The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | August 7, 2020 - 4:53 pm

Bryan Adams Announces Stadium Concert In Germany Next Month

From what Bryan Adams has told us, the summer of 2020 seems way, way shittier than the summer of '69. But now it looks like…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 3:06 pm

Stream Lil Keed’s New Mixtape Trapped In Cleveland 3

Right now, a whole lot of rappers are following in Young Thug's footsteps, attempting the same kind of squeaky, melodic trap style. The 22-year-old Atlanta…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Best Coast Rerecord “Boyfriend” With More Inclusive Pronouns For Charity

Best Coast's debut album Crazy For You just turned 10. And to celebrate, the band is releasing a new version of its classic opener "Boyfriend,"
Peter Helman | August 7, 2020 - 2:11 pm

Iceland’s Eurovision Contestant Gives In, Plays “Ja Ja Ding Dong”

Daði Freyr has heard your cries of "play 'Ja Ja Ding Dong,'" and he has answered them by playing "Ja Ja Ding Dong." "Ja Ja…
Peter Helman | August 7, 2020 - 1:27 pm

Stream Terminal Nation’s Ridiculously Heavy New Album Holocene Extinction

The Arkansas band Terminal Nation make some brutally heavy and intense music. Terminal Nation have been releasing music since 2014, and they've left behind a…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 1:21 pm

Stream Jason Molina’s Posthumous Album Eight Gates

If today feels especially haunted out there in indie-rock land, it's not just you. David Berman died one year ago today, and tributes are pouring…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Gag – “Still Laughing”

The Olympia, Washington band Gag make a ferociously ugly form of hardcore punk. You could be listening to them on headphones in a sterilized, empty…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Stream Krallice’s Surprise Album Mass Cathexis

For more than a decade, the New York band Krallice have combined forbidding, atmospheric black metal fury with experimental math-rock complexity. Most of the time,…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 11:45 am

Stream Year Of The Knife’s Hellacious Debut Album Internal Incarceration

The young Delaware band Year Of The Knife make an absolutely brutal form of metallic hardcore. They play fast and ugly, bu they're not a…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 11:28 am

Stream Komusō & Setsuko’s Blisteringly Intense New Split EP

According to the infinite font of wisdom that is Wikipedia, the Komusō were "a group of Japanese mendicant monks of the Fuke school of Zen…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 11:28 am

Anderson. Paak – “Lockdown (Remix)” (Feat. J.I.D, Noname, & Jay Rock)

On Juneteenth, Anderson .Paak released "Lockdown," a protest song about racism and police brutality that got a solid amount of votes in our annual Song
Peter Helman | August 7, 2020 - 11:24 am

Taylor Swift’s Bonus Track “The Lakes” Is Out

Two weeks ago, with less than a day's advance warning, Taylor Swift released her new album folklore. In announcing the album, Swift mentioned that it…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 11:17 am

The Staves – “Nazareth”

It's been a while since we've heard from the great folk trio the Staves. In 2017, they released a collaborative album with yMusic; in 2018…
Ryan Leas | August 7, 2020 - 11:10 am

Stream The New Blink-182 Dude Ranch Tribute Comp Feat. Joyce Manor, Adult Mom, Lisa Prank, & More

Today is, randomly, a huge day for Blink-182. The pop-punk veterans released their own new single "Quarantine," and Christian Lee Hutson included their 1999 track…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 10:56 am

Inara George – “Sex In Cars” (Feat. Dave Grohl)

Inara George and Dave Grohl have crossed paths plenty over the years. Grohl joined the Bird And The Bee, George's duo with producer Greg Kurstin,…
Ryan Leas | August 7, 2020 - 10:51 am

Courtney Barnett – “Just For You” (Kev Carmody Cover)

Courtney Barnett has shared an acoustic cover of Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter Kev Carmody' "Just For You." As NME reports, her cover is part of an…
Peter Helman | August 7, 2020 - 10:49 am

Lingua Ignota – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

Chris Isaak's haunted 1989 sex-jam "Wicked Game" must be one of the most-covered songs ever recorded. Over the years, virtually anyone with any interest in…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 10:38 am

Bonny Light Horseman – “Greenland Fishery”

It's been just over a year since Bonny Light Horseman debuted with an eponymous single. Since then the supergroup -- featuring Hadestown creator Anaïs Mitchell,…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 10:20 am

Hear Christian Lee Huston Cover Sum 41, Blink-182, & Kid Cudi

LA singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson released his Phoebe Bridgers-produced album Beginners at the end of May, and today he's back with a covers EP called…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 10:00 am

Midnight Oil Share “Gadigal Land,” First New Song In 17 Years

The Australian rock band Midnight Oil got together way the hell back in 1972. In the '80s and early '90s, they became an international creative…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 9:55 am

Kali Uchis & Rico Nasty – “Aquí Yo Mando”

"WAP" is not the only Thelma & Louise-style pop-star team-up that's come out this morning. We've also got the the-American singer Kali Uchis and the…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 9:34 am

2 Chainz – “Money Maker” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

2 Chainz and Rick Ross partook in the latest Verzuz battle last night, a clash of two titans of 2010s mainstream Southern hip-hop. Both rappers…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 9:31 am

Stream Popcaan’s New Mixtape Fixtape Featuring Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, & More

The Jamaican artist Popcaan has been one of the biggest stars in dancehall for years, and he and Drake are close enough that Drake has…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 9:16 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2020 - 8:48 am

Blink-182 – “Quarantine”

Blink-182 have released a new song called "Quarantine," which was evidently written over the last few months. The group's most recent full-length was 2019's Nine.
James Rettig | August 7, 2020 - 12:25 am

The Weeknd & Juice WRLD – “Smile”

The Weeknd has released a collaboration with the late rapper Juice WRLD, who died last year at the age of 21. It's called "Smile," and…
James Rettig | August 7, 2020 - 12:04 am

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

There was a time when Cardi B was talking about following up her radio-saturating, Grammy-winning, altogether world-conquering 2018 debut album Invasion Of Privacy within less…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 12:01 am

James Gandolfini Loved Dookie

James Gandolfini loved the 1994 Green Day album Dookie. How do we know this? Well, Michael Imperioli -- his Sopranos co-star -- recently posted an…
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 10:39 pm

America Is Getting A Eurovision Ripoff Next Year

The Eurovision Song Contest has been an institution in Europe for over six decades -- the whole spectacle was parodied in a a Netflix movie
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 9:10 pm
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