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2018 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018

The legends, for the most part, stayed quiet in 2018. Your Radioheads, your Beyoncés, and your Kendrick Lamars were not entirely silent; Thom Yorke, Johnny…
Stereogum | December 4, 2018 - 10:00 am

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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie…
Stereogum | October 29, 2018 - 10:02 am

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Illuminati Hotties’ Stereogum Session

Earlier this year, the Sarah Tudzin-led project Illuminati Hotties released their excellent debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies. It landed on our list of best albums
James Rettig | October 5, 2018 - 3:00 pm

More Illuminati Hotties stories

Palehound, Sidney Gish, Worriers, & More Cover Magnetic Fields On You Can Sing Me Anything: A Tribute To 69 Love Songs

69 Love Songs is ambitious all by itself. A few dozen songs from anyone would be a significant feat no matter what, but part of…
James Rettig | December 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm

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illuminati hotties – “The Way You Say Good-Night” (The Magnetic Fields Cover)

The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs turns 20 years old next year. It stands as one of Stephin Merritt's most popular and beloved songwriting exercises,…
James Rettig | December 4, 2018 - 9:53 am

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Illuminati Hotties’ Stereogum Session

Earlier this year, the Sarah Tudzin-led project Illuminati Hotties released their excellent debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies. It landed on our list of best albums
James Rettig | October 5, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Illuminati Hotties – “Cuff” Video

Earlier this year, Sarah Tudzin released her debut album as Illuminati Hotties. We were big fans of Kiss Yr Frenemies -- it landed on our…
James Rettig | September 12, 2018 - 12:17 pm

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Illuminati Hotties Kiss Yr Frenemies

If you can appreciate the wit and whimsy that inspires a barely-scraping-by solo musician to name their project Illuminati Hotties, you will also probably dig…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Illuminati Hotties – “Patience”

The release of Illuminati Hotties' debut album, Kill Yr Frenemies, is still a couple weeks out, but we've been feasting on singles for a while…
James Rettig | April 26, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Illuminati Hotties – “Paying Off The Happiness”

My favorite band Illuminati Hotties are gearing up to release their debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies, in a couple months. We've already heard "(You're Better)
James Rettig | March 27, 2018 - 4:03 pm

SXSW 2018: Illuminati Hotties Are The Best Band That Almost No One Saw

There's a trajectory that a lot of the best bands playing SXSW tend to follow, in that the first year they're here barely anyone sees…
James Rettig | March 17, 2018 - 12:24 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

SXSW goes down next week and you know what that means: Scott, James, and Gabriela are going to be extremely tired and baking in the…
Stereogum | March 9, 2018 - 5:25 pm

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Illuminati Hotties – “Cuff”

Once in a blue moon, a song comes along that hits you in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. A couple years…
James Rettig | March 7, 2018 - 11:01 am

Illuminati Hotties – “(You’re Better) Than Ever” Video

Sarah Tudzin is the mastermind behind Illuminati Hotties, a goofily-named but very sincere and fun project based out of Los Angeles. She has a couple…
James Rettig | February 21, 2018 - 1:16 pm