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The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

Back in the early days of 2011, Megan James and Corin Roddick formed the duo Purity Ring and put a song called “Ungirthed” online without much of an idea of what should happen next. As it turns out, what followed was a steadily increasing bit of internet buzz, a positive reaction to their sound –… More »

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Purity Ring – “Fineshrine” Video

Purity Ring's stellar Shrines single "Fineshrine" pairs cloud rap production with gross anatomy lyrics, and video director Young Replicant does that as literally (and sumptuously)…
Amrit Singh | July 11, 2012 - 10:29 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”

Purity Ring's a 4AD commodity now, releasing an album for the shape-shifting label following a string of excellent singles. Most of those singles are gonna…
Amrit Singh | June 20, 2012 - 11:28 am

Purity Ring – “Belispeak” Video

Purity Ring's video for "Belispeak" finds the band's vocalist Megan James in a swampy, fantastical world in line with the songs murky, jilting futurescape. It's…
Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 8:47 am

Purity Ring – “Obedear”

Before this morning, the Canadian ghostly-synthpop duo Purity Ring had managed to build a serious buzz despite only having released three songs. Today, they bring…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2012 - 9:13 am

Purity Ring Sign To 4AD And Last Gang

Watershed British indie label 4AD recently announced the head-turning but aesthetically logical acquisition of FL rapper/producer SpaceGhostPurrp to its storied roster, and they’re chasing that…
Amrit Singh | April 3, 2012 - 11:55 am

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

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

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys' advent calendar is the…
Stereogum | December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers'…
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It's gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year.
Stereogum | September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier,…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Purity Ring – “Belispeak”

Heatseeking Canadian duo Purity Ring (and Cruel Summer mixtape vets) concocts a compelling mix of sounds with its electro pop, mixing slurped up hip-hop beats…
Corban Goble | August 26, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here's the sequel to last year's popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc…
Amrit Singh | July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Remixtape Vol. 4

You'll only need a half hour to make it through this month's Remixtape. Download: Stereogum Remixtape Vol. 4 (.zip, 65.8MB) TRACKLIST…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 4:53 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2011

At eight tracks and just over a half-hour, this month's mix compiles the most compelling freely released tracks of the past few weeks. It's bookended…
Amrit Singh | May 5, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2011 - 11:56 am
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