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Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of the buffet-table approach to live music. Then you have your smaller, more idiosyncratic ones. Bonnaroo or Coachella have a certain character and ethos, a certain vibe attached to the place… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Sarah Neufeld – “We’ve Got A Lot” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sarah Neufeld technically already released a record this year; the tense and aching Never Were The Way She Was was a joint project with her frequent collaborator, saxophonist Colin Stetson. Neufeld is a violinist who often tours with other bands (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), but right now she’s on the road opening for St. Vincent… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm

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

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 »

By: Caitlin White / April 21, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – “The Sun Roars Into View”

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld do not make music for the faint of heart. They’ve worked together extensively in the past, and each toured with collectives like Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre, but “The Sun Roars Into View” is the first song off their debut full-length as a duo. Although its title refers to the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 18, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Stream My Brightest Diamond None More Than You EP

Shara Worden is getting ready to release her new album, This Is My Hand, and she’s already shared the percussive, ferocious opener “Pressure.” Before that, though, she’s put together the EP None More Than You, which includes a song with her previous collaborator Colin Stetson. Now you can stream the entire release below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could be amazing. The forthcoming double-CD comp Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell pays tribute to Russell, the pioneering New York musician who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. Russell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of June 2014: 22 Jump Street, Rectify, The Leftovers, & More

After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I’ve been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two weeks, because there’s been a lot of good stuff going on. A whole bunch of shows returned or premiered this month, and in between some surprisingly clever and entertaining summerMore »

By: Ryan Leas / June 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Amen Dunes – “I Can’t Dig It” (Feat. Colin Stetson)

We heard that Amen Dunes spent a lot of time in the studio working on their new album, Love, while bringing in guest artists to help out. From recent singles like “Lonely Richard” and “Lilac In Hand,” the effort shows. This new one, “I Can’t Dig It,” is their best yet, featuring thick distorted guitar… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Watch Arcade Fire On SNL: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” And “New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire?”

Arcade Fire’s James Murphy-produced double LP Reflektor is just one month away, and tonight the band returned to SNL for their first television appearance (and first live gig outside of those secret Salsathèque shows) in support of the album. Before performing the monstrous new single “Reflektor” with Colin Stetson and Owen Pallett, they appeared i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 29, 2013 - 12:40 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. Hosted by previous Polaris nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad, this year’s ceremony was held in Toronto earlier this evening and featured… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Colin Stetson – “Among The Sef” Video

The abstract saxophone world-creator Colin Stetson has already made one video for two of the songs from his new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, and the dual video for “In Mirrors” and “And In Truth” focused on snow-capped mountainous landscapes. The new video for Stetson’s suffused-with-awe “Among The Sef” tur… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Stream Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

The wondrously gifted saxophone abtractionist Colin Stetson has become almost famous for the range of sounds he can coax out of his gigantic instrument — drones and squeaks and thumps and elephant roars, often all at once — and for his ability to combine them into mindbending instrumental pieces. Stetson’s new album New History WarfareMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Colin Stetson – “Among The Sef”

On Colin Stetson’s new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, “Among The Sef” comes right in the middle. Stuck between two extremely powerful songs featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, this track bridges the gap between his demonic shouts on “Brute,” and the angelic crooning of “Who The Waves Are Roaring For.”… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Q&A: Colin Stetson On His Beautiful New Solo Album And Being A Gateway Drug For Jazz

It’s not often that you hear a solo saxophone player referred to by the New York Times as a “one-man astonishment engine,” but considering Colin Stetson’s prowess as a performer, and the sprawling, often inscrutable nature of the music he makes, it’s totally appropriate. As a polyphonic soloist, Stetson is able to make instrumental music… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 15, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Colin Stetson – “In Mirrors” & “And In Truth” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video

The human wonder Colin Stetson creates abstract alternate universes while using only his gigantic saxophone. And in a new video for “In Mirrors” and “And In Truth,” two of the tracks from Stetson’s new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, three different directors have given his music images to match. For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 10:45 am

Colin Stetson & Justin Vernon – “Warm Shadow” (Fink Cover)

The abstract saxophone drone machine Colin Stetson spent the past couple of years as a touring member of Bon Iver, and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon sings on four of the songs that appear on Stetson’s new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light. (Preview a couple of those songs here.) Now,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Preview Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 3 Feat. Justin Vernon

The saxophonist Colin Stetson is essentially a one-man circus act, pulling all sorts of drones and skitters and yelps and groans out of his gigantic instrument, often all at once. He’s spent the better part of the past two years on the road as a part of Bon Iver’s touring band, and his bandleader Justi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 10:36 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Colin Stetson – “High Above A Grey Green Sea”

Our most recent Colin Stetson sighting came at a thoroughly emotional farewell show to the iconic experimental performance space Zebulon, a place where Stetson cut his teeth as an artist, and a place where he’d returned that night to relive memories, tangentially announce a new album, and brilliantly perform new material from it. It’s easy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2013 - 1:06 pm
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