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New Thom Yorke – “Tchk Harrowdown Jump Rmx”

Who would have figured the guy who wrote “No Surprises,” “Electioneering,” and named an album Hail To The Thief to be sorta invested in the results of the United States’ Presidential election. Yesterday Thom posted this up on deadairspace:

in celebration of nov 5th
jonnys burthday
amid bonfire and fireworks in the UK… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 6, 2008 - 2:15 pm

R.E.M. Celebrate Obama Victory

In case you didn’t hear, Barack Obama won last night. If this came as great news, you likely found yourself laughing at that will.i.am hologram, checking out Fox News to see how depressed they were, and then wandering the East Village and slapping hands with strangers en route to your favorite bar where you drank… More »

By: brandon / November 5, 2008 - 4:07 pm

We Have The Facts And We’re Voting

In honor of events slightly more momentous than the leak of a new Killers song, Stereogum’s signing off for the rest of the day and urging you to take this time to make sure you vote. Emotions will be high whatever the outcome so we just hope you make the most of the deep privilege… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2008 - 5:05 pm

New Bruce Springsteen – “Working On A Dream” (Live In Ohio)

Last week Bruce Springsteen got in the Halloween spirit and spent “A Night With The Jersey Devil.” Yesterday, feeling election day inch closer, he spent an afternoon at a Barack Obama rally in Cleveland. He played a six-song set that included the debut of a new one, “Working On A Dream,” on which he wa… More »

By: brandon / November 3, 2008 - 11:39 am

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Duet For Obama

Last night NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom hosted a “Change Rocks” fundraiser for Obama, featuring Class of ’99 Rock Hall inductees the Boss and the Piano Man. Some tickets were priced at $25,000 each (preempting the World Series isn’t cheap). Springsteen has of course played a number of rallies for the senator, but this was Joel’s first… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 17, 2008 - 11:09 am

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Breaks His Legendary Silence On The 2008 Presidential Election

From will.i.am to Dave Stewart to Boy George, Barack Obama has inspired some pretty horrible songs. Often from British people. Case in point: John Taylor getting funky on bass while doing cliched spoken word about hope and change. Cringe for yourself. More »

By: brandon / October 17, 2008 - 9:50 am

CBS Censors No Age’s Obama Shirt

Last night — after watching the debates, coincidentally — we received an email from No Age guitarist Randy Randall, who wanted talk about something that happened to him when he showed up to tape a performance for Craig Late Late Night With Craig Ferguson wearing an Obama shirt. Randy explains:

After the rehearsals, the… More »

By: brandon / October 8, 2008 - 8:51 am

Bruce Springsteen Stumps And Strums For Obama In The Streets Of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania wasn’t the only battleground state the Boss visited this weekend in service of his chosen candidate (he also hit Columbus, OH on Sunday), but it was particularly poetic seeing a massive crowd take to Philly’s Ben Franklin Parkway to hear him get political on Saturday. It was part of a mini-swing of performances Bruce… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2008 - 2:35 pm

Stereogum x Neighborhoodies Think Ups T-Shirt #1

It’s been awhile since we dressed you guys. Lucky for you shirtless folks, Neighborhoodies approached us about designing some new swag as part of their Think Ups collaboration with bloggers. We have been watching Project Runway so we accepted the challenge. Every day this week, Stereogum and Videogum will each debut a shirt we Thought… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 8, 2008 - 2:30 pm

The National Team Up With Obama To Bring “Signs Of Hope & Change”

The National’s “Fake Empire” can be read as either political or romantic (or a Late Night stunner). It’s mostly the former in an almost three-minute Obama spot titled “Signs Of Hope & Change” that aired in Denver before Barack’s big DNC speech. You won’t get to hear Matt’s words because it’s an instrumental version; instead,… More »

By: brandon / September 3, 2008 - 4:17 pm

Dead To Tour, Support Obama

The first Deadheads For Obama show took place at the Warfield in San Francisco before the California Democratic Primary. Adding another set of voices to the various Barack songs, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting for an April/May Dead tour as well as a second Obama concert, this time i… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2008 - 10:18 am

Potential Radiohead Vs. Obama Showdown Tonight

Barack might have some competition for eyeballs this evening. Facts: The DNC caps off tonight at Mile High with Obama’s speech commemorating his nomination as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America. More facts: Earlier today a post went up to Dead Air Space suggesting you download flip4mac or VLC because… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 28, 2008 - 3:09 pm

Dave Stewart’s Terrible New Obama Song

I’m not very good at PhotoShop: That screen grab of Perez Hilton is real. If that wasn’t bad enough, Eurythmics dude Dave Stewart also requested the help of Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pamela Anderson in his quest to write “My American Prayer,” one of the most saccharine political songs to date. Sample lyrics: “Whe… More »

By: brandon / August 25, 2008 - 11:53 am

Introducing The Barack Roll

A hot meme was born late last week. Hot memes are born late every week, but this one’s Obamasistible, combining the ubiquitous Rick Roll with the ubiquitous Barack. Watch it. Almost as funny as “Yes We Can.”… More »

By: brandon / August 11, 2008 - 9:04 am

Choosing Presidential Running Mates (If The Candidates Were Bands, And You Were A Concert Booker)

You’ve stridently opined regarding what’s rocking Obama’s iPod. What about weightier issues, like, who should be rounding out his or McCain’s ticket? It’s still early in the Veepstakes — even the politicos aren’t close to a consensus — so NPR is conducting a predictive poll in terms we can grasp: convert the candidates into representative… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2008 - 11:54 am

Obama’s iPod Loves Him Back

Another sign that Barack Obama is cooler than you: His iPod endorses him for president. (A good chunk of it, anyway.) The AP previews the next issue of Rolling Stone, which places Barack on its cover (again) and delves into the critical issues, relating not to the content of his character, but to the content… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2008 - 10:58 am

The Great Detroit Octane Perform On Conan

Sometimes I think Barack Obama’s true calling has been to inspire “Barack Obama-sistible!.” I saw them live at UCB — it was 120 seconds of awesome. Now you can join: Last night Conan gave Late Night writer Jon Glaser and his band Detroit Octane their network television debut. Mr. O’Brien, you may have stepped o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2008 - 10:24 am

Arcade Fire & Superchunk Rock For Obama In North Carolina

We already knew Win was all about Obama, but now Merge house band Superchunk’s also thrown their Barack support into the ring (sorry Britt, maybe Mac will run for office next time). The two groups are in the midst of performing a pair of afternoon all-ages shows in NC, hoping to inspire folks to vote… More »

By: brandon / May 2, 2008 - 12:07 pm

Barack Obama Is Barack Obama-sistible!

Detroit Octane, aka writer, actor, and Adult Swim-er Jon Glaser and friends, have penned a ridiculously catchy (and just ridiculous) campaign tune for Barack Obama (he’s the new black). It’s set to Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible.” We’d say Jon Glaser For President, but this whole thing is about electing somebody else for president. So instead… More »

By: brandon / March 19, 2008 - 12:33 pm