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2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?

The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special live from the Staples Center in L.A. LL Cool J, who hosted last year's Grammy broadcast, was back to MC this show as he will for the ceremony next month. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 6, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Watch Lana Del Rey’s Tropico Short Film

Lana Del Rey's new 27-minute short film Tropico works, more or less, as a glossy but bugged-out extended-length music video, a pretentious but sensationalistic dive into her center-free aesthetic. As directed by music-video veteran fantasist Anthony Mandler, LDR and male model Shaun Ross appear in a few very loosely connected vignettes. In the "Body Electric"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2013 - 9:12 am

Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller Producing Crowdfunded Daniel Johnston Movie

Daniel Johnston, the deeply idiosyncratic and cultishly beloved Texas singer/songwriter, has always had a ton of musician fans, but you wouldn't necessarily expect Lana Del Rey and Mac Miller to number among their ranks. But as the Masked Gorilla reports, the filmmaker Gabriel Sunday is using Kickstarter to help put together a short film called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 10:07 am

Watch SNL‘s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of shouty Kanye West and whiny Kim Kardashian. Pharoah's West (which we last saw in his "I Am A Dog" parody) is pretty strong and included some "Black Skinhead"-y yelps to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am

A-1 – “Summertime Sadness” (Prod. Ryan Hemsworth) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Although Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has moved on to releasing his own material, he first made a name for himself by slightly tweaking other people's songs in a way that turns them inside out and brings out unforeseen layers of beauty. In a one-off collaboration with San Francisco rapper A-1, Hemsworth turns his attention to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013 - 11:56 am

Sky Ferreira, Icona Pop To Tour With Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus announced via Twitter that she would be bringing two special guests on her Bangerz tour, and now the proverbial beans have been spilled. First up is Icona Pop, who just confirmed that they will be touring with her. Cyrus then tweeted that she would be going on tour with Sky Ferreira, who retweeted… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 12, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Kanye West Is Engaged

Congratulations are in order for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, both of whom are officially off the market. TMZ reports that the pair, who became parents together in June, were engaged last night (on Kim's 33rd birthday) in spectacular fashion. Kanye flew Kim to San Francisco, where he'd rented out the major-league ballpark AT&T Park. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013 - 9:16 am

Lana Del Rey Addresses Leaks, Newfound Radio Success

In an interview with Radio.com, Lana Del Rey addressed the recent flood of leaked tracks citing that it made her feel like her "life [was] completely invaded." She also has an expected alternative radio hit with "Young & Beautiful" from the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, as well as a dance radio hit with a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 16, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Lana Del Rey – “True Love On The Side”

Lately, a bunch of Lana Del Rey leaks have been showing up on the internet: "Black Beauty," "Maha Maha," the Lady Gaga dis "So Legit." The latest is an unfinished demo of a song called "True Love On The Side," and you can tell why this one never got finished. It's, speaking simply, an absolute… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013 - 11:52 am

Willis Earl Beal – “Black Beauty (A Response To Lana Del Rey From Willis Earl Beal)”

Last month, an unreleased Lana Del Rey song called "Black Beauty" hit the internet. Nobody knew if it was new or old, but it was among the lovelier things she's ever done. And now, the Chicago outsider-soul belter Willis Earl Beal, apparently moved by the LDR song, has offered his own "response" to it. Beal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Maha Maha”

Lately, a few mysterious and context-free Lana Del Rey tracks have been appearing online, including "Black Beauty" and the Lady Gaga-bashing "So Legit." Today, we get another one: The lush, narcotized, soft-focus torch song "Maha Maha." The song sounds like it belongs on the soundtrack to a '90s espionage thriller, possibly one of the one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2013 - 9:28 am

Lana Del Rey To Release A 30-Minute Film, Tropico

Lana Del Rey has tweeted details regarding a forthcoming short film, Tropico. "TROPICO - a 30 minute film coming to a city near your," she wrote. "Premier dates coming soon. Lots of Love, Lana Del Rey." The film will star Lana as well as model Shaun Ross. "A tale of redemption told to the music… More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 27, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Lana Del Rey Blasts Lady Gaga In Leaked “So Legit”

Last week, a new Lana Del Rey track called "Black Beauty" leaked -- and has since been removed -- but even more unauthorized material has surfaced. According to CoS, another cut called "So Legit" was also floating around and it's brimming with blatant vitriol for Stefani Germanotta, bka Lady Gaga. The song includes lyrics like,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 24, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Black Beauty”

Remember Lana Del Rey? Hard to believe it's been a little more than two years now since the former Lizzie Grant first emerged oh-so-innocuously with "Video Games." Sometimes, it seems like only yesterday. Others, it seems like she's been an inescapable presence for generations. But La Lana is still basically a rookie; she hasn't eve… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 19, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Young & Beautiful” Video

Baz Luhrmann's godawful-looking Great Gatsby adaptation is in theaters now, and you had to know that Lana Del Rey would be the first of the artists on its star-studded soundtrack album to make a video for her contribution. Del Rey's video for the slow-swelling "Young & Beautiful" is a gorgeously photographed thing, with LDR dressed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2013 - 8:54 am

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

Lana Del Rey – “Young & Beautiful”

In recent weeks, Lana Del Rey has kept herself busy releasing pretty-good covers of classic songs by Leonard Cohen and Nancy Sinatra on YouTube, but now she's gotten back to the business of releasing potentially enraging big-budget originals. LDR is one of the many, many famous people who have contributed songs to the soundtrack of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 9:12 am

Lana Del Rey – “Summer Wine” Video

Lana Del Rey has never downplayed her affection for Nancy Sinatra -- you might remember she called herself a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra" back in the "Video Games" days. Now, out of nowhere, she's covering a song Nancy made famous with Lee Hazelwood in 1967. LDR's "Summer Wine" clip comes only weeks after her versio… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 18, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Great Gatsby Soundtrack To Feature New Songs By Jay-Z, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé & André 3000

As we reported earlier this year, Jay-Z had a large hand in the music component of the upcoming Baz Lurhmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The tracklist for the soundtrack, which Jay executive produced, has been revealed and includes an eclectic array of artists. On the theme of the music, Lurhma… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 4, 2013 - 11:09 am

Lana Del Rey – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ Video

In a new video, and for no discernible reason, Lana Del Rey has given us her take on Leonard Cohen's ridiculously great 1974 song and possible Janis Joplin tribute "Chelsea Hotel No. 2." LDR has left all of Cohen's gendered pronouns intact, but it doesn't come across like a gender-fucking stunt; it's more a languid… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2013 - 8:59 am
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