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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, “the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming,” even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine appear… More »

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

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Frank Ocean Comes Out

In a post on his Tumblr, Frank Ocean, the buttery-genius R&B singer from the Odd Future crew, has essentially come out of the closet. He…
Tom Breihan | July 4, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Frank Ocean Channel Orange Details

Over the weekend, Frank Ocean took to Tumblr to post official details for the forthcoming Channel Orange. That's the art up top, and head below…
Corban Goble | June 25, 2012 - 8:47 am

Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”

Hours after a new album announcement, Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr to post the nine-minute "Pyramids," a slice of which we heard in the…
Corban Goble | June 8, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Watch The Trailer For Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”

Frank Ocean uploaded a new video to his Tumblr foretelling a mysterious project called "Channel Orange," an endeavor that will be revealed in July. Since…
Corban Goble | June 8, 2012 - 9:42 am

Watch Frank Ocean Debut New Song

Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr to post a demo of a new song over the weekend. Here's Frank, for some context: just…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Watch Jack White’s AMEX Unstaged Show

You saw the previews, but if you weren't around Friday night to live stream Jack White's Gary Oldman-directed Webster Hall show for AMEX, you ca…
Scott Lapatine | April 29, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Premiere New Song, Cover Lauryn Hill At Coachella

Frank Ocean switched things up for week two of Coachella, deviating from that set to play a new one called "Forrest Gump" as well a…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Watch Pulp, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Black Keys, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella is streaming (with some notable exceptions) at YouTube all weekend, and this morning a couple of archived sets found their way to the web.
Corban Goble | April 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal (SBTRKT Remix)”

Here Frank Ocean's pretty girl/sports car paean "Whip Appeal" gets some beat modification at the hands of XL's vowelless all-caps post-everything production wunderkind SBTRKT. Said…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2012 - 10:48 am

Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal”

Wolf Gang seems to be back in full swing lately, and recently Frank Ocean dropped a one-off on his Tumblr called "Whip Appeal," which maintai…
Corban Goble | March 20, 2012 - 9:31 am

Frank Ocean – “White”

Odd Future’s crew compilation OF Tape Vol. 2 is coming next week, and the lone solo track from Frank Ocean, the group’s crooner and arguably…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Don Henley Threatens To Sue Frank Ocean, Says Frank Ocean

Up top is a screenshot of a Frank Ocean Tumblr post claiming that the Eagles' Don Henley is trying to sue him for his use…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Frank Ocean – “Voodoo”

Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr over the weekend to post a snippet of a new song called "Voodoo," also listing out the lyrics, mood…
Corban Goble | January 30, 2012 - 10:51 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys' advent calendar is the…
Stereogum | December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Frank Ocean Debuts New Tunes, Gets Remixed By SBTRKT

Frank Ocean performed in London over the weekend, mixing in a couple of new songs into his latest stop on his first solo tour. Check…
Corban Goble | November 14, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Watch Frank Ocean’s Solo Debut

R&B fast-riser Frank Ocean returned home to New Orleans, where he lived before moving to L.A. after Katrina hit, on Saturday night, appearing onstage alone…
Corban Goble | November 7, 2011 - 9:40 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, remember this? When my friend/Stereogum predecessor/former across-the-street neighbor Jessica departed this website, her brainchild column disappeared from its pages. But the streets wanted more!
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Frank Ocean – “Swim Good” Video

Frank Ocean rocks a panda mask (same one as that Fader cover, I think) and ninja garb in this new clip for Nostalgia, Ultra banger…
Corban Goble | September 16, 2011 - 10:14 am

Frank Ocean – “Thinking About You” Video

High 5 Collective's new video for "Thinking About You," the recent Tumblr loosie from Odd Future R&B affiliate and world-conquering singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, is a…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2011 - 9:39 am