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Joanna Newsom Cancels All Los Angeles Shows

Joanna Newsom's The String/Keys Incident tour took New York City and Philadelphia by storm over the last week, and there's still a couple more dates…
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm

Wow This Is Terrible

James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 12:35 pm

that dog. Share “Old LP,” Mini-Documentary Featuring Maya Rudolph

Next month, that dog. are releasing their first new album in 22 years, Old LP. The great Los Angeles alt-rock band have shared one song…
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 11:57 am

Holy Fuck – “Luxe” (Feat. Alexis Taylor)

It's been a bit since we've heard from Toronto noise-makers Holy Fuck. Their last full-length album was 2016's Congrats and they followed that up with…
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 11:35 am

Cate Le Bon – “Company In My Back” (Wilco Cover)

Wilco is getting a covers album treatment ahead of the Chicago band's new album, Ode To Joy, which comes out in a few weeks. Wilco
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 11:01 am

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten)

When he's not busy being an intensely charismatic actor, Jeff Goldblum also dabbles in music. He has a project with the jazz band the Mildred…
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 10:43 am

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “A Dream Is All I Need To Get By”

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have already released on EP this year, Black Star Dancing, and they're gearing up to release a second, This Is
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 10:16 am

The Who – “Ball And Chain”

The Who are releasing their first new album in 13 years this fall. There were whispers of a new studio album earlier this year, and…
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 9:58 am

Neil Young With Crazy Horse – “Rainbow Of Colors”

Neil Young is releasing a new album with Crazy Horse next month, Colorado. It's Young's first album with the band in seven years (their last…
James Rettig | September 13, 2019 - 9:33 am

Lucy Dacus – “Dancing In The Dark” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Bruce Springsteen's 70th birthday is coming up later this month. Happy birthday, daddy! To celebrate the occasion, Lucy Dacus has released a cover of his…
James Rettig | September 12, 2019 - 10:02 am

Daniel Johnston Dead At 58

Daniel Johnston has died of a heart attack at 58, according to The Austin Chronicle, who confirmed the news with his former manager. …
James Rettig | September 11, 2019 - 4:07 pm

Friendship – “Clairvoyant”

The Philadelphia band Friendship are releasing a new album, Dreamin', in a couple months, the follow-up to 2017's very good Shock Out Of Season. Its…
James Rettig | September 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Charli XCX Charli

A few weeks ago, Charli XCX had a bit of a rough time. She took to social media to air out her feelings. "Sometimes I…
James Rettig | September 11, 2019 - 11:42 am

Pet Shop Boys – “Dreamland” (Feat. Years & Years)

Pet Shop Boys have a new album in the works, the full-length followup to 2016's Super and an extension of the four-song Agenda EP that…
James Rettig | September 11, 2019 - 10:50 am

Green Day, Weezer, & Fall Out Boy All Share New Songs, Announce Joint Tour

Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy have announced that they'll be embarking on a joint tour next year. THE HELLA MEGA TOUR will kick…
James Rettig | September 10, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Comments from James Rettig

Grins Forgiveness Tears Vroom Vroom Thoughts (sorry) ??? an impossible task
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September 11, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Charli XCX Charli
It was actually Gabriela, may she rest in peace. But we love "Sportstar"
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September 10, 2019 on Album Of The Week: (Sandy) Alex G House Of Sugar
i just really want everyone to listen
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August 12, 2019 on Frankie Cosmos – “Wannago” Video
I don't know why this pops up on every Jay Som post we do but again for the people in the back: 'Turn Into' is a demo collection (has been referred to as "a collection of 'finished & unfinished songs'" since it came out), 'Everybody Works' is her proper debut album. It's not like we don't know it exists
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August 8, 2019 on Jay Som – “Nighttime Drive” Video
Yeah, that's what I was getting at. Probably a better way to phrase it but I also didn't wanna really wanna get into biology etc etc so just left it like that
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August 6, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Marika Hackman Any Human Friend
can't believe taylor tried to humpty dumpty her way into 2019 😤
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July 23, 2019 on Taylor Swift – “The Archer”
yeah, looks like i messed up a few months back. sorry bout that! it's all fixed now
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July 17, 2019 on Four Tet – “Dreamer”
lol yeah definitely one of the best pop songs about cum!
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July 8, 2019 on LP Turns 10
Hmm, I like Pageant Material a lot so I'm not sure if I'd agree with that, but I think a lot of the discourse around Dedicated might trend that way simply because of what a phenomenon Emotion was. Honestly, it was hard for me to write about something that I think is perfectly OK but here we are!
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May 16, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
https://www.stereogum.com/2041262/pile-hair/music/ :)
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April 26, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
that's what makes it ferocious
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April 26, 2019 on Ugh Taylor What The Hell Are You Doing?
Maybe I hedged a little on that one... I didn't realize the 'Pretty Odd' hive was that strong! But it is pretty damn good, right? "Northern Downpour"!!!
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April 26, 2019 on Ugh Taylor What The Hell Are You Doing?
yeah, i think you're missing something
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April 24, 2019 on Mannequin Pussy – “Drunk II” Video
wait i love this, what is it from?
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April 17, 2019 on Four Tet – “Teenage Birdsong”
uhh yeah it hasn't come out yet, fixed that
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April 12, 2019 on Men I Trust – “Numb”