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Melissa Etheridge Writing Songs For Mystic Pizza Musical, Thus Fulfilling 30 Rock’s Prophecy

Mystic Pizza, the 1988 romantic comedy starring Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, and a young Julia Roberts (plus an even younger Matt Damon in a bit…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm

Spiral Stairs – “HYP-NO-TIZED”

It's Pavement solo album announce day! This morning, Stephen Malkmus announced his first non-Jicks solo album since his 2001 self-titled debut, an electronic offering called…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2019 - 12:42 pm

American Football – “Uncomfortably Numb” (Feat. Hayley Williams) Video

If you've heard anything about the third self-titled American Football album, you've probably heard about its trio of all-star guest vocalists: Paramore's Hayley Williams, Slowdive's…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2019 - 10:00 am

Premiere

John Vanderslice – “I’ll Wait For You”

"It's a miracle I'm not a drug addict/ But you know me, I'm still hard at it." So sings O.G. indie-rock producer and singer-songwriter John…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2019 - 9:51 am

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Play “Northern Lights” On Seth Meyers

Death Cab For Cutie are still out there promoting last year's Thank You For Today, making sure they hit every last TV talk show in…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2019 - 9:46 am

2 Chainz – “Stay Woke Freestyle”

2 Chainz is back today with "Stay Woke Freestyle." It begins with sample from Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo," and the ensuing beat has lots…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 2:51 pm

Stream Sneaks’ New Album Highway Hypnosis

Sneaks is Eva Moolchan, a DC-area musician who brings a post-punk ethos to hip-hop -- or is that a hip-hop ethos she's bringing to post-punk?
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 11:22 am

Pickathon 2019 Lineup

Portland's annual Pickathon festival tends to put together fascinating, eclectic lineups, and this year's is no different. The 2019 iteration of Pickathon has zero true…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 10:43 am

Here’s The Frasier Theme In The Style Of The National

"Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'/ Tossed salads and scrambled eggs/ And maybe I seem a bit confused/ Yeah maybe, but I got you…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 9:50 am

Stephen Malkmus’ Shelved Electronic Album Groove Denied Out In March

In interviews promoting last year's Sparkle Hard, Stephen Malkmus repeatedly mentioned that he had recorded an electronic album. As he put it in a Q&A…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2019 - 11:23 am

HEALTH – “STRANGE DAYS (1999)”

HEALTH have been busy lately. The LA electronic noise-rockers released a smattering of collaborative singles last fall with a wide range of artists including Soccer
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2019 - 9:30 am

Maren Morris – “Girl”

Maren Morris made a big impression with Hero, her 2016 debut. A set of cosmopolitan country songs that flirted with pop without abandoning the Texas…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2019 - 5:01 pm

James Blake – “Lullaby For My Insomniac”

Just a few hours from now, James Blake will release Assume Form, his truly excellent new album. But first, he's letting a couple tracks trickle…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2019 - 3:20 pm

The Week In Pop

The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

Fifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny's Child, the…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2019 - 3:10 pm

James Blake – “Mile High” (Feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)

James Blake's highly anticipated new album Assume Form is out tomorrow, and besides last year's "Don't Miss It," he hasn't shared any of the music…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Comments from Chris DeVille

I actually hear this take all the time, but unfortunately it's factually incorrect
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January 22, 2019 on Stephen Malkmus – “Viktor Borgia” Video
Look, I root against the Patriots at every opportunity, but there's no denying Brady is the GOAT.
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January 21, 2019 on Here’s The Frasier Theme In The Style Of The National
I must say, Pavement and Built To Spill are much more outrageous blind spots than the Antlers and the Twilight Sad
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January 18, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Deerhunter x BJ Burton is definitely intriguing...
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January 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
To me the one undeniable masterpiece here is "No One's Sleeping," which I should have mentioned in the review.
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January 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
That was Tom's review of the final Chairlift album in the AOTW comments section one week
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January 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
Those incorrigible Britons with their colourful spellings...
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January 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
The lede from my Fading Frontier review: Around the time of 2010 career pinnacle Halcyon Digest, it became clear that Deerhunter were the greatest indie rock band of their generation. By “indie rock” I mean the fertile niche of guitar-driven noise-pop pioneered by the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Pavement and their ilk — bands that have a deep reverence for rock ‘n’ roll’s old, weird past and an ear for its future. But however you want to define “indie” or “rock,” which of Deerhunter’s peers has assembled a more captivating, challenging, rewarding catalog over the past decade?
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January 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
LOL @ the notion that Halcyon Digest, one of the albums of thee decade, wouldn't have deserved AOTW (although I don't think AOTW had been established yet in 2010)
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Assume Form is out this week! And part of the reason Deerhunter never got AOTW is because their last three albums got Premature Evaluations. No correction or further context needed re: Steve Gunn, though.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
The figures in Billboard's chart reports are almost always round numbers.
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January 15, 2019 on A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Album Hits #1 With Only 823 Copies Sold
Also, you have to remember who the editor of Stereogum is https://twitter.com/scottgum/status/1084186617546452994
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January 14, 2019 on …Baby One More Time Turns 20
That one was by Julia, actually
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January 14, 2019 on …Baby One More Time Turns 20
Thank u, bloc. And thank u for always interacting with my tweets about college football.
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January 10, 2019 on Cherry Glazerr – “Wasted Nun” Video (NSFW)
OK sorry all, I have corrected the erroneous video game citation
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January 7, 2019 on House Of Feelings – “We All Know” (Feat. Felicia Douglass)
Peche I'm looking forward to writing about your avatar later this month!
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January 4, 2019 on Merriweather Post Pavilion Turns 10
This is a great comment! I just want to dispute the notion that my tone is asking readers to "get with the times." There's basically no prescription and only a little value judgment in this piece (the main thing being my ongoing complaint about Top 40 boxing out so much extremely poppy rap). It's mostly just observation about where things stand, with a bit about how we got there and where we're going. Not telling you how to feel about it.
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January 4, 2019 on The 2019 State Of Pop Address
Yeah... everything is more atomized now, so even if Drake had statistically the best year, I don't doubt that MJ was subjectively much bigger in his day.
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January 3, 2019 on The 2019 State Of Pop Address