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As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, “the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming,” even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine appear… More »

Last week’s CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming flurry of name-tag badges and networking events is the music, thankfully, and the festival’s NYC-centricity has encouraged local DIY showcases and late-night after-parties to run parallel to it. From ico… More »

Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here’s ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I’ve also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

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Stream Ava Luna Rarities Compilation Takamatsu Station

Ava Luna have been a band in some iteration or another for a few years shy of a decade and, with three full-length albums under…
James Rettig | July 16, 2015 - 11:53 am

Gemma – “As Ever”

Ava Luna's two female vocalists exist at opposite poles, both equally as satisfying. Felicia Douglass' is the one that's a little more soulful, with a…
James Rettig | July 13, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Ava Luna – “Steve Polyester” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Ava Luna's third full-length, Infinite House, is exciting because it's inconsistent. Their sound is always challenging and expertly tailored, but this time around, it's so…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 21, 2015 - 10:59 am

Watch Ava Luna Perform On The Special Without Brett Davis (Stereogum Premiere)

The Special Without Brett Davis is a weekly sketch-comedy show that airs on Manhattan's MNN public-access network and hosts an array of oddball comedians i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 9, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Stream Ava Luna Infinite House

Infinite House, the latest and best album by Brooklyn's Ava Luna, is streaming online in full today. We'll get to that momentarily, but first, a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year,…
James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin's Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played…
Stereogum | March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Ava Luna – “Coat Of Shellac”

Skittery Brooklyn art-poppers Ava Luna released Electric Balloon their last album, just a year ago, and they've already announced plans for the follow-up LP Infinite
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Ava Luna – “Billz”

Ava Luna's Electric Balloon was one of the most underrated albums of 2014. A glassy collection of punctual harmonies and hyper-stylized R&B-inspired arrangements, it's a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 21, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Cloud Nothings, Mutual Benefit, Speedy Ortiz To Release Playable 7″ Postcards

Keep In Touch is a brand new 7" subscription series that aims to "reimagine the bygone era of pen pals." Subscribers will receive a 7"…
James Rettig | November 3, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Ava Luna – “PRPL”

Jittery DIY art-punk and spaced-out soul aren't two genres that seem to have too much in common, but the Brooklyn band Ava Luna has somehow…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

Ava Luna – “Daydream” (Stereogum Premiere)

In between all their production work for bands such as Palehound and Krill, Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez play in Ava Luna, who have just…
Miles Bowe | January 13, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Superchunk – “Void” Video (Feat. Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin)

As punk lifers with decades in the game, Superchunk are good and familiar with every possible old-guy-in-the-club scenario, and their new video for "Void," a…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Ava Luna – “I Love It” (Icona Pop Cover)

On their 2012 full-length record Ice Level, Brooklyn's Ava Luna deconstruct and reassemble bits of R&B, soul, post-punk, and pop sounds, so its unsurprising that…
Liz Pelly | October 5, 2013 - 9:08 am

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm