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This week was all about surprises for us and that’s reflected in the best songs of the week. There’s the obvious literal one in those late-night drunk dials we’ve all been getting from Drake, but there’s more. A punk band allowed us to catch some lyrical poetry that we might have missed, another reminded us… More »

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

This week we’ve got a lot of new videos– clips from Wale, Toro Y Moi, the New Pornographers, Damian Marley and Nas, the Black Keys, and Modest Mouse, among others. The Tyler, The Creator video is the darkest and hardest to shake of this lot. But once that’s out of the way, many of this… More »

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Gruff Rhys – “Set Fire To The Stars”

Gruff Rhys is best known as the frontman of the Welsh psych-rock band Super Furry Animals, but this time of year I tend to remember…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 18, 2014 - 11:43 am

Tomas Barfod – “True To You” (Feat. Gruff Rhys) + Love Me Details

Tomas Barfod's Pulsing is among the young year's finest EPs, particularly the songs on which the Danish producer pairs with a vocalist. ("Happy," which was…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2014 - 11:38 am

Gruff Rhys – “Post Apocalypse Christmas”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an absolutely joyous new holiday song from Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. It's called "Slashed Wrists This
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Gruff Rhys – “Slashed Wrists This Christmas”

The depressed atheists of the world now have a Christmas carol to call their own. Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys has announced the impending…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Gruff Rhys – “Shark Ridden Waters”

Gruff Rhys has been a busy guy, collaborating with Tony Da Gatorra, Gorillaz, Simian Mobile Disco, and on the Dark Night Of The Soul project.
jessica | October 19, 2010 - 12:57 pm

Gorillaz – “Superfast Jellyfish” (Feat. De La Soul & Gruff Rhys)

It took the voices of Bobby Womack and Mos Def to get "Stylo"'s disco going and bassist Murdoc's AOL "pirate radio" session snippets -- a
brandon | February 26, 2010 - 10:06 am

Stream Dark Night Of The Soul

Yes, this is the year of Dark Nights (but not that kind, which is very last year). We'd told you about Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's…
brandon | May 6, 2009 - 10:50 am

Super Furry Animals Will Have A New Album Out Soon

I always think of Gruff Rhys as the gift that keeps on giving because that way I can link that video when we blog about…
Amrit Singh | January 29, 2009 - 10:45 am

New Neon Neon Video – “I Told Her On Alderaan / Trick For Treat”

Gruff just scored his second Mercury Prize shortlisting, for his electro-oriented album with Boom Bip as Neon Neon (the first was for Super Furry Animals'
Amrit Singh | July 23, 2008 - 3:41 pm

New Neon Neon (Feat. Cate Le Bon) Video – “I Lust U”

Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys has been a super busy animal this past year spending time as a solo star, bringing his Furry ones to…
Amrit Singh | March 5, 2008 - 2:10 pm

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am