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Joyero – “Salt Mine”

The two members of Wye Oak remain extremely productive in between album cycles. Most indie music fans are aware of Jenn Wasner's solo work as…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2019 - 11:01 am

Wand – “Walkie Talkie” Video

Prolific LA psych chameleons Wand have changed colors once again in the leadup to their new album Laughing Matter. Early singles "Scarecrow" and "Thin Air"
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2019 - 10:30 am

Jamila Woods – “Eartha”

When Jamila Woods announced LEGACY! LEGACY! last month, we learned each song on the album was inspired by a black icon. It was to include…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2019 - 10:01 am

Janet Jackson Bumps Herself Up On The Glastonbury Poster

The venerable UK music festival Glastonbury finished announcing its headliners this past Friday. As is customary, the fest marked the occasion by releasing a poster…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2019 - 9:39 am

Jack White Posts Tribute To The Late Dick Dale

Dick Dale, the legendary surf rock guitarist best known for the Pulp Fiction soundtrack staple "Misirlou," died yesterday at age 81. Among the many paying…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2019 - 4:09 pm

Saudade – “Shadows & Light” (Feat. Chelsea Wolfe & Chino Moreno)

Back in 2016, a new supergroup called Saudade released their eponymous debut single. At the time, the group's membership was billed as Deftones' Chino Moreno,…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2019 - 2:16 pm

Watch Better Oblivion Community Center Cover Death Cab For Cutie In Seattle

Throughout their inaugural tour, Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst's supergroup Better Oblivion Community Center have been doing the thing where you cover a song each…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Myspace Confirms Loss Of 50 Million Songs Uploaded Between 2003 And 2015

Although it's now a relic from a different era, MySpace was once the king of all social networks and a launchpad for countless musical projects…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2019 - 10:36 am

Barrie’s Sweet, Soft Camaraderie Cut Through The Din Of SXSW

Pleasant may sound like faint praise, but it's hard work to be pleasant. It's even harder to be pleasant while sustaining people's focus. To do…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2019 - 11:00 am

Car Seat Headrest’s Leveled-Up Live Show Lays Waste To SXSW

Back in February, Car Seat Headrest were the meat in a Matador Records sandwich at Madison Square Garden. Performing after buzzy upstart Snail Mail and…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2019 - 1:26 pm

SG Lewis & Clairo – “Throwaway”

Over the last few years, British producer SG Lewis has cranked out a wide range of tracks with pop singers somewhere below the mainstream. When…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2019 - 10:50 am

The Week In Pop

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm

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The Lil Peep Documentary Is As Messy And Alluring As Lil Peep

When I think about Lil Peep, it's hard not to think about Kurt Cobain. Objectively, there are many similarities. Both were strikingly handsome young musical…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 11:16 am

Watch Weyes Blood Perform New Song “Something To Believe” At Midwinter

So far Weyes Blood has shared two studio recordings from her new album Titanic Rising, "Andromeda" and "Everyday." But a third song from the album…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2019 - 3:06 pm

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Criticized For Flapping Arms To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”

With a pair of high-profile documentaries bringing renewed scrutiny to the sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly and Michael Jackson -- and in Kelly's case,…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2019 - 10:14 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

I like these way better than her faux Frankie songs.
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March 15, 2019 on SG Lewis & Clairo – “Throwaway”
Sounds like the pricing structure was a bit surprising and unconventional: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-midwinter-festival-art-institute-pitchfork-if-you-go-0216-story.html
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March 11, 2019 on Watch Weyes Blood Perform New Song “Something To Believe” At Midwinter
This pretty much sums it up. (YHF is the best though.)
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March 8, 2019 on Summerteeth Turns 20
Was surprised to discover that Potbelly Sandwich Co. had a similar take https://twitter.com/potbelly/status/1102672370140172289
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March 7, 2019 on Sigrid’s Debut Album Will Knock You Out
Mdou is left-handed just like Hendrix, so you may be on to something. Although I don't think he plays a right-handed guitar upside down.
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March 5, 2019 on Artist To Watch: Mdou Moctar
BONUS BONUS BEATS: https://youtu.be/zvDSwtr7Ihs (My introduction to this song, for better or worse)
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March 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”
Sometimes we have a conversation in Slack where one of us asks why we're still covering a band and we realize none of us cares about the band in question AT ALL and we decide to stop covering them. This is what happened with Foals.
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March 1, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
That was a really great album that sadly got crowded out of my ballot by other slightly greater albums. I listened to it a ton last year, though.
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February 28, 2019 on Nothing – “Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping” (Grouper Cover)
https://www.stereogum.com/1901294/kanye-west-musical-innovator-attempts-to-transform-the-concert-experience/franchises/the-week-in-pop/
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February 26, 2019 on Travis Scott Made An Arena Feel Like A Packed Club And An Amusement Park At The Same Time
I LOL'd at this bloc https://twitter.com/Blochead4real/status/1099864805341425664
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February 26, 2019 on Travis Scott Made An Arena Feel Like A Packed Club And An Amusement Park At The Same Time
Gospel truth right there
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February 26, 2019 on J. Cole – “Middle Child” Video
Insignificance is the best. Those first three songs especially are my favorite thing he's ever done.
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February 25, 2019 on Eureka Turns 20
It really does.
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February 25, 2019 on Eureka Turns 20
All the ones that came out in 1999!
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February 22, 2019 on A Prince Among Thieves Turns 20
As I understand it, these ads are personally tailored by Google based on your cookies.
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February 22, 2019 on The Slim Shady LP Turns 20
One of the funniest scenes ever
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February 8, 2019 on Incredibad Turns 10