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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 »
The BBC radio host Zane Lowe, best-known around these parts for the recent epic Kanye West interview, runs a regular segment on his show called Soundclash, where he and a visiting musician or group…   Read Story »
The Talkhouse is a newish website that invites musicians to write about music. (They were the party responsible when Lou Reed reviewed Yeezus.) And I'm just going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing…   Read Story »
Roseland Ballroom is up on 52nd St. in Manhattan, about 40 blocks higher than most indie rock bands ever venture. But in an amusing case of geographic razzmatazz, last night it hosted uptown's most…   Read Story »
We don't get too many opportunities to hear Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig sing in a fake patois, and when one comes along, we've got to collectively grab it and cherish it. Koenig sings lead…   Read Story »