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Westside Gunn & Conway – “RIP Bobby”

Over the weekend, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, the legendary pro-wrestling heel manager and commentator, died at the age of 73. Heenan might be the greatest…
Tom Breihan | 11:01 am

Justice – “Pleasure” Video (NSFW)

French blog-house veterans Justice released their Woman album last year, and after getting Susan Sarandon to be in their "Fire" video, they've gone for psychedelic…
Tom Breihan | 10:39 am

Perfume Genius – “Wreath” Video

Perfume Genius' explosively lovely No Shape remains one of the best albums that anyone has given us this year. And earlier this summer, at the…
Tom Breihan | 10:09 am

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Remix)” (Feat. Kodak Black)

Right now, the #2 song in the United States of America is "Bodak Yellow," an unlikely street-turned-crossover smash from unlikely great rapper Cardi B. Cardi's…
Tom Breihan | 9:45 am

Interview

Q&A: Zola Jesus On Living In The Wilderness, Making Bangers, And Learning To Let Go

There may be better places to see Zola Jesus than a desiccated upstate New York factory full of intense-looking art-goths, but there probably are not…
Tom Breihan | 9:25 am

Leonard Cohen – “Leaving The Table” Video

Last year, only a few weeks before he died, Leonard Cohen released You Want It Darker, a profound and thoughtful goodbye album. In retrospect, songs…
Tom Breihan | 9:18 am

Morrissey – “Spent The Day In Bed”

Last month, Morrissey announced that he'd signed a deal with BMG to launch his own label and that he had a new album called Low
Tom Breihan | 8:59 am

Curls – “Emotion”

Way back in 2005, Christopher Owens moved to San Francisco and formed a band called Curls. That band eventually broke up, and Owens used the…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Madeline Kenney – “Always” Video

The Oakland musician Madeline Kenney recently released her debut LP Night Night At The First Landing, an album of impressively layered indie rock that she…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 11:43 am

David Lynch Rejected A Nine Inch Nails Song For Not Being “Aggressive And Ugly” Enough For Twin Peaks

The strangest and most intense moment of David Lynch's recent Twin Peaks: The Return series was the one that featured Nine Inch Nails giving a
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 11:20 am

Stream Ponor Prah I Pepeo

It stands to reason that Croatia, a place that has seen a great deal of war and chaos, could produce some truly intense music. And…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 10:31 am

Jarvis Cocker, Kevin Shields To Play Sigur Ròs’ Iceland Festival

Later this year, during the week between Christmas and New Years, Sigur Ròs will play their first shows in five years in their Icelandic homeleand.
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 10:16 am

Steve Lacy – “4Real”

Steve Lacy, 19-year-old member of the Internet, has already had a hell of a 2017, producing for people like Kendrick Lamar and GoldLink and releasing…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 9:56 am

Ian MacKaye Showed Up To Watch The Juggalo March

This past weekend, Insane Clown Posse fans marched on Washington to protest the FBI's decision to designate them as a gang. And DC punk's greatest…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 9:34 am

Stream The Clientele Music For The Age Of Miracles

The Clientele -- British masters of warm, gentle, bittersweet fireflies-in-the-dusklight folk-rock -- haven't released a proper LP in eight years, and they've been on indefinite…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2017 - 9:13 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

Meant to get into Dalek, but where they're coming from is so fundamentally different from what Ghostemane is doing that it just didn't fit.
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September 13, 2017 on Thanks To Ghostemane, Industrial And Metal Are Rap Now
way the fuck worse. come on. you know this.
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September 6, 2017 on U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
I'd like it if they made an album that wasn't boring.
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August 30, 2017 on In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap
Fun fact: I wrote some zingers for at least one of the endings here.
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August 24, 2017 on PUP’s “Old Wounds” Video Is An Interactive Video Game
I would be so OK with this.
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August 14, 2017 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Yes, and you should read it. (It's more about the Strokes and surrounding brouhaha tho.)
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July 15, 2017 on At The Pitchfork Festival, LCD Soundsystem Transcend Through Déjà Vu
It's Waxahatchee. I'm pretty sure she's the only person ever to get AOTW three times. Would probably be Young Thug if his release schedule wasn't so chaotic.
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July 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
We like corny-ass plays for the cheap seats over here. Spoiler alert: the Haim record is great.
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July 3, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Toro Y Moi Boo Boo
Murphy was talking that shit, tho not directly about the Rapture, back when LCD were first active, too. I loved it. I interviewed him when Sound of Silver was coming out, and he was like, "These bands like Bloc Party are so nice to us, and I just want to DESTROY them."
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
I miss the Brewer's Art. My old roommate was a manager there. I wonder if Herc actually did fuck Colin Farrell up on the set of Miami Vice.
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June 15, 2017 on Watch Vince Staples Talk Big Fish Theory, Afrofuturism, Sprite On The Daily Show
If any of these guys get huge, you won't have to; they'll find you. Other than that: Maybe Ugly God? If you feel like it? There's nothing you urgently have to check out.
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
That's better than "made into you," which is how I've been saying it in my head.
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
Well, hell, man. Thanks for writing such a thoughtful and eloquent response to my probably-unfair review. And thanks for making exactly the record that you wanted to make. That's always the right move, whatever some asshole with a laptop thinks of it. The album so far hasn't worked for me, but, as evidenced by this comments section*, it's working for a whole lot of other people. If you're up for it sometime, I'd love to have a longer conversation, on the record or off, about the way these biographical narratives shape record reviews or about the role of topicality in white-dude music or about all the lyrical details that I didn't pick up. * (I am once again pleasantly shocked at how mellow and articulate and cool the Stereogum readers have been in this here comments section. I knew I'd be in the minority on this album, and I am. But I was also expecting to be fully roasted here, and that mostly hasn't happened. Instead, it's been a great conversation to watch unfold. So uh good job guys.)
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June 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
No. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/4/26/rivers-end-in-early-1995-a/
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Asahd is also credited as a producer. So yeah, I don't think Khaled really produced anything.
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May 10, 2017 on DJ Khaled Has Made A Lot Of Bangers Without Actually Doing Anything
I am literally an old guy with glasses and a beard, so maybe that's what I have against them.
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant