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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Clearest Blue,” the best song on Chvrches’ ridiculously good sophomore album Every Open Eye, doesn’t have the structure of a standard pop song. There’s no chorus, but the chorus isn’t the focal point. Instead the arrangement dances with you, building up tension and then pulling back again, until all the synths and drums are layered… More »

It’s never easy to winnow a week down to five songs, but this one was a bloodbath. Every song here could have been #1 on this list, and in most weeks, they would have been. This week, though? This week was so stacked that we were forced to leave off at least two or three… More »

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Watch Chvrches Perform “Leave A Trace” On Fallon

Chvrches just released their ridiculously good sophomore album Every Open Eye, and last night, the Scottish trio stopped by The Tonight Show to perform lead…
Peter Helman | October 3, 2015 - 10:47 am

Watch Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Put Marriage Proposing Fan In His Place

Earlier this week, Chvrches played NYC's Central Park SummerStage in support of their new album, Every Open Eye. During their set, an audience member yelled…
James Rettig | October 2, 2015 - 5:33 pm

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Chvrches' new album Every Open Eye, our reigning Album Of The Week, is out today via Glassnote, and though we heard an advance stream on
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 25, 2015 - 10:21 am

Watch Chvrches Cover Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”

This week, Glasgow synthpop trio Chvrches are going to release Every Open Eye, their ridiculously good sophomore album. And given that Chvrches are great at…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2015 - 9:11 am

Stream Chvrches Every Open Eye

Chvrches are still a relatively young band, but the strength of their excellent 2013 debut The Bones Of What You Believe skyrocketed them past indie-world…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2015 - 12:17 am

Chvrches – “Clearest Blue”

Regardless of whether or not you're a fan of the Glaswegian band, every Chvrches song has a certain staying power, a way of forcing itself…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 10, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Mansionair – “Speak Easy” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sydney synth-pop trio Mansionair know how to spin a web of sticky, glistening whisper-pop. Their latest song “Speak Easy” evokes the same foggy tenderness of…
Caitlin White | September 10, 2015 - 9:53 am

The Unflinching Gaze Of Chvrches

Tucked away in the corner of a thriving Swedish tech company's Manhattan office, three Scottish musicians are staring intently at their streaming analytics. The stat…
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Watch Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Discuss Misogynistic Trolls On Channel 4

For years now, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches has been taking a stand against the grossly rampant misogyny that women in the public eye tend to…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Chvrches – “Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix)”

Four Tet has remixed Chvrches' Every Open Eye lead single "Leave A Trace." The UK electronic musician opts for a slow buildup on his take,…
James Rettig | August 25, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To 4chan Trolls

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches has been vocal before about the prevalence of misogyny frequently directed at women who achieve even a modicum of fame. She…
Caitlin White | August 17, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Chvrches – “Leave A Trace” Video

Next month, we'll get to hear Chvrches' much-anticipated sophomore album Every Open Eye. Thus far, though, they've only shared two songs, "Leave A Trace" and…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2015 - 8:34 am

Chvrches – “Never Ending Circles”

Chvrches have shared the second single from their upcoming sophomore album, Every Open Eye. It's called "Never Ending Circles," and it debuted on Zane Lowe'…
James Rettig | August 12, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Watch Chvrches Cover Paramore, Weezer, No Doubt On Rock Band 4

Chvrches are great, Paramore are great, Rock Band is fun enough ... why not combine all those things into one video? It's Friday! Sometime during…
James Rettig | August 7, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Listen To Haim & Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry In Conversation For Talkhouse

The three HAIM sisters were the big backstage celebrities at the Pitchfork Music Festival the weekend before last. (There's one every year; Julia Stiles i…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 11:53 am

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Fest 2015

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Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 10:39 am

5 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Friday

If you'll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2015 - 3:03 pm
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