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One of the hardest things involved with writing about L.A.-based musician Julia Holter is trying to figure out exactly how to describe what she does. More often than not, Holter is described with terms like “avant-pop” and/or something involving the word “art,” which are hardly misnomers, but somehow fail to take into account the warmth… More »

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 »

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 »

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Stream Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness

Next week, the experimental pop auteur Julia Holter will release Have You In My Wilderness, an album of deconstructed, reverb-slathered ballads. As ever, Holter's music…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2015 - 9:41 am

Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home” Video

Julia Holter's fourth album album Have You In My Wilderness is out in just a few weeks, and today she's shared the video for the…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 10:30 am

Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home”

Julia Holter's new album Have You In My Wilderness was introduced to us with the wonderfully baroque swooner "Feel You." Today, the ambient-pop experimentalist ha…
Caitlin White | August 26, 2015 - 10:04 am

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 20, 2015 - 5:06 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.
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 kee…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | August 9, 2013 - 1:56 pm