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Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Trent Reznor, Patti Smith Nominated For Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for next year’s Golden Globe awards this morning, and the nominees, especially in the musical categories, include a few people who are very familiar in this particular corner of the internet. In the Best Original Song category, three of our best, weirdest female pop stars are u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 9:11 am

Sia & Beck – “Moonquake Lake”

The giddy crossover-pop weirdo Sia helped arrange the songs for the new remake of the Annie musical, a movie my daughter is very excited about. And she also sang three songs on the soundtrack, including the new version of the original musical song “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile.” One of her other soundtrack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Annie – “Russian Kiss” Video (NSFW)

Amid all of the controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian pop singer Annie has decided to add her voice to the mix. She’s teamed up with New York-based artist Bjarne Melgaard and director Richard Kern to create “Russian Kiss,” a protest video that aims to challenge the Putin administration’s stance on LGBT rights and encourage… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2014 - 11:19 am

Album Of The Week: Annie A&R

Thanks to years of label drama and just the simple passage of time, it’s easy to forget the various ways that Anne Lilia Berge Strand changed the way dorks on the internet listened to, and thought about, music. When Pitchfork named Annie’s “Heartbeat” the #1 track of 2004, Scott Plagenhoef, then the site’s editor i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Annie – “Back Together” Video

Back Together” is the new single that brings Swede-pop queen Annie back together with Richard X, the British producer who gave her, among others, the blog-pop classic “Chewing Gum.” The track consciously evokes the breezy Euro-house of the early ’90s, and its new video does the same thing even more forcefully. The clip is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2013 - 10:29 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don’t want to bum anybody out, but summer’s almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer’s start and infinite possibilities; we’re definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

When we take songs into consideration for this column, we’re open to including tracks we wouldn’t necessarily cover on the site. For this week’s collection, we teetered on the precipice of adding new AFI single “I Hope You Suffer” to the list, but in the end, it didn’t make it. Justin Vernon’s project Volcano Choir… More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Annie – “Ralph Macchio”

Annie’s 2013 EP A&R is a five-song collabo with producer Richard X, most of which we’ve wrapped our ears around already: See “Back Together,” “Hold On,” “Invisible.” Today’s track has the best title of the lot, though, and yes, it is about the crane-kicking cousin of Vinnie, Ralph Macchio. More specifically, it is a bubbly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 26, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Annie – “Invisible”

“Invisible” is another peek into Annie’s upcoming collaborative EP with dance producer Richard X, A&R. But unlike the glimmering “Hold On” we heard before this, this new cut is dark and bolstered by screwed vocals and dim house music influence. It’s a banger. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 24, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Annie – “Hold On”

The mid-’00s Swede-pop queen Annie has teamed up with the great London synthpop producer Richard X to crank out some absolute fucking jams in the past; they’re jointly responsible for minor classics like “Chewing Gum” and “Anthonio.” And now they’ve reunited for a full-on collaborative EP called A&R; we’ve already posted the EP track “BackMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

Annie – “Back Together”

It’s been interesting how Annie has come back to catch our attention recently, mainly because it all feels like it’s happened before. After we all fell in love with her debut album, Anniemal, it took five years for her to make a follow-up – I mean, think about how much music changed between 2004 and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 2, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Annie – “Tube Stops And Lonely Hearts” Video

You guys ever go to spin class? You guys ever get really bummed out when the spin class soundtrack is dominated by Black Eyed Peas and a poorly rendered dubstep refix of Britney Spears? Annie makes the kind of lovely pop that is not only infectious and endearing, but would be perfect to keep you… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 26, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Fred Falke Remixes Annie

He of the masterful Little Boots reworking (and the forthcoming “Two Weeks” remix) gives the Annie pop of “Anthonio” an extended and blissy dancefloor makeover. Download at ohhcrapp. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2009 - 11:05 am

New Annie – “Anthonio”

There were rumblings from camp Anne Lilia Berge Strand re: a proper followup to Anniemal last summer (and some plain old rumbling in the fall via a Stacy Q cover), but this official promo clip for Don’t Stop single “Anthonio” (complete with lyrics to help you sing along) should be the most promising (and fun)… More »

By: brandon / April 7, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Annie Covers Stacey Q

Internet-approved pop fix Annie has been dishing out pieces of her new bubblegum here and there, although her long awaited second LP Don’t Stop is already circulating in full around the dodgier corners of the web. And contrary to initial reports, the first single from the album was not a cover of Stacey Q’s awesome… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2008 - 12:51 pm

New Annie – “Loco”

The new Don’t Stop track feels a little thinner and sunnier than “I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me,” but it does sound like Annie. You can download it here. You can get Don’t Stop via Island sometime later this year. More »

By: brandon / June 27, 2008 - 10:31 am

New Annie – “I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me (Get Shakes Remix)”

When Annie’s Don’t Stop single “I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me” showed up (also in colorful, but unfortunately hard-to-keep-on-YouTube video form), we were excited to get another taste of Anne Lilia Berge Strand’s bubblegum after too long a gap (three years and change, to be somewhat more exact). Then came along a doubled-up Knife-y remix… More »

By: brandon / May 8, 2008 - 9:10 am

New Annie Video – “I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me”

“Girlfriend” (or, “Chewing Gum II”) was the first we’ve heard from Anne Lilia Berge Strand in a few years. We missed you Annie! The Norwegian dance pop star sounds and looks terrific, as demonstrated in this very colorful clip which appeared online briefly last week (hopefully it’s now here to stay). This first single from… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2008 - 4:01 pm

New Annie – “Girlfriend”

Annie where have you been? It’s been like three-and-half-years since Anniemal first dropped but whatever you read that right and it’s understandable if you’re “Heartbeat” started racing: Annie’s back with a new track. And surprise, it’s a scoop of playful dancefloor pop ala “Chewing Gum.” It’s good! Albeit not quite as good. (Sample lyric: “I… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2008 - 12:38 pm

How Do I Work This?

This thing finally works again! Sorry for the lack of heads up, but I couldn’t even log into Movable Type to tell ya about Stereogum’s slow death on the old server. We’re now hosted by Media Temple and expect NO MORE blog blackouts. Here’s the buzz you’ve been craving.

Arcade Fire release their first… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2005 - 8:52 am
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