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Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that has… More »

My sentimental favorite this week is SD’s video for the “New World Order” remix, with Danny Brown, mostly because I can’t ever imagine myself getting tired of seeing Danny Brown, drunk and shirtless, too-tight tight pants sagging and hair blowing out, in a kitchen surrounded by Chicago teenage goons, having a wonderful time. That guy! More »

A writer friend of mine recently gave me some advice: One of the hardest stories to sell is one about a consistently excellent band releasing another strong album. It’s not a comeback, it’s not a severe stylistic left turn, it’s just an artist continuing to refine their sound after many years in the game, and… More »

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Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom's on his way to NYC's Pop Conference -- here's his event, a panel about mixtapes, which he knows a little bit about -- so…
Corban Goble | March 23, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Spiritualized – “Hey Jane” Video (NSFW)

The protagonist of the video for "Hey Jane," Spiritualized's sweepingly stunning new single, is a transwoman who attempts to raise kids while turning tricks, stripping,…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2012 - 11:50 am

Spiritualized – “Little Girl”

Earlier today, Spiritualized stopped by the BBC Radio Station 6Music to do a live-in-studio performance. In the process, they debuted a warm, elegiac new song…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”

This has been a pretty great morning for long, sprawling, multi-part songs! First, there was the excellent 13-minute version of the Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 track…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 10:06 am

Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light Details

British space-rock greats Spiritualized, a band incapable of releasing a less-than-great album, will return in a few months with a new LP called Sweet Heart
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

ATP 2010: Curated By Matt Groening @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

This past weekend was the Matt Groening-curated ATP, which went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK. Iggy Pop and Toumani Diabate were the highlights of the…
jessica | May 10, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Spiritualized To Letterman: “You Lie, You Cheat”

You know who's doing great these days? David Letterman's music talent booker. For those too groggy to stay up (ahem), J. Pierce brought the white-on-white…
Amrit Singh | August 6, 2008 - 9:37 am

New Spiritualized Video – “You Lie, You Cheat”

Fresh off their excellently over-the-top Pitchfork Fest set, Spiritualized's Jake Chapman-directed video for "You Lie You Cheat" is a tad more kinetic than the "Soul
brandon | August 4, 2008 - 11:08 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Aaaaand we're back. Quite a weekend in Chicago, and this is the post to put a Fork…
brandon | July 21, 2008 - 3:07 am

Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, And Others Cover Suicide

Alan Vega and Martin Rev, aka dark lo-fi electro-duo Suicide, were amazing in their heyday, especially when you consider they formed in 1971, pre-dating and…
brandon | June 23, 2008 - 5:39 pm

New Spiritualized Video – “Soul On Fire”

Spiritualized had sound problems at Coachella, but everything (including the visuals) are crystalline in the video for the lovely return-to-form track "Soul On Fire." The…
brandon | May 1, 2008 - 11:41 am

Coachella: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy When we arrived Sunday we didn't have to wait in line or battle our way through the…
brandon | April 28, 2008 - 9:43 am

New Goldfrapp Video – “Happiness”

Happiness is a guy pogoing down the street in white formalwear. With legs where the pogo stick should be. Will and Alison took some chances…
Amrit Singh | April 2, 2008 - 1:52 pm

New Spiritualized – “Soul On Fire”

J Spaceman Pierce's lazer guided melodies are pretty Flaming Lips-y on "Soul On Fire," a new tune from Spiritualized's forthcoming Songs In A&E, the first…
brandon | March 18, 2008 - 1:36 pm
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