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Dâm-Funk – “We Continue”

LA-based funk sovereign Damon Riddick (bka Dâm-Funk) hasn’t dropped a bona fide full-length solo release since 2009’s Toeachizown, so today’s announcement that he will drop the 20-track deep Invite The Light in September is welcome news. According to a press release, Invite The Light is a “concise, beginning-to-end vision” that focuses on Riddick’s progression a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Nite Jewel – “Infinity”

Nite Jewel (aka Romna Gonzalez) has been pretty quiet since the release of her 2012 breakout One Second Of Love, but she’s just shared her first new song in a while. It’s a pretty significant stylistic shift from that record, trading in the 1980s pop-inspired sound for more jagged-edge synths. Her alluring voice remains however,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 8:52 am

Nicholas Krgovich – “City Of Night” & “Along The PCH On Oscar Night (Nite Jewel Remix)”

We premiered Nicholas Krgovich’s soft-rock-meets-indie-rock gem “Along The PCH On Oscar Night” and praised the “gawky charisma” of its video. Now here’s longtime collaborator Nite Jewel’s remix, which transports the track from Pacific coast highways to the upper reaches of the clouds. Meanwhile, Krgovich also recently shared a second track from his upcoming album OnMore »

By: Chris DeVille / September 15, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Nite Jewel – “Hounds Of Love” (Kate Bush Cover)

“Hounds Of Love” is one of many Kate Bush songs that have been covered again and again; the most famous version around these parts is the ace Futureheads version from a decade ago. Now Nite Jewel, aka Ramona Gonzalez, has taken a swing at it, and man is it different from that Futureheads cover –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Linda Perhacs – “Prisms Of Glass” Video (Feat. Julia Holter And Nite Jewel)

Today, after 44 years of waiting, Linda Perhacs finally releases her second album. That’s probably the longest wait for a follow-up album in all of pop music; at Stereogum HQ we can only think of Dot Wiggins’ solo album from last year (44 years after the Shaggs’ Philosophy Of The World) as another possibility. Now… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 4, 2014 - 11:41 am

Nite Jewel – “Stay A Little Longer” Video

Pretty soon Nite Jewel are releasing a greatest hits album, and while “Stay A Little Longer” probably doesn’t qualify as a “greatest hit,” that’s only because it’s never been released. It’s an especially sweet song by an artist who can boast a whole lot of those. Below is the new music video for “Longer,” directed… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Nite Jewel – “This Story” Video

Last year, Nite Jewel released One Second Of Love, her album of moody, foggy bedroom-synthpop. Today, she’s made a video for “This Story,” the album’s softly romantic opening track. Director Emily Kuntz casts Ramona Gonzalez as a sultry karaoke singer who never, for whatever reason, leaves one corner of an otherwise-empty room, which makes for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2013 - 10:25 am

Droop-E – “N The Traffic” Video (Feat J. Stalin & Nite Jewel)

When listening to Nite Jewel’s atmospheric bedroom-pop, most of us would probably not think to ourselves, “This girl should sing rap hooks.” Most of us, then, are not the visionary young rapper/producer Droop-E, the son of Bay Area great E-40. Droop-E wisely figured out that Ramona Gonzalez’s voice would work great on the warped, luxuriant… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2013 - 11:30 am

Nite Jewel – “Memory, Man” Video

The video for “Memory, Man,” a haunted pop song from Nite Jewel’s album One Second Of Love, is a disconnected series of evocative images, most of which take place in near-darkness and feature Ramona Gonzalez in some unnatural pose. It doesn’t make any sense or anything, but it nicely approximates the song’s dreamlike float. AngusMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Nite Jewel – “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (Michael Jackson Cover)

Nite Jewel, the project of California bedroom-pop magician Ramona Gonzalez, has recorded a slow, dazzled cover of “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” the immortally effervescent dance-pop classic from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, for a German edition of Rolling Stone, of all things. Her version is gorgeous, and you can download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2012 - 10:15 am

Nite Jewel – “Weak For Me” Video

Here’s the shadowy, pixelated visual for lo-fi disco maven Nite Jewel’s “Weak For Me,” a standout from her 2009 LP Good Evening that saw reissue this week. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 16, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Nite Jewel & Julia Holter – “What We See” Video

Nite Jewel and Julia Holter’s collaborative “What We See” is taken from a forthcoming compilation called Light From Los Angeles put out by the Internet radio station Dublab, and all of the album’s 15 tracks will all be accompanied by a video shot with Digital Harinezumi cameras. So, without further ado, here’s Nite Jewel and… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Watch Nite Jewel Cover Frank Ocean

A little while ago, Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez dropped a cover of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange scene-setter “Thinking About You” via her Soundcloud, a track recorded as a duet with Nicholas Krgovich. It’s an icier take with 100% more flute than the original. Recently, she performed the cover in London and some footage turned up,… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm

Nite Jewel – “Clive” Video

Bedroom synthpop rarely get video treatments more literal than Nite Jewel’s José Wolff-directed straight-to-cam-in-a-bedroom clip here, for One Second To Love’s “Clive.” (Which is to say, welcome to Nite Jewel’s bedroom, or a set that looks very much like it could be it.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 12, 2012 - 11:29 am

Nite Jewel – “One Second Of Love (Peaking Lights One Love Remix)”

One Second Of Love” is the title track and first single from California dark-synthpopper Nite Jewel’s new album. Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights, who have their new new album Lucifer coming soon (check out first single “Lo Hi“), have remixed the track, stretching out its blissed-out melodies like taffy and making it sound even more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012 - 10:35 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a great, great week for music videos. And for some reason, a pattern emerged. To some extent, every one of the videos below is a sumptuous, richly produced vision of things that don’t make any sense at all. For the most part, these videos adapt ideas about narrative, but they don’t make their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Nite Jewel – “One Second Of Love” Video

In Nite Jewel’s clip for “One Second Of Love,” the title track from Ramona Gonzalez’s new album, some sort of blank-faced pagan religious sect invades a Real Housewives-style dinner party to run through a choreographed dance routine. Then a drag queen has a dance-off with a goat-masked demon priest, and various party guests puke u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2012 - 11:27 am

Stream Nite Jewel One Second Of Love

One Second Of Love, the new album from Californian murk-pop queen Nite Jewel, is imminent; we’ve posted the title track, “She’s Always Watching You,” and “In The Dark.” And now, we’ve got the whole LP streaming below. Lose yourself in the flickering prettiness after the jump. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Nite Jewel – “In The Dark”

Cali synthpop standout Nite Jewel has a new record coming out in March from which we’ve heard the title track “One Second Of Love” and “She’s Always Watching You” (the rollout has also produced the B-side “Sister” and this pretty cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Visions”). Today, Ramona Gonzalez posted another track from One Second OfMore »

By: Corban Goble / February 8, 2012 - 12:20 pm
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