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Jeff Mangum has justifiably been getting the lion's share of the attention surrounding the I'll Be Your Mirror festival; when a reclusive indie god comes out of hiding, it's a big deal. But the…   Read Story »
The new commercial for the video game FIFA Soccer 12 perfectly chops up "Ice Cream," the Matias Aguayo collab from Battles' new album Gloss Drop, with footage of random people (including Steve Nash,…   Read Story »
Battles went and made a video for "My Machines," the collab with electro-pop god Gary Numan that shows up on their Gloss Drop album. The clip, from the directing team DANIELS, tells the story about a…   Read Story »
The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint Pitchfork succeeds in…   Read Story »
A weird but interesting mix of performers at this year's Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park: Battles, Bruno Mars, Yuck, Black Eyed Peas, Rocky Erickson, Tinie Tempah, Ke$ha, the Hives, Janelle…   Read Story »
Today's my last day at Stereogum, so instead of the best videos of this week, I'm posting the best videos of the year so far. They line up pretty closely with my favorite videos of the year, but hey,…   Read Story »
On Gloss Drop, "Futura" works with "Inchworm" and "Wall Street" as part of a 16-minute triad featuring a polished, blown-out quasi-Caribbean vibe. Live, it stands alone nicely. Last night on Fallon…   Read Story »
This week we've got new videos from Battles, Cults, Holy Ghost!, and Cloud Nothings. It's kind of a slow week for videos, but I think the Battles clip, created by CANADA directing team, makes up for…   Read Story »
"Ice Cream," Gloss Drop's poppiest, most immediate summertime moment, now has a video that opens with a girl licking a swirled cone in the bathtub. That's only the beginning: Women also lick pine…   Read Story »
Beginning today we'll be publishing Premature Evaluations more frequently, and in a briefer format. These posts will also feature point ratings via a 5 Star System, but we'll consider a more flexible…   Read Story »