It finally happened: Nabil, the most dependable music-video auteur, made a just-OK video. Lots of Nabil’s trademarks are on display in his clip for Foals’ “Give It All“: The harsh clarity, the sweaty tension, the surprise ending. But the official version of the video cuts out the surprise ending, leaving its man-depressed-over-breakup storyline languishing with… More »
Flying Lotus must have gotten the memo that it’s Radiohead Week here at Stereogum, so he brought Jonny Greenwood onto his BBC Radio 1 residency for a guest mix. His set included an unreleased solo track called “Lola Choir,” an instrumental edit of his Inherent Vice soundtrack song “Spooks,” and a previously released remix of… More »
“Big things have small beginnings.” So says Michael Fassbender’s character in Prometheus. He was referring to a blob of alien goo that would go on to spawn the monster that drives the Alien series, but he just as easily could’ve been talking about Radiohead.
Like that daub of black goo, Radiohead’s origins were inauspicious. The band —… More »