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We’re two days removed from the Super Bowl and — more importantly, at least for the purposes of this column — the Super Bowl halftime show, in which many, many people will work very hard to make a terrible, corny spectacle happen. The halftime show will doubtless be more explosive and brain-searing than all of… More »

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

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FIDLAR – “If It Makes You Happy” (Sheryl Crow Cover)

AKA Fuck It Dog, Life's A Radically abrasive Sheryl Crow cover. FIDLAR have recorded their own version of Crow's 1996 single "If It Makes You…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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FIDLAR – “Whatever (Folk Song In C)” (Elliott Smith Cover)

It's fitting that while so many artists spent last Monday playing covers and sharing memories of Elliott Smith, the ever surly punk band FIDLAR show…
Miles Bowe | October 28, 2013 - 4:45 pm
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Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo…
Stereogum | October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm
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Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year's Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

FIDLAR – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave Cover)

One of the best songs you could ever find by Nick Cave is his cover of "Knoxville Girl," made famous originally by country greats the
Miles Bowe | August 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For someone who consistently trumpets his own taste and ably namechecks filmmakers whenever possible, Kanye West sure has a dubious history with music videos. He…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2013 - 11:59 am
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FIDLAR – “Cocaine” Video (Feat. Nick Offerman) (NSFW)

Nick Offerman was already an internet hero because of his amazing work as Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, but once everyone gets a load…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 12:02 pm
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Watch DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Charli XCX In A Myspace Commercial

The Justin Timberlake-co-owned new Myspace apparently launched today, despite the fact that registration has already been opened to the public and the editorial has been…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 12, 2013 - 4:58 pm
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FIDLAR – “Max Can’t Surf II: The Zuk Trip” (Music Video)

FIDLAR seems to be gaining a reputation for awesome videos. After reappropriating Creedence Clearwater Revival footage for "Gimme Something," they now return with a semi-sequel…
Miles Bowe | March 7, 2013 - 3:45 pm
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Stream FIDLAR FIDLAR

Next week, the scrappy, knotty, fired-up California punk-rockers FIDLAR drop their self-titled debut album. In this space, we've posted their blitzkrieg hookfests "Cheap Beer," "White
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Fidlar – “Suburban Home” (Feat. Brian Rodriguez) (Descendents Cover)

To celebrate its 50th issue, as well as the 50th birthday of Descendents frontman Milo Aukerman, the music magazine Filter is releasing a free-download Descendents…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm
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FIDLAR – “Gimme Something” Video

Hedonistic L.A. punks FIDLAR's video for their strummy, catchy-as-fuck number "Gimme Something" doesn't feature FIDLAR at all. Instead, it appears to be made up entirely…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2012 - 4:57 pm
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FIDLAR – “Gimme Something”

Los Angeles punk rockers FIDLAR have given us a steady supply of kickass songs in the last couple of months: "Cheap Beer," "White On White,"
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 9:36 am
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FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer” (Video)

"Cheap Beer," the recent internet-hit from L.A. punk rockers FIDLAR, is arguably the best fuck-shit-up anthem we've heard since Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard In Da…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2012 - 11:08 am
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FIDLAR – “AWWWKWAARRRDDD” (Feat. Kate Nash)

L.A. garage rockers/Stereogum40 nominees FIDLAR will release their self-titled debut in January, a release from which we've already heard "Cheap Beer" and "White On White."
Corban Goble | October 15, 2012 - 9:37 am
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FIDLAR – “White On White”

Here's another cut from L.A. garage rockers (and Stereogum40 nominee) FIDLAR's forthcoming debut LP, a hard-charging burst of energy called "White On White." Previously we…
Corban Goble | October 8, 2012 - 10:56 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month's mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September's grand finale has all…
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2012 - 9:42 am
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The Hives, FIDLAR, Luis And The Wildfires @ Observatory, Santa Ana 9/11/12

Prior to their appearance on the Conan, the Hives made a stop at the Observatory in Santa Ana in support of their latest release, Lex
Andrew Youssef | September 12, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm
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