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If you’ll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first one of these festivals, 10 years ago, when it was still called the Intonation Festival. I’d just started writing for Pitchfork then, and this was the first time I met… More »

When Jessica Pratt sings, something billows out of her. It isn’t merely her remarkable voice — soft and scratchy with a singularity that’s almost chilling — but a bigger force. Pratt is a songwriter whose lyrics fill space and hang there long after the first utterance. Her singing voice is so mesmerizing that the compariso… More »

This week Azealia Banks released her very long-awaited debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, out of fucking nowhere. It was so sudden that she’s going to have to wait till next week to make it onto this list, but that thing has got some serious jams including a remix of an Ariel Pink song that… More »

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Photos: Pickathon 2015

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey, Ryley Walker, Meatbodies, and a slew of other acts. Kamasi Washington blew the crowd away, and Shabazz Palaces’ set was tighter than ever. Photographer Colin McLaughlin captured some of the… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Watch Jessica Pratt Perform On A Chicago Morning Show

Jessica Pratt released her latest odyssey of a folk record, the follow-up to her self-titled, skeletal debut, this past January. On Your Own Love Again is just as haunting, but Pratt’s rambling lyricism twists itself into memorable melodies throughout; the hooks are subtle, but they’re there. “Back, Baby” is a somber, catchy bit of magic,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 21, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since the festival always strives to book a diverse, locally-focused selection of artists, 40 percent of the bill comprises in-state musicians. Headliners for the weekend are Godspeed You! Black Emperor, TV… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am

Stream Jessica Pratt On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt drummed up anticipation for her sophomore album largely on the strength of “Back, Baby,” the only track she’s put out in the lead-up to the record’s release. (OK, technically “Game That I Play” surfaced over a year ago, but that doesn’t count.) “Back, Baby” is such a stellar and definitive track for the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 19, 2015 - 8:43 am

Jessica Pratt – “Back, Baby”

In 2012, the San Francisco singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt released a self-titled debut full of hushed, skeletal, gorgeous folk songs (like, for instance, the great “Night Faces“). That album snuck up on a lot of people, and those people will be happy to learn that she’ll release her sophomore effort On Your Own Love Again early… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014 - 10:33 am

Jessica Pratt Announces New Album On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt’s follow-up to 2012’s marvelous self-titled LP will finally see release this winter. It’s called On Your Own Love Again, and it features a new version of “Game That I Play,” a song Pratt shared back in January of this year, plus eight more tracks. Pratt’s music is both gently powerful and inviting; she… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 21, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Jessica Pratt – “Game That I Play”

In 2012, the San Francisco folk singer Jessica Pratt released a lovely self-titled album full of skeletal, haunted acoustic meditations. We’re still waiting on news of a follow-up album, but late last year, she played a new song called “Game That I Play” at a recent show, and we posted video of it. Today, she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 10:07 am

Watch Jessica Pratt Play New Song “Game That I Play” In San Francisco

The San Fransisco folk singer Jessica Pratt released an absolutely lovely self-titled album in 2012, and we haven’t heard much from her since. Just before the new year, though, she played a hometown show at the Chapel, and she played an evocative new song called “Game That I Play” with droning-keyboard backing. Check out a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2014 - 3:17 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2012

Guys, it’s Friday, and there are used plates with smeared cake-frosting laying around, with empty booze bottles accumulating on our desks and a general pall of whiskey fumes hanging over the office. While that is some people’s idea of holiday magic, for us, it’s the signifier that it’s someone’s last day. It’s a sad thing. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Jessica Pratt – “Night Faces”

As NYC took on salt water in places it never intended, many of us here operated instinctually — raiding grocery stores, hoarding bottles of wine, wrapping WiFi routers in surfsuits. You know how it is. It won’t surprise you to learn that I was most fixed on what LPs people pulled for the flood. What… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 1, 2012 - 11:32 am