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Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

The Lonely Island – “SEMICOLON” (Feat. Solange) Lyric Video

It is yet another #WACKWEDNESDAY for the Lonely Island and today they’ve released an attempted-grammar lesson called “SEMICOLON” featuring guest vocals from Solange. Utilizing the Drake-popularized lyrical device of hashtag rap (example: “we run the game; umpire”), the four try to explain how the polarizing punctuation mark works. Except they do not at all and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 22, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Solange – “Looks Good With Trouble” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Following in the footsteps of Miguel’s “How Many Drinks?,” Solange grabs Kendrick Lamar to add a guest verse to her already-pristine “Looks Good With Trouble” from last year’s True EP. This is not the most exciting special appearance Lamar has made this month, though. Last week, he was principal-for-a-day at a high school in Rhode… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 14, 2013 - 10:17 am

SXSW 2013 Thursday: Solange, Pissed Jeans, Savages, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues below, with Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, Savages, Pissed Jeans, Solange, Parquet Courts, and so many other bands you may or may not care about. Only one way to know for sure! And if you’re in Austin today, don’t forget to swing by our Range Life party at the Hype Hotel,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Watch Solange Play Letterman

A couple of months ago, Solange put in one of the most memorable Fallon performances in recent memory, high-stepping her way through “Losing You” with Dev Hynes and an impressively choreographed backing band. And last night, she was back on TV with Hynes again, Letterman this time, singing another song from her excellent 2012 EP… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013 - 9:09 am

Watch Solange And The xx’s Oliver Sim Cover Nicole Wray

Recently, Solange set off a minor Twitter shitstorm by calling out the writers who big-upped 2012’s avant-R&B renaissance (a renaissance that includes, among others, Solange) as being insufficiently steeped in and reverent of R&B’s recent history. As a litmus test of sorts, she mentioned Brandy deep cuts, but her affections, it turns out, also ru… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 11:41 am

Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors Dress Up For GQ

GQ has crafted a guide to dressing for the new year starring a few artists who made some of our favorite music of 2012. The photo gallery features Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Dev Hynes, and Solange in disarming black and white, wearing duds as impressive as their outputs this year. Check out the style guide… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 27, 2012 - 4:42 pm

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Watch Solange On Fallon

Last night, Solange absolutely slayed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, giving one of the best TV performances I’ve seen all year. She sang “Losing You,” the single from her great True (our favorite EP of the year), as one long extended sigh. She exchanged badass choreographed dance steps with her backing band, which included… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 9:16 am

Album Of The Week: Solange True

When Jay-Z and Beyoncé showed up at a Grizzly Bear show in Brooklyn three years ago, I was working for Pitchfork and had to write a news story about it, because that’s what my life is like. In my original draft, I had a joke about how you kinda have to do what your sister-in-law… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot”

Here’s another cut from Solange’s highly anticipated new EP True, a percussive ballad called “Lovers In The Parking Lot” (previously we heard the pretty great “Losing You“). Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 26, 2012 - 9:09 am

Solange True Details

A couple of weeks ago, Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s indie-addled younger sister, dropped the awesome video for “Losing You,” her effervescent and great new single. That song also serves as the opening track from True, Solange’s new album, coming next month on Terrible Records, the label run by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. Blood Orange’s Dev Hyne… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 10:09 am

Solange – “Sleep In The Park (Twin Shadow Remodel)” (Feat. D’Angelo Lacy)

Last week, Solange put out her great new single “Losing You,” a release paired with the B-side “Sleep In The Park.” Today, Twin Shadow’s uptempo remake of that song hit the web and you can hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 12, 2012 - 9:42 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, this week’s best music video wasn’t a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could’ve watched that for at least two hours. But if you insist on actual music videos, there were some good examples of that this week, as well. We’ve got five below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Solange Knowles – “Losing You” Video

It’s been some time since Solange Knowles has put new music out, but last night she debuted a song called “Losing You,” a vibrant pop track which she wrote with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange, Lightspeed Champion). The song’s accompanying video finds Beyoncé’s younger sis strutting in Cape Town. Melina Matsoukas directs. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 2, 2012 - 9:12 am

Chromeo & Solange Visit Fallon

Chromeo and Solange Knowles took the sultry Business Casual cut “When The Night Falls” to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Check out the performance after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 9, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Rewards – “Equal Dreams” (Feat. Solange Knowles)

Aaron Pfenning made a name for himself in the Brooklyn-via-Denver indie-pop iTunes pinup outfit Chairlift, and has busied himself since moving on from that project by making a new name for himself in Rewards. We’ve heard bedroom tracks like “I Used To” and “What A Loser” that fall on dreamy synth-based electronics and sultry vocal… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Hercules & Love Affair Remix Chromeo (Stereogum Premiere)

Hercules & Love Affair’s Blue Songs is an impressive, eclectic take on a variety of dance floors. Andy Butler finds another angle via this remix of Chromeo’s Solange Knowles-guesting “When The Night Falls.” It appears on the Business Casual track’s single, which also features tweaks by Likelike and Breakbot and a cover by Mayer Hawthorne. More »

By: brandon / July 11, 2011 - 11:47 am

Chris Taylor, Solange, Twin Shadow Collaborate On “Kenya”

Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, Solange Knowles, and Twin Shadow have collaborated on a track called “Kenya” for the Coca Cola Foundation’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN). The foundation “brings together business, local government, NGOs and committed individuals to tackle the problem of access to water and sanitation in Africa.” You can read more about RAIN and… More »

By: brandon / March 15, 2011 - 10:14 am

of Montreal & Solange Bring “Sex Karma” To Fallon

We’ve already seen them join forces to cover the Jackson 5. Last night of Montreal and Solange Knowles teamed up again, this time with a bunch of mimes to do False Priests’s “Sex Karma” on Fallon. She appears on the album version, too. She also appears to enjoy the Roots outro music. More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2010 - 11:20 am