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“Don’t chase the money,” Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. “You can’t chase the money,” he pleads. What exactly has Blacc been doing these past few years, then? This is a guy who broke through to TV sync ubiquity… More »

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas’s celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at hi… More »

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Indie Rockers Respond To NY Legalizing Gay Marriage

New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after,…
Scott Lapatine | June 25, 2011 - 12:26 am

Passion Pit Remix Beastie Boys

Passion Pit have transformed Hot Sauce Committee Pt, 2's lead single "Make Some Noise" into a particularly sunny summertime song, one that suits the album'…
brandon | April 11, 2011 - 11:45 am

Hear Gold Panda’s Live Session for BBC1, Download A Passion Pit Remix

It was a breakout year for British beatmaker Gold Panda, whose remixes and singles rippled around 2009 and whose debut full-length Lucky Shiner was one
Amrit Singh | December 13, 2010 - 10:31 am

Muse, Passion Pit @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 9/25/10

Lasers, Giant eye balloons, LCD skyscrapers and a sold out Staples Center provided the environment for a full on rock show by Muse, with a…
Andrew Youssef | September 27, 2010 - 11:50 am

Passion Pit – “Tonight, Tonight” (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos tackles Smashing Pumpkins melancholy, melodramatic "Tonight, Tonight" for Levi's Pioneer series. Previously we heard Dirty Projectors cover Dylan, and The Shi…
jessica | June 23, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Toyko Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger) (Passion Pit Remix)” & “Breakneck Speed” Video

Tokyo Police Club and Passion Pit are often tour mates, and probably mixtape mates for a great deal of love-starved pubescents. Both bands capture tee…
jessica | May 21, 2010 - 11:56 am

Neon Indian – “6669 (Aislyn Remix)”

Remix culture was one of the topics of conversation that didn't really make the five-minute cut from that hour-long conversation I had with Alan Palomo
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I've never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It's a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott…
Amrit Singh | April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Freelance Whales – “Generator ^ First Floor (Aislyn Remix)”

Last time we checked in with Band To Watch Freelance Whales, they were changing up some of their tracks for a studio performance at Grand…
jessica | March 16, 2010 - 1:19 pm

Two Door Cinema Club – “Undercover Martyn (Passion Pit Remix)”

Passion Pit's fingerprints are all over this -- that stuttering drum machine beat and keyboard arpeggio are dead giveaways. Two Door Cinema Club themselves employed…
jessica | February 26, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Passion Pit – “Little Secrets” Video

So you've heard "Little Secrets" quite a bit, probably. Passion Pit released a video for the single late last year, but debuted a joyous, higher…
jessica | February 18, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Alternate Passion Pit Video – “Sleepyhead”

Are we all aware of how big Passion Pit is at this point? To put it in some context, they recently played a sold-out three-night…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2010 - 10:38 am

Passion Pit Remix Lady Gaga

The Cambridge electro rockers did an official remix of “Telephone,” The Fame Monster’s most recent single (Feat. Beyoncé). “Would be so better if there wasn’t?
brandon | January 26, 2010 - 3:37 pm

Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the…
Amrit Singh | November 19, 2009 - 4:03 pm

Passion Pit Release “Little Secrets” Video, Soundtrack Palm Pixi Ad

Passion Pit's astrologically inclined "Little Secrets" video features a giant disco ball afloat in the Milky Way. The bug-eyed bald guy who lives there take…
brandon | November 17, 2009 - 9:17 am

Passion Pit Remix Max Tundra (Stereogum Premiere)

In addition to including Final Fantasy's justifiably hyperbolic promotional blurb when first posting on the excellently kinetic synth-pop of "Which Song," we added this bit…
Amrit Singh | November 3, 2009 - 1:58 pm

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 9:31 am

Phoenix Have Now Played Every Late Night Talk Show This Year

Except Carson Daly, but he doesn't really count. The roll call: Fallon, Conan, Letterman, Kimmel. Hell even SNL. So in the interest of exhausting Phoenix'…
Amrit Singh | October 12, 2009 - 3:56 pm

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Phoenix/Passion Pit @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC 9/26/09

As advertised, Phoenix treated Central Park's Summerstage to two sold-out nights of their danceable and occasionally epic insouciance this past weekend. The lineup was a…
Amrit Singh | September 28, 2009 - 11:18 am