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Here’s one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn’t forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would’ve looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great week for music video, and I had a hell of a time picking a #1 from a field of worthy contenders. More »

Every Sinkane album is a world unto itself. Mean Love is no different in that it is very different. A conglomeration of everything from Sade to Radiohead to Alvino Rey to Fela Kuti, it marks the latest evolution by one of music’s most fascinating figures. Bandleader Ahmed Gallab was born in Sudan, grew up in… More »

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

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Stream Sinkane x Peaking Lights Mean Dub

Last year Sinkane released Mean Love, a deeply personal album steeped in heavy grooves. Now the experimental electronic duo Peaking Lights has further accentuated the…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Watch Hot Chip Cover LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” With David Byrne, Nancy Whang

LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends" is a great, great song -- arguably their best, although I'll happily stump for "Someone Great" any day -- and…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2015 - 9:13 pm

Photos: Pickathon 2015

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey,…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Sinkane – “Young Trouble” Video

Chris once wrote that Sinkane is a conglomerate of everything from "Sade to Radiohead to Alvino Rey to Fela Kuti" and I think that about…
Caitlin White | April 8, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Tunde Adebimpe – “Speedline Miracle Masterpiece” (Feat. Sal P & Sinkane)

The Grand Theft Auto-inspired compilation album The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos has already brought us original tracks from Killer Mike
James Rettig | April 7, 2015 - 6:21 pm

Stream Caribou Vibration Ensemble CVE Live 2011

Caribou are a hell of a live band in any situation, but if you ever get a chance to see Dan Snaith in his Caribou…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2015 - 10:56 am

Sinkane – “How We Be” Video

There aren't too many joys in the world simpler or more basic than watching people who are really, really good at dancing. And that's what…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 11:29 am

Stream Sinkane Mean Love

The Sundanese-born and Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab started out as a sideman for indie bands like Yeasayer and Caribou before going solo as Sinkane, recording…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2014 - 9:54 am

Sinkane – “New Name”

Sinkane, aka Ahmed Gallab, got his start as a backing instrumentalist for bands such as Yeasayer, of Montreal, and Caribou, but since the release of…
James Rettig | August 18, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Sinkane – “How We Be”

The Sudanese-born and New York-based musician Ahmed Gallab, who records as Sinkane, worked as a session musician with a ton of indie types before breaking…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Sinkane – “Hold Tight”

Many of the singles from Sinkane's 2012 LP Mars -- "Runnin'" and "Jeeper Creeper," for instance -- were aggressive rhythm bombs, and even the relatively…
Chris DeVille | June 10, 2014 - 11:51 am

Watch David Byrne & The Atomic Bomb Band Cover William Onyeabor On Fallon

Nigerian electro-funk musician William Onyeabor has long been a cause célèbre among musicians including Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith, and David Byrne, and in the past…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 10:39 am

Sinkane – “Warm Spell” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month, Sinkane shocked the world, and himself a bit also, in being pulled onstage by Usher to sing a Sinkane song ("Runnin'") in front…
Amrit Singh | April 24, 2013 - 2:52 pm

SXSW 2013 Friday: Future, T.I., Master P, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues with a detailed report from that FADER Fort show that brought us Future, T.I., and of course, Usher + Sinkane
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Watch Usher Join Afghan Whigs At SXSW

We'll have more on this when we post our SXSW roundup for last night, since your entire Stereogum staff was on hand for it, but…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Sinkane – “Warm Spell (Barker & Baumecker Remix)”

Sinkane is a multi-instrumentalist who's worked with a laundry-list of indie rock names, and last year he released his slinky dance-pop solo album Mars. Now…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 3:04 pm

2012 In Review: Filling The LCD Soundsystem Void

2012 was the first full year without LCD Soundsystem since James Murphy distilled the fleeting essence of cool into seven-some comically heartrending minutes a decade
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2012 - 12:32 pm