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John Moose – Flower [music video]

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

I originally wrote about Swedish band, John Moose, back in July. Due to that and my undying love for Swedish footballer, Freddie Ljungberg, they asked me to premier their new video over in the US. The track is called Flower. It is the second single from their upcoming album. The song is produced by John [...]

Check Out Revealing Zoomed-Out Views Of Classic Album Covers

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In this era of Instagram, we all know just how easy it is to crop the hell out of a picture to remove from the fringes all unwanted detritus (i.e., our friends) and maximize the attractiveness of the image’s primary subject (i.e., ourself). But back in the day you needed a degree in graphic design [...]

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

I have been awake since Run The Jewels dropped RTJ2 around 3 this morning, and I am barely keeping my brain from turning into pink fuzz, so I will forgo my usual state-of-the-music video paragraph here and tell you that you don’t need to watch any of these videos. They’re good, but you have no [...]

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This week was brutal here in NYC as the city got hit with widespread panic and potentially unstoppable plague. Yes, dear readers, CMJ is back! We also had our hands full with plenty of great songs, including a few that didn’t make our 5 Best. There are two songs in particular that deserve a mention, [...]

Watch Ryan Adams Play “Stay With Me” — His, Not Sam Smith’s — In A Spotify Session

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

“Stay With Me” is one of the most Bryan-Adams-y songs on Ryan’s new highly Bryan-esque self-titled LP. It is not a cover of the Sam Smith song; in fact, there’s a good chance Adams has never heard Smith’s “Stay With Me” and doesn’t know who Smith is. Anyway, the live version of Adams’ own “Stay [...]

Watch Depeche Mode Play “Enjoy The Silence” From New Live In Berlin Concert Film

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Depeche Mode employed longtime visual director Anton Corbijn to film two concerts at O2 World Berlin last November, and he’s compiling his footage into a new concert film called Live In Berlin. The movie’s out on DVD 11/17, but the band shared a clip of “Enjoy The Silence” to stoke our anticipation. And it does! [...]

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

21 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Now we got problems.? And I don’t think we can solve them.? You made a really deep cut.? And baby, now we got bad blood. -Swift Your best and worst comments of the week, about 1989 and other new music, are below. THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10 raptor jesus | Oct 20th Score:20 [...]

Watch Drake Join PartyNextDoor At SOB’s, Do The Shmoney Dance At His Dave & Buster’s Birthday Party

22 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Drake turns 28 today, so last night, after making a surprise guest appearance with his OVO Sound artist PartyNextDoor at legendary New York rap venue SOB’s, he headed to Dave & Buster’s in Times Square for his birthday party. As Fader points out, there he did Bobby Shmurda’s trademark Shmoney Dance while wearing a very [...]

Records / Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell

You haven’t really been listening. That seems to be the message of Hundred Waters’ new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell. That’s super pedantic on its own, but imagine that message was conveyed almost subliminally, gently like a lover whispering into your ear while you’re sleeping. Show More Summary

CMJ Releases Statement On Ebola

23 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yesterday, we learned the troubling news that Dr. Craig Spencer, the first New York resident to test positive for Ebola, had been out on Wednesday night at the Gutter, a Williamsburg bowling alley that had been hosting unofficial CMJ events. The coming shows at the Gutter were all canceled, with good reason. But the people [...]

Watch David Gilmour & Nick Mason Preview New Pink Floyd In Endless River Teaser

23 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

So far Pink Floyd have shared one song from farewell album The Endless River, “Louder Than Words.” The latest teaser video with David Gilmour and Nick Mason doesn’t reveal an entire track, but there are snippets of several unreleased songs. They also talk about the making of the album and how they didn’t want to [...]

Led Zeppelin – “Rock And Roll” Video

23 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

I love Led Zeppelin, but I’d say there’s a good third of their catalog that I can’t hear anymore. I don’t mean I don’t want to listen to it; I mean I cannot hear it — I’ve heard it so much that it’s just white noise, like the sounds of midtown traffic outside Stereogum’s offices. [...]

Morrissey Contends With “Shockingly Abysmal” Italian Venues, Shops World Peace Re-Release

23 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Morrissey’s latest True To You monologue includes a takedown of the venues he played on tour in Rome and Milan (“both abysmal — Milan quite shockingly abysmal”), but it’s more positive than your average Moz bitch-sesh. He also expresses an “over-emotional thanks” for those who attended his shows in Italy, Spain, and Portugal: “It has [...]

Book Notes - Jesmyn Ward "Men We Reaped"

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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

CMJ: Twin Peaks, Happyness, Nai Harvest @ Rough Trade 10/23/14

Yesterday was a disgusting day in New York, and this is coming from someone whose favorite season is winter: wet coldness due to the obnoxiously persistent rain, and a particularly bone-cutting kind of wind (especially if you were, like me, near the East River). Given that, spending the day indoors, at an afternoon showcase at [...]

Klaxons Announce Final Tour

Klaxons have been kicking around the music world since 2005, at the height of something called New Rave, when every young band in Britain seemed to be playing spunky, angular, dance-infused indie rock. Along with Bloc Party and the Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons were one of the best of them. They’ve accumulated a strong discography over [...]

Watch Noel Gallagher Join Johnny Marr On Smiths & Iggy Pop Songs In London

Johnny Marr just released a new album, Playland, and Noel Gallagher just announced that he’s got a new album due out in March 2015, Chasing Yesterday, on which Marr will appear. So it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Noel showed up at London’s Brixton Academy to join Marr onstage for a pair of [...]

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