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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a weird week in the music-video universe, and that was a good thing. Many of this week's videos (including those that didn't make it onto this list, like clipping.'s genuinely harrowing "Body & Blood") do strange things with the form, warping it and manipulating it but still finding ways to complement their songs. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough” Video (Dir. Gia Coppola)

Blood Orange's Dev Hynes did the music for director Gia Coppola's new adaptation of James Franco's book Palo Alto; now Coppola has contributed a video to go with one of Blood Orange's best songs. Cupid Deluxe jam "You're Not Good Enough" already had a lyric video featuring Hynes' dancing shoes, but Coppola has pulled back… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2014 - 10:29 am

Blood Orange – “April’s Bathroom Bummer”

The forthcoming movie Palo Alto, an adaptation of James Franco's book of short stories, is the debut from the writer/director Gia Coppola, and it features a score from Dev Hynes, better known to most of us as Blood Orange. Hynes wrote and performed just about everything we hear on the score, aside from some Samantha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn't the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Devonté Hynes – “Palo Alto” & “April’s Daydream”

Blood Orange's Dev Hynes scored the new James Franco film Palo Alto, director Gio Coppola's adaptation of Franco's book of the same name. Besides interstitial music, Hynes has contributed new songs, including the title track "Palo Alto." The song is notably credited to Devonté Hynes rather than Blood Orange, but it isn't exactly another new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014

Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of the festival begins, we'd like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and Alexis Krauss of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Blood Orange – “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix)” (Feat. Robert Owens) Video

Last year, Blood Orange released his silky and beautiful album Cupid Deluxe, and now Dev Hynes's friend and frequent collaborator Adam Bainbridge, better known as the disco-pop auteur Kindness, has remixed "Uncle ACE," one of that album's standout tracks. The twitchy, thumping new version has vocals from Robert Owens, the singer whose voice can be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Blood Orange Gave A TED Talk About His Synesthesia

Dev Hynes (aka the man behind Blood Orange) gave a TED Talk last week to discuss his synesthesia, which is a neurological phenomenon in which the stimulation of one sense automatically leads to an involuntary stimulation of another sense. In Hynes' case, he sees colors when he hears music. He's not the only musician with… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Photos: Blood Orange @ Webster Hall, NYC 2/6/14

Dev Hynes is Blood Orange, and he stopped by Webster Hall last night to play for a sold out crowd. Showcasing some fantastic dance moves, and an even more fantastic hat, Hynes played a set mostly comprised of songs from Cupid Deluxe, one of the best albums of 2013 according to the Gummy Awards. Photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 7, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Blood Orange – “On The Line (Star Slinger Edit)”

In the months since Blood Orange released the great sophomore set Cupid Deluxe, project mastermind Dev Hynes lost all his belongings in an apartment fire. But the album cycle must go on, so here comes Star Slinger's edit of Cupid Deluxe deep cut "On The Line." This version of the song manages to maintain Blood… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Dev Hynes: “The Fundraiser Makes Me Feel Extremely Uncomfortable”

Earlier this week, Dev Hynes, who records as Blood Orange and who just gave us the excellent album Cupid Deluxe, lost just about every earthly belonging in an apartment fire that also killed his dog, Cupid. Friends frontwoman Samantha Urbani is Hynes' girlfriend and frequent collaborator, and Urbani's mother Robin began collecting online donations to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 12:23 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2013

We're in the thick of results season for Stereogum and Videogum's annual readers poll, the Gummy Awards. Your favorite albums and new artists of 2013 have already been revealed; now it's time to spotlight the videos closest to your hearts. It's a countdown heavy on superstars, whether by superstars you mean yesterday's rock 'n' roll… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes Loses Everything In Apartment Fire

Last night Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes returned home to find his New York apartment completely destroyed by a fire. He lost music, hard drives, clothing, food, and sentimental items -- literally everything he owns. Worst of all, his dog, Cupid, died in the blaze. At present it's unclear how the fire started. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2013 - 2:34 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough (Holy Ghost! Bootleg)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Two of New York's best bands, the DFA New Wave disco crew Holy Ghost! and the foggy-lens Prince-channeling R&B revivalist Blood Orange, each made fantastic records this year in Dynamics and Cupid Deluxe respectively. Now those sounds are colliding on Holy Ghost!'s bootleg of the great bass-popping Blood Orange single "You're Not Good Enough." The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Blood Orange – “West Drive (Profit Vocal Dub)”

Last month, Dev Hynes released the silky, woozy, generally excellent Cupid Deluxe, his second album as Blood Orange, and it was one of our favorite LPs of the year. Today, Hynes posted a non-album track, "West Drive (Profit Vocal Dub)," on Soundcloud, writing that it's "1 of roughly a million cuts that didn't make it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2013 - 3:53 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

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 »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Blood Orange And Solange Have A Falling-Out Via Twitter

Putting together her great 2012 EP True, the EP that turned her into an indie sensation, Solange Knowles worked closely with Dev Hynes, who records as Blood Orange. Hynes worked as a producer, songwriter, and musician on the EP, and the record gives a sense of two voices figuring out how to intertwine with each… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013 - 9:21 am

Friends – “The Way (Blood Orange Mix)”

While honoring Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe as last week's Album Of The Week, Tom noted a powerful connection at work: "Friends singer Samantha Urbani is Hynes’s girlfriend, and on Cupid Deluxe, she’s also his Snoop Doggy Dogg, an effortlessly smooth stoner-pop vocalist who steals entire songs without even necessarily trying." He went on to note… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

Album Of The Week: Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe

This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes's second album as Blood Orange, reminds me of The Chronic. Hynes's lush and silky bedroom-pop is obviously light years removed, stylistically, from Dr. Dre's snarling cinematic act of West Coast rap world-creation. But it takes a certain form of vision to be both… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 2:43 pm