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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, but the songs we've chosen to send you into the holiday weekend are uniformly dark and…
Stereogum | May 23, 2014 - 1:55 pm


Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm


The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the…
Stereogum | March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

More Mirel Wagner stories

Mirel Wagner – “The Dirt” Video

Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner released her second album's worth of sparse, weary folk songs today called When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day
James Rettig | August 12, 2014 - 11:24 am

Stream Mirel Wagner When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day

The Ethiopian-born Finnish folk singer Mirel Wagner makes music so grim and stark and haunted that it feels like it's existed for a century. We…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Mirel Wagner – “The Dirt”

"The Dirt" is one of the most appropriate names imaginable for a Mirel Wagner song. The Ethiopian-born Finnish artist (and Band To Watch graduate) makes…
Peter Helman | July 16, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Mirel Wagner – “Oak Tree” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Mirel Wagner became an Artist To Watch back in 2011 right around when she released her eponymous debut. That album contained some of the most…
Miles Bowe | May 20, 2014 - 10:08 am

Mirel Wagner – “To The Bone” Video

The Finnish-Ethiopian BTW Mirel Wagner makes folk music so dark and spare and primal that it seems to tickle some shared collective memory of bad…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Mirel Wagner – “Joe” Video

The Finnish-Ethiopian folk singer and BTW Mirel Wagner made an impact this year with her stark, haunted self-titled debut album. Those same qualities are on…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Mirel Wagner – “The Road” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've already heard "No Death," the dark and tingly single from the Finnish/Ethiopian singer-songwriter and BTW Mirel Wagner. And below, we've got another song from…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2012 - 10:11 am

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

February's Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January's Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven's "Reflection Of You." No offense (none…
Amrit Singh | February 23, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Mirel Wagner

Mirel Wagner, a singer-songwriter born in Ethiopia and raised in Finland, is 23 years old. When she wrote "To The Bone," the opening track from…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2012 - 11:32 am

Mirel Wagner – “No Death”

Mirel Wagner is a young singer-songwriter who was born in Ethiopia and raised in Finland, which is an interesting combination. Last year, her self-titled debut…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2012 - 4:46 pm