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It was a good week for songs. Any week whose 5 Best Songs includes seven artists including Danny Brown, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Rustie, SBTRKT, Shura, and Spoon? That is a good week for songs. And…   Read Story »
Three years ago, the masked, mysterious London dance producer SBTRKT released his self-titled debut album, which showed how sparse, architectural club music could absolutely work as pop if you did it…   Read Story »
What do Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, and Josh Groban have in common? They were all part of a massive group rendition of "Summer Nights" from Grease during the finale of If…   Read Story »
Perhaps you're familiar with @SeinfeldToday, the 700,000-followers-strong Twitter account that imagines what the plots of Seinfeld episodes set today might look like, or @Seinfeld2000, a surrealist…   Read Story »
One of my revelations during Coachella's first weekend was that Chromeo has become a really big deal, in part because the duo's eternally throwback electrofunk evokes many of the same sensations as…   Read Story »
Bret Easton Ellis has used his podcast to reach out to musicians to engage in some pretty compelling discussion. Recently he invited Matt Berninger of the National on the show, and today he's put up…   Read Story »
This year's Academy Awards ceremony is unusually relevant to us Stereogum types: Not only is the Arcade Fire up for Best Score (for the Her score, composed by Will Butler and Owen Pallett), but…   Read Story »
UPDATE: AP's report from Oscar rehearsals suggests that Ezra Koenig will perform with Karen O at the ceremony: Accompanied by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig on acoustic guitar, O sang the song…   Read Story »
It's a testament to Karen O's incredibly strong songwriting that the delicate "Moon Song" manages to stand out amidst the lush melancholia of Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett's score for Her. The song…   Read Story »
Oxford Dictionaries releases its new word of the year around this time (last year it was verb usage of "gif") and the "word of 2013" has been announced. Selfie (a term still new enough that I battle…   Read Story »