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Death Grips Is IRL: Privacy, Community, & The Shadow Of Deltron 3030 Hang Over Year Of The Snitch

Year Of The Snitch will be remembered as one of Death Grips’ better records. It’s no Disc 1 of The Powers That B, but it’s…
Bruce Hamilton | July 2, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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Frank Zappa’s We’re Only In It For The Money Is The ’60s Psych Satire That Became A ’60s Psych Classic

"To be the man, you gotta beat the man, and...I’m the man." - The Nature Boy, Ric Flair Statistically, there’s a good chance…
Bruce Hamilton | March 2, 2018 - 9:35 am

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Space Camp

Space Camp are a three-piece hardcore band from northern Connecticut, and that’s probably the easiest, most conventional way to describe them. In the case of…
Bruce Hamilton | February 22, 2017 - 3:18 pm


Bonny Doon – “I See You”

Detroit rock-country outfit Bonny Doon are leading off the rollout for their self-titled debut album with the soft-and-sweet "I See You." Bonny Doon is a…
Bruce Hamilton | January 4, 2017 - 10:11 am

2016 In Review

Everyone Who Was Sued For Stealing Songs In 2016

There’s a lot to say about "Blurred Lines," the inescapable (at the time) 2013 hit penned by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., and not…
Bruce Hamilton | December 9, 2016 - 1:25 pm


Nathan East – “Serpentine Fire” (Feat. Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, & Members Of Earth, Wind & Fire)

It’s a bit out of the ordinary to premiere a track that was recorded 25 years ago, but we can take exception to what might…
Bruce Hamilton | December 8, 2016 - 10:39 am


Jenn Grant – “Galaxies”

Canadian songwriter Jenn Grant will soon release her sixth LP, Paradise, the product of a whole year spent in the home studio with producer/husband Daniel…
Bruce Hamilton | November 30, 2016 - 9:11 am


Telefon Tel Aviv – “Reak What”

Since the passing of Charlie Cooper in 2009, Telefon Tel Aviv’s other half Josh Eustis has remained active by recording with Puscifer, touring with Nine…
Bruce Hamilton | November 28, 2016 - 12:03 pm


Gavin Turek – “Good Look For You”

Gavin Turek is a Los Angeles-based soul singer with an affinity for disco, electropop, and a handful of other equally extroverted dance-floor genres. Today, she's…
Bruce Hamilton | November 17, 2016 - 11:00 am


Molly Burch – “Try”

To hype Please Be Mine, her debut album on Captured Tracks, Austin transplant Molly Burch has released "Try," a spacious and sweet throwback number. With…
Bruce Hamilton | November 16, 2016 - 2:59 pm

Sinkane – “U’Huh” Video

Sinkane is the project of Ahmed Gallab, a multi-instrumentalist and curator of ridiculously catchy songs, with a little help from his friends. Today the band…
Bruce Hamilton | November 16, 2016 - 10:16 am


Hear Deerhoof’s “Delight” And Read Their Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour Diary

Last month, we heard the premiere of Deerhoof's breezy "Risk Free," the A-side of the upcoming seven-inch record I thought We Were friends, along with…
Bruce Hamilton | November 16, 2016 - 9:17 am

The xx Announce Tour Dates By Mailing Tickets To Fans

The past four weeks have been especially ripe with xx hype. For those out of the loop, the subtle-pop trio just released a busy new
Bruce Hamilton | November 15, 2016 - 5:37 pm


Cave People – “Sinning Tree” Video

Philly alt-rock outfit Cave People just released Sinning Tree, their first full-length album, and today they've given us a video for the song of the…
Bruce Hamilton | November 14, 2016 - 9:43 am


Menace Beach – “Give Blood”

"Give Blood" is the latest from across-the-pond fuzz rockers Menace Beach, the Leeds-based group responsible for 2015's wonderfully hazy Super Transporterreum. Despite the fact that…
Bruce Hamilton | November 14, 2016 - 8:58 am

Comments from Bruce Hamilton

I’ll never forget the feeling of hearing “I want to walk around with you” while in no condition to walk anywhere.
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January 5, 2019 on Merriweather Post Pavilion Turns 10
I liked Government Plates more when I heard what came after it, like I finally understood what they were going for. Jenny Death is my least favorite, and NOTM is my #1. Not sure how to proceed from here.
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July 2, 2018 on Death Grips Is IRL: Privacy, Community, & The Shadow Of Deltron 3030 Hang Over Year Of The Snitch
When I hear it playing in my head, it's always on a flip phone.
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October 2, 2017 on Turns 10
Agreed, I had missed Talk Tight upon it's release but I'm digging it now. Also, point taken.
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November 2, 2016 on Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “Julie’s Place”
thankfully this won't maroon kendrick's illustrious career
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October 12, 2016 on Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
it's cool to see her own this and not try to "back pedal" from it
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September 14, 2016 on Watch Ariana Grande Try To Explain What A Dick Bicycle Is To Ellen DeGeneres
This is proof that as a fan of IDM, you can't "Twin" em all.
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September 13, 2016 on Aphex Twin Announces First US Show In 8 Years
big fan of this band and big ups to Stereogum for not "glossing" over any details
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September 13, 2016 on G.L.O.S.S. Explain Why They Turned Down A $50K Epitaph Deal
This merch is "for the birds," i'm surprised he thought he would get off "Scott"-free for this one
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September 13, 2016 on Travis Scott’s Latest Merch Is A Generic Stuffed Animal Marked Up 385%