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Hear “Other People’s Imaginary Feast,” A Sound Collage By Nicolas Jaar, Julia Holter, William Basinski, Holly Herndon, And Friends

Nicholas Jaar, Julia Holter, Holly Herndon, William Basinski and a variety of other experimental electronic artists and producers formed a supergroup of sorts to create the collaborative sound collage “Other People’s Imaginary Feast.” Jaar’s label, Other People, put the group together in order to demo the concept of Sensory Percussion, a new technological development that… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 20, 2015 - 5:06 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

So how are you guys enjoying your inaugural Global Release Friday? It’s pretty great, huh? Look, we all needed this. Tuesdays already had so much going for them: You know, Mondays suck, so Tuesday means Monday is over, and, like … Tuesday is almost Wednesday. Tuesday has it all! Friday deserved a little pick-me-up, and… More »

By: Stereogum / July 10, 2015 - 5:08 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I’m taking over the column for Tom, who’s on vacation this week. We all know that the real best video of the week is the one of Ariana Grande licking a donut that didn’t even belong to her, but if you’re interested in watching something else, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a wild and wonderful… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 10, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Julia Holter – “Feel You” Video

Ambient-pop experimentalist Julia Holter is readying a new album called Have You In My Wilderness. The record, her fourth full-length, was recorded with Cole M. Greif-Neill, who also worked with Holter on her last album Loud City Song. “Feel You” is the first song off that album, and it debuts in video form today. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 9, 2015 - 11:15 am

Sharon Van Etten – “Remembering Mountains” (Lyrics By Karen Dalton) (Stereogum Premiere)

How many albums full of songs sung by Karen Dalton exist? Not many, technically, yet relics and stories from the folk singer’s short life keep emerging. For instance, they say Dalton hated being recorded and the existence of her 1969 album It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best was the… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 12, 2015 - 11:32 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We’re right at about the halfway point of the year here, and we spent this week looking back at 2014 so far, and looking forward at what the summer will bring. But the week-that-was provided some excellent new tracks to keep us moving in the here and now. Here are the five best:… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Julia Holter – “Don’t Make Me Over” (Dionne Warwick Cover)

Julia Holter has announced a new double-A-side 7-inch featuring a pair of covers, one brand new and one previously released. The old one is “Hello Stranger,” originally a 1963 hit for Barbara Lewis but reimagined by Holter as a captivating tone poem/torch song on last year’s Loud City Song. The new selection is “Don’t Make… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 10:33 am

Linda Perhacs – “Prisms Of Glass” Video (Feat. Julia Holter And Nite Jewel)

Today, after 44 years of waiting, Linda Perhacs finally releases her second album. That’s probably the longest wait for a follow-up album in all of pop music; at Stereogum HQ we can only think of Dot Wiggins’ solo album from last year (44 years after the Shaggs’ Philosophy Of The World) as another possibility. Now… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 4, 2014 - 11:41 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Big Ears Festival 2014 Lineup

Since 2009 the Big Ears Festival has brought a massive slate of experimental music to Knoxville, Tennessee, and they’ve just announced their lineup for next spring (the festival occurs during the weekend of March 28-30). It’s kind of hard to contain my excitement here since I’m a sucker for this sort of thing, but if… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 4, 2013 - 1:26 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Linda Perhacs – “Freely” Video

Linda Perhacs hasn’t released an album in 44 years, but her one record, Parralellograms, is an outright classic. When I saw her play her first New York show a few months ago at the Mexican Summer Anniversary it was absolutely breathtaking. Perhacs talked about how she was finishing her long awaited sophomore album at the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 3, 2013 - 10:35 am

Julia Holter – “Horns Surrounding Me” Video

The avant-popper Julia Holter has already made videos for three of the tracks from Loud City Song, the album she released earlier this year: for “World,” for “In The Green Wild,” and for “This Is A True Heart.” Now she’s got another one, for the tense and skronky “Horns Surrounding Me,” and it’s a dark… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2013 - 11:14 am

Julia Holter – “This Is A True Heart” Video

After the theatrical “In The Green Wild” music video, Julia Holter has now released a very different sort of video for “This Is A True Heart.” Here Holter stars as a spy of some sort, doing a job involving a dead body, leaked information, and a very important flash drive. The entire Eugene Kotlyarenko directed… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Stream Julia Holter Loud City Song

The Los Angeles singer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter broke out with last year’s Ekstasis, a gorgeous collection of hazy, amniotic bedroom-pop, and now she’s following it up with Loud City Song, a new album loosely based on the 1958 musical film Gigi. We’ve posted the early tracks “World,” “In The Green Wild,” and “Maxim’s I,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2013 - 12:18 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week there was something strange and new from Jane’s Addiction, Drake released the anti-“Started From The Bottom,” and Ryan Hemsworth laid A$AP Rocky over a tweaked out version of Britney Spear’s “Everytime” and made it sound like something that belongs in a jewelry box. These did not make the list, but another rapper-crooner, past… More »

By: Stereogum / August 9, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Julia Holter – “Maxim’s I”

When I saw Julia Holter perform a midnight set at last year’s Hopscotch Festival, the venue choice of an old church felt truly appropriate. Her music can be so beautiful, her voice so angelic, that it feels like a religious service. Soon we’ll be able to hear Loud City Song, Holter’s third album in three… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 7, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Q&A: Julia Holter On Her New Album, Being Inspired By Gigi, And Going On Tour With A Giant Keyboard

Next month Julia Holter will release Loud City Song, her third proper release and her first bonafide “studio” album. Anyone wondering (or worrying) that the studio polish might take away any of the mysterious beauty — and the occasional flashes of abject weirdness — that make Holter’s work so amazing need not worry. The nine… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / July 16, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Julia Holter – “In The Green Wild” Video

Julia Holter built her name on ethereal, miasmic bedroom-pop music, so her new song “In The Green Wild” is something of an unexpected left turn: an idiosyncratic jazzy thing with fleet, off-kilter vocal delivery and a few moments that remind me of a more sedate tUnE-yArDs. The clip comes paired with a video, from director… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Julia Holter – “World” Video

Last year, the Los Angeles singer and producer Julia Holter released Ekstasis, an album of gauzy and elliptical and weirdly comforting experimental pop music. That LP turned out to be very valuable in helping some of us slow down and breathe and chill the fuck out from time to time. Later this summer, she’ll follow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2013 - 10:29 am
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