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Watch Little Dragon Play Letterman

The inventive Gothenburg, Sweden pop group Little Dragon has been away for a little while, but they’re back this spring with the new album Nabuma Rubberband. And last night, David Letterman — who, it bears mentioning, does not seem very concerned about this whole Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show thing — welcomed them to his LateMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2014 - 9:39 am

Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp” Video

The sophisticated Swedish pop group Little Dragon returns this spring with their new album Nabuma Rubberband, and yesterday, they shared their idiosyncratic, rhythmically driven first single “Klapp Klapp.” They’ve made two videos for that song, and they’ve recruited Nabil, the master of the form right now, to direct one of them. Nabil also served a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 8:53 am

Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”

Ritual Union, the last album from the sharp, slinky Swedish pop group Little Dragon, was one of those records that gradually sneaks up on you, never quite smacking you over the head with how good it is until it’s a year later and you’re realizing that you still get its songs stuck in your head. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Artist Portraits From Treasure Island Festival 2013

In addition to our gallery of live shots from last weekend’s Treasure Island Festival, our photographer Moses Namkung snapped some intimate portraits of Sleigh Bells, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!, Palma Violets, and more. Check them out above. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they get a whole other festival in the form of Treasure Island. A ton of great bands showed up there over the weekend, from James Blake to Holy Ghost! to Real… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Grimes, Liars, Warpaint To Cover Duran Duran On New Tribute Album

UPDATE: Grimes’ label 4AD says she is not participating in this tribute…

Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran is coming early next year via Manimal Vinyl, the label that previously gave us tributes to Madonna and the Cure. You can check out the current list of participants below (via duranduran.com) and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark) (Little Dragon Remix)”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s original “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)” is a mellow, sweetly gauzy pop track. The thing about sharks is that even when they’re asleep, they are constantly moving forward — they don’t ever stop moving onward — and that’s what it sounds like when Little Dragon gets their hands on it. Instead… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 9, 2013 - 11:24 am

Watch Big Boi And Little Dragon Play Fallon

Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the new solo album from OutKast’s Big Boi, has a few collaborations with Swedish pop group Little Dragon. Little Dragon were also the original guests on “Mama Told Me,” the album’s single, but former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland eventually replaced them. On Friday night, though, Big Boi was the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012 - 8:53 am

Little Dragon – “Sunshine” (Shlohmo Remix)

Earlier this year, the California bass music producer Shlohmo remixed “Sunshine,” a song from Swedish pop group Little Dragon. The band never did anything with it, so Shlohmo has put the song out on his Soundcloud, letting everyone hear what a dessicated haze he turned the track into. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Little Dragon – “Sunshine (Star Slinger Remix)”

We’ve already heard from shaggy British producer Star Slinger once today, as he made the beat for the new Cities Aviv track “G A L L E R Y G U R L Z.” And now he’s got another track up online. It’s a remix of “Sunshine,” a song from Swede-pop stars Little Dragon, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Watch Big Boi & Little Dragon Debut “Mama Told Me”

OutKast rapper Big Boi is getting ready to unleash Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up to his great 2010 solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty. His early track “Gossip” features UGK and Big K.R.I.T., but another song from the album, “Mama Told Me,” has a very different collaborator: The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012 - 10:12 am

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, there were some good videos this week! Two of the five videos below come from the directing team of Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris, neither of whom I’d ever heard of before. They even came out on the same day. Nice work, Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris! We’ve got those, as well… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2011 - 4:47 pm

DJ Shadow – “Scale It Back” (Feat. Little Dragon) Video

The video for “Scale It Back,” DJ Shadow’s new collaboration with Little Dragon, opens with a vaguely creepy guy who explains that, to memorize a deck of playing cards, he creates a story in his head by assigning an image to each pair of cards. We then see a group of actors and puppeteers recreate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Little Dragon – “Brush The Heat” Video

This animated clip for Little Dragon’s “Brush The Heat” was composed by lead singer Yukimi Nagano’s father, Yusuke, and his collaborator OLGA. That’s pretty special and aww-worthy, in itself, but It’s extremely far-out, and not just relative to father-composed music videos. It’s a trippy clip. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 8, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Little Dragon – “Seconds (Syd The Kid Remix)”

Swedish synth pop standouts Little Dragon stay heavy in the remix game, so it’s no surprise that their “Seconds” is itself the subject of a remix, this time by Odd Future behind-the-scenes stalwart (and resident female member) Syd The Kid. Grab it below. It’s nice. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 2, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Little Dragon Make A Mix, Cover Crystal Waters

“You guys wanna hear a club classic?” is how Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano launches into a cover of “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless).” The track is in fact a club classic, inescapable over the past 21 years, and it’s fitting hearing it sung by the voice of 2011’s most inescapable club track, “Wildfire” with SBTRKT (and,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Stream Little Dragon Ritual Union

The Yukimi Nagano-fronted Gothenburg electro-pop quartet Little Dragon‘s third album Ritual Union (7/26, Peacefrog/EMI) is streaming in its entirety at NPR. More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2011 - 10:51 am

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here’s the sequel to last year’s popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it’s just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Scenes From Roots Picnic 2011

The 4th Annual Roots Picnic went down in Philadelphia on Saturday. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding performed, as well as Little Dragon, Ariel Pink, Dismemberment Plan, Man Man, and Beanie Sigel. Due to scheduling problems, Man Man ended up playing while the Roots and Nas were on, so, sadly, no photos of their hometown set. But… More »

By: jessica / June 6, 2011 - 1:39 pm