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Zaytoven – “Five Guys” (Feat. Migos & Young Thug)

11 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Producer Zaytoven is dropping a new mixtape tomorrow — Trapping Made It Happen — stacked with tracks from Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Juicy J, Migos, Young Dolph and more. Tonight we have a taste of what's to come with the track "Five Guys" featuring Migos and Young Thug. Consider it a throwback to last year's MigoThuggin collab.

Billie Eilish – “&Burn” (Feat. Vince Staples)

49 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Billie Eilish put out her debut EP Don't Smile At Me in August, and today she released a new song, "&Burn," featuring Vince Staples, who put out one of the best albums of 2017. Eilish told The FADER that Staples was her No. 1 choice for a collaborator. Pretty big deal for…

S. Carey – “Still, Still, Still”

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

When he's not drumming and singing for Bon Iver, S. Carey is crafting airy indie folk. Last month, he shared the warm lead single for his upcoming album, Hundred Acres. He comes to us today with a conversely chilly song that's not on the record. "Still, Still, Still" is beautifully layered and atmospheric, ringing like a modern hymn,…

Black Thought’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Is Incredible

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Black Thought can do a lot of things. He's a key part of the greatest late-night house band in TV history. He's been singing a lot lately. He just played a pimp on the HBO The Deuce, and he was good on it. But Black Thought made his name rapping like a motherfucker, and that's…

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Ellen Appearance Cancelled

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Queens Of The Stone Age were scheduled to perform on The Ellen Show today (12/14), but the appearance was quietly cancelled after frontman Josh Homme kicked a photographer in the face at the KROQ Christmas Show over the weekend. Today's episode of Ellen only featured Will Smith.

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Here's a sign of the times for you: We're still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year's Day, and year-end list season has already been in full swing for what feels like forever. The media's annual pop-culture recap ritual progresses, how do you say, muy despacito. Lucky for you, that's what…

Russell Simmons Says He Will Prove His Innocence Against Rape Accusations

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Russell Simmons has deleted his Twitter account after being accused of sexual misconduct by 10 women. Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times published extensive accounts of new allegations of misconduct, harassment, and rape leveraged against Simmons, who was first accused of sexual assault by two other women last month. …

The National Announce Homecoming Festival, Share “Sleep Well Beast” Video

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The National are having a big news day. The first bit of news is that they're throwing a festival in their Cincinnati hometown. Homecoming, in association with MusicNOW, will see a lineup of over 20 artists curated by the band playing on two stages at Smale Park and other venues throughout the city, and the…

Hovvdy – “Cranberry” Video

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The warm and wistful Austin duo Hovvdy are releasing their sophomore album, Cranberry, early next year. We've already heard "Petal" and "Late" from it, and today the band is sharing the album's title track. "Cranberry" gently spins in circles, all soft slides and plinking piano. It's about desperately trying to focus but being unable to:…

Jeezy – “American Dream” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole)

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jeezy is releasing a new album, Pressure, tonight, and he's just shared a track from it that features Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole called "American Dream." Pressure also reportedly features guest spots from Puff Daddy, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and more. Listen to "American Dream" below. Pressure is out 12/15 via…

Purling Hiss – “My Dreams”

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Philadelphia psych-rockers Purling Hiss are closing out the year with the release of a brand-new EP called Breeze. It's their first new material since last year's High Bias full-length. The whole thing is only available to purchase via Bandcamp, but you can listen to "My Dreams," a sunny and sweet and beautifully warped song…

Brockhampton – “Stains”

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Brockhampton are releasing their third album of the year, Saturation III, tomorrow. (Its predecessor, Saturation II, was one of the best albums of the year.) We've already heard "Boogie" from it and gotten a short film called Billy Star that's associated with it, and today the Texas boy band has released another new track from…

Sisters In Arms: The Blow And EMA Talk Touring In Tough Times

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Erika M. Anderson is resting her head on the table for a minute. It's been a long tour. A long year. And you can't blame her for being a little tired. Her tour mates in the Blow are talking with a sort of knowing earnestness about the time they wrote a song for Lindsay Lohan…

In An “Internet Pop Quiz” St. Vincent Talks Favorite Subreddit, Latest Amazon Purchase, Erykah Badu Ignoring Her Text

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

St. Vincent recently performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and while backstage she participated in an "Internet Pop Quiz" where she answered questions about her favorite person to follow on Twitter and Instagram, her favorite subreddit and emoji, the last thing she ordered online, and all the famous people's numbers she has on…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Table Scraps

Table Scraps From: Birmingham, England Pic: Meg Lavender Birmingham trio Table Scraps (first featured on the blog in July 2014, New Stuff 27th July 2014) Table Scraps have announced that their new album Autonomy will be released on February...Show More Summary

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 14th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog,...

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Gaitskill, An Interview with Bjork, and more)

Poets & Writers interviewed author Mary Gaitskill. The Creative Independent interviewed Bjork. 60 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 825), including Entertainment Weekly's best YA...

Gotcha Covered: “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Flip over "Sunny Afternoon," one of the finest singles cut by the Kinks in the upward sweep of a long, long creative peak, and you might be convinced that the 7" is a double-A side. "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" found its way into a good stretch of great Kinks UK non-album B-sides -- followed…

Lemuria – “More Tunnel”

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Recreational Hate, the out-of-nowhere new album from the veteran Buffalo DIY trio Lemuria, is our current reigning Album Of The Week. Two of its songs, "Wanted To Be Yours" and "Sliver Of Change," are already out there in the world. Today, they've shared a third, a piece of fired-up twee tunecraft called "More Tunnel." Check…

New David Byrne Album American Utopia Out In March?

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Just yesterday, twitchy legend David Byrne announced that he'd head out on the road next year for his "most ambitious" set of shows since his band the Talking Heads made the classic 1984 concert movie Stop Making Sense. And now, it looks like he might have some new music to play at those shows. Byrne…

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