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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

Lana Del Rey – “Summertime Sadness (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)”

“Summertime Sadness” was one of the most wooden and obvious songs on Lana Del Rey’s none-too-impressive 2012 debut album Born To Die; the first time I heart the album, it was the song that finally made me think that this thing really wasn’t turning out too well. But the Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, who’s recently… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013 - 9:45 am

Lana Del Rey – “Burning Desire” Video

Well, here’s something the comments section should love. Back in September, we reported that Lana Del Rey is at the center of a new ad campaign for Jaguar’s new F-Type car, and that she’d recorded a new song called “Burning Desire” for it. That song now has a video. In a lot of ways, it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013 - 10:17 am

Watch The Weeknd’s TV Debut On Jools Holland

Last night, the Weeknd made his television debut on BBC’s Later … With Jools Holland, where he performed “Wicked Games.” Lana Del Rey also appeared on the show to perform her recent “Ride.” Watch the performances below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2012 - 8:40 am

Lana Del Rey – “Ride (UNKLE Remix)”

Ride,” Lana Del Rey’s stately new Rick Rubin-produced ballad, is the best song we’ve heard from LDR in quite some time. And now UNKLE, James Lavelle’s surviving trip-hop project, has turned it into an eight-minute downtempo ripple, which you can hear below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Bel Air” Video

Lana Del Rey has a new video for “Bel Air,” one of the new bonus songs from Born To Die: Paradise Edition. It would’ve been great if the video chronicled her passionate but doomed romance with Uncle Phil, but that is not the case. Instead, it’s her staring sexily through plumes of various-colored smoke. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2012 - 11:07 am

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Velvet (Lindstrøm Remix)”

In an especially on-the-nose moment of Lynch-inspired marketing, Lana Del Rey covered Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris’s American standard “Blue Velvet” for an H&M ad campaign recently. And now the Norwegian space disco king Hans-Peter Lindstrøm has taken that cover and turned it into a 10-minute dance odyssey that only takes a few LDR sigh… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2012 - 12:32 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I spent a pretty good chunk of the week in transit to or from New York, or doing New York things while I was in New York, so I didn’t see a lot of this weeks’ videos before the massive video-watching binge I went on this morning. And I have to say: Lots of good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Ride” Video

Last month, we heard “Ride,” the new Rick Rubin-produced ballad that serves as the single from the forthcoming Paradise Edition of Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die. And now, the song has a 10-minute mini-epic of a new video. If this even means anything, LDR herself wrote the video, and Anthony Mandler directed it. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 10:17 am

Watch Lana Del Rey’s New Jaguar Ad, Hear “Burning Desire”

As reported before, Lana Del Rey is prominently involved with the ad campaign for Jaguar’s new F-Type, and today the fruit of that relationship came into existence with a commercial. It features a new song called “Burning Desire” — which she performed at last night’s launch party in Paris — and you can watch the… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 27, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Ride”

In the first months of the year, the biggest story in music might’ve been Born To Die, Lana Del Rey’s spectacular mess of a debut album, which mangled the mysterious drugged-out grace of her excellent early singles and completed her transformation into self-styled stereotype punchline. But the album does have its fans, and they’ll be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2012 - 11:07 am
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