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There were lots of good videos this week, but I didn't like any of them as much as I hated Jerry James's video for "Lana Del Rey." I hated that one so much that I enjoyed hating it. I hated it so…   Read Story »
Last year, the British guitarist and producer Forest Swords gave us Engravings, a deeply absorbing album of ominous, skeletal, spaced-out almost-instrumentals. It's one of those epic, absorbing…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and…   Read Story »
Engravings, the dark marvel of an album that the British producer Forest Swords released earlier this year, is one of those albums that seems to create its own genre of music. But that genre carries…   Read Story »
Forest Swords has put out a new video for "Thor's Stone," one of the best tracks off our recent Album Of The Week, Engravings. Director Dave Ma filmed dancer Guzman Rosado for eight hours in one…   Read Story »
If you're a hawkeyed, dangerously obsessive Stereogum reader, you might have noticed that I didn't start posting until late on Friday morning. That's because I was in the parking lot of my…   Read Story »
This week there was something strange and new from Jane's Addiction, Drake released the anti-"Started From The Bottom," and Ryan Hemsworth laid A$AP Rocky over a tweaked out version of Britney…   Read Story »
If you're familiar with the murky hip-hop of Haleek Maul, seeing that Forest Swords (aka Matthew Barnes) credit up above might make you really excited. Simply put, it's a perfect combination. Haleek…   Read Story »
I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer's start and infinite…   Read Story »
When we take songs into consideration for this column, we're open to including tracks we wouldn't necessarily cover on the site. For this week's collection, we teetered on the precipice of adding new…   Read Story »