Today, we at Stereogum bid a fond and tearful farewell to Gabriela Tully Claymore. For the past four and a half years, Gabriela has been an absolutely crucial part of this website. Frankly, I have no idea what the fuck we’re going to do without her. I guess we’ll see! This week’s picks are below.
Nobody should be allowed to do the cars-driving-up-on-diagonal-wheels thing after M.I.A. filed her nails in the “Bad Girls” video, but Rita Ora’s The Fast & The Furious: Dubai Drift is still more fun than it probably should be.
When shown in the right light, New York can still be just about the coolest-looking place on earth.
At this point, we should all be pretty immune to the idea of seeing old sitcoms reenacted as raunchy rap videos. But I see DaBaby do the Carlton dance, and I just fucking lose it. I’m sorry.
Restaging Marie Antoinette as a celebration of post-gender black artistry is such a glorious flex.
Look: You can rent a soundstage. You can pay for lighting effects and rain machines and pyro. You can even tie a couple of people to the hood of a car. But you can’t buy chemistry. You can’t fake it, either. Chemistry just has to happen. Here, it does.