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The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling…   Read Story »
As part of Stereogum's year-end coverage, The 2013 Experience, this week we’re presenting a series of interviews with the producers of our favorite songs of the year. Today, we've got Ariel…   Read Story »
Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013's best album, song, music video, new…   Read Story »
Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and…   Read Story »
Oxford Dictionaries releases its new word of the year around this time (last year it was verb usage of "gif") and the "word of 2013" has been announced. Selfie (a term still new enough that I battle…   Read Story »
The BBC radio host Zane Lowe, best-known around these parts for the recent epic Kanye West interview, runs a regular segment on his show called Soundclash, where he and a visiting musician or group…   Read Story »
When he isn't playing bass with Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio makes architecturally precise dance music under his last name. "Mira," the title track from Baio's new EP, is kind of a banger. Its new…   Read Story »
There's a new episode of Austin City Limits, featuring Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. On the show, Vampire Weekend performs songs from Modern Vampires of the City; Grizzly Bear plays from Shields.…   Read Story »
Vampire Weekend were always a group of guys with tastes beyond indie rock -- hell, "Step" is basically an indie rock renovation on an old Souls Of Mischief demo. So with that in mind it's not too…   Read Story »