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This week’s videos: A romantic apocalyptic vision, a balling-on-a-budget masterclass, a giddy cartoon crossover, an absolutely fucking disgusting surgery-room fever-dream, and a glittering metropolitan drug-trip. None of them have anything to do with each other! But they’re all really good! There is not a single thread connecting this week’s best videos beyond the fact that… More »

We’re officially five full weeks into 2015, so where do we stand (besides shin-deep in gray-curb slush puddles)? From the sounds of this playlist, we might not be standing at all. We could be bounding through aquariums, huddling in storm-wrecked caves, kneeling in funereal cathedrals, feasting in royal courts, or traipsing around the woods. Thi… More »

In a year already frontloaded with critically beloved and big name releases, it might be easy to overlook one of the year’s most wonderful records — Matthew E. White’s Big Inner. Originally released in 2012 on Hometapes and given a proper re-release earlier this year via Domino, Big Inner is, in some ways, something of… More »

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Matthew E. White – “Vision (No Skin Version)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Matthew E. White's tender, sighing orchestral-soul missive Fresh Blood is one of 2015's greatest underdogs. The record came out in March with spurts and start…
Caitlin White | July 22, 2015 - 9:59 am

Matthew E. White – “Feeling Good Is Good Enough” Video

I consider Matthew E. White's album Fresh Blood to be something of a sacrificial lamb. White (and Trey Pollard) produced and arranged labelmate Natalie Prass'…
Caitlin White | April 22, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Watch Matthew E. White Strip Things Down On Letterman

Richmond singer-songwriter Matthew E. White's greatest strength is his gift for piling horns and strings on top of each other into a big, soft, luxuriou…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 9:51 am

Stream Matthew E. White Fresh Blood

Even if he’d never gotten around to releasing any music in 2015, the Richmond, Virginia orchestral-soul studio king Matthew E. White would still be having…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2015 - 9:02 am

Watch Matthew E. White Cover Randy Newman In His Take Away Show

The French website La Blogothèque's Take Away Shows make for a great way of seeing what an artist is made of. In the video series,…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2015 - 10:34 am

Matthew E. White – “Rock & Roll Is Cold” Video

Director Kevin Bennett gives Matthew E. White's "Rock & Roll Is Cold" an extremely literal treatment, filming White wandering a snowy landscape while the Fresh
Chris DeVille | February 17, 2015 - 11:03 am

Hear Indie Folk Supergroup Sounds Of The South Play “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” From MusicNOW – 10 Years Comp

For the past decade, the National’s Bryce Dessner has been helping to put together Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival, which regularly features acts from the National’s orbit…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Matthew E. White – “Tranquility”

Matthew E. White, the orchestral-soul singer-songwriter from Richmond, Virginia, is on pace to have a hell of a 2015. He already co-produced Natalie Prass' lush…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Matthew E. White – “Rock & Roll Is Cold”

A couple of years ago, Richmond, Virginia's Matthew E. White hit our radar when he released Big Inner, an album of lush, thoughtful, beautifully orchestrated…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2015 - 8:43 am

Watch A Teaser For Matthew E. White’s Fresh Blood

Richmond-based Matthew E. White, a specialist in ethereal, orchestral folk-rock, has signed to Domino for his new album Fresh Blood, the follow-up to Big Inner.
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2014 - 11:11 am

Matthew E. White – “Human Style” Video

Matthew E. White has a new video for the Outer Face EP track "Human Style." The Tony Forgey-directed video captures the recording of the track…
Miles Bowe | December 16, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Stream Matthew E. White Outer Face EP

The third iteration of Matthew E. White’s 2012 debut Big Inner is about to be released in the form of an expansion EP called Outer
Claire Lobenfeld | October 14, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Matthew E. White – “Hot Hot Hot”

Matthew E. White's magnificent 2012 debut LP, Big Inner, probably didn't get the attention it deserved, but to the credit of all parties involved, it…
Michael Nelson | August 21, 2013 - 10:42 am

Matthew E. White – “Big Love (Hot Chip Remix)”

Richmond, VA gospel-folk-psych-soul crooner Matthew E. White released one of 2012's best albums, Big Inner, a stunning and sorta miraculous collection that congregated with the…
Michael Nelson | July 10, 2013 - 11:23 am

Matthew E. White – “Steady Pace” Video

Matthew E. White released a video last year for "Will You Love Me," and now he has a new one for "Steady Pace," another fantastic…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2013 - 1:19 pm

Matthew E White – “Will You Love Me” Video

Richmond, VA's Matthew E White made our list of the 40 Best New Bands Of 2012 on the strength of his magnificent debut LP Big
Michael Nelson | November 29, 2012 - 11:04 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm