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Animal Collective – “Autumn Rites”

A couple months ago, Animal Collective shared "Summer Blaze," the A-side to a digital split called New Psycho Actives Vol. 2. The first volume was…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” Hit With Plagiarism Claim From Producer Justin Raisen

Lizzo has been accused of plagiarizing the "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch" line from her hit single "Truth
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Common Holly – “Crazy Ok” Video

Common Holly's sophomore album, When I say to you Black Lightning, is out at the end of the week. The Montreal musician has shared a…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Liam The Younger – “Private World”

At the end of the week, Liam Betson is releasing a new Liam The Younger album, Up To Something, the follow-up to last year's Music
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 11:47 am

The Free Nationals – “Eternal Light” (Feat. Chronixx)

The Free Nationals, better known as Anderson .Paak’s backing band, are seemingly gearing up to release an album of their own. Details for it haven't…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 11:39 am

Teebs – “Black Dove” (Feat. Sudan Archives)

Last month, Mtendere Mandowa announced the first new Teebs album in five years, Anicca, with a great new track called "Studie" that featured Animal Collective's…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 11:25 am

Jennifer Vanilla – “Erase The Time” Video

Last month, former Ava Luna member Becca Kauffman released an excellent new track as her alter ego Jennifer Vanilla, "Space Time Motion," which landed on…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 10:13 am

The Drums & Jonny Pierce – “I Didn’t Realize” & “You Lied”

The Drums released a new album earlier this year, Brutalism, the second album that they've released since Jonny Pierce took the project solo with 2017's…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 10:01 am

Okeechobee 2020 Lineup

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival took 2019 off, but the event -- which takes place in Okeechobee, Florida -- is coming back for 2020, and…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm

Travis Scott’s “Highest In The Room” Debuts At #1, Knocking Lizzo Off After 6 Weeks

Travis Scott's new song "Highest In The Room" has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It replaces Lizzo's "Truth Hurts," which spent six…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Friendship – “You Might Already Know”

Friendship are releasing a new album, Dreamin', in a few weeks, the follow-up to 2017's Shock Out Of Season. The Philadelphia band shared its lead…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 1:49 pm

Pharrell Distances Himself From “Blurred Lines”

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' "Blurred Lines" was huge when it came out in 2013. It'll appear in our The Number Ones column eventually, and…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 1:16 pm

Gary Glitter Actually Won’t Get Royalties From Joker, But Warner Bros May Remove His Song Anyway

A scene in the new Joker movie is soundtracked by "Rock And Roll Part 2," a 1972 song by Gary Glitter. Its inclusion has faced…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 12:46 pm

Duster Announce First New Album In 19 Years, Out In December

The Duster resurgence has been going strong for a couple years now. The much-beloved San Jose trio reunited last year to play some shows and…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Beach Slang – “Bam Rang Rang”

After releasing two albums as Beach Slang, frontman James Alex took a break from the classic rock-indebted band to release a stripped-back solo album under…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 11:50 am

Comments from James Rettig

ah you're right! huh! will update
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October 7, 2019 on FKA Twigs – “Home With You” Video
Nah, other side of the state border at Commerce Bank Arts Centre, which I guess is now named after a different bank
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September 23, 2019 on Growing Up Tegan & Sara
lol i just forgot to make one up, but now i will leave it like that
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September 17, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Vivian Girls Memory
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