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Carrie Brownstein Comments On Janet Weiss’ Departure From Sleater-Kinney

At the beginning of the month, Janet Weiss unexpectedly left Sleater-Kinney in the middle of the rollout for their new St. Vincent-produced album. Both Weiss…
James Rettig | July 16, 2019 - 1:53 pm

Boy Scouts – “Expiration Date” Video

Next month, Boy Scouts are releasing a new album, Free Company. Last month, the Taylor Vick-led project shared its lead single, "Get Well Soon," and…
James Rettig | July 16, 2019 - 11:26 am

Mary Timony Forms New Band Hammered Hulls With Alec MacKaye, Shares “Written Words”

Hammered Hulls are a new group based around some DC classics: Mary Timony on bass, Alec MacKaye on vocals, Mark Cisneros on guitar, and Chris…
James Rettig | July 16, 2019 - 10:34 am

Brittany Howard – “Stay High” Video (Feat. Terry Crews)

Alabama Shakes leader Brittany Howard is releasing her first solo album, Jaime, in September. We heard "History Repeats" from it last month, and today she's…
James Rettig | July 16, 2019 - 10:21 am

Frankie Cosmos – “Rings (On A Tree)”

Frankie Cosmos is releasing their latest album, Close It Quietly, in a couple months. We've heard one track, "Windows," from it already. It comes on…
James Rettig | July 16, 2019 - 10:06 am

Chelsea Wolfe – “American Darkness” Video

At the beginning of September, Chelsea Wolfe is releasing a new album, Birth Of Violence. Last month, she shared its lead single "The Mother Road"
James Rettig | July 16, 2019 - 10:01 am

Jack White Talks Greta Van Fleet, “Old Town Road,” & Woodstock 50

Naturally, Jack White likes Greta Van Fleet. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, White praises the young band, who won a Grammy earlier this…
James Rettig | July 15, 2019 - 5:30 pm

“Old Town Road” Holds On To #1 For 15th Week

"Old Town Road" is #1 on the Hot 100 chart for the fifteenth week, as Billboard reports. "Old Town Road" is now reaching…
James Rettig | July 15, 2019 - 1:11 pm

(Sandy) Alex G – “Hope” Video

(Sandy) Alex G is releasing a new album, House Of Sugar, in a couple months. He announced it last month with "Gretel," which made it…
James Rettig | July 15, 2019 - 10:00 am

Steve Aoki & Darren Criss Made An EDM Version Of Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me”

Steve Aoki and Darren Criss have made an EDM version of Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me." What a truly alarming combination of words to…
James Rettig | July 12, 2019 - 3:33 pm

UV-TV – “World”

Next week, UV-TV are releasing their sophomore album, HAPPY, the follow-up to the band's 2017 debut Glass. We've heard two songs from it already --…
James Rettig | July 12, 2019 - 3:05 pm

Stream Joanna Sternberg’s Debut Album Then I Try Some More

Joanna Sternberg makes music that sounds like it could come from just about any-when, songs that are intimate and vulnerable and deceptively simple in composition.
James Rettig | July 12, 2019 - 11:15 am

Stream Knife Wife’s New Family Party EP

Knife Wife make music that is absolutely twisted. The Washington, DC trio's new EP, Family Party, is filled with grotesque imagery that's meant to send…
James Rettig | July 12, 2019 - 10:27 am

Devon Welsh – “War”

Devon Welsh, formerly of Majical Cloudz notability, has kept up a steady string of solo material since his band broke up three years ago. His…
James Rettig | July 12, 2019 - 10:02 am

Torres Talks Label Drama & “Phallocentric” Live Music Business

Last year, Torres said that she was dropped by the label 4AD for "not being commercially successful enough" in the wake of her 2017 album…
James Rettig | July 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Comments from James Rettig

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”
per the press release, this was indeed inspired by "Judith" so you're on point
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April 10, 2019 on Charly Bliss – “Hard To Believe” Video
AOTW belongs to all of us now! I just happened to do the last few. This I just posted cus no one else was around to do it 🙃
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March 19, 2019 on Full Of Hell – “Burning Myrrh” Video
Just a joke, mostly! I've never cared about Andrew Bird and it certainly sounds like Andrew Bird.
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March 19, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Nilüfer Yanya Miss Universe
ezra koenig is my king
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March 8, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
lol ugh oops, fixed
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
They're both good, bloc! :)
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March 6, 2019 on It’s Blitz! Turns 10
they're coming next week :) https://www.instagram.com/p/BubxD6OgeZ-/
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March 1, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
ugh humbly thank you... i knew it sounded wrong but forgot to double check.
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February 27, 2019 on Hear Fred Thomas & Anna Burch’s Split 7″
oops sorry bout that
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February 26, 2019 on Big Thief – “UFOF”