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Interview

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

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

More Lydia Ainsworth stories

Lydia Ainsworth – “Into The Blue” Video

Lydia Ainsworth released her sophomore album, Darling Of The Afterglow, late last month -- read our interview with the Toronto-based musician here -- and she's…
James Rettig | April 18, 2017 - 10:07 am

Stream Lydia Ainsworth Darling Of The Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth's sophomore release, Darling Of The Afterglow, is an ambitious and soaring pop album. We talked with the Toronto-based musician about it a few…
James Rettig | March 24, 2017 - 11:01 am

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

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

List

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

List

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
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