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Little Dragon – “Lover Chanting”

Little Dragon have been pumping out dance tracks for more than a decade now, and their next chapter will find the Swedish group partnering with…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Joe Jackson – “Fabulously Absolute”

British musician Joe Jackson -- not to be confused with the Jackson family patriarch who died earlier this year -- has just announced that he'll…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 1:29 pm

Watch Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield, & Sadie Dupuis Cover Olivia Newton-John

Liz Phair has been on tour as of late, supporting her recent Girly-Sound To Guyville box set and the 20th anniversary of Whitechocolatespaceegg. Last night…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 1:10 pm

SASAMI – “Not The Time”

This past spring, Sasami Ashworth released her first-ever single, "Callous," after a career largely playing backup for and contributing to projects for Cherry Glazerr, Avi…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 12:50 pm

The Glands – “So High” & “Electricity”

The Glands were a band that operated on the outskirts of the Athens, Georgia music scene in the late-'90s and early-'00s, back when the Elephant
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 12:16 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Sir Babygirl

Sir Babygirl lives up to the excess of her name. Kelsie Hogue, the mastermind behind the fledgling project, admits that her music can be a…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 11:00 am

Strange Ranger – “The Wires”

At the end of the week, Strange Ranger are releasing a new EP, How It All Went By. We've heard one track from it already,…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 10:36 am

Cloud Nothings – “So Right So Clean”

Next week, Cloud Nothings are releasing their latest album, Last Building Burning, their follow-up to last year's Life Without Sound. We've heard two tracks from…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 10:17 am

Girlpool – “Where You Sink” & “Lucy’s”

Last year, Girlpool released their excellent sophomore album, Powerplant, which landed on our best albums of 2017 list. They followed that up with a one-off…
James Rettig | October 9, 2018 - 9:00 am

Hear An Excerpt From Hence, Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke’s New Album With U-zhaan

Experimental musicians Oren Ambarchi and Jim O'Rourke have collaborated a couple times over the years, resulting in two full-length albums, 2011's Indeed and 2015's Behold.
James Rettig | October 8, 2018 - 5:29 pm

New Kids On The Block, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, & Naughty By Nature Released A New Song Together

New Kids On The Block are bringing the '80s back with their just-announced 2019 tour. It's called the MixTape tour, and it'll feature special guests…
James Rettig | October 8, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Illuminati Hotties’ Stereogum Session

Earlier this year, the Sarah Tudzin-led project Illuminati Hotties released their excellent debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies. It landed on our list of best albums
James Rettig | October 5, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Watch Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch Talk Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On CNN

Belle & Sebastian leader Stuart Murdoch has been vocal about living with myalgic encephalomyelitis, more frequently called chronic fatigue syndrome. He was diagnosed more than…
James Rettig | October 5, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Bedouine – “Come Down In Time” (Elton John Cover) & “Hey, Who Really Cares?” (Linda Perhacs Cover)

Last year, Azniv Korkejian released her debut album as Bedouine. We named her an Artist To Watch and a Best New Band because of it.
James Rettig | October 5, 2018 - 10:53 am

Conan O’Brien Says Goodbye To His House Band In Final Hour-Long Show

Earlier this year, TBS announced that the late-night talk show Conan would be transitioning from an hour-long show to a half-hour format. With that time…
James Rettig | October 5, 2018 - 9:58 am

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