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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, we skipped this list so that we could run our list of the 25 best videos of the year thus far. So I'll…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For the most part, I've got nothing but disdain for Machine Gun Kelly, the goofball white rapper from Cleveland who did his very best to…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2012 - 11:47 am

More The Very Best stories

The Very Best – “Let Go” Video

The Very Best, the duo of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo, have a new album called Makes A King coming out…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2015 - 12:55 pm

The Very Best – “Let Go” (Feat. Baio)

Last year, the Very Best, the duo of singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, teased a new album by sharing the video for a…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 12:31 pm

The Very Best – “Hear Me” Video

The Very Best, the duo of singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, have announced plans to follow up their last album, 2012's MTMTMK, with…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2014 - 11:14 am

The Very Best & Seye – “Maso Luso” (Mumford & Sons Cover)

The Very Best's Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya have always had a very special way with approaching other folks' material: recall their spangly redo of take
Amrit Singh | July 23, 2013 - 11:54 am

Django Django – “Life’s A Beach (The Very Best Remix)”

This past year, the British band Django Django made a new for themselves with a self-titled album full of sparse, idiosyncratically arranged, weirdly catchy songs.
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2012 - 10:22 am

Stream The Very Best MTMTMK

The Very Best, the duo of singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo, are about to release their latest joy-explosion on the world. It's called…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2012 - 10:42 am

The Very Best – “We Ok” (Feat. K’naan)

The undyingly joyous African/European dance-pop duo the Very Best are about to release their new album MTMTMK, and we've already seen their pretty-great videos for…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2012 - 11:25 am

The Very Best – “Kondaine” Video (Feat. Seye) (Stereogum Premiere)

The globally-inclined euphoric party-music duo the Very Best will release their new album MTMTMK shortly, and we've already seen its first video, the "A Milli"-parodying…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 10:22 am

The Very Best – “Yoshua Alikuti (Nadastrom Remix)”

Last month, we posted the video for the Very Best's furiously catchy new single "Yoshua Alikuti." Now, the Washington, DC DJ duo Nadastrom has remixed…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

The Very Best – “Yoshua Alikuti” Video

The Very Best -- singer Esau Mwamwaya and Johan Hugo (Radioclit) -- will release a new album this summer, and the first glimpse of that…
Corban Goble | April 25, 2012 - 10:38 am

Download The Very Best Super Mom Mixtape

Yesterday was Mother's Day, hopefully everyone got their moms something nice, and at the very least remembered it was Mother's Day before this post popped…
Amrit Singh | May 9, 2011 - 11:30 am

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/26/10

It was an unseasonably balmy evening in Hollywood as Vampire Weekend made their inaugural Bowl debut. Rounding out the bill was the hypnotic Beach House…
Andrew Youssef | September 27, 2010 - 9:29 am

The Very Best – “Julia” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Still with the brightest smile/voice in the game, Esau Mwamwaya's audio/visual charm make him particularly well suited for the video format, as demonstrated in the…
Amrit Singh | September 15, 2010 - 12:19 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Florence & The Machine – “You Got The Love” (The Very Best Re-Do Of The xx Remix)

What we have here is the Very Best's cover of the xx's remix of GGD fans Florence & The Machine’s cover of Candi Staton's "You’ve…
Brandon Stosuy | March 3, 2010 - 5:50 pm

New Very Best Video – “Warm Heart Of Africa” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

I don't know if the Very Best's people releasing the video for their track featuring Ezra Koenig during Vampire Week will maximize its promotional value…
Amrit Singh | January 15, 2010 - 9:08 am

Sleigh Bells/The Very Best @ Santos Party House, NYC 11/4/09

At some point during the Very Best's set at Santos last night, Johan Hugo -- the half of production team Radioclit that made the trip…
Amrit Singh | November 5, 2009 - 11:13 am

Javelin Remix The Very Best

M.I.A. pals Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit's post-mixtape debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa got immediate indie-rock attention via its Ezra Koenig-featuring title track, which was…
Brandon Stosuy | September 25, 2009 - 10:46 am

New Very Best – “Yalira”

Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit's the Very Best project is releasing a a 7" of "Warm Heart Of Africa" in advance of their debut album of…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2009 - 2:39 pm

Architecture In Helsinki, Metronomy Remix The Very Best

Both bands took "Warm Heart Of Africa" for a spin, with Metronomy rendering Esau and Ezra's vocals unintelligible and AiH removing them entirely. Take a…
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2009 - 11:35 am

The Very Best @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC 7/18/09

Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya, aka the Very Best, made their NYC live debut in the Village on Saturday night. The guys didn't get started until…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2009 - 1:53 pm

New Very Best (Feat. Ezra Koenig) – “Warm Heart Of Africa”

Earlier today we posted a link to "Ntende Uli," the first single Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit's post-mixtape debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa. A few…
Brandon Stosuy | June 18, 2009 - 3:09 pm

New Very Best – “Ntende Uli”

Following up on last year's hailed mixtape, Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are releasing a proper debut LP titled Warm Heart of Africa, featuring Ezra Koenig…
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2009 - 11:37 am