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Hear Unreleased Jónsi Electronic Track From New Frakkur: 2000-2004 Collection

Sigur Ròs are playing for four nights at their own Norður Og Niður festival in Iceland at the end of December, and they've just announced…
James Rettig | November 21, 2017 - 11:07 am

Panda Bear Announces Vinyl-Only A Day With The Homies EP

Over the past few days, Panda Bear has been teasing new material by posting lyrics to his Twitter account. Today, he's announced that he'll be…
James Rettig | November 21, 2017 - 10:15 am

Yung Lean – “Metallic Intuition” Video

Swedish rap enigma Yung Lean released a new album, Stranger, earlier this month -- it's pretty good! -- and he's been piecing together a short…
James Rettig | November 21, 2017 - 9:26 am

Brian Johnson Shares Tribute To His Late AC/DC Bandmate Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young -- rhythm guitarist and founding member of AC/DC -- died over the weekend after a long battle with dementia. Today, former AC/DC lead…
James Rettig | November 20, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Solange Recruits Kelela, Dev Hynes, & More For Calvin Klein Ads

Solange has partnered with Calvin Klein for a new advertising campaign. She recruited a cast of fellow musicians for a photo shoot that includes Dev…
James Rettig | November 20, 2017 - 12:51 pm

Melody’s Echo Chamber Shares First Update Since Accident

Earlier this year, Melody Prochet -- who makes music as Melody's Echo Chamber -- was hospitalized after a "serious accident" and had to cancel her
James Rettig | November 20, 2017 - 11:26 am

Martha – “Fix My Brain” (The Marked Men Cover) & “The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues”

The gassed-up UK punks Martha are releasing a 7" at the end of this week, their first release since last year's Blisters In The Pit
James Rettig | November 20, 2017 - 11:10 am

Phoebe Bridgers – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Los Angeles-based musician Phoebe Bridgers -- who we recently named one of the best new artists to come out of 2017 -- released her debut…
James Rettig | November 20, 2017 - 10:38 am

Stream Dude York’s Christmas Album Halftime For The Holidays

'Tis the season (basically, almost) and Seattle trio Dude York are here to liven up the holidays with a new full-length Christmas album, Halftime For
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 12:56 pm

Rae Sremmurd – “Perplexing Pegasus” Video

Rae Sremmurd have just released a video for their very good song "Perplexing Pegasus," which came out a few months back. The video takes place…
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 12:18 pm

2 Chainz – “4 AM” (Feat. Travis Scott) Video

2 Chainz released a new album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, earlier this year, and today he's shared a video for the Travis Scott-featuring single…
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 11:58 am

Watch Chance The Rapper’s SNL Promo With Eminem & Leslie Jones

Chance The Rapper is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest Eminem. In the just-released promos for the show, Chance, Em, and Leslie…
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 11:43 am

Chris Stapleton – “Tryin’ To Untangle My Mind”

Chris Stapleton is releasing his second album of the year, From A Room: Volume 2, in a couple of weeks. (Volume 1 came out back
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 11:25 am

Pinkshinyultrablast -“In The Hanging Gardens”

Russian shoegaze band Pinkshinyultrablast were apparently finishing up their third album -- the follow-up to 2016's Grandfeathered -- when they released "Find Your Saint" a…
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 11:04 am

St. Vincent – “Pills” Video

St. Vincent has shared a video for "Pills," off her latest album, MASSEDUCTION. It's the third visual accompaniment we've gotten for this album following "New
James Rettig | November 17, 2017 - 10:22 am

Comments from James Rettig

We gotta spread the love! I'm sure I'll be back on the decks, as the kids say, soon enough.
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November 1, 2017 on Join Us At A 2nd Stereogum Christmas Show In Brooklyn
There will certainly be no washing windows with THIS Angelina.
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October 27, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
We actually didn't do one that year, sadly. Thankfully no one started any new bands in 2014 so we lucked out! :)
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October 26, 2017 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017
oh shit you're right... thank you!
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October 26, 2017 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017
Oh shut up and go listen to these bands you definitely haven't heard of because you're too busy whining in the comments: https://www.stereogum.com/1968189/stereogums-40-best-new-bands-of-2017/franchises/list/
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October 26, 2017 on Drake Reportedly Didn’t Submit More Life For Grammy Consideration
y'all sorry to burst your bubble but lazuli is right! i messed up and fixed it very quickly :) come on everyone none of this matters
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October 19, 2017 on Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Play New Song On Brazilian TV
One of my favorite Sgum commenter narratives is bloc's gradual conversion to PC Music. :)
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October 19, 2017 on SOPHIE – “It’s Okay To Cry” Video
To be fair, we covered it. I think both are worthy of discussion!
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October 12, 2017 on John Maus Addresses Involvement With Alt-Right Adult Swim Series
oh shit you're so right
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October 10, 2017 on St. Vincent – “Pills”
i think yr right, my bleary 9am eyes were playin tricks
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September 29, 2017 on Watch Charli XCX Bring Out “Boys” On Fallon
As our resident TWIABP supporter, I guess it's worth saying here that I'm pretty underwhelmed by Always Foreign. I wouldn't say it's bad or anything, but the best moments are just echoes of older songs and the rest is pretty unremarkable to me. But I'm sure a lot of people will be into it! I'm still excited to see where they go next.
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September 26, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Propagandhi Victory Lap
Nicki's actually never had a #1 period, which is pretty crazy!
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September 25, 2017 on Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With A Solo #1 Single In 19 Years
We did an interview: https://www.stereogum.com/1953660/qa-ariel-pink-on-trump-madonna-his-new-album-dedicated-to-bobby-jameson/franchises/interview/
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September 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss
what....... no one was being serious in this situation
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September 20, 2017 on No One Buys Records Anymore So Liam Gallagher Has To Make His Own Tea
argh sry i switch up letters/numbers sometimes... thanks!
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September 20, 2017 on Watch The Trailer For Billy Corgan’s New Short Film Pillbox
That's eligible next week! :)
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September 8, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
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September 7, 2017 on Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park