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What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they’ve filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »

Ariana Grande’s sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children’s TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is — a compendium of… More »

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

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Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot” Video

Solange's gloriously incandescent Dev Hynes-produced True EP is nearing its first birthday, but if you've gone a week this year without listening to it, you're…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2013 - 10:29 am

Janelle Monáe – “Electric Lady (Remix)” (Feat. Cee-Lo, Big Boi, & Solange)

Janelle Monáe released her long-anticipated sophomore album The Electric Lady and it features a vibrant collaboration with Solange. The Target deluxe edition of the record…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 13, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé,…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

The Lonely Island – “SEMICOLON” (Feat. Solange) Lyric Video

It is yet another #WACKWEDNESDAY for the Lonely Island and today they've released an attempted-grammar lesson called "SEMICOLON" featuring guest vocals from Solange. Utilizing the…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 22, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Solange – “Looks Good With Trouble” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Following in the footsteps of Miguel's "How Many Drinks?," Solange grabs Kendrick Lamar to add a guest verse to her already-pristine "Looks Good With Trouble"…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 14, 2013 - 10:17 am

SXSW 2013 Thursday: Solange, Pissed Jeans, Savages, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues below, with Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, Savages, Pissed Jeans, Solange, Parquet Courts, and so many other bands you may or…
Stereogum | March 15, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Watch Solange Play Letterman

A couple of months ago, Solange put in one of the most memorable Fallon performances in recent memory, high-stepping her way through "Losing You" with…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2013 - 9:09 am

Watch Solange And The xx’s Oliver Sim Cover Nicole Wray

Recently, Solange set off a minor Twitter shitstorm by calling out the writers who big-upped 2012's avant-R&B renaissance (a renaissance that includes, among others, Solange)…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2013 - 11:41 am

Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors Dress Up For GQ

GQ has crafted a guide to dressing for the new year starring a few artists who made some of our favorite music of 2012. The…
Claire Lobenfeld | December 27, 2012 - 4:42 pm

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned…
Chris DeVille | December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Watch Solange On Fallon

Last night, Solange absolutely slayed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, giving one of the best TV performances I've seen all year. She sang "Losing
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 9:16 am

Album Of The Week: Solange True

When Jay-Z and Beyoncé showed up at a Grizzly Bear show in Brooklyn three years ago, I was working for Pitchfork and had to write…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot”

Here's another cut from Solange's highly anticipated new EP True, a percussive ballad called "Lovers In The Parking Lot" (previously we heard the pretty great…
Corban Goble | November 26, 2012 - 9:09 am

Solange True Details

A couple of weeks ago, Solange Knowles, Beyonce's indie-addled younger sister, dropped the awesome video for "Losing You," her effervescent and great new single. That…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 10:09 am

Solange – “Sleep In The Park (Twin Shadow Remodel)” (Feat. D’Angelo Lacy)

Last week, Solange put out her great new single "Losing You," a release paired with the B-side "Sleep In The Park." Today, Twin Shadow's uptempo…
Corban Goble | October 12, 2012 - 9:42 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, this week's best music video wasn't a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could've watched that for…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Solange Knowles – “Losing You” Video

It's been some time since Solange Knowles has put new music out, but last night she debuted a song called "Losing You," a vibrant po…
Corban Goble | October 2, 2012 - 9:12 am

Chromeo & Solange Visit Fallon

Chromeo and Solange Knowles took the sultry Business Casual cut "When The Night Falls" to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Check out the…
Corban Goble | November 9, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Rewards – “Equal Dreams” (Feat. Solange Knowles)

Aaron Pfenning made a name for himself in the Brooklyn-via-Denver indie-pop iTunes pinup outfit Chairlift, and has busied himself since moving on from that project…
Amrit Singh | July 27, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Hercules & Love Affair Remix Chromeo (Stereogum Premiere)

Hercules & Love Affair's Blue Songs is an impressive, eclectic take on a variety of dance floors. Andy Butler finds another angle via this remix…
brandon | July 11, 2011 - 11:47 am