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A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty:… More »

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim — and therefore inspires lots of copycats — only to willfully retreat from the spotlight. This usually involves making an album designed to alienate mainstream audiences and/or distance the originator from the imitators. It also tends to create a vacuum… More »

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Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc…
Adrien Begrand | August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Intervenes To Preserve Young & Sick’s Foster The People Mural

Recent BTW Young & Sick is perhaps better known for his visual art than for his music, having illustrated album covers for the likes of…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2014 - 11:23 am

Here’s Weird Al’s New Polka Medley Covering Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Macklemore, & More

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic's albums, and…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Foster The People Working With Amber Coffman, Soko, Night Beds

Foster The People are arguably the most boring successful band on the entire planet, and years after “Pumped Up Kicks,” they are still showing up…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 10:25 am

The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles?

My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for "Stuck Like Glue," a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm

A$AP Rocky Covers “Pumped Up Kicks”

Today, A$AP Rocky did a live session for Zane Lowe's BBC1 Radio show, where he played a rendition of his single "Goldie." But luckily enough,…
Corban Goble | August 1, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans (Smims&Belle Remix)” (Feat. Azealia Banks)

Smims&Belle is the new DJ project from Mark Foster and Isom Innis, two members of Foster The People. Judging by their first big remix, I'm…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2012 - 9:19 am

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm

Beach Boys To Reunite At Grammys… With Foster The People & Maroon 5

In December, we reported that elusive, damaged genius Brian Wilson was back together with the Beach Boys, the once-estranged group he’d helped to make great.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Foster The People Confuse Jeopardy Contestants

Foster The People are arguably the big alt-rock story of the year -- the band who managed to cross over to SNL and the Ryan…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2011 - 11:17 am

Watch Foster The People On Letterman

Last night, bewilderingly popular L.A. synthpoppers Foster The People turned up on the Late Show With David Letterman. As it turns out, they have songs…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2011 - 11:17 am

Horrors, Twin Shadow On Lady Gaga Remix LP

Gaga is set to drop a slate of products on 11/21 and 11/22, including a remix CD, a deluxe repackaging of her 2011 LP Born
Corban Goble | October 21, 2011 - 3:23 pm

David Bowie (Jimmy Fallon) Covers “Pumped Up Kicks”

Here's something we missed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the night before last. Fallon and guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt, apparently friends in real life, got…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2011 - 10:48 am

Artist Polaroids From Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Chicago over the weekend with headline performances by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse. It was the support acts,…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am

Weezer Cover “Pumped Up Kicks”

After teaming up with the Flaming Lips on the East Coast, Weezer headed West to the Pacific Amphitheater last night as part of the Orange…
Andrew Youssef | August 5, 2011 - 9:38 am

And The Indie Song Of Summer 2011 Is…

Earlier this month we took a look back at "Indie" Songs Of The Summer 2001-2010 and asked you what 2011's non-Katy Perry BBQ anthem should…
Scott Lapatine | June 30, 2011 - 2:53 pm