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Kirin J Callinan – “Constant Craving” (k.d. lang cover)

In 1992, the Canadian country-music revisionist k.d. lang won a bunch of awards for “Constant Craving,” her sweeping and inescapable heartbreaker. And now the slithering Australian noise-pop rasper Kirin J Callinan has recorded a characteristically grimy cover of the song. The Callinan version has strobing rave synths, humungous industrial drum machines, an a guest vocal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2013

It’s that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen of the best and brightest. In the three previous annual versions of this column, we’ve hailed the arrivals of Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky,… More »

By: Stereogum / September 19, 2013 - 10:07 am

Kirin J Callinan – “Victoria M.” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

2013’s best new artist is Kirin J Callinan. Here are some reasons why. In his last video, for the debut LP title track “Embracism,” Kirin was naked, and the star was his buttcheek. The self-directed video for “Victoria M.,” an album track which puts his theatrical, similarly focuses on a lesser seen side of Callinan. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 12, 2013 - 11:17 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2013

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Kirin J Callinan – “Love Delay”

Kirin J Callinan is 2013’s most kinetic, confounding, and exciting “new” artist. For real! This is an opinion easier to come upon, and maintain, if you’ve had the good fortune of seeing him live intermittently over the past six months, as I have. (At Glasslands for CMJ, where he ruled, and a few weeks ago… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Kirin J Callinan – “Embracism” Video (NSFW)

In his video for “Embracism,” Kirin J Callinan wakes up naked, shows off copious buttcheek and a few homemade-looking tattoos, lets out a mighty groan, and begins to grunt out his lurching, Suicide-addled post-industrial grind. The clip starts out as a sexed-up leer and gradually transforms into a symphony of glitches and creeped-out gestures. CaraMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Kirin J Callinan – “Embracism”

If you want something a little out of the ordinary, please meet Kirin J Callinan, a man whose Embracism has been highly anticipated around here since he delivered one of our 10 Favorite Sets Of CMJ 2012. The record will be out this summer via Terrible Records (in conjunction with XL), and if it i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Stereogum’s Top 10 Sets Of CMJ 2012

As we approached last week’s CMJ marathon, thought-leading haymakers of all stripes were of a single mind: This year there just wouldn’t be much hay to make. There appeared to be no big story to chase, no overarching trend to memorialize, no barometric cluster of bands to hunt, no clearly identifiable narrative to manufacture. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm