Lydia Ainsworth

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Stereogum’s Austin Oasis 2017 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2017! For the third year in a row, Stereogum presented a marathon show at Austin's Hole In The Wall.
Gabriela Tully Claymore & James Rettig | March 20, 2017 - 2:26 pm


Q&A: Lydia Ainsworth On Her New Album Darling Of The Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth's 2014 debut album, Right From Real, is a mystifying piece of pop experimentalism, blending fibrous synths with classically-inspired strings to create something that's…
James Rettig | March 13, 2017 - 9:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Did you guys hear the news? Indie rock is dead. Good thing the Grammys go down this weekend, an event that rarely honors quote-unquote "indie…
Stereogum | February 10, 2017 - 5:17 pm

Lydia Ainsworth – “Afterglow” Video

Lydia Ainsworth is releasing her sophomore album, Darling Of The Afterglow, next month, and today she's sharing a new track from it, "Afterglow," the follow-up…
James Rettig | February 7, 2017 - 11:29 am

Lydia Ainsworth – “The Road” Video

A little over two years ago, Lydia Ainsworth released her debut album, Right From Real, a stunning collection of fibrous pop songs, and the Toronto-based…
James Rettig | January 10, 2017 - 10:30 am

Best Covers

“Wicked Game” Ad Nauseam: 25 Years Of An Unlikely New Standard

Twenty-five years ago today, Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the song's highest chart position, laying the foundation…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2016 - 1:37 pm


Stereogum’s 50 Best New Bands Of 2015

Stereogum's Best New Bands list is back! After taking off last year, today we return with a rundown of the artists that have spent the…
Stereogum | October 22, 2015 - 10:00 am

Lydia Ainsworth – “White Shadows” Video

We dubbed Lydia Ainsworth's spectral Right From Real Album Of The Week back in 2014, and today the Toronto pop experimentalist has released a new…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm


33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Lydia Ainsworth – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

A few months ago, the Toronto singer and sound manipulator Lydia Ainsworth released the lovely and cinematic debut album Right From Real. And now she's…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth's dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum's Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I've been hooked on…
Ryan Leas | October 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Lydia Ainsworth Right From Real

The music isn't the first thing you'll notice about Lydia Ainsworth's video for "Malachite," one of the year's best clips. Visually, the clip is a…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Stream Lydia Ainsworth Right From Real

Lydia Ainsworth's stunning debut album, Right From Real, comes out next week, but it's available to stream right now. We've already talked about and gushed…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm