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Peggy Gou – “Starry Night”

Last year, Peggy Gou made a big splash with her Once EP, but the Berlin DJ has been bubbling under for the last few years.
James Rettig | March 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm

Download A Celebration Of The Songs Of Scott Hutchison With Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, & More

In December, a bunch of artists got together at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to perform at a tribute show for the late Scott Hutchison, founder…
James Rettig | March 22, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Mess – “Dead Space”

The Kansas City, MO band Mess have an EP, 2017's heartswithholes, and a solitary single, last year's "Cave," to their name so far. Next week,…
James Rettig | March 22, 2019 - 10:56 am

Ra Ra Riot – “Bad To Worse” (Feat. Rostam)

Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles and Rostam Batmanglij first teamed up nearly a decade ago (hmm...) for Discovery, and they've been working together intermittently ever…
James Rettig | March 22, 2019 - 10:13 am

Foxes In Fiction – “Ontario Sunshine Pt. 3″ (Feat. Emily Yacina)

It's been a while since we've heard from Warren Hildebrand's Foxes In Fiction project -- his last proper album was 2014's Ontario Gothic, though there…
James Rettig | March 22, 2019 - 9:58 am

Beto O’Rourke Addresses Whether He’ll Reunite Mars Volta If He Becomes President

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke loves to remind us that he loves music. Throughout his campaign against Ted Cruz for a Senate seat last fall (he…
James Rettig | March 21, 2019 - 3:44 pm

Bruce Hornsby – “Cast-Off” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

Bruce Hornsby has a new album, Absolute Zero, coming out next month, and it includes contributions from a handful of notables, including a track that…
James Rettig | March 21, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Ryan Pollie – “Aim Slow”

Ryan Pollie is releasing a new album later this year, his first since changing his name from Los Angeles Police Department and his first since…
James Rettig | March 21, 2019 - 11:30 am

Institute – “Dazzle Paint”

Since their sophomore album, Subordination, came out in 2017, half of Institute moved from their Austin home turf to New York, so the band's upcoming…
James Rettig | March 21, 2019 - 10:43 am

Martha – “The Void”

In just a few weeks, Martha are releasing their latest album, Love Keeps Kicking, though it's been a bit since we heard from the Durham…
James Rettig | March 21, 2019 - 10:11 am

Sorry – “Jealous Guy” Video

Band To Watch alums Sorry are back with a new one, "Jealous Guy," the latest in a string of singles that stretches back over the…
James Rettig | March 21, 2019 - 9:56 am

The Beths – “Soul Meets Body” (Death Cab For Cutie Cover)

Big week for Death Cab For Cutie covers! First Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst broke out "Title And Registration" at a Better Oblivion Community Center…
James Rettig | March 20, 2019 - 2:43 pm

John Vanderslice – “Spectral Dawn”

In a few weeks, John Vanderslice is releasing his first new album in six years, The Cedars. We've heard a couple of tracks from it…
James Rettig | March 20, 2019 - 12:32 pm

ANOHNI – “KARMA” (Feat. J. Ralph & Jade Bell)

ANOHNI has released a new song, "KARMA," in collaboration with J. Ralph and Jade Bell. The wandering guitar-based track features ANOHNI singing Bell's poetry. It's…
James Rettig | March 20, 2019 - 11:15 am

Frankie Cosmos – “February” & “In The World”

Last week, Frankie Cosmos announced that they'd be releasing a digital-only collection of songs called Haunted Items, doled out a few at a time over…
James Rettig | March 20, 2019 - 10:59 am

Comments from James Rettig

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”
Thanks for the edits, bud! Didn't know she moved. 'Turn Into' was a collection of demos tho :)
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February 19, 2019 on Jay Som – “Simple”
for the record, this was wildly accurate!
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January 30, 2019 on Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable
No one said this? We all love Hop Along! The band
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January 29, 2019 on Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable
His debut is still my favorite, but this new one has wormed its way up to #2
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January 17, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: James Blake Assume Form
I've been doing a lot of long drives recently so I've regrettably softened on podcasts because I'm bored a lot :( But I don't like listening to music ones cus I think about music all day!
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
'Black Panther' songs were barely in the movie, so I didn't count it. (I didn't think the score was all that, either.) And the 'Phantom Thread' soundtrack was technically released this year, so I paired it up with another Greenwood score since it missed last year's list 'cus it wasn't out by the time it was published.
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
Quick author's note down here: I haven't seen If Beale Street Could Talk yet so I didn't include it, but judging by the soundtrack it probably would have made it on here. Also Suspiria was 85% bad - don't come at me! Thom's score was especially messily used. Some of those songs are great on their own but in the context of the movie are totally lifeless. Ok thanks!
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
yeah MAYA (um /\/\/\Y/\) is next level. i love that album
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December 11, 2018 on Watch Grimes’ Wild Tonight Show Performance Of “We Appreciate Power”
I know you didn't mean anything bad by this, but this makes me a little sad because what I care about most/cover a lot of here is indie rock that like nobody listens to :( I like some pop but I definitely don't consider that my lane.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
yawn this is such a boring take that i shouldn't even justify it with a response but it's called https://www.stereogum.com/music/ and it's literally existed for like, a decade sis
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December 10, 2018 on The 2018 Music Power Couples Power Rankings
Tierra Whack actually literally made it onto a list on this site, dude: https://www.stereogum.com/2023376/best-eps-2018/franchises/2018-in-review/
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
Thanks, glad to hear from someone who has already seen it. I was definitely on the fence for a lot of the movie, but the last 30 minutes or so sold me on its twisted shit. I could absolutely see walking away from this hating it, though, but honestly it's nice to have a movie about music and fame that doesn't play it safe or easy. (Looking at you, A Star Is Born.) Obviously we differ on the takeaway, hope you didn't think it was a total waste of time. Curious to know what you thought of Spring Breakers, cus I feel like that's a film it has a lot in common with tonally and has been similarly divisive.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism