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We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the ‘Gum, and putting together that thing took a lot of back-and-forth emailing and maybe even a few IRL conversations. The best songs of the week this time around doesn’t boast any “new”… More »

You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country is… More »

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Watch Charli XCX’s Documentary About Feminism And The Music Business

Over the summer, while she was touring in support of last year's Sucker and playing festivals like Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, Charli XCX filmed a 42-minute…
Peter Helman | November 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Lawrence Rothman – “Oz Vs. Eden” (With Charli XCX) Video

The last we heard from Los Angeles weird auteur Lawrence Rothman, he was "California Paranoia" with Angel Olsen. As with that song, new single "Oz…
James Rettig | October 29, 2015 - 10:32 am

Charli XCX – “Vroom Vroom” (Prod. SOPHIE)

Fuuuuuuck. You know when you hear an unreleased track live for the first time and can't get it out of your head for months? And…
James Rettig | October 20, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Watch Charli XCX Join Taylor Swift’s Squad In Toronto

Last night, just as SNL was imagining a horrifying post-apocalyptic future ruled by Taylor Swift and her squad, that same squad gained another prominent member.
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 11:24 am

Charli XCX & Bleachers Cancel US Tour

Since the first leg finished up in Columbus, I attended Charli XCX and Bleachers' Charli & Jack Do America Tour. They both put on a…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 5:48 pm

Watch Charli XCX Sing The Previously Unreleased “Mow That Lawn” In Finland

Last year, Charli XCX was working on a raw, aggressive, new wave-y punk album in Sweden. That ended up getting shelved in favor of the…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you…
Stereogum | June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Watch Charli XCX & Jack Antonoff “Doing It” On TODAY

I once went to one of the TODAY show's free outdoor morning shows in New York, mostly because it seemed like a thing to write…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Watch Charli XCX Sing “Boom Clap” With Nile Rodgers In NYC

Yet another new streaming music service called MixRadio launched in NYC last night, and Charli XCX was there to sing a stripped-down, busker-style "Boom Clap"…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 11:37 am

Hear SOPHIE Debut Three Charli XCX Collaborations At POP CUBE

The highlight of SOPHIE's night-closing set at PC Music's POP CUBE event, which was part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, over the weekend…
James Rettig | May 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Giorgio Moroder – “Diamonds” (Feat. Charli XCX)

Giorgio Moroder's big comeback looks like it's shaping up to be quite an album. We've already heard massive 74 Is The New 24 contributions from…
James Rettig | May 4, 2015 - 8:47 am

Watch Carmada Play “On Fire” With Charli XCX On Triple J

Carmada are an Australian dance duo who are making some noise out in the world with their single "On Fire." And in a recent live-in-studio…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 9:18 am

Charli XCX & Bleachers Announce Charli & Jack Do America Tour

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff's Bleachers each siphon dark-tinged but eminently likable pop-rock from the never-ending '80s, and they've already proved their compatibility when they…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2015 - 12:32 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Britney Spears Will Cover Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” On Giorgio Moroder’s Déjà Vu

Giorgio Moroder might be 74, but following a huge guest appearance on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, he's back in the game with a vengeance.
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 11:18 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Drop That Kitty” (Feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe) Video

Ty Dolla $ign has released a video for his single "Drop That Kitty," featuring guest performers Tinashe and Charli XCX. Considering the fact that Charli…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Watch Charli XCX Do “Famous” And “Drop That Kitty” With Ty Dolla $ign & Tinashe At The MTV Movie Awards

Last night, Charli XCX performance at the MTV Movie Awards for the first time. She started off with her new Sucker single "Famous," and looked…
James Rettig | April 13, 2015 - 8:16 am
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