Disclosure – “Holding On” (Feat. Gregory Porter)

By Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Bang That,” released on the first day of this month, was the first proper new Disclosure song in two years. But it wasn’t the first official single from the follow-up to 2013’s smash debut album Settle. That’d be “Holding On,” the Gregory Porter collab that just debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. O… More »

Watch Run The Jewels Play “Pew Pew Pew” For Jack Daniel’s

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 26, 2015 - 2:33 pm

When Caitlin wrote about Miguel’s live rendition of “Coffee” that was recorded for Jack Daniels’ “Uncut” series, she mentioned that the next session would be with Run The Jewels. Sure enough, the duo recorded a performance of “Pew Pew Pew,” a bonus track from their 2013 debut album, at Killer Mike’s Graffitis SWAG barber sho… More »

Album Of The Week: Boosie Badazz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell

By Tom Breihan / May 26, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Back in 2007, the now-defunct booty magazine King sent me down to Orlando to profile the Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie. Boosie had a bunch of hits at the time — tightly-coiled, exultant club-rap bangers like “Zoom” and “Wipe Me Down” and “Independent” — and the editors’ idea was that I should do a “most… More »

Stream Jamie xx In Colour

By Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 2:17 pm

We’ve been telling you for a while that Jamie xx’s understated rave-pop opus In Colour is one of the best albums of the year; now you can hear it for yourself. After sharing the immensely promising advance singles “Gosh,” “Loud Places,” and “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” the xx’s sonic mastermind is streaming… More »

Oberhofer – “Memory Remains” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Brad Oberhofer recorded 106 demos and traveled to the four corners of the continental United States in pursuit of Chronovision, the sophomore LP he’ll release this summer on Glassnote. Oberhofer’s stops along the way ranged from NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios to what remains of LA’s storied Sound City, from tracking in a humble Tacoma… More »

Girlpool’s Harmony Tividad & Cleo Tucker Share Solo Songs

By Caitlin White / May 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Girpool’s excellent, intimate debut album Before The World Was Big is out next week, but that looming release hasn’t stopped either Cleo Tucker or Harmony Tividad from putting out new music. The duo recently shared “Your Heart,” a collaborative track they recorded while driving through Idaho on tour, and this weekend they each put out… More »

Sorority Noise – “Nolsey” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / May 26, 2015 - 12:59 pm

One of the overarching themes on Sorority Noise’s new album is addiction, and how our vices affect ourselves and everyone around us. “Nolsey” tackles this from a few different angles: there’s the battle between temptation and logic (“barely breathing enemies”), the feeling of self-loathing and worthlessness (“it’s always been my dream to be empty”), and,… More »

Richard Thompson – “All Buttoned Up”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 26, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Richard Thompson writes songs about obsessive love and messy relationships like no other. “Vincent Black Lightning 1952,” “Cold Kisses,” “Beeswing,” and practically every song on 1994’s Mirror Blue exemplifies this. Thompson’s female characters always eschew a sense of nonchalant, unpracticed sexiness, radiating the kind of attraction that drives his narrators mad. Sometimes, these songs are… More »

Stream Pinecones Sings For You Now (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / May 26, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Most people who aren’t from the South imagine it as a swampy, humid wilderness full of forgotten relics, guitar circles, and mystical folklore. As long as you imagine that guitar circle gone electric, you’re not that far away from Athens/Atlanta outfit Pinecones. The band drew their name from the existential, pastoral nature of Henry David… More »

Holly Waxwing – “Vibe” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / May 26, 2015 - 11:53 am

“Vibe” has that inimitable quality that’s easy to try but hard to get right: It feels like it belongs in a nonexistent video game, meant to soundtrack adventurous jumps over a candy-coated sky. But between the plucky chirps, Holly Waxwing (real name Garrett Crosby) finds a decidedly human undercurrent, separate from the fantastical world he’… More »

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