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10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Shins Songs

The Shins were one of the preeminent pop acts of the '00s, often mentioned as flirting with becoming their decade's version of R.E.M. or Pavement.
John Everhart | July 25, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Fuck Buttons Slow Focus

Of all the moderately popular bands with the word "fuck" in their band name, Fucked Up is and will always be my favorite. But London's…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2013 - 12:10 pm


The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Kanye West – “Black Skinhead” Interactive Video

When an early version of Kanye West's video for the Yeezus banger "Black Skinhead" leaked online, Kanye was not happy about it. But that early…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2013 - 8:59 am

Kings Of Leon – “Supersoaker”

When Kings Of Leon first made their way onto radars, blogs, Soulseek, and the pages of NME, they were often dubbed the "Southern Strokes." Over…
Michael Nelson | July 17, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Mazzy Star – “California”

Just last week, I wrote the following sentence about the excellent Brooklyn band Widowspeak: "People would go insane if Mazzy Star dropped a new track…
Michael Nelson | July 16, 2013 - 11:51 am


Deconstructing: Deafheaven, Disclosure, And Crossing Over

It was damn near impossible to breeze through the music internet last month without tripping over Deafheaven and Disclosure. The two acts, both duos, just…
Chris DeVille | July 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Beach House Songs

Baltimore’s Beach House are perhaps the most unlikely indie success story of the past few years. They play the game by their own rules, turning…
John Everhart | July 10, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail

Jay-Z has compared himself to a lot of people in his decades-long career: Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson on "Niggas In Paris," before that…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 5, 2013 - 10:00 am

Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time,…
Amrit Singh | July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

The Anniversary

Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State Turns 10

Before Michigan, Sufjan Stevens was a footnote within a curiosity. In 2003, the Michigan-raised Brooklyn transplant was best known as part of the entourage surrounding…
Chris DeVille | July 1, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Counting Down

Sigur Rós Albums From Worst To Best

Back in 1999, the year Sigur Rós released their international breakthrough, Agaetis Byrjun, Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson wrote the following mission statement on his band's…
Ryan Reed | June 28, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Pixies – “Bagboy”

Surprise! Just two weeks after Kim Deal announced she was leaving the band, the Pixies have released "Bagboy," their first new song in nine years…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2013 - 7:14 am


Deconstructing: Black Flag, FLAG, And Punk Nostalgia

Everything old is new again: a glance at some leading indie blogs might have you wondering if you’d suddenly time-warped back to some utopian alternative…
James Jackson Toth | June 26, 2013 - 3:50 pm


Q&A: Kim Gordon On Body/Head’s Coming Apart And Life After Sonic Youth

Few people seem to be having a busier year than Kim Gordon. In the wake of Sonic Youth's much talked about demise (and the end…
T. Cole Rachel | June 26, 2013 - 10:21 am
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