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After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I’ve been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two weeks, because there’s been a lot of good stuff going on. A whole bunch of shows returned or premiered this month, and in between some surprisingly clever and entertaining summerMore »

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

It’s not often that you hear a solo saxophone player referred to by the New York Times as a “one-man astonishment engine,” but considering Colin Stetson’s prowess as a performer, and the sprawling, often inscrutable nature of the music he makes, it’s totally appropriate. As a polyphonic soloist, Stetson is able to make instrumental music… More »

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Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Sarah Neufeld – “We’ve Got A Lot” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sarah Neufeld technically already released a record this year; the tense and aching Never Were The Way She Was was a joint project with her…
Caitlin White | May 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Stream Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld Never Were The Way She Was

In 2015 it's a bold move to release a purely instrumental album of expertly-composed violin and horn parts. Hell, it's probably been a bold --…
Caitlin White | April 21, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – “The Sun Roars Into View”

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld do not make music for the faint of heart. They've worked together extensively in the past, and each toured with…
Caitlin White | February 18, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Stream My Brightest Diamond None More Than You EP

Shara Worden is getting ready to release her new album, This Is My Hand, and she's already shared the percussive, ferocious opener "Pressure." Before that,…
Miles Bowe | July 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Amen Dunes – “I Can’t Dig It” (Feat. Colin Stetson)

We heard that Amen Dunes spent a lot of time in the studio working on their new album, Love, while bringing in guest artists to…
Miles Bowe | April 16, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Watch Arcade Fire On SNL: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” And “New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire?”

Arcade Fire's James Murphy-produced double LP Reflektor is just one month away, and tonight the band returned to SNL for their first television appearance (and…
Scott Lapatine | September 29, 2013 - 12:40 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! won this year's Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chose…
Scott Lapatine | September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Colin Stetson – “Among The Sef” Video

The abstract saxophone world-creator Colin Stetson has already made one video for two of the songs from his new album New History Warfare Vol. 3:
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Stream Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

The wondrously gifted saxophone abtractionist Colin Stetson has become almost famous for the range of sounds he can coax out of his gigantic instrument —…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Colin Stetson – “Among The Sef”

On Colin Stetson's new album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, "Among The Sef" comes right in the middle. Stuck between two…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Colin Stetson – “In Mirrors” & “And In Truth” (Feat. Justin Vernon) Video

The human wonder Colin Stetson creates abstract alternate universes while using only his gigantic saxophone. And in a new video for "In Mirrors" and "And…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 10:45 am

Colin Stetson & Justin Vernon – “Warm Shadow” (Fink Cover)

The abstract saxophone drone machine Colin Stetson spent the past couple of years as a touring member of Bon Iver, and Bon Iver frontman Justi…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Preview Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 3 Feat. Justin Vernon

The saxophonist Colin Stetson is essentially a one-man circus act, pulling all sorts of drones and skitters and yelps and groans out of his gigantic…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 10:36 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I'd scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented a…
Amrit Singh | January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Colin Stetson – “High Above A Grey Green Sea”

Our most recent Colin Stetson sighting came at a thoroughly emotional farewell show to the iconic experimental performance space Zebulon, a place where Stetson cut…
Amrit Singh | January 29, 2013 - 1:06 pm