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The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

Earlier this week, I published a list of the 50 best music videos of 2015. I watched so many videos to make that list! It took a really long time! So naturally, the week after that, the universe rewards me with a week in which there are basically no good music videos. The obvious best… More »

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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Purity Ring – “Lofticries” Video

AG Rojas (Spiritualized's "Hey Jane," Jack White's "Sixteen Saltines") takes the helm of Purity Ring's new video for "Lofticries," a clip that stitches together strange,…
Corban Goble | November 12, 2012 - 9:36 am
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MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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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…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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Progress Report: Purity Ring

Name: Purity Ring Progress Report: Corin Roddick discusses success, Shrines, and the perils of building your own instruments. Purity Ring have only…
T. Cole Rachel | July 25, 2012 - 11:20 am
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Stream Purity Ring Shrines

Montreal's Purity Ring first became internet-famous on the strength of their first two or three songs, so imagine what a full album is going to…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Dirty Projectors, ASAP Rocky, Purity Ring & More

Friday's first day of Pitchfork Festival wasted no time getting into it, where many festival entrants walked in to the fully-wrought hypnotic swirl of Lower…
Corban Goble | July 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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