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Oh, what a Gummy Awards it’s been! As Stereogum and Videogum’s readers poll has rolled on, we’ve seen your picks for 2013’s best albums, new bands, music videos, TV shows, movies, and viral videos. Now it’s time to conclude the festivities with a rundown of the 10 best songs of 2013 as voted by you. More »

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

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Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include…
James Rettig | March 9, 2015 - 11:04 am

Stream Phosphorescent Live At The Music Hall

Phosphorescent's new live album Live At The Music Hall was put together with performances from a four-night run of shows at the Music Hall Of…
James Rettig | February 9, 2015 - 11:48 am

Virgin Forest – “Dream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When he's not touring as the keyboardist for Phosphorescent, Scott Stapleton serves as frontman and songwriter for the Brooklyn-based band Virgin Forest, which also include…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2015 - 10:52 am

Hear Phosphorescent’s “Los Angeles” From New Live At The Music Hall LP

Last December, between Christmas and New Year's Day, Phosphorescent played a four-night stand at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Those shows were recorded…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It’s just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company’s music festival.
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

At this year's Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets,…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Phosphorescent – “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (Bob Dylan Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

It's still early, but this is already a big day for beardy indie bands covering Bob Dylan songs. First, we heard Built To Spill's take
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2014 - 9:51 am

Phosphorescent – “Ya Hey” (Vampire Weekend Cover)

While on tour in California last week, Matthew Houck stopped by California State University's KCSN with a dusky, stripped down cover of Vampire Weekend's Modern
Scott Lapatine | October 11, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Phosphorescent – “Ride On/Right On” Video

Alabama native Matthew Houck, who records dusty, sweltering country pop under the stage name Phosphorescent, has released the music video for "Ride On/ Right On,"…
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Walkmen, Phosphorescent, Friend Roulette, Abadabad @ McCarren Park, Brooklyn 6/15/13

At a blacktop lot in McCarren Park on Saturday, a concert plugged along and the conversation turned to befuddlement: “Is this really a free show?”…
Colin St. John | June 17, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Backtrack: Phosphorescent Pride

Recently, Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, played at New York's Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the release of his latest album Muchacho, which is by no…
Sam Hockley-Smith | May 16, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Photos: TV On The Radio, Phosphorescent, Here We Go Magic @ BAM, Brooklyn 4/27/13

Over the weekend, the National-curated festival Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (named after the Walt Whitman poem) took place at the borough’s sprawling venue BAM. Performers included…
Stereogum | April 29, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Watch Phosphorescent Play Fallon

Matthew Houck's synth-lined Muchacho single "Song For Zula" is a cinematic and pretty six-minute thing, built of swirling violins, a punchy little bass groove, and…
Amrit Singh | April 24, 2013 - 8:27 am
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