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This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it’s hard to pit so many different genres against one another, which is why these lists are always so varied. This week wrangled in stoner folk, rap, and straight-up pop, and none of the… More »

There’s a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana’s old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van’s name is “Fast Car,” after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next show. They’re aware it’s a… More »

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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
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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
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Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – “Jamaica Plain” (Stereogum Premiere)

As if the incredible Wakin On A Pretty Daze wasn't enough, Kurt Vile's got two new EPs out before the year's over. One that show…
Miles Bowe | November 1, 2013 - 11:16 am

Kurt Vile – “Feel My Pain”

Kurt Vile has been rightly celebrated everywhere for much of 2013, largely due to his fantastic recent LP, Wakin On A Pretty Daze. So I…
Michael Nelson | October 21, 2013 - 10:19 am
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Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friend…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 10:21 am
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Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – “Serum”

It's been a big year for Kurt Vile releases: full-length Wakin On A Pretty Daze was released back in April and is getting the deluxe-editio…
James Rettig | October 8, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Stream Kurt Vile’s Mixtape Of Songs That Influenced Wakin On A Pretty Daze

We already know that Kurt Vile has an insane record collection, thanks to the almost painfully adorable preview video for the single "Never Run Away"…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 24, 2013 - 12:19 pm
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Watch Kurt Vile Cover The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton”

Audio Ammunition is a new five-part documentary about legendary UK punk band the Clash put out this week by Google Play. The series was launched…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Receive Philadelphia’s Highest Honor And Play City Hall

Kurt Vile is maybe the only native Philadelphia son who can sing in a full-on mushmouthed Philly accent and make it sound pretty, so the…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2013 - 11:45 am
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Watch Kurt Vile Cover Nine Inch Nails For A.V. Club

"Well I don't remember all the songs on your list, but I was like, 'I'll do it cause it's Nine Inch Nails and it's the…
Miles Bowe | August 27, 2013 - 11:50 am
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The 10 Best Things At Outside Lands 2013

Between music, comedy, food, and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals. You checked out our coverage and photo…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2013 - 5:41 pm
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Outside Lands 2013 Sunday: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, & More

The final day of Outside Lands was definitely a more mellow affair than Saturday with its NIN headlined attack. Most people entering in the afternoo…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine…
Stereogum | August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Dessners’ Grateful Dead Tribute To Feature Members Of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf.
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm
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Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time,…
Amrit Singh | July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerve…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2013 - 3:49 pm
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Kurt Vile – “KV Crimes” Video

Kurt Vile has already pulled off the near-impossibly feat of making a Philadelphia accent sound cool, and now he seems determined to do the same…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2013 - 10:57 am
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Watch Kurt Vile Play Letterman

Last month, Kurt Vile released his fifth studio album Wakin on A Pretty Daze via Matador. In support of its release, Vile and his band…
Liz Pelly | May 18, 2013 - 1:06 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know this was a good week for music videos when 4Minute made a K-pop video with dancing zombies in it, one where they fight
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2013 - 10:42 am
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Steve Gunn – “Water Wheel”

Steve Gunn, who is one of the Violators in Kurt Vile And The Violators, is obviously a good guitarist. But there's being a "good guitarist"…
Miles Bowe | May 2, 2013 - 4:11 pm
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