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Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video

Although recent Band To Watch Shakai Mondai's cover of J-Pop star Utada Hikaru's "Hikari" stands on its own without question, it's perhaps best understood when…
Michelle Laggan | September 28, 2016 - 3:02 pm


Stream Honnda Diamonds In The Microwave

Like just about everything released by Orange Milk Records, there are a million weird similes that could be used to describe Honnda's Diamonds In The
Michelle Laggan | September 19, 2016 - 3:09 pm

Stream Kllo Well Worn EP

When we last spoke to Simon Lam, the Nearly Oratorio producer talked about a tendency to place his songs into a particular sonic pocket. Now,…
Michelle Laggan | July 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Topaz Jones – “Powerball” (Stereogum Premiere)

Both sons of '70s funk musicians, it's no wonder that Topaz Jones and producer Leven Kali channeled artists like George Clinton and Maurice White on…
Michelle Laggan | June 29, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Eli Way & Rachel Marie – “Just Wanna Love You” (Stereogum Premiere)

So my dad is like 60 or so, and he has good taste in music but he doesn't know it. I say this because I…
Michelle Laggan | June 28, 2016 - 9:10 am

Tiger Oil – “Fam” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Fam" is the first single off of Tiger Oil's upcoming EP Whun, which is projected to be released this summer. Based in Philly, the three-piece…
Michelle Laggan | June 24, 2016 - 9:45 am

Nils Frahm & Woodkid Score Robert De Niro’s Ellis

Set within the decaying Ellis Island complex, Nils Frahm's heavy melodic compositions and Woodkid's dark singer- songwriter sensibilities will come together to score Robert De…
Michelle Laggan | June 1, 2016 - 11:04 am

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Shakai Mondai

In light of the fullness and sonic diversity of songs like "Bad" and Jeff" you may not expect Shakai Mondai to be the musical project…
Michelle Laggan | May 31, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Cloud Becomes Your Hand – “Hermit” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Band To Watch graduates Cloud Becomes Your Hand are a Brooklyn-based sextet led by multi­-instrumentalist and composer Stephe Cooper. Billed as "complex art-­pop that bursts…
Michelle Laggan | May 25, 2016 - 9:23 am

Gonzo Jones – “Technicolor” (Stereogum Premiere)

If the name Gonzo Jones doesn't already remind you of some sort of '90s puppet-based TV show, then maybe the throwback hip-hop beat and dusty…
Michelle Laggan | May 23, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Boogarins – “Benzin” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Brazilian band Boogarins just finished up an American tour where they shared the stage with artists like Andrew Bird and Dugnen, and they're currently…
Michelle Laggan | May 18, 2016 - 10:29 am

Stream Dannika For Peaches EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Dannika Horvat, who records as Dannika, seems to be on a winning streak lately. After releasing the single "Next to You" in April, the Melbourne-based…
Michelle Laggan | May 18, 2016 - 10:15 am

Tobacco – “Gods In Heat” (Stereogum Premiere)

Black Moth Super Rainbow leader Tobacco has a new album called Sweatbox Dynasty coming out this summer, and today he shares its lead single. "Gods…
Michelle Laggan | May 10, 2016 - 10:03 am

Stream Kikagaku Moyo House In The Tall Grass (Stereogum Premiere)

Kikagaku Moyo is a Tokyo-based band that makes "feeling good music" with a psychedelic flair and a distantly upbeat demeanor. They're quite good at what…
Michelle Laggan | May 6, 2016 - 9:50 am

Saqqara Mastabas – “Uto On The Upswing” (Stereogum Premiere)

Under the name Saqqara Mastabas, Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger has teamed up with Sebadoh's Bob D'Amico to create music that encapsulates a specific sense of…
Michelle Laggan | May 4, 2016 - 9:56 am

Comments from Michelle Laggan

Yo this looks exactly like the video for looking for you by jog again js http://youtu.be/jx-4NuzjA1Y
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August 17, 2016 on Neon Indian – “Annie” Video
Also thank you for commenting! It's always a little ego boost for me hahaa
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August 2, 2016 on Stream Kllo Well Worn EP
you should check out Simon lams older project i'lls! It's Kind of more like experimental electronic-y
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August 2, 2016 on Stream Kllo Well Worn EP
srs inquiry is this a play on Boston's "More than a Feeling"
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May 31, 2016 on Death Grips – “More Than The Fairy” (Feat. Les Claypool)
lmao this beat is like the cinematography and character development of every michael cera movie embodied in sound
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May 19, 2016 on Willow Smith – “twentyfortyeight 2.0″ (Prod. Michael Cera)