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The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

Last week was Thanksgiving, so this week’s list actually collects two weeks’ worth of videos. I figured this wouldn’t be much of a problem, since labels and publicists tend to crank out way less stuff during the holidays. I was wrong. The past two weeks have yielded a whole lot of good music videos, and… More »

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Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Guests On The Inaugural Episode Of Funny Or Die’s Tragedy Plus Time Podcast

Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry is the guest on Funny Or Die's inaugural Tragedy Plus Time podcast, which is hosted by comedian Anthony Troli. Per the…
James Rettig | February 2, 2016 - 3:54 pm
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Watch Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Do Her Cher Impression

Chvrches gave a fun-as-hell performance of their great Every Open Eye single "Clearest Blue" on The Late Late Show With James Corden last month, but…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 7:21 pm
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Watch Chvrches’ Fun-As-Hell “Clearest Blue” Performance On The Late Late Show

There was a moment about halfway through Chvrches' performance on James Corden's Late Late Show last night when frontwoman Lauren Mayberry kicked away her mic…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 9:33 am
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Hear Chvrches Perform A Love Song Written By A 14-Year-Old For His Crush

I wrote in a diary nearly every day when I was in the 6th grade. Sitting in the back of the classroom, I would slander…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 7, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Watch Chvrches Perform “Leave A Trace” At The 2015 Game Awards

Chvrches were tapped to perform at the 2015 Game Awards, the second annual iteration of the new-ish awards show that honors achievements in the video…
James Rettig | December 4, 2015 - 3:19 pm
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Watch Lauren Mayberry And Matt Berninger Interview Each Other

The National's Matt Berninger and Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry sat down to chat in a segment for Live Nation TV. They start off by talking about…
James Rettig | December 2, 2015 - 12:47 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Chvrches – “Empty Threat” Video

Chvrches released the excellent sophomore album Every Open Eye a few months ago, and now they've given us the first truly great music video of…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2015 - 10:43 am
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The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Pop-Not-Rock Bands The 1975 And The Neighbourhood

"We're not a pop band." When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975's sleek, dolled-up "Girls" video, we're to take…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2015 - 5:21 pm
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Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Sing With Chvrches In Nashville

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry was an emo-pop fan before she became a synthpop star, and Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has always seemed like a deeply…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 8:44 am
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Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Writes Essay About Abusive Ex For Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry has always been vocal about the misogyny she's seen in culture, giving pieces of her mind to 4Chan trolls and live-show
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 9:30 am
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The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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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
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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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The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

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…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Stream Chvrches’ Three Every Open Eye Bonus Tracks

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
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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
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