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An Annotated Media Guide To Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes

Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe, out this week via Domino, is the culminating triumph of a long, strange decade for Devonté Hynes. Before finding his groove…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2013 - 11:12 am

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Blood Orange – “Dinner”

As mentioned when we posted selections from that Blood Orange mixtape, BO's the '80s-beckoning smooth R&B project of former Lightspeed Champion/Test Icicles player and Theophilus…
Brandon Stosuy | April 25, 2011 - 3:28 pm

Blood Orange – New 7″ And LP Soon, Free Mixtape Now

Blood Orange is Lightspeed Champion is former Test Icicle Devonté Hynes. The Brooklyn-via-London transplant's shaping up to be as prodigious in moniker as output. Dev's…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2011 - 10:08 am

Kristen Wiig – “Champion” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Life Champion tag's not one to be thrown around too liberally. And yet there is Saturday Night Live's Kristen Wiig, whose proven over…
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2010 - 1:45 pm

the morning benders/Class Actress/Blood Orange/Acrylics/Twin Shadow @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 2/6/10

First off, this photo set is really great and worth a pass through, compliments in part to Glasslands gallery's new "cloud cover" installation, and in…
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2010 - 3:57 pm

New Lightspeed Champion Video – “Marlene”

Last seen getting his balloon-heart popped in the video for Basement Jaxx's "My Turn," Devonte Hynes offers up a clip under his own alias as…
Amrit Singh | December 4, 2009 - 10:21 am

New Basement Jaxx Video – “My Turn” (Feat. Lightspeed Champion) (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe's Scars has nearly as many videos as it does guest spots: the Yoko Ono/Grace Jones/Yo! Majesty/Cyndi Lauper/Santigold-featuring…
Amrit Singh | October 28, 2009 - 10:28 am

New Basement Jaxx (Feat. Santigold) – “Saga”

On the heels of their resounding return to form "Raindrops," UK electrobeat gurus Basement Jaxx are now busy leaking scraps from their forthcoming Scars. Smart…
Amrit Singh | July 14, 2009 - 9:45 am

Phoenix @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 6/18/09

Special times at MHOW last night. For their part, Phoenix never fail to play like a band fully convinced of its undeniability, whether touring on…
Amrit Singh | June 19, 2009 - 10:50 am

New Basement Jaxx Tunes

Cyndi Lauper collab behind them, Simon and Felix have returned to turn all their attention on their beloved BJ. MySpace has streams of the pretty…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2008 - 9:56 am

SXSW: Wednesday In Photos

Welcome to our night one photo spread. Every year we forget that we can't be in every place at once ... until we wind up…
Amrit Singh | March 13, 2008 - 1:24 pm

SXSW: Friday Party Picks

We saw a lot yesterday, but more on that later. (For now: Islands, you rule.) Shaking off the cobwebs and the Shiners, we're getting ready…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2008 - 10:40 pm

SXSW: Wednesday Featured Showcases

You don't need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb's two days…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2008 - 1:59 pm

Stereogum & PASTE Present The Dell Lounge @ SXSW 2008

So, we're pretty excited. Three days, great bands, free drinks all day, new club on 6th St. (right next door to…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2008 - 6:37 pm

Lightspeed Champion And Alex Turner Cover The Strokes

Turns out Alex Turner does a pretty good Julian Casablancas. Honest to blog! And with that we're surprising, nobody. A'Monk ribbing aside, this really is…
Amrit Singh | January 29, 2008 - 2:09 pm
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