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YG – “Out On Bail”

Next month, the reliable Compton rap hardhead YG will come out with his new album MY LIFE 4HUNNID. For months now, YG has been putting…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance

There's no Griselda Records starter pack, no canonical classic to lure you in. That's not how the Buffalo rap crew does business. Instead, there's a…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 11:18 am

Supercrush – “Be Kind To Me”

The Seattle trio Supercrush have a big, soaring, extremely tuneful power-pop sound. The band's members come from the worlds of punk and hardcore, and they've…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 10:59 am

Watch London Grammar’s Ultra-Chill Cover Of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”

The UK trio London Grammar specialize in a supremely smooth and frequently beautiful sound, one that marries festival-ready synthpop sweep with old-school balladeer stateliness. Last…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 10:25 am

Watch Tame Impala Go Full Synthpop, Playing “Borderline” On Fallon

Tame Impala are not a rock band anymore. Kevin Parker's long-running project might've started out making bleary-eyed psych-rock, but they haven't really been a rock…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 9:09 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 8:51 am

Weyes Blood & Tim Heidecker – “Oh How We Drift Away”

Later this week, the actor and comedian Tim Heidecker will release his new album Fear Of Death. Heidecker has been making vaguely satirical singer-songwriter music…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2020 - 10:27 am

Lydia Loveless – “September” (Feat. Laura Jane Grace)

Later this week, the Ohio country-rock great Lydia Loveless will release her new album Daughter on her own label Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late. Thus…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2020 - 9:41 am

Tune-Yards – “nowhere, man”

Two years ago, Tune-Yards were busy. In 2018, the wild, ecstatic indie rock duo came out with the album i can feel you creep into
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2020 - 9:12 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2020 - 8:40 am

Stream Hardcore Punk Legends Dropdead’s First Album In 22 Years

The Providence band Dropdead have been around since 1991, and they've become legends by playing ugly, raw, frantic hardcore punk and by doing it faster…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Stream Calgary Hardcore Band World Of Pleasure’s Fearsome Debut EP

Few people are better at screaming than Jess Nyx. Nyx is the leader of Mortality Rate, a hardcore band from Calgary, and you should be…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2020 - 11:53 am

Watch Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Clown Van Morrison Before Covering “Into The Mystic”

Last week, we learned the vaguely disturbing news that the legendary Van Morrison was planning to release a few songs in protest against the UK's
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2020 - 10:24 am

Posthumous Album From The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Out Next Month

In October of 2017, after a long and genuinely moving public farewell, Gord Downie, frontman of the Tragically Hip and Canadian national hero, died of
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2020 - 9:17 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Wham! Featuring George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2020 - 8:46 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

I meant of the core three. Boldy is one of the best rappers in the world right now.
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September 23, 2020 on The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance
Someone wanted to know whether the guy's story could be a magazine article or a podcast or what, and he paid me to go down and check it out. I dunno if anything bigger is happening with that story.
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September 23, 2020 on The Number Ones: REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Also! I some how missed that Haircut, a band I saw a bunch of times in that same living room, put out a new EP a few weeks ago, and it slaps real hard. https://11pmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/cake
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September 16, 2020 on Stream Brazilian Punk Band Futuro’s Righteous New EP Os Segredos Do Espaço E Tempo
I didn't have a dang internet connection at home until maybe 2005.
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September 11, 2020 on Relationship Of Command Turns 20
That's just how I still think of them!
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September 10, 2020 on Sylvan Esso – “Frequency”
I shoulda rated "sleepwalk" way higher.
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September 2, 2020 on The Number Ones: John Waite’s “Missing You”
Yeah, Chris was doing this before I was. He is both a friend and an inspiration.
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August 26, 2020 on The Number Ones: Prince’s “When Doves Cry”
Oh hey the new Tuning album is real good too. https://tuning.bandcamp.com/album/defining-the-purpose I wish I had time to write posts about all the good shit that's out today, but Monday's Number Ones ain't gonna write itself.
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August 21, 2020 on Stream FAIM’s Fearsome Debut Album Hollow Hope
Badly wanted to make a FAIM! THEY'RE GONNA LIVE FOREVER! joke in the post but decided it was too stupid.
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August 21, 2020 on Stream FAIM’s Fearsome Debut Album Hollow Hope
Oh, and Dwid from Integrity is on a new joint from the Japanese band Creepout. https://creepoutjapan.bandcamp.com/track/lilith-feat-dwid-hellion-integrity
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August 21, 2020 on Stream Unreal City’s Crushingly Heavy New Album Cruelty Of Heaven
Also, I don't think I'll have to write a whole post on it, but if you like this album, you'll probably also be into the new EP from the Memphis band Reserving Dirtnaps. https://reservingdirtnaps.bandcamp.com/album/another-disaster
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August 21, 2020 on Stream Unreal City’s Crushingly Heavy New Album Cruelty Of Heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=358&v=6XtDDi8QckU&feature=emb_title
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August 21, 2020 on Napalm Death -“Amoral”
Also, I don't really have time to do a whole post on it because I've got too much else that I still gotta do today, but there's a new Carcass song, and it goes hard.
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August 21, 2020 on Napalm Death -“Amoral”
They dropped a couple songs on Bandcamp but the whole album is new.
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August 21, 2020 on Stream FAIM’s Fearsome Debut Album Hollow Hope
I went back and forth a bunch of times on the score. Add it to the playlist if you want.
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August 21, 2020 on The Number Ones: Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”