Watch Pixies Debut “Um Chagga Lagga” In NYC

Pixies debuted a new song, “Um Chagga Lagga,” at New York’s Beacon Theatre on 5/26, and today, Rolling Stone posted two videos of the band playing a live session, one of which was a rendition of the track. Though the song still hasn’t been recorded, it’s safe to say that it’s been a work-in-progress for… More »

William Tyler – “The Sleeping Prophet” Video

William Tyler’s 2013 album, Impossible Truth, was one of the first things I ever wrote about at Stereogum, so I’m always going to have a special place for him in this not-so-sentimental heart of mine. Tyler’s music inspires a sense of longing for a simpler lifestyle, and if I listen to it on certain days,… More »

Christopher Owens – “To Take Care Of Myself Again” Video

Christopher Owens recently shared a surprise new album called Chrissybaby Forever. We talked to him at length about the record and his life, which you can read here. Today he’s released a self-directed video to accompany one of the album’s most poignant tracks, “To Take Care Of Myself Again.” It takes the concept of self-care… More »

Holly Herndon – “Morning Sun” Video

Holly Herndon’s impressionistic new record, Platform, was released last month, and if you take time to listen beyond her glitchy, unconventional beat-reordering, it becomes clear that the composer’s songs are imbued with layers of deeper meaning. There’s an urgency to this record that’s not easily ignored; it’s at-times rapid-fire arrangements become unsettling when they’re subdued… More »

Future – “No Compadre” Video

Future and DJ Esco dropped their 56 Nights mixtape back in March, and since then, the rapper has been opening for Drake on his If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late tour. While touring, Future made this black-and-white video for the 56 Nights track “No Compadre,” featuring shots of him performing and chilling backstage. If… More »

Eternal Summers – “Gold And Stone” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / 12:05 pm

Eternal Summers’ fourth album, Gold And Stone, is out today, and in anticipation of the release they’ve shared a video for the title track. It’s a subdued, black-and-white clip that occasionally features bursts of color that flicker in, covering one of the figures, before rescinding back to the two-tone palette. The song is the same… More »

Flying Saucer Attack Announce First New Album In 15 Years + Share “Instrumental 7″

The amazing Bristol, England-based ambient/folk/noise band Flying Saucer Attack haven’t released an album since 2000’s Mirror, but today — like a shimmering orb on the distant horizon — they’ve appeared as if out of nowhere, with the announcement of a new LP, Instrumentals 2015, and a new song, “Instrumental 7.” (For a band with one… More »

Watch Screaming Females Cover Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

The great Jersey punk power trio Screaming Females are no strangers to the A.V. Club’s A.V. Undercover web series, in which bands pick a song from a list to cover. Three years ago, they made their first appearance, reducing Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy” to flaming wreckage. And now they’re back on the… More »

Watch An 8-Year-Old Fan Sing Onstage With Foo Fighters In Manchester

During a show in Manchester last week, Dave Grohl pulled an 8-year-old kid out of the crowd when Grohl noticed the boy was singing along to his every word. Grohl invited the kid, Frankie, onstage, requesting that the kid’s parents join him, before jokingly saying, “’cause I ain’t taking care of you, that’s for goddam… More »

Watch Courtney Barnett Rock Out “Dead Fox” On Conan

By Tom Breihan / 9:43 am

Last night, the newly minted Australian star and charming human being Courtney Barnett was the musical guest on Conan, and she pretty much knocked it out of the park. Playing with her touring power trio, Barnett banged out a ragged, wiry take on “Dead Fox,” one of many great songs from her new album SometimesMore »

FIDLAR – “40oz On Repeat” Video

FIDLAR is back with a badass new song and video to go along with it. “40oz On Repeat” surfaced briefly back in April and was quickly pulled offline, but it’s here gain in all its snotty glory. The video is made up of references to older music videos, all of which are name checked o… More »

Jimmy Fallon Imagines An Ed Sheeran Album Even Worse Than X

By Tom Breihan / 9:27 am

British wimp-folk superstar Ed Sheeran might not be as big as his friend Taylor Swift yet, but he his big enough for Jimmy Fallon to bring him in for comedy bits on The Tonight Show. Last night, Fallon did a whole imaginary infomercial dedicated to the idea that it would be funny if Sheeran covered… More »

Watch Noel Gallagher Play The Late Late Show, Talk Oasis Fistfights

By Tom Breihan / 8:36 am

A fun thing about having James Corden on late-night TV: He treats every Britpop-era guest like visiting royalty. Consider, if you will, the time he put the Manic Street Preachers on American TV for the first time ever. And last night, he had Noel Gallagher on as a guest, inviting him to sit for a… More »

St. Vincent Fell Off A Stack Of Speakers In Knoxville

By James Rettig / June 1, 2015 - 8:14 pm

If you’ve ever seen St. Vincent live, you know that Annie Clark’s modus operandi seems to be to find the tallest thing she can reach on stage and climb it. It’s badass, but also seems like a recipe for disaster. She’s gotten through most of her shows unscathed so far, but her show last night… More »

Rage Against The Machine Bassist Gets Surgery For Real In New Video Co-Starring Tom Morello And Rush

By Chris DeVille / June 1, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Tim Commerford is primarily known for three things: (1) playing bass for Rage Against The Machine, (2) playing bass for Audioslave, and (3) climbing the rafters at the 2000 VMAs. But he also fronts a band called Future User, and their latest video features cameos from Commerford’s RATM/Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello plus Rush members Alex… More »

Australia Discovers Courtney Barnett

By Chris DeVille / June 1, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Courtney Barnett is one of Australia’s most popular musical exports, but even though she’s become a celebrity among the music nerds of Western civilization, she’s just starting to get some attention at the highest levels back home. Sunday Night, a newsmagazine on Australia’s Channel Seven, aired a lengthy segment about Barnett’s worldwide success last night,… More »

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “A Part Of It” Video

By Caitlin White / June 1, 2015 - 12:36 pm

One of Scotland’s finest sad-rock exports, We Were Promised Jetpacks released their third album Unravelling toward the end of last year. Today they’ve released a heavy, dramatic video for the “A Part Of It,” which features some gorgeous green countryside and a lot of panicked running. Given the band’s near-perfect interpolation of idyllic pastoral riff… More »

Johanna Warren – “True Colors” Video (NSFW) (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 1, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Johanna Warren released her stunning new offering, nūmūn, last month, and if you haven’t taken a moment to explore Portland-based singer’s universe, you should. Warren is a world-weary mystic of sorts, but her advice is always practical, all cosmic intricacies reordered into easy lessons to live by. The video for the album’s single “True Colors“… More »

Height Keech – “Bring Your Soul” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Tom Breihan / June 1, 2015 - 10:51 am

Dan Keech is a longtime Baltimore DIY scene staple who’s been making personal, idiosyncratic rap records under the name Height since forever. Using the slightly tweaked name Height Keech, he released an album called Talk Singer earlier this year. And now he’s made a video for “Bring Your Soul,” a warm and pretty album track… More »

Nicolas Godin – “Orca” Video

By Tom Breihan / June 1, 2015 - 9:53 am

As one half of the French duo Air, Nicolas Godin has been making beautiful, luxurious, vaguely kitschy music since the late ’90s. Air have thrown us a few curveballs over the years, but they’ve mostly maintained the lush groove that they pioneered with Moon Safari. So now that Godin has announced his first-ever solo album,… More »

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