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Same sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states! That’s a much, much bigger deal than anything music is going to give us anytime soon, and it feels weird to be writing about anything else right now. But it’s Friday, and perhaps you’d like to celebrate by watching some really good music videos. There… More »

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

Right now, I’m enjoying anticipating Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” movie, set to debut as part of Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, more than I’ll probably enjoy watching the thing. This video is packed with so many famous people that you have to imagine most of them will only get a second or two of scree… More »

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Tanlines – “Palace” Video

Tanlines’ great sophomore album, Highlights, came out in May, and today they share the video for “Palace.” It features a whole host of people you’ll probably recognize. The clip was written and directed by Alex Karpovsky of Girls and Teddy Blanks (who composed the score for Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture). It stars Karpovsky, along with… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 22, 2015 - 10:29 am

Listen To Ezra Koenig On The No Effects Podcast From Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen

Jesse Cohen of Tanlines has a podcast called No Effects, and for his latest episode, Cohen talked to indie rock demigod Ezra Koenig. As statesmen of the NYC indie music community, the two have a lot in common, and can therefore discuss things like fanbase names that the rest of us wouldn’t really understand. Also,… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

If You Missed Their Conference Call, You Can Now Stream Tanlines’ Highlights On Demand

Last week, Tanlines debuted their new album Highlights via conference call, and now they’re making the record available to those who weren’t around for the call-in time or didn’t want to listen to an album through their shitty phone speaker. On their genius Netflix-parodying website, the new album is available to “binge-listen,” and according to… More »

By: James Rettig / May 13, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Tanlines – “Pieces” Video

Tanlines have been poking fun at the whole idea of an album rollout as they prepare to release their second album Highlights. Maybe when something as absurd as your hard drive blowing up happens, this whole process loses its edge of seriousness. So, they turned their website into a Netflix parody, streamed the whole project… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 11, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Tanlines Streaming New Album Highlights Via Conference Call

It’s kind of miraculous at this late date, but somehow Tanlines are finding ways to make album rollouts fun. First they turned their website into a funny Netflix parody, and this Wednesday they’re streaming their new album Highlights via conference call. The news arrived from their publicist in the form of one of those Google… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Tanlines’ New Website Is A Funny Netflix Parody

I’m a music obsessive who listens, writes, and breathes the stuff for a living, and even I would rather surf Netflix most days than sift through the detritus of a band’s website. Savvy internet scholars that they are, Brooklyn duo Tanlines picked up on this reality and designed a website that’s ostensibly their own versio… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 7, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Tanlines – “Invisible Ways”

Tanlines already asserted that there would be “lots and lots of guitars on their sophomore album Highlights, and they weren’t kidding. Their first new single “Slipping Away” funneled understated melancholy through a chirpy web of guitars, but “Invisible Ways” lopes slowly along, Eric Emm’s morose voice flanked by mournful harmonies. It’s far more America tha… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Tanlines – “Slipping Away”

We haven’t heard from Tanlines since their debut full-length, 2012’s Mixed Emotions, but Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm are back in full force this year. “Slipping Away,” the lead single from the Brooklyn duo’s new album Highlights, builds on the tropical, wistful vibes of their previous work while pushing farther into traditional guitars-and-drums territory. But… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 4, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Watch Vanessa Bayer Insult Interpol, Tanlines, And Frank Turner At Governors Ball

Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has a fun sideline going with her Sound Advice video series, in which she plays a media coach who gives terrible advice and free-floating insults to different bands; recent subjects include Drake and TV On The Radio. Recently, she brought the act to New York’s Governors Ball festival,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 11:53 am

Artists Portraits From Governors Ball 2014

This past weekend, New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball, whose 10 Best Sets we counted down for you right here. Photographer Luis Ruiz was on site to document the festival for Stereogum, and he managed to pull aside many of the artists in attendance to do some portrait shots before or after their… More »

By: Stereogum / June 9, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Listen To Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller On Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen’s Podcast

Did you know that Jesse Cohen, percussionist in Brooklyn-based indie band Tanlines, has a podcast called No Effects? The description of said podcast reads: “From one of the people who brought you Tanlines the band and Tanlines the twitter feed is a podcast where that person interviews other people about the stuff that they have… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 25, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Watch Grimes, Frank Ocean, Tanlines At The 2013 Webby Awards

The 17th Annual Webby Awards went down last night at Wall Street’s cavernous Cipriani’s. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the ceremony featured a performance by Tanlines, who played their song “All Of Me,” as well as the presentation of awards to the previously-announced winners, including Frank Ocean and Grimes. Ocean was unable to attend, so he… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 22, 2013 - 11:42 am

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: “It’s not about the music, man, it’s about the festival experience.” With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Coachella 2013 Sunday: Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Jessie Ware, & More

SpaceGhostPurrp doesn’t really scream Sunday brunch hour entertainment, but he and his crew Raider Klan were one of the acts to kick off Day 3 of Coachella. Yet, he, Key Nyata, and the whole lot of them sold the kind of menace that is better suited for a dark club than beaming sun rays and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 15, 2013 - 10:42 am

10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Coachella ’13

Coachella Weekend 1 strikes tomorrow! If you’re heading out to Indio for the festival, we know you’re probably intending to check out Blur, Phoenix, the Postal Service, and many of the other marquee acts performing at the Polo Grounds. But if you’re an early riser or someone who is looking for something a little different,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 11, 2013 - 11:36 am

Tanlines – “Not The Same” Interactive Video

Last week, in conjunction with the Creators Project, Tanlines released an interactive version of their video for “Not The Same.” The clip takes on the same concept as their original, with multiple Jesses and Erics playing each element of the song, only you have the ability to add, remove, and place them on the scree… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 20, 2013 - 10:51 am

Watch Tanlines On Fallon

Last night, the Brooklyn duo Tanlines made their late-night TV debut, playing their great synthpop single “All Of Me” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2012 - 11:29 am
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