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The Black Ryder – “Santaria” (Stereogum Premiere)

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Los Angeles-based Aussies Scott Von Ryper and Miss Aimee Nash record crushingly heavy shoegaze under the name the Black Ryder. Their debut album, 2009?s Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride got wide release from Mexican Summer in 2010, but for the long-awaited follow-up The Door Behind The Door they’ll return to their own label The [...]

Queen – “Love Kills” (The Ballad)

In 1984, Queen singer Freddie Mercury released a solo single called “Love Kills.” The tune, a Giorgio Moroder-produced rippling-synth disco track, was somewhat poorly received at the time; it was nominated for Worst Song at the Razzies after Moroder included it in his soundtrack for the reissued 1927 silent film Metropolis. But “Love Kills” has [...]

Watch Aretha Franklin Cover Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” On Letterman

Aretha Franklin was the guest on last night’s David Letterman, where she performed her cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” that was released yesterday (which also contains a bit of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough). For the performance, she was joined by a choir and a decent-sized backing band. She also did an interview [...]

Watch Josh Homme Serenade Zane Lowe With An Acoustic “Long Slow Goodbye”

Last night, Queens Of The Stone Age were the guests on MTV UK’s Soundchain, which is hosted by BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe. For one of their performances, frontman Josh Homme serenaded Lowe with an acoustic version of “Long Slow Goodbye” from QOTSA’s 2005 album Lullabies To Paralyze. Homme gives a passionate performance and Lowe [...]

Will Thom Yorke’s Surprise Album Top This Week’s Billboard 200?

You probably already know this, but on Friday, Thom Yorke dropped a new surprise album called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and effectively broke the internet. As an experiment, Yorke sold the album via BitTorrent, charging buyers six bucks a pop for the digital files. A lot of people bought it, and we know this because the [...]

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar collab “Never Catch Me” is one of the highlights from FlyLo’s upcoming album You’re Dead, and now it has a great video to go along with it. The Hiro Murai-directed clip follows two kids who start off by jumping out of their coffins at a funeral and launching into an rapturous [...]

Migos – “Fake Watch Busta” (Prod. Murda)

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Migos just released the first track from their next mixtape with Rich The Kid, called Streets On Lock 4, which followed the third iteration which came out earlier this year on 4/20. The track title and the song itself is based around the fakewatchbusta Instagram account, which calls out rappers who wear fake jewelry. Basically, [...]

Mary J. Blige – “Nobody But You” (Co-Written By Sam Smith)

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Mary J. Blige will release her London Sessions album at the end of the November. One of her collaborators on the record was Sam Smith, who co-wrote at least two songs. The first was lead single “Therapy,” which we heard last week. Now here’s another, “Nobody But You,” which sounds a lot like what Smith [...]

Roger Waters Tells Confused Fans He’s Not On The New Pink Floyd Album Because He Left Pink Floyd In 1985

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Pink Floyd are releasing The Endless River later this year, the group’s first album since 1994?s The Division Bell. Well … David Gilmour and Nick Mason are releasing an album, the remaining members of Pink Floyd who still go by that name. Roger Waters is the only other living member of the group, and he’s [...]

Bush’s “The Only Way Out” May Be One Of The 17 Best Backwards Videos Of All Time

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Bush are releasing Man On The Run later this month, their second album since they reunited back in 2011. They just released a music video for lead single “The Only Way Out” and it’s one of those backwards music videos: the first part is played in reverse and then they pressed the digital fast-forward button [...]

Tony Bennett Breaks Tony Bennett’s Record For Oldest Person With A #1 Album

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This week, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new duets album, Cheek To Cheek debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts for the week ending on 9/28. This makes the 88-year-old singer the oldest person to have a No.1 album, breaking a record that he set three years ago for his Duets II album, [...]

Ryan Adams Announces “Vampires” 7?

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Following Ryan Adams’ virtual radio silence after 2011?s Ashes & Fire, this has been a stacked year: we’ve had the self-titled new full-length and the start of a single series, which has included the 1984 EP and the “Jacksonville” 7?. Now, Adams has announced the next entry in that series: the “Vampires” 7?, which will [...]

J. Fernandez – “Close Your Eyes”

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Here’s another jazz-infused psych-pop excursion from J. Fernandez’s Memorize Now EP. Like “Cosmic Was” before it, the Rhodes-laden “Close Your Eyes” is too singular to fit neatly into a specific musical lineage. The music tumbles all over an interior realm, rarely settling into one place for long, beholden to the whims of its creator’s imagination. [...]

Unreleased Velvet Underground Album To Be Included In New Box Set

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Velvet Underground’s self-titled third LP is getting a “super deluxe” reissue for its 45th anniversary, and part of the bonus material is an entire unreleased album the band recorded in 1969 to get out of their contract with MGM. As Pitchfork reports, much of the material later ended up on VU swan song Loaded [...]

Big Ups – “Rash”

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

New York punks Big Ups started off the year by releasing their awesomely raw debut album Eighteen Hours Of Static. They’ll wind it down by dropping a new split EP with the Brooklyn band Washer. The first Big Ups song on the split is a fearsome, erratic pigfuck sludge-monster called “Rash,” and it might be [...]

Records / Moonface: City Wrecker

Hi, my name is Brent and I am a city wrecker. There have been doors broken, windows and preconceptions shattered, hopes and expensive televisions ruined on other people’s floors. Dreams, like lights in the rearview mirror, going in and going out of the fog. Show More Summary

Preview Law & Order: SVU‘s Episode Inspired By The Jay Z/Solange Elevator Incident

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

It’s probably not a surprise that Law & Order: SVU has put together an episode inspired by the famous Jay Z/Solange elevator fight. The ripped-from-the-headlines thing is, after all, what this show does. Right now, some Law & Order writer is probably trying to figure out how to work the Wiz Khalifa/Amber Rose divorce into [...]

Records / Jennifer Castle: Pink City

A few years back I had the opportunity to see Jennifer Castle open for the Constantines. Anyone who’s been to a Constantines show knows that it’s pretty much an irony-free zone. Bry Webb would say things about the empty signifiers of...Show More Summary

Is Aphex Twin A 9/11 Truther?

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Aphex Twin may be the visionary who changed dance music and who released one of the year’s best albums. But he is also a socially awkward white man who owns lots of computer equipment. And as such, maybe it’s not a surprise that he “absolutely” believes the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. As Gigwise [...]

The Dash

There's a song I left amidst the papers on your desk. I wiped the phone receiver clean, but could do nothing about the coffee ring. The window was open a crack, was that on purpose? I closed it. I...

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