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Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon’s Benji was album closer “Ben’s My Friend,” a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of email conversations, […]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Pleasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light'” (Excerpt) & Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress Details

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Back in 2012, the shadowy, majestic Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor released Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, their first album after a decade-plus hiatus, and it was just as thundering and grand and powerful as everything else they’ve ever done. The band won Canada’s Polaris Music Prize for the album, and they issued a […]

Weed – “Stay In The Summer” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Some people get really hung up on band names. If a name is too snarky, the band risks being labeled as some kind of liberal arts school reject, if it’s too long they’re emo, if it’s too self-serious then they’re definitely over-compensating for something. Naming your band “Weed” is bound to be a turn-off for […]

Stream MNDR & Sweet Valley Dance 4 A Dollar EP

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Alongside his brother Kynan, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams is half of the beatmaking duo Sweet Valley, who previously teamed up with San Francisco rapper DaVinci for the Ghetto Cuisine mixtape. And now, the two of them have hooked up with the L.A. dance-pop singer MDNR for a new five-track EP called Dance 4 A Dollar. […]

Grandbrothers – “Naive Rider” Video

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel met in college in Duesseldorf, Germany, and quickly began to make music together as Grandbrothers. Sarp is a trained classical jazz pianist and Vogel works with synthesizers and electromechanical hammers. On “Naive Rider,” one of the first tastes of their debut album, Dilation, Sarp’s playing evokes Bruce Hornsby for me, […]

Icky Blossoms – “In Folds” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Omaha trio Icky Blossoms are back this spring with Mask, their second album of inventive electro-pop. Whereas their 2012 self-titled debut was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, for Mask they turned to hometown hero Mike Mogis. Lead single “In Folds” starts out with ominous new wave synth riff, but pretty soon it […]

The Tallest Man On Earth – “Sagres”

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

If you’re at all familiar with Kristian Matsson’s discography, then “Sagres” will sound like a clear departure from the Swedish singer-songwriter’s earlier work. It’s not even a departure, it’s more like a jarring declaration of abandonment. Since his debut full-length, Shallow Grave, was released in 2008, Mattson has slowly orchestrated larger sounds to counteract his […]

Q&A: Maryn Jones On Her New Solo Project Yowler + “Water” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

“Water” is the perfect opening track to The Offer, Yowler’s forthcoming debut tape. It sets the stage nicely for the esoteric, fantastical world that Maryn Jones has constructed as her solo project, something far removed from her work with All Dogs or Saintseneca. “Put the pieces in there, watch them disappear/ Worthless to be able, […]

Lilly Hiatt – “Get This Right” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

East Nashville has become synonymous with artists who are making country music that doesn’t conform to the vending-machine-quality material churned out on the radio, and Lilly Hiatt is the latest desert rose to flourish in that corner of town. Up front let’s get it out of the way that she’s the daughter of the legendary […]

Drenge – “We Can Do What We Want” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Familial duo Drenge are one of the UK’s newest breakout bands, and their video for “We Can Do What We Want” is the kind of thing that can grab people’s attention the world over. The Loveless brothers’ combustible rock rave-up serves as the soundtrack for director Ed Lovelace’s chaotic crime spree, each component building tension […]

Watch Kenny G And Warren G Perform “Regulate” Together On Kimmel

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s Mash Up Monday series wrapped up this week, after a month filled with performances from Weezer & ZZ Top, Haim & Morris Day, and Aloe Blacc & Blackstreet. The final performance came courtesy of Kenny G and Warren G under the name “Kenny And Warren G.” Together, they did Warren G’s 1994 […]

Watch Ryley Walker Play A Captivating “Primrose Green” In A Brooklyn Apartment

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Ryley Walker is poised to hit it big. The charming Chicago singer-songwriter got some well-deserved praise for “Primrose Green,” the title track from his sophomore effort, which due out on Dead Oceans in the spring. In a new video put out by his label, he performs that song in a Brooklyn apartment for a small […]

Stream Iamsu! Eyes On Me

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

The Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! has an amiable, sing-songy flow and a tendency to rap about positivity, but he’s also enormously important in popularizing the minimal, drunk party music that’s come to dominate West Coast rap in recent years. Later this week, Iamsu! will follow up last year’s Sincerely Yours album with a new EP […]

Watch A Trailer For Patrick Watson’s New Album Love Songs For Robots

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Canadian indie-rock cabaret king Patrick Watson will return with a new album called Love Songs For Robots this year, and today he shared a trailer including an extremely enticing snippet of music. The mostly instrumental segment bridges the gap between the classical and the digital, casting a melancholy yet hopeful mood that reminds me of […]

All We Are – “Keep Me Alive (CFCF Remix)”

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

On their new self-titled debut, the Liverpool-based band All We Are have put together a slick, falsetto-happy take on classic soul and disco. And on his remix of their single “Keep Me Alive,” the Montreal producer CFCF has streamlined their soul even further, marrying their floating melodies to his own impressionistic globs of synth. It’s […]

America’s Inaugural Air + Style Festival Sounds Like It Was A Ripoff

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

There are about a million music festivals across North America right now, and not all of them are run by people who know what they’re doing. Case in point: The inaugural Air + Style Festival, which came to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California this past weekend. Other versions of the festival have gone down […]

Calexico – “Falling From The Sky” (Feat. Ben Bridwell) (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Last month, Calexico treated us to “Cumbia de Donde“, a tasty electro-mariachi hybrid from their forthcoming Edge of the Sun LP. Now they’ve followed up with the soaring, desert highway soundtrack, “Falling From The Sky”, which features Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on backing vocals. It’s more of a straight-ahead rock song, but with a […]

Antony Announces New Album Hopelessness, Co-Produced With Oneohtrix Point Never & Hudson Mohawke

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Recording under the Antony & The Johnsons name, Antony Hegarty has always come off as a magnificent torch-song balladeer type. But Hegarty has also done some amazing work singing over electronic tracks, as on Hercules & Love Affair’s “Blind” or her duets with Björk. And on the forthcoming album Hopelessness, we’ll hear what happens when […]

Watch John Legend And Common Perform Best Original Song Winner “Glory” At The Oscars

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

John Legend and Common gave a rousing performance of their Selma soundtrack contribution “Glory” at last night’s Oscars ceremony. They were backed by a gospel choir, who occupied a stage that was set up as a recreation of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of Bloody Sunday during the Selma to Montgomery marches. Later in […]

Watch Soundgarden Play Singles Song “Birth Ritual” For The First Time In 23 Years

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Soundgarden and the scene that birthed them were both peaking, at least in the popular imagination, around the time they contributed their song “Birth Ritual” to the iconic Singles soundtrack. They also appeared briefly in the movie, performing the song. Somehow, though, Soundgarden haven’t performed the song in the years since. Over the weekend, though, […]

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