - 9:21 am
Following a strong run of singles that included "Strange Hellos," "Cowboy Guilt," and the title track, you can finally hear Torres' fantastic new album Sprinter in full. Mackenzie Scott charts her own journey to self-discovery, when she started to question her religious upbringing and her attempt to find some kind of faith outside of those… More »


Stream Sheer Mag II EP

By Tom Breihan / April 24, 2015 - 10:27 am
The Philadelphia band Sheer Mag walk an interesting line. They play bluesy, choogling, Camaro-revving classic rock -- straight-up Dazed & Confused-soundtrack cruise music. But they're a DIY punk band, so they play it scrappily and noisily, with the lowest fidelity you can imagine. That's a tough combination to pull off, but Sheer Mag do it,… More »


Stream Bent Denim Romances You (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / April 22, 2015 - 12:26 pm
The version of indie-pop Bent Denim presents on Romances You is uniquely modern and entirely their own. It's a drowsy, depressive sort of music, the sound of a technology-addled imagination anxiously drifting through that space between dreams and waking life. Ben Littlejohn and Dennis Sager spell out that sentiment from the start -- "I'm stuck… More »


Stream Jacco Gardner Hypnophobia

By Caitlin White / April 22, 2015 - 11:29 am
It's tempting to categorize Jacco Gardner by the scope of his musical instruments. Hypnophobia features a Wurlitzer electric piano, mellotrons, harpsichords, an obscure, ancient Optigan, an antique Steinway upright -- these are relics of a particular nature, hand-selected and played to achieve a baroque pop period piece. Initial single "Find Yourself," its trippy video, and… More »


Stream Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld Never Were The Way She Was

By Caitlin White / April 21, 2015 - 3:19 pm
In 2015 it's a bold move to release a purely instrumental album of expertly-composed violin and horn parts. Hell, it's probably been a bold -- or rather, unprofitable -- move for at least the last decade, if not longer. Though classical and compositional works still occupy a respected place in culture, the majority of listener… More »


Stream Blur The Magic Whip

By James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 7:04 am
After a long run of singles that included "Go Out," "There Are Too Many Of Us," "Lonesome Street," and "My Terracotta Heart," Blur has made their new album The Magic Whip available for streaming. It's their first record together since 2003's Think Tank. You can listen to the whole thing via iTunes First Play. More »


Stream Samo Sound Boy Begging Please

By Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 11:33 am
Begging Please is an album that will come to you when you need it. Maybe you don't need it right now, or maybe you do. It doesn't really matter. Sculpted after Marvin Gaye's iconic ode to lost love Here, My Dear, the grace and speed of Begging Please emulates the pacing of a relationship and… More »


Stream Bill Fay Who Is The Sender?

By Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 10:48 am
Bill Fay's simple, rhetorical question to the universe probes at cosmic significance on Who Is The Sender? It's a record constructed around the strange impulses and ideas that enter our lives, using little emblems of the physical world to dig into the essence of mortality. "Something Else Ahead" looks toward an eternity that may crumble… More »


Stream Roadkill Ghost Choir’s ’80s Covers EP Keep It Under Cover

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 10:47 am
Roadkill Ghost Choir released their debut full-length, In Tongues, last fall, and we hadn't heard much from them since premiering the video for the single "Slow Knife" soon after. Today, the band released their new EP, Keep It Under Cover, on SoundCloud and announced it via Facebook, stating that: "These are tunes for drinking, weeping,… More »


Stream Braids Deep In The Iris

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 10:42 am
When Braids announced their third full-length with the release of "Miniskirt," it became clear that Deep In The Iris was slated to make a statement. The single is all at once a takedown of deeply ingrained patriarchal societal structures, of domestic violence, and of slut-shaming. It's an anthem and an audacious first offering. But though… More »


Stream Elliot Moss Highspeeds (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 9:53 am
It's easy to compare Elliot Moss to Bon Iver. He has the same melodic, multi-tracked falsetto that sounds like a half-alien, half-robotic warble. He uses keyboard, beats, and brass to whip up similar emotional whirlpools, and his subject matter is decidedly centered around heartache. But the most interesting thing to me about Moss' debut album… More »


Stream Mew +-

By Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 9:40 am
It's been six years since we last heard from expansive Danish proggers Mew. Next week, they'll finally get around to releasing +-, their long-awaited follow-up to 2009's No More Stories... The new album aims for a kind of grand-scale crystalline prettiness, and it gets there more often than not. Kimbra and Bloc Party's Russell Lissack… More »


Stream Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind

By James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 10:46 am
Robotic Empire has put together a second Nirvana tribute album for Record Store Day. The first one was released for last year's RSD, and had various artists covering the entirety of In Utero. This year's edition sees them tackling Nevermind with the cleverly titled Whatever Nevermind. Torche does "In Bloom," Nothing does "Something In TheMore »


Stream Young Thug Barter 6

By Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 4:06 pm
After a whole lot of anticipation, and a not-small amount of controversy over the album title, Young Thug's Barter 6 is finally out in the world. As it turns out, the mysterious project is an album and not a mixtape, and rap Twitter had a collective heart attack this morning when someone figured out that… More »


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