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Rapsody – “Power” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker)

Two years ago, the North Carolina MC Rapsody was one of the only guest rappers on Kendrick Lamar's landmark album To Pimp A Butterfly. Tomorrow,…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 5:10 pm

Tony Orlando Lost His Finger In A Garage Door Accident

In 1973, the singer Tony Orlando, along with his band Dawn, went to #1 with the soft-rock jam "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 12:23 pm

Marilyn Manson: “Columbine Destroyed My Entire Career”

Marilyn Manson still has a career. His new album Heaven Upside Down is out next month, and we've posted his songs "WE KNOW WHERE YOU
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Baths – “Yeoman”

Baths mastermind Will Wiesenfeld put out an album of hazy ambience under his Geotic alter-ego last year, but he hasn't released a record under the…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 11:10 am

Beach Slang / Quiet Slang – “Thirteen” (Big Star Cover)

After releasing a couple of albums of beery, bleary, classic-rock-addled punk, Beach Slang frontman James Alex is getting ready to release We Were Babies And
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

A Frank Zappa Hologram Is Going On Tour

They're still making holograms of dead musicians! And now Frank Zappa is about to appear in ephemeral, flickering, made-of-light form! The avant-rock legend, who died…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 10:30 am

Watch Dev Hynes Interview Philip Glass For NPR

It's a big morning for Dev Hynes videos on the internet! The Blood Orange mastermind has already starred in Charlotte Gainsbourg's lovely "Deadly Valentine" video.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 10:05 am

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Deadly Valentine” Video (Feat. Dev Hynes)

A couple of weeks ago, Charlotte Gainsbourg announced Rest, her first album in seven years, and shared its title track. Gainsbourg recorded the album with…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 9:46 am

Watch Miguel Sing “Skywalker” And “Come Through And Chill” On Colbert

Lately, the spaced-out R&B king and absurdly beautiful human being Miguel has been putting out a whole lot of new one-off songs. And last night,…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 9:27 am

Watch Modest Mouse Play “Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In” For The First Time In 15 Years

Decades into their career, Modest Mouse have classics that they haven't even played in years, and you don't know when they're going to bust one…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 9:14 am

Watch Foo Fighters Do Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

In retrospect, it was inevitable. Foo Fighters just came out with their new album Concrete And Gold, and they are both famous enough and corny…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 8:55 am

Citizen – “Fever Days”

Next month, the majestic Michigan/Ohio punk band Citizen will release their new album As You Please, which reflects, among other things, the opiate addiction and…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 12:50 pm

All Pigs Must Die – “Blood Wet Teeth”

The Boston hardcore supergroup All Pigs Must Die includes members of the Hope Conspiracy, Converge, Trap Them, and Bloodhorse. Together, they make a punishing, all-consuming…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Backtrack – “Bad To My World” & “Sanity”

The Long Island band Backtrack has only been around for about a decade, but they music they make is very much rooted in the New…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 11:26 am

Status Ain't Hood

So There’s This French African Rapper Named MHD, And He’s Really Good

We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I,…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 11:07 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