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Band To Watch: Charly Bliss

"We met in line outside the show, and he had a Coke bottle full of vodka or whiskey or something. I could smell the alcohol…
James Rettig | May 20, 2016 - 1:30 pm
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Anarchy In Worcester, Mass.

Christian Holden will go to epic, often unreasonable lengths to get a good album cover. But they draw the line at getting arrested. …
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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Behind The Music: “Steal My Sunshine”

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Peter Helman | May 19, 2016 - 12:46 pm
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Q&A: Minor Victories’ Rachel Goswell On Hearing Loss, Mark Kozelek, And The Future Of Slowdive

When English shoegaze legends Slowdive reunited in 2014, it marked Rachel Goswell's first live performances since a viral ear infection called labyrinthitis sidelined her from…
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2016 - 10:33 am
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I’ll Be Fine When I Go Under

Austin, Texas is populated by a malicious blackbird called the great-tailed grackle. The birds make themselves known to visitors in two ways: Their very particular…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
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Q&A: Chris Cohen On His New Album As If Apart

Chris Cohen is not a household name, but he's been around. Back in 2000, he formed the Curtains with Trevor Shimizu, and amidst releasing several…
Ryan Leas | May 2, 2016 - 12:25 pm

Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm
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Band To Watch: Nearly Oratorio

Simon Lam has a unique style that brings warmth and a subtle soulfulness to each of the three separate musical projects he's involved in. The…
Michelle Laggan | April 26, 2016 - 9:21 am

Band To Watch: Weaves

Weaves are fucking wild. The Toronto quartet kicks out buzzing, spasmodic rock songs like tightly wound balls of tension constantly unspooling. There's a breathless improvisatory…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
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Artist To Watch: Kweku Collins

It's fitting that Kweku Collins (pronounced kway-koo) is from just outside of Chicago. The 19-year-old rapper and Evanston, Illinois native lives just beyond the fray…
Collin Robinson | April 8, 2016 - 10:45 am
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All That We Could Do With This Emotion

There's a box of Easter candy waiting for Carly Rae Jepsen when we step onto her tour bus. It's a gift from the…
James Rettig | April 7, 2016 - 11:00 am
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Q&A: Lush On Their Unusual Legacy & Exciting Reunion

Of all the shoegaze reunions that we've been blessed with over the past few years, perhaps none is more satisfying than the return of Lush.
T. Cole Rachel | April 4, 2016 - 11:59 am
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Q&A: Ben Watt On Using Twitter To Meet Marissa Nadler, Why He Doesn’t Want To Reunite Everything But The Girl, And His Beautiful New LP

Few artists can boast a career as varied and oddly sprawling as that of Ben Watt. After releasing an acclaimed solo record in 1983, Watt…
T. Cole Rachel | April 1, 2016 - 5:02 pm
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Q&A: Explosions In The Sky On Writing Shorter Songs For Shorter Attention Spans, And How Friday Night Lights Changed Everything

Though Explosions In The Sky had already released three excellent albums between 2000 - 2003, it was their scoring of 2004's Friday Night Lights that…
Jonathan Dick | March 30, 2016 - 12:02 pm
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Artist To Watch: Gordi

Gordi is Sophie Payten, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from rural Australia, and holy shit is she good at making music. Clever Disguise, the EP she'll release…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am
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Q&A: Diarrhea Planet On The Nashville Scene, Their Memorable Moniker, And Their Awesome New Album Turn To Gold

The final day of SXSW can be the sort of thing where you're too burnt-out, sunburnt, or both to care about seeing anyone. Sometimes there's…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 3:02 pm
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Q&A: Wye Oak On Moving Apart And Moving Forward

Just about two years ago, Wye Oak released their stunning fourth album, Shriek. It was one of our favorite albums of 2014, and a crucial…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
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Q&A: Kristin Welchez On The Evolution From Dee Dee & The Dum Dum Girls To Kristin Kontrol

In late January, Kristin Welchez -- who has been known as Dee Dee from the Dum Dum Girls -- announced that she'd be adopting a…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2016 - 11:04 am
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Easy Lover Easy Rider: Action Bronson Interviews Phil Collins

The writing was on the wall for Phil Collins fans long before he officially announced his retirement in 2011. 2002's Testify was the pop star's…
Scott Lapatine | March 14, 2016 - 1:44 pm
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Q&A: The Range On The Potential Of YouTube Narratives & His New Album

On the opening track of the Range's new album, Potential, project mastermind James Hinton samples the voice of YouTube rapper SdotStar (current view count: 1,450):…
James Rettig | March 10, 2016 - 1:34 pm
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