Songs

Summer Moon – “Happenin’ (Blue Room Mix)”

By James Rettig / May 17, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Late last year, Summer Moon made their live debut at former Like member Tennessee Thomas’ birthday party. The super group — made up of Thomas, the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring, and Lewis Lazar — has been taking their sweet time releasing things. So far, we only have a preview of a… More »


Pattern Is Movement – “Save Me”

By James Rettig / May 16, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Shaking Through — the same project that gave us that great Mutual Benefit track a few weeks back — has shared its next song. It’s one from Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement, and it’s extra special because the band announced last month that they would be disbanding after one last farewell tour. The song is called… More »


Jean-Michel Jarre & M83 – “Glory”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 15, 2015 - 3:02 pm

The last full-length release M83’s Anthony Gonzalez unleashed on the world was the soundtrack to his brother’s feature film, You And The Night, in 2013. Since then, we’ve heard Gonzalez’s Divergent soundtrack contribution “I Need You” and “Holes In The Sky,” his Haim collaboration from sequel Insurgent. Gonzalez also scored the 2013 Tom Cruise epic… More »


Sitcom – “Ginger Ale” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / May 15, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Baltimore’s Jake Lazovick has been putting out music for a few years now, usually under his own name, sometimes with his band Foozle, and more recently as Sitcom. In January, he released Drum Set, a collection of understated electronic-tinged pop songs. For his next album, What’s Up, he’s turning back towards the homespun rock that… More »


Ty Dolla $ign – “Only Right” (Feat. YG, Joe Moses, & TeeCee)

By Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 2:25 pm

When DJ Mustard’s clipped, propulsive signature sound took off a couple of years ago, Mustard got famous, and so did a few of his favorite collaborators, like YG and Ty Dolla $ign. Other Mustard favorites like Joe Moses and TeeCee stayed underground. But on “Only Right,” a single from Ty$’s forthcoming album Free TC, all… More »


Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – “Paper Tiger” (Spoon Cover)

By Chris DeVille / May 15, 2015 - 11:49 am

Spoon’s Kill The Moonlight classic “Paper Tiger” is a masterpiece of white noise and empty space, a glorious song-skeleton fleshed out with little more than a beating heart. Daniel’s new version of the song with Austin rockers Sweet Spirit trades minimal for maximal, somehow maintaining the same hair-raising tension from the original by filling i… More »


Listen To Ezra Koenig On The No Effects Podcast From Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen

By Caitlin White / May 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

Jesse Cohen of Tanlines has a podcast called No Effects, and for his latest episode, Cohen talked to indie rock demigod Ezra Koenig. As statesmen of the NYC indie music community, the two have a lot in common, and can therefore discuss things like fanbase names that the rest of us wouldn’t really understand. Also,… More »


Flying Lotus – “Transmolecularization” (Feat. Kamasi Washington)

By Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 9:58 am

Flying Lotus blew minds with last year’s album You’re Dead!, but his unreleased records, including his various unheard Kendrick Lamar collabs, are just as legendary as the music he actually puts out. Last night, as Hypetrak points out, FlyLo continued his DJ residency on BBC Radio 1, and he opened things up by playing “Transmolecularization,”… More »


Sun Kil Moon – “Garden Of Lavender”

By James Rettig / May 14, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Sun Kil Moon’s Benji followup is fast approaching — Universal Themes comes out 6/2, and we’ve already heard two tracks from it: “The Possum,” and “Ali/Spinks 2.” (Plus the hinted-at “The Possum” B-side “Cry Me A River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues” of course). Now here’s a fourth: “Garden Of Lavender” is another ten-minute opus, a… More »


Annabel – “Having It All”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 5:41 pm

There are some bands that remind you of the day-to-day struggles of being a teenager, and there are others that remind you of what it felt like to handle those often trying situations. The first three singles off of Annabel’s forthcoming record, Having It All, fit into the latter category. Nothing about their music sound… More »


Preview A Few Precious Seconds From Run The Jewels 3

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 3:31 pm

We named Run The Jewels’ second full-length, RTJ2, our number one favorite album of 2014, and we weren’t alone. Regardless of how good the duo’s 2013 debut was, something about RTJ2 set their reputation the fuck off. Now, some of us wait with bated breath for their next single to drop, and El-P knows it. More »


Heartless Bastards – “Gates of Dawn” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / May 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm

This summer Austin’s Heartless Bastards are releasing Restless Ones, their fifth album of wide-open rock. The album was produced by John Congleton and showcases frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom’s gritty, bluesy voice more than ever. Today we’re premiering the video for “Gates Of Dawn,” which gives me DIY/home-video vibes and follows a teenager who is taunting, fleeing… More »


Leather Corduroys – “HAVE U EVA” (Feat. Vic Mensa)

By Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 3:09 pm

During his Coachella set last month, Vic Mensa brought only one guest to the stage: Leather Corduroys, an animated Chicago rap duo from Save Money, the same crew that gave us Towkio. Together, they did a synthy banger that did a nice job firing up a gigantic crowd who had never heard it. That’s a… More »


Desaparecidos – “Backsell”

By Caitlin White / May 14, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Technically speaking, Payola is only Desaparecidos’ second album, even if they’ve released plenty of one-off tracks over the years. This year, Conor Oberst picked up the threads of his politically minded punk band, put together a new album, and is touring behind the album, even playing big tent festivals like Coachella. Mike Mogis is producing… More »


Stream Teklife and Treated’s Mic Terror’s Live From Your Mama’s House EP

By Caitlin White / May 14, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Chicago’s footwork collective Teklife and Treated Crew have combined forces to release a new joint EP, Mic Terror’s Live From Your Mama’s House. DJ Rashad and Mic Terror planned the EP prior to Rashad’s tragic death in the spring of 2014. DJ Spinn, DJ Earl, Taso, DJ Taye, DJ Gantman, and Mano all provided beat… More »


Vundabar – “Chop” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 12:12 pm

The time has come for music writers of the world to stop referring to every DIY rock project out of Boston as “off-kilter,” “jagged,” or just plain “weird.” I, too, am guilty of using these tired descriptors to try and artfully narrate the scene’s commitment to often indigestible, math-y time signatures. It’s true; bands out… More »


Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington Is Making Children’s Music Now

By Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 11:25 am

Les Savy Fav frontman Tim Harrington was once indie rock’s greatest clown-stuntman. I will never forget the sight of him scrambling up a streetlight pole at an outdoor Baltimore show in 2001, the mic chord clamped between his teeth. But Harrington is older and more mellow now, and he’s got a couple of kids. I… More »


Expert Alterations – “Midnight Garden” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 11:07 am

The emotional landscape of a relationship is filled with potential for devastation and heartbreak. It’s been artistically rendered time and again as an Arcadia of sorts; a mystical and lush if not unsettling place of escape. Expert Alterations’ new single, “Midnight Garden,” is a brief foray into this metaphoric, lascivious landscape; a dark pop song… More »


Stream God Damn Vultures

By Caitlin White / May 14, 2015 - 10:48 am

Aside from having the best band name of 2015, God Damn also make absolutely punishing noise-rock. At some points on their debut album Vultures it’s almost impossible to believe that this assault is coming out of just two guys. We premiered the title track off British power duo Thom Edward and Ash Weaver’s debut, and… More »


Meek Mill – “Energy (Freestyle)”

By Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 10:19 am

If Meek Mill has enemies trying to rob him of this energy, is that really a problem? Isn’t Meek Mill’s energy an endlessly renewable resource? Isn’t it solar power? The Philly rap animal is in no danger of running out of energy anytime soon, but it’s still great to hear him jump on his “Amen“… More »


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