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Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means that fascinating things like MGMT’s alien-abduction dance party and Kirin J Callahan’s upside-down command performance didn’t make the list. Half the bands in our Twitter feed had to make their… More »

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Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Bill Callahan – “Javelin Unlanding” Video

Bill Callahan travels through the solar system in the deliciously weird animated video for "Javelin Unlanding" from last year's album, Dream River. Callahan takes o…
James Rettig | July 30, 2014 - 10:41 am

How To Dress Well – “Teenage Spaceship” (Smog Cover)

Lately, lo-fi avant-R&B explorer How To Dress Well has taken to recording music at home and posting it online, which is really how he got…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2013 - 9:02 am

Hear Bill Callahan On The Adam Carolla Show

Bill Callahan recently came onto Adam Carolla's podcast to chat for a bit about his recent album Dream River (if you haven't heard it, check…
Miles Bowe | November 12, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Bill Callahan – “Small Plane” Video

The incisive veteran songwriter Bill Callahan released his new album Dream River last month, and now he's made his first music video from the album.
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2013 - 8:54 am

Watch Bill Callahan Play New “Small Plane” In A NYC Community Garden

Bill Callahan recently was asked to do a one of NPR's Field Recording sets in New York City. He decided on a community garden, which…
Miles Bowe | September 11, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Bill Callahan – “Expanding Dub”

When Tom posted the details of upcoming Bill Callahan album Dream River, he noted that its accompanying press photo (which you can see above) wa…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 6, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Bill Callahan Dream River Details

Bill Callahan has been in the game a long, long time; he released his first album as Smog 23 years ago. But until this moment,…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2013 - 9:20 am

Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here's another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:57 am

Bill Callahan – “Heaven Help The Child” Video

Indie survivor Bill Callahan recently covered "Heaven Help The Child," a history-minded 1973 song from country-music outsider Mickey Newbury. And now Callahan's version has a…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2012 - 10:45 am

Bill Callahan Covers Leonard Cohen

The celebration of Leonard Cohen's new album Old Ideas continues in the new issue of MOJO which comes with a disc of The Songs Of
Corban Goble | February 6, 2012 - 10:09 am

Bill Callahan – “America!” Video

Bill Callahan's not-entirely-patriotic "America!" now has an entirely cool animated video just in time for Independence Day. It's premiered as part of the fourth episode…
Scott Lapatine | July 1, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Bill Callahan – “Riding For The Feeling” Video

The resurgence of Bill Callahan, a truly classic underground American songwriter, is appreciated -- New Yorker and NY Times profiles; positive, historicizing Pitchfork review for…
brandon | May 12, 2011 - 11:27 am

Progress Report: Bill Callahan

NAME: Bill Callahan PROGRESS REPORT: One of music’s most mysterious songwriters talks about the Apocalypse, explores writing songs with a quill, and addresses the…
T. Cole Rachel | May 2, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2011

April's mix is female heavy and thematically clustered. It tips off with a track from each of our three most recent Bands To Watch. The…
Amrit Singh | April 8, 2011 - 5:18 pm

Bill Callahan – “Baby’s Breath”

"Baby's Breath" is the first taste from Bill Callahan's upcoming album Apocalypse. The first sound you hear is a quick uptake of breath. The next…
jessica | March 23, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Gil Scott-Heron “I’m New Here” Video

In February Gil Scott-Heron released his first new record in about 16 years. It’s almost all new, original material, save for a couple songs, like…
jessica | June 7, 2010 - 12:54 pm