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My two favorite music videos this week were slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports full of squalid shots of slovenly audience members and slow-motion images of gladiators at work. So, a note to music-video directors: Make more slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports. It’s always awesome. Click below for this week’s list. More »

We’ve got new videos from Rihanna, UNKLE, The Grates, and WU LYF this week. I especially like the Ford & Lopatin video because it’s the human version of those Friskies ads. The ones where the cat hallucinates and believes that turkeys, fish, and other edibles worship cats like gods? They’d make really good Animal Collective… More »

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

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Watch Thom Yorke Play “Rabbit In Your Headlights” At Atoms For Peace Tour Rehearsal

Atoms For Peace are currently in rehearsals for a full band tour beginning next month, and Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have been sharing video…
Scott Lapatine | June 2, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Ride (UNKLE Remix)”

"Ride," Lana Del Rey's stately new Rick Rubin-produced ballad, is the best song we've heard from LDR in quite some time. And now UNKLE, James…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Stream Grinderman’s Grinderman 2 RMX

Grinderman's remix LP Grinderman 2 RMX came out last month, and from that release we've already scoped Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues" as well…
Corban Goble | April 11, 2012 - 3:34 pm

UNKLE – “Another Night Out” (Feat. Mark Lanegan) Video

Though it's been a while since the LP that "Another Night Out" was featured on came out, that didn't stop UK production duo UNKLE from…
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Thom Yorke DJs Occupy London

Last night, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, UNKLE’s Tim Goldsworthy and Massive Attack’s 3D DJed a party benefiting the worldwide Occupy movement in the basement of an…
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 10:50 am

Hear UNKLE Remix Another Noel Gallagher Track

UNKLE remixes Noel Gallagher's "AKA...What A Life!" in the second edition of this little remix series the production duo has going. Stream it down below.
Corban Goble | December 5, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me (UNKLE Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Noel Gallagher's latest project has rustled up a whole lotta action around these parts, as the Oasis founder's new outfit has released a non-stop barrage…
Corban Goble | October 21, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Nick Cave & UNKLE – “Money And Run”

James Lavelle's longtime project UNKLE teamed up with a few different vocalists for an upcoming five-song EP, Only The Lonely. Nick Cave handles the mic…
brandon | March 9, 2011 - 5:31 pm

The 12 Most NSFW Videos Of 2010

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too…
jessica | December 20, 2010 - 1:51 pm

Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable…
Scott Lapatine | June 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Nabs Vampire Weekend, Beck, Bat For Lashes

After Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear & Beach House made soundtracks to multi-million dollar hormonal-teenage-vampires-in-love franchises a safe place for…
Amrit Singh | May 12, 2010 - 1:12 pm

UNKLE – “Follow Me Down” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

UNKLE's fourth album Where Did The Night Fall is out today. We've given you listen to a couple of songs from the collection, both with…
brandon | May 11, 2010 - 4:18 pm

UNKLE – “Caged Bird” (Feat. Katrina Ford) (Stereogum Premiere)

The chiming, upbeat psychedelia of "Natural Selection," UNKLE's collaboration with onetime BTW Black Angels, contrasts with "Caged Bird," an especially sinister Where Did The Night
brandon | April 15, 2010 - 12:04 pm

UNKLE – “Natural Selection” (Feat. The Black Angels)

When last we checked in with James Lavelle & Co., part of that Co. was Josh Homme. Not a surprise: Since UNKLE's inception in 1994,…
brandon | February 16, 2010 - 10:16 am

New UNKLE – “Chemical” (Featuring Josh Homme)

It's been a while since UNKLE asked us to hold hands, but James Lavelle & Co. are back with "Chemical," a collaboration with Josh Homme,…
brandon | July 1, 2008 - 4:18 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: UNKLE @ Webster Hall, NYC 10/18/07

Everyone walking in to Webster to see James Lavelle and UNKLE had to be a little curious about the "very special guest vocalists."…
Stereogum | October 21, 2007 - 1:04 pm

New UNKLE Video – “Hold My Hand”

The second video from UNKLE’s third album War Stories spins a claustro, soft-focused tale of creepy, stairwell-to-sidewalk dragging obsession. James Lavelle vocalizes about need and…
Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 3:11 pm