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Stream Bristletongue Femme Florale EP

Bristletongue are a four-piece from Illinois fronted by L Morgan, whose aureate poetics bolster the group's expansive compositions, which lie along the emo to post-rock…
James Rettig | 2:29 pm

Margo Price – “Most Likely You Go Your Way” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Margo Price made one of last year's best country albums with All American Made, and she's about to embark on a tour in support of…
James Rettig | 1:53 pm

Julien Baker Breaks Down “Appointments” On The Song Exploder Podcast

Julien Baker is the latest artist to appear on the Song Exploder podcast. They got her to talk about the soaring "Appointments," the lead single…
James Rettig | 1:38 pm

Harry Shearer’s Spinal Tap Character Announces Solo Album Featuring A Ton Of Classic Rock Guys

Harry Shearer -- longtime Simpsons voice actor and co-creator of This Is Spinal Tap -- is releasing a solo album as the character that he…
James Rettig | 1:26 pm

Justin Timberlake Discusses Janet Jackson Super Bowl Incident With Zane Lowe

Justin Timberlake is releasing a new album, Man Of The Woods, in a couple of weeks, and it feels like we can't get away from…
James Rettig | 12:40 pm

The Spook School – “Body” Video

The Spook School are releasing their third album, Could It Be Different?, at the end of the month, and so far we've heard "Still Alive"
James Rettig | 11:28 am

Mount Eerie – “Distortion”

Last year, Phil Elverum released a new Mount Eerie album, A Crow Looked At Me, a stunning and heart-wrenching depiction of his state of mind…
James Rettig | 11:00 am

S. Carey – “More I See”

Bon Iver member Sean Carey is releasing a new album, Hundred Acres, next month. Over the past few months, we've heard its lead single "Fool's
James Rettig | 10:50 am

My Bloody Valentine Announce First Show In Almost 5 Years

This year, we're supposed to get a new My Bloody Valentine album, and it looks like the band is scheduling shows in support of it.
James Rettig | 10:18 am

Fever Ray Announces First US Tour Date In 8 Years

In 2017, Karin Dreijer released a new Fever Ray album, Plunge -- one of the best albums of the year -- and next year she'll…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 4:36 pm

Brian Wilson Returns To High School, Gets His F In Music Changed To An A

Brian Wilson recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California -- where he graduated along with the rest of the original Beach Boys lineup --…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 3:32 pm

American Pleasure Club – “This Is Heaven And I’d Die For It”

The recently rechristened American Pleasure Club are releasing their first album under their new name, A Whole Fucking Lifetime Of This, in February, and they've…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Teenage Wrist – “Dweeb”

Last year, Teenage Wrist announced that they had signed to Epitaph Records with a new single, "Swallow," and today the LA trio has announced their…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Porches – “If I Fell” (The Beatles Cover)

Aaron Maine is releasing the latest Porches album, The House, at the end of the week. He's only shared two tracks from it so far,…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Welcome Third Baby

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed a third child into their family, per TMZ, following the births of North in 2013 and Saint in…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 12:18 pm

Comments from James Rettig

I've heard the Special Explosion album, yes. I don't really like it. Everyone likes Billy Joel! (JK, I don't care.)
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January 12, 2018 on Watch Billy Joel Cover Foreigner Hits With Lou Gramm And Mick Jones
Thanks, you too RJ (and all of you)!
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December 25, 2017 on Drake – “Pistols”
I really didn't like Ghost Story - felt like it disappeared up its own ass tbh and I really wanted to like it. Song To Song I did not like... did a little review of it here.
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December 20, 2017 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2017
It was definitely impressive from a technical standpoint, but as an actually good movie? Nahh... All the characters are stupid! There's no emotional resonance! But it is definitely fun in a roller coaster ride sort of way.
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December 20, 2017 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2017
Love SOPHIE, but Ponyboy is just OK to be honest. Agree with you on Immaterial Girls tho
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December 8, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
oop, thanks RJ
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December 7, 2017 on Levitation 2018 Lineup
y'all should watch it! it's actually a good video, unlike most music videos which are bad.
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November 30, 2017 on Dirty Projectors – “Up In Hudson” Video
Thanks, dad! Yeah, they're good :)
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November 29, 2017 on Friendship – “If You See My Beloved” Video
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