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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Watch Mark Ronson Cover Queens Of The Stone Age With Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

Superproducer Mark Ronson stopped by for a live in-studio session at Australian radio station Triple J today. As usual, he assembled a crack team of…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2015 - 10:45 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2014 - 12:26 pm

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," Kiri…
Amrit Singh | July 12, 2013 - 11:17 am

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…
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,…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2013 - 12:36 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…
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…
Amrit Singh | October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm