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Kendrick Lamar Will Perform At The White House On The Fourth Of July

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” was Barack Obama’s favorite song of 2015, and the rapper visited the White House earlier this year to meet with the president. He’ll be back for another visit on Monday, only this time, he’ll be performing, too. As Politico reports, the Obamas are hosting a Fourth Of July […]

Jim James – “Everything (The Universe)” (Feat. Lydia Burrell) & GZA – “The Spark”

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this week, NASA and Apple tapped a bunch of artists to record songs for NASA’s Juno mission. The mission to Jupiter entails sending a 66-foot long unmanned spacecraft 484 million miles from Earth, and this Monday it will reach the most critical point in its journey since launching in 2011 by hopefully successfully getting […]

R.L. Kelly – “Mad”

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Two years ago, Orchid Tapes released Boring Ecstasy: The Bedroom Pop Of Orchid Tapes, a wonderful compilation of songs highlighting the introverted music that has become the New York-based label’s specialty. It’s a snapshot of the very distinctive time when it was made, when featured artists like Alex G, Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction, […]

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Happy 4th of July weekend to Stereogum’s American commentariat. What should be on our Summer Sixteen BBQ playlists aside from Angel Olsen? If you have any suggestions please share those Tidal links in the comments. All Twixed Up. #CandyA90sSong — Nick Hexum (@NickHexum) July 1, 2016 THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10  Scott Lapatine […]

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Just last week we bore witness to the birth of Britain’s Independence Day, and now, we prepare to celebrate our own. The more things change, right? So even though it would be offensively anti-American to spend this long weekend spinning anything besides Soundgarden’s “4th Of July,” the Hamilton soundtrack, and/or Jay Z’s heroic anti-Apple Music […]

Jack White Announces Pearl Jam Third Man Records Vault Package

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Pearl Jam played with Jack White at Third Man Records’ headquarters in Nashville last month, and today White announced that a recording of the performance will be available on vinyl through the Third Man Vault subscription series. The package also includes a Pearl Jam x Third Man patch, Eddie Vedder’s record booth 7? single, which […]

Apple Responds To Spotify’s Allegation Of Unfair Business Practices

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this week, Spotify sent a letter to Apple saying that they were “causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers” by rejecting an update to Spotify’s iOS app. The streaming service alleges that the technology giant rejected the app because they want to require Spotify to use Apple’s billing system for monthly subscription payments, […]

Liam Gallagher Says He Wants An Oasis Reunion But His “Beige” Brother’s Not Into It

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In the days since Noel Gallagher clapped back at his brother Liam, the younger Gallagher re-upped his assertion that Noel is a potato. And now, not long after tweeting “FUCK OASIS,” Liam is back with more information about a potential reunion. Liam is all for it, you see, but his big brother (who Liam refers […]

video: Charles – Hollywood Rabbi

Directed by Charles. Starring Charles. Check it below, and don't sleep on Charles' woozy bedroom dream-pop gem That's How Baby Learns from earlier this year: Continue reading…

Book Notes - Daniel Nester "Shader"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - July 1, 2016

Bat For Lashes' The Bride, Blood Orange's Freetown Sound, and Martha's Blisters in the Pit of My Heart are the three new releases I can most recommend this week. Reissues include vinyl editions of albums by Oasis (Don't Believe...

Justin Vernon Still Thinks Apple Music Sucks

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yesterday, our own Michael Nelson wrote a very convincing piece about all the pernicious shit that Apple has been doing lately, especially with regards to the Apple Music streaming service. Most recently, Spotify claims that Apple rejected its iOS update just to drive more customers to its own service. And there are other reasons not […]

Premature Evaluation: The Avalanches Wildflower

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Obscurity is great for business. How anybody carves out any level of musical notoriety anymore without glomming onto a Kardashian is beyond me, but once you get there, there’s two ways you can play it. You can opt to never go away, through some combination of constant creative output (Drake, Future, Ty Segall, Mark Kozelek) […]

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This was certainly an eventful week in the music-video universe, though not entirely for good reasons. The thing that sucked up all the oxygen in the room was Kanye West’s “Famous,” billed as a music video even though it’s functionally just a vast publicity stunt that only nominally features music. Other than the Friday night […]

Sarah McLachlan Song Saved D.M.C. From Suicide

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Daryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of pioneering rap duo Run D.M.C. struggled with severe depression and suicidal thoughts in the late ’90s, and he opens up about his mental health in a new memoir entitled Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide. McDaniels had been sober for years after struggling with alcohol addiction. But he lost his voice […]

Watch Sturgill Simpson & Stephen Colbert Hit The Waffle House

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this year, upon learning that Waffle House restaurants include jukeboxes full of songs about Waffle House, Stephen Colbert invited the great country music rulebreaker Sturgill Simpson to help him write a song about the song. In an effort to get themselves featured on those jukeboxes, Simpson and Colbert sang their jokey song “No Shirt, […]

Watch David Gilmour Play Pink Floyd’s “One Of These Days” For The First Time In 22 Years

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour started the latest leg of his Rattle That Lock Tour a few nights ago in Poland. The setlist remained largely unchanged from his run of shows earlier this year with one notable exception: He played “One Of These Days,” the opening track from Pink Floyd’s 1971 album Meddle, which he’s never […]

Jamie xx – “Gosh” Video

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jamie xx already had one video for “Gosh,” the track that opened his 2015 album In Colour, and it was a good one. But this morning, he’s shared a new one, and it’s great, an immediate video of the year contender. The M.I.A./Justice collaborator Romain Gavras directed the new “Gosh” video, and the sheer amount […]

Stream Omni Deluxe

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Atlanta trio Omni includes ex-Deerhunter guitarist Frankie Broyles, as well as two former Carnivores. Together, they make skeletal, blissed-out postpunk that sometimes verges into new wave territory. They’ll release their debut album...Show More Summary

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