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The Weeknd – “The Zone” Video (Feat. Drake)

Last year, Toronto sad-loverman icons and mutual admirers the Weeknd and Drake linked up for “The Zone,” a haunted and numb track from the Weeknd’s Thursday mixtape. Next week, the Weeknd releases the three EPs he dropped last year, repackaged and remastered as Trilogy. So it’s a good time for “The Zone” to get a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2012 - 8:56 am

The Weeknd – “Valerie”

Today, BBC 1 premiered another bonus track from the Weeknd’s forthcoming physical release of Trilogy. It’s a shuffling, lurching ode called “Valerie” and you can hear the radio rip below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 3:41 pm

The Weeknd – “Twenty Eight”

Next week, the Weeknd releases Trilogy, the remastered, repackaged major-label version of his three 2011 mixtapes. Trilogy has three bonus tracks, and one of them is a spare, keeing, debauched track called “Twenty Eight” that would’ve fit comfortably on House Of Balloons. Zane Lowe played the track on BBC Radio 1 today, and you ca… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 3:22 pm

The Weeknd – “Enemy”

First of all, this new Weeknd song appropriates the Smiths’ “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” in lyric and in sample. And at the very least we can all agree that, of all the Moz-isms for Abel to cite in his seedy vignettes, this one is a pretty snug fit. “Enemy” come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2012 - 4:50 am

The Weeknd – “Wicked Games” Video

The Weeknd’s mixtape collection Trilogy is coming out next month, and now we’ve got a video for the remastered version of the House Of Balloons track “Wicked Games” — a smoothed-out version of the song that’s somehow less impactful than the one that appeared on the mixtape. The video is a meditative, minimal affair, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012 - 10:39 am

The Weeknd – “Rolling Stone” Video

Last night, the Weeknd dropped a new video for “Rolling Stone,” a stark, black-and-white clip that finds a dramatic Abel Tesfaye singing straight into the camera. Tesfaye directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 3, 2012 - 8:36 am

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Friday’s recap and photos, click here.
Saturday’s recap below…

The perpetual low of getting stuck in Lollapalooza crowds hit rockbottom yesterday, when I found myself packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd of fucked-up festival-heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, and lost teens screaming into… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Watch Drake Join The Weeknd In Hollywood

Drake showed up at the Weeknd’s Saturday night gig at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to link up for Take Care‘s “Crew Love” as well as Thursday‘s “The Zone.” MissInfo reports that this was the first time they’ve performed the songs live together, so, yeah, people flipped out a little. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 7, 2012 - 9:12 am

Drake (Feat. The Weeknd) – “Crew Love” (Star Slinger’s Jersey Refix)”

UK producer Star Slinger loves remixing rap dudes. His latest: A skittering dance reworking of “Crew Love,” Drake’s depressive collab with the Weeknd. Impressively, Star Slinger keeps the song’s pathos intact while giving it a serious club engine. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday’s action, we’ve got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Producer Claims Weeknd Rips Him Off

Way back when Drake’s October’s Very Own blog posted the initial batch of songs by the Weeknd — “What You Need,” “Loft Music” and “The Morning (Original Version)” — the songs’ production was credited to a Jeremy Rose, who eventually split off from the Weeknd project. In a recent Vice interview, Rose reveals that stuff… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 23, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Download DropxLife Further Mixtape

The early-2012 mixtape avalanche continues. DropxLife is a producer from the Weeknd’s XO crew who co-produced “Initiation,” from the Weeknd’s recent Echoes Of Silence tape. And now DropxLife has his own mixtape. It’s called Further, and it’s nine tracks and 36 minutes of gluey, streetlights-blurring instrumental R&B. Download it at the Weeknd’s Tumblr. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2012 - 10:16 am

Weeknd, Rick Ross Comment On Drake/Common Drama

A late entry to our 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011 list was the developing issue between Common and Drake, which may or may not have been based on general jealousy surrounding Serena Williams, of all people. Common started things out, huffing and puffing at Drake on his song “Sweet,” and each one had made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 9:43 am

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week’s biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this because sometimes it’s hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: The Weeknd Echoes Of Silence

The release calendar for actual albums slows to a crawl in late December and early January, but the mixtapes never stop. If anything, they come even faster, for reasons I can’t begin to puzzle out. In the past couple of weeks, a ton of artists have cranked out some very good mixtapes. T.I., Mr. Muthafuckin’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Download The Weeknd Echoes Of Silence Mixtape

The artily debauched Toronto R&B project the Weeknd promised us three mixtapes this year, and they just got it in under the wire. We’d already heard the boundary-shattering debut House Of Balloons and the still-pretty-great follow-up Thursday, and now they’ve come through with the much-awaited third installment of that trilogy, posting the new Echoes OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 22, 2011 - 9:05 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys‘ advent calendar is the Top 10 New Acts Of 2011 category, and, unlike the Grammys, Stereogum’s readers did a nice job of representing 2011’s singular breakout artists. And, based on post count, we were… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm

FACT Magazine’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011

The website Fact Magazine, which focuses on the more abstract strains of electronic music, has just given the world yet another year-end top 50 list, and this one is pretty fascinating. Because of the focused nature of the website’s coverage, this particular list looks way, way different from any others you’ll see. There are plenty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2011 - 10:39 am