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Mayer Hawthorne – “Stay” (Rihanna Cover)

Mayer Hawthorne told Esquire he has a soft-spot for pop music, which inspired him to cover Rihanna’s “Stay.” Said Hawthorne of the song: “The only thing that was missing from the original version of the song was the funk. So we took it to that sexy Barry White funk zone. Any time I’m doing a… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 13, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Mayer Hawthorne – “Crime” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video (Dir. Rashida Jones)

Mayer Hawthorne’s Kendrick Lamar-assisted song “Crime” is over a year old, but it’s finally getting an official video. The clip is directed by Parks And Recreation actress Rashida Jones and sees Hawthorne making his way to a white-attire-only party, with Lamar checking in via cellphone for a rap pep talk. “I still can’t believe Rashida… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Watch Stereogum’s Minutes Of BottleRock With No Age, Blues Traveler, Matisyahu, & More; Hosted By Gabe Delahaye

Back in April, we wondered if Napa Valley’s second BottleRock festival offered the strangest festival lineup of 2014. Headline sets from the Cure, OutKast, and Eric Church are not unusual, of course, but the rest of the bill promised a very curious mix of indie faves (TV On The Radio, Thee Oh Sees, No Age,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 5, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song” (Feat. Jessie Ware)

Mayer Hawthorne and Jessie Ware both make retro-soul music, after a fashion, but the two singers draw from very different eras: Hawthorne from the raspy Motown of the mid-’60s, Ware from the poised and effervescent Afro-Carribean British music of the early-’90s. Hawthorne’s new single “Her Favorite Song,” though, seems to come from some indistinct amber-hued… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2013 - 11:57 am

Progress Report: Mayer Hawthorne

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Progress Report: The neo soul singer/producer checks in on a break from his US tour.

Last month we launched a partnership with Mayer Hawthorne for, a new online platform showcasing items from Gap’s Summer 2012 collection. For this final installment of our collab we caught up with… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2012 - 11:48 am

Mayer Hawthorne – “Henny & Gingerale” Video

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Earlier this month, we announced a partnership with singer/producer Mayer Hawthorne for, a new online platform showcasing items from Gap’s Summer 2012 collection. More »

By: Stereogum / May 24, 2012 - 9:05 am

Stereogum x Mayer Hawthorne

This spring and summer we’re partnering with neo soul singer/producer Mayer Hawthorne for, a new online platform showcasing items from Gap’s Summer 2012 collection. More »

By: Stereogum / May 10, 2012 - 8:00 am

22 New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2011

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2011 - 9:53 am

Mayer Hawthorne Does “The Walk” On Letterman

Last night, vintage-soul revivalist Mayer Hawthorne took his color-coordinated outfits and his choreographed dance steps to the stage at the Late Show With David Letterman. Hawthorne sang “The Walk,” and Dave made fun of his sunglasses. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2011 - 9:55 am

Artist Polaroids From Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Chicago over the weekend with headline performances by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse. It was the support acts, however, that really excited us. So like he did at Bonnaroo, our tireless photog/artist wrangler Graeme Flegenheimer (with help from The Impossible Project) distributed Polaroid cameras and film to 23… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Mayer Hawthorne Covers “Mr. Blue Sky”

Mayer Hawthorne, aka Andrew Mayer Cohen, is releasing his six-track Impressions covers EP online this week. It includes takes on songs by Jon Brion, The Isley Brothers, and Chromeo. All the songs have stories around their selection, whether about how they were recorded (Cohen’s dad plays on one track) or how he discovered the original… More »

By: jessica / May 10, 2011 - 10:20 am

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock space,” especially with Further (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) and the Strokes headlining on Saturday. According to our photographer Graeme Flegenheimer there was a hippie/hipster divide… More »

By: jessica / August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played “In The Mouth A Desert.” Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn’t feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

New Mayer Hawthorne Video – “Green Eyed Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Green Eyed Love” is the downbeat album-closer from Michigan soul singer Mayer Hawthorne’s Stones Throw debut LP, A Strange Arrangement. On first blush its lyrics seem to suggest he’s got a thing with a tempestuous, ill-advised green-eyed girlfriend. Or with weed. The twist is that Mayer’s green comes not via girls or herb, but through… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 13, 2009 - 1:57 pm

Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest. No bands got electrocuted, but the sound cut out during Black Eyed Peas’ set, so that’s something. Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse were huge draws as the three-day event came… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am

New Mayer Hawthorne – “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin'”

Los Angeles-via-Ann Arbor singer/DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne basically does everything on A Strange Arrangement, his debut full-length for Stones Throw. He has a sort of throwback Detroit soul sound and cites Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, Barry White, Leroy Hutson, Smoke Robinson, etc., as influences. It’s smooth stuff that ought to be enjoyed by a wide demographic. More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2009 - 9:07 am