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Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands — terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urban… More »

The internet’s favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne’s garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist “Hello Kitty” video. I didn’t see it until I’d read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter about it, and I honestly expected to really like it, since liking music videos that nobody likes is sort of my thing. But jeez, no, yee. More »

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

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Odd Future’s Flan Emoji Doesn’t Like The Taylor Swift Video Either

Yesterday we heard about Earl Sweatshirt's distaste for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" video. Earl wasn't the only one displeased with Swift's treatment of black…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Duck Sauce – “NRG” Video

A-Track and Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce inject their sense of humor into their entire collaboration, and the duo's new infomercial-inspired video for "NRG"…
Taylor Law | April 23, 2014 - 5:12 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Stream Duck Sauce Quack

A few years ago, A-Trak got together with the pioneering house/garage producer Armand Van Helden to form the playful dance duo Duck Sauce, and they…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2014 - 11:43 am

Duck Sauce – “NRG (Hudson Mohawke Remix)”

On St. Patrick's Day, superstar DJ duo Duck Sauce presented an all-star remix of Quack track "NRG," a frantic, four-on-the-floor bomb-dropper featuring input from Skrillex,…
Chris DeVille | April 8, 2014 - 10:41 am

Duck Sauce – “NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)”

Late last month we got details on superstar DJ duo Duck Sauce's debut album, Quack. One of the album's 12 tracks is "NRG," and today…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2014 - 10:49 am

Duck Sauce Quack Details

Duck Sauce, the DJ duo consisting of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, are best known for the 2010 song "Barbra Streisand." Now they've posted a…
Taylor Law | February 26, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Download Duck Sauce Duck Droppings EP

Duck Sauce, the dance production duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, don't release new tracks all that often, but when they do, those tracks…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Duck Sauce – “Radio Stereo”

Duck Sauce is A-Trak and Armand van Helden. Earlier this year, we heard the production duo's single "It's You," and now they're back with another…
Liz Pelly | October 12, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Behind The Scenes At Fool’s Gold’s Day Off 2013

On Monday, the Brooklyn-based Fool's Gold label carried on its tradition of hat-tipping old New York with an annual Day Off block party. Helmed by…
Puja Patel | September 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You (?@#! Remix)”

Yesterday, Duck Sauce released this remix of their latest single "It's You" via Craigslist ad. Calling it the ?@#! remix is more than appropriate, not…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 26, 2013 - 11:11 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies' "Bag Boy," their first…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You” Video

Last week, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden-duo Duck Sauce returned with zippy track "It's You." For its visual treatment, they've brought the song's barbershop quarter…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You”

A-Trak and Armand Van Helden's production duo Duck Sauce have returned with "It's You." The barber shop-y track was premiered on earlier today on Zane…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 19, 2013 - 4:14 pm

The 10 Most NSFW Videos Of 2011

Almost none of us are at work this week, so almost none of us are getting fired. And with the holidays coming to an end,…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there's not a lot of surprises here, it's a…
Stereogum | December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am

The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren't too many certainties in life, but here's one: If you're a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm