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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In keeping with my newfound traditions of saying nice things about Gwar in the intros to these posts, the music-related video I enjoyed most this week was this, the YouTube commercial for Gwar’s Gwar-B-Q festival, which includes one of Dave Brockie’s final performances under all that latex. Gwar-B-Q goes down 8/16 in Richmond, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Hercules & Love Affair – “I Try To Talk To You” (Feat. John Grant) Video

Next month, Andy Butler’s exultant disco-house project Hercules & Love Affair, will give us the new album The Feast Of The Broken Heart, and we’ve already heard first single “Do You Feel The Same?,” as well as a couple of B-sides. The album’s only well-known guest vocalist is the former Czars frontman John Grant, whose… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014 - 11:19 am

Miguel, John Grant, Fall Out Boy To Cover Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John’s 1973 smash hit album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is getting a blowout 40th anniversary reissue this spring, and part of the usual bonus feature motherlode (a disc of live recordings, a documentary film, a 100-page animated hardback book) is a disc of covers by some artists you might not expect. Miguel (featuring Wale…),… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Dance producers were getting it done this week. There were so many great dance (or dance-influenced pop) videos this week that I wish MTV would reboot Amp so that stoned college kids could come home after parties and zone out while discovering them, the way some of us might’ve done once upon a time. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2014 - 3:44 pm

John Grant – “Glacier” Video

Last year former Czars frontman John Grant released Pale Green Ghosts, an intensely emotional album of disco styled tracks. The album closed however with the appropriately named “Glacier,” a nearly eight-minute piece of chamber-pop about being LGBTQ in America that has now been given an epic video. A sort of visual mosaic, the clip arrange… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 15, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Watch John Grant Play Letterman

The former Czars frontman John Grant went to Iceland to record last year’s Pale Green Ghosts, a sneakily powerful album about living with HIV. It flew a bit under the radar, though we did post the excellent disco-house track “Black Belt.” But on last night’s episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, Grant served… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2014 - 10:52 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

John Grant – “Black Belt” (Stereogum Premiere)

The former Czars frontman John Grant is a world traveler who’s made a ton of music in a bunch of different genres. His last solo album, 2010’s Queen Of Denmark, was meditative folk-rock, recorded with Midlake as his backing band. But now Grant is living in Iceland, and he’s about to release a chilly disco-house… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Progress Report: Midlake

We rarely conduct interviews at Stereogum. Bands inevitably answer the same questions over and over again, and that’s no fun for anyone. But if we could catch our favorite musicians between album promo cycles, they might have new insights to share, whether they’re in creative mode or just taking a breather. With that in mind,… More »

By: Jessica / November 14, 2008 - 2:32 pm