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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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.
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Interview

Q&A: Sinkane On His New Mean Love And Working With Everyone From Usher To David Byrne

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…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

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,…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

More Sinkane stories

Premiere

Ex Reyes – “Only You” Video

Mikey Freedom Hart used to play in Sinkane and Albert Hammond Jr.'s band, and he's currently a member of Bleachers. But Hart is also cultivating…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2016 - 1:23 pm

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

Deconstructing

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

Sinkane – “Warm Spell” (Live On Snacky Tunes)

Darin and Greg Bresnitz are two twin brothers who work as DJs and event planners who also host a radio show called Snacky Tunes on…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Interview

Turntable Interview: Sinkane

Ahmed Gallab has had a busy few months. Not only has he just released his debut record Mars for DFA Records under the name Sinkane,…
Melissa Locker | November 2, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Sinkane – “Runnin'” Video

Ahmed Gallab, a multi-instrumentalist who's worked with groups like Yeasayer and Caribou, just released Mars, his debut album as Sinkane. The video for his disco-tinged…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2012 - 11:57 am

Interview

CMJ On The Streets: Icona Pop, Presets, Sinkane, And More

Last week's CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming…
Puja Patel | October 22, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Stream Sinkane Mars

Sinkane is Ahmed Gallab, a producer and multi-instrumentalist who's worked with groups like Yeasayer, Caribou, and of Montreal. He's now striking out on his own,…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Photos From Afro-punk Fest 2012: TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, And More

This past weekend, Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park hosted the eighth annual Afro-punk Festival, a two-day event offering gourmet food trucks, street art, skating and BMX…
Michael Nelson | August 27, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Sinkane – “Runnin'” (& Daphni Remix)

Yesterday, the Brooklyn Academy of Music announced the lineup for the National-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry fest, a roster which included Sinkane, aka Yeasayer multi-instrumentalist Ahmed…
Amrit Singh | March 1, 2012 - 2:24 pm

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Sinkane – “Jeeper Creeper”

Yeasayer's Ahmed Gallab has an incredibly colorful back story, one that starts in Sudan before Omar El-Bashir took over and has since made stops in…
Corban Goble | November 28, 2011 - 4:48 pm