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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Countdown” Video

Last month, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released their third album of the year, Sketches Of Brunswick East. This one was a collaboration with…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 5:13 pm

Watch The Trailer For Billy Corgan’s New Short Film Pillbox

Next month, Billy Corgan is putting out a new solo album, Ogilala (under the name William Patrick Corgan), and it looks like he also created…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 2:56 pm

No One Buys Records Anymore So Liam Gallagher Has To Make His Own Tea

Liam Gallagher has to make his own goddamn tea backstage and it's all your fucking fault, you wankers. Gallagher was recently the subject of the…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 2:44 pm

Common Holly – “Playing House”

Common Holly is the project of the Montreal songwriter Brigitte Naggar, and next week she's releasing a new album called Playing House. We've heard a…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Yoko Ono Makes John Lemon Drink Change Its Name

Back in 2012, a Polish beverage company started the John Lemon line of lemonades. The drinks have started to gain popularity in Europe, and now…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Watch Jay Som’s Stereogum Session

Jay Som released one the best albums of the year so far, Everybody Works, and they're currently on tour. Melina Duterte and crew stopped by…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 1:16 pm

Day For Night 2017 Lineup: Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, St. Vincent, & More

The Houston-based Day For Night festival is entering its third year, and it just announced a stacked lineup. Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, St. Vincent,…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 11:00 am

Andrew Hung – “Elbow”

In a couple weeks, Fuck Buttons' Andrew Hung is releasing his first solo album, Realisationship. We've already heard a couple tracks from it -- "Say
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 10:55 am

New Order Settle Legal Dispute With Peter Hook

In 2015, former New Order bassist Peter Hook sued the remaining members of the band over royalties that he claimed that he was due. The…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 10:32 am

Marilyn Manson – “KILL4ME”

Marilyn Manson is releasing a new album, Heaven Upside Down, in a couple weeks. We've already heard "WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE" and seen…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 10:01 am

Bent Shapes Break Up

Ben Potrykus and Andy Sadoway started making music together in Boston back in 2009 under the name Girlfriends, and by the time they got around…
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Downtown Boys – “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video

Last month, Downtown Boys released their excellent new album, Cost Of Living, and today they've shared a video for its lead single "Somos Chulas (No
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cover Jawbreaker

Paramore's Riot Fest set time clashed with the weekend's big Jawbreaker reunion, and Hayley Williams was sad about that. "the fact that our set time…
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Mai Lan – “Pas D’amour” Video

Earlier this year, French pop artist Mai Lan released her Vampire EP, which opened with a shadowy and tense track called "Pas D'amour." Today, she's…
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 11:22 am

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The She’s – “Heartache”

The She's have been making music together since they were young teens; their 2011 debut, Then It Starts To Feel Like Summer, is built around…
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 11:06 am

Comments from James Rettig

what....... no one was being serious in this situation
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September 20, 2017 on No One Buys Records Anymore So Liam Gallagher Has To Make His Own Tea
argh sry i switch up letters/numbers sometimes... thanks!
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September 20, 2017 on Watch The Trailer For Billy Corgan’s New Short Film Pillbox
That's eligible next week! :)
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September 8, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
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September 7, 2017 on Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park
I hear ya! YT wasn't available when it first went live, but it's up now so I just swapped it out. That's obviously our preferred embed (plus Soundcloud and Bandcamp) but sometimes the situation requires us to put Apple/Spotify embeds in until it surfaces elsewhere.
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September 6, 2017 on Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – “Talisa” (Feat. Karen O)
You should bring one of those small packs of Kleenex! And also listen to Pinegrove... what the heck!?! Such a great bill, sad the tour is not coming anywhere near me.
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September 5, 2017 on Stream Lomelda Thx
I take offense to this because I'm a sniveling little asshole all of the time.
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August 30, 2017 on Here Is A Video Win Butler Made With ClickHole
Oh I actually agree with you! I haven't spoken this opinion in public outside of Slack, but I think a lot of 1989 has aged pretty terribly and I think a lot of that can be attributed to those "clunky but cute" moments which feel fun and good when swept up in a narrative but less so a few years removed. If Reputation is going to be a lot of those moments, I don't think Swift has the narrative armor this time around to withstand that.
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August 25, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Nah, but thank you for the input.
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August 25, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I also like "Shake It Off"! But the rap breakdown is clunky as hell, but charming after continual exposure. I'm a huge TSwiftie so I really want this to somehow turn around, but this single is the sorta shit that makes me doubt my faith.
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August 25, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I think the main problem with "Look What You Made Me Do" is that it simplifies Taylor's songwriting to a not-enjoyable degree. A lot of her choruses have always been super big and obvious, but they were balanced out by more flowery writing elsewhere. Here even the verses are undercooked and not detail-heavy so it makes the song ring really hollow. I think the actual meat of the hook could be catchy and work if there was some more vocal differentiation. But because Taylor isn't that emphatic of a singer, she can't do the whole "repeat the same phrase 10 times and have it sound different every time" trick. So it just goes nowhere. If there were more ideas stuffed into in the hook, I feel like she could pull something out of it, sorta like how she almost pulled off the rap part of "Shake It Off" just because her words were so dense. There's none of that here though... Or, to pull from Jay Z's playbook, something like: "Look what you made me do, look what I made for you/Knew if I paid my dues, how will they pay you? When you first come in the game, they try to play you Then you drop a couple of hits, look how they wave to you." But yeah, the single is a failure on a lot of levels. I'm still holding out a little hope for the album, but this is very worrisome.
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August 25, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I did indeed listen to "Desert," yes! I don't think it's really controversial though? Very obviously a point-of-view song, which Jesse has done before. Mostly as a yung queer just happy to hear the line "boys kissing boys" in a Brand New song. :)
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August 22, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction
Hey! Yes... It was originally taken by Thobias Fäldt for Vice and apparently they are both wearing "a specially designed fabric that turns stiff in response to impact." I'm not exactly sure how that works, but I would assume they are both alive?
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August 21, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Brand New Science Fiction
Honestly didn't even realize............ And THEY say the eclipse only happens once every few years....
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August 21, 2017 on Here Is Stereogum’s Solar Eclipse Playlist
I think you're maybe doing this just to get a rise out of people, but I'm actually legitimately curious how you can be excited by a band like TWIABP (judging by your recent comments) when they are basically just doing things that Brand New did a decade ago? With arguably even cornier lyrics... (And this is coming from a fan!!)
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August 20, 2017 on Stream Brand New Science Fiction