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La La Land Director Damien Chazelle Planning TV Drama About Paris Music Scene

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Hot off the success of La La Land, Damien Chazelle is setting his sights on TV. The Oscar-winning director is attached to helm The Eddy, a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris that revolves around a club, its owner, the house band and the volatile city that surrounds them. The project will…

David Byrne Eulogizes Stop Making Sense Director Jonathan Demme

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died earlier today. Among his many accomplishments, one of his most beloved was the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, and David Byrne has shared a letter reflecting on his relationship and friendship with Demme. Read it below. …

Stream Kweku Collins’ New Grey EP

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kweku Collins' debut full-length Nat Love impressed us enough that we named him an Artist To Watch and one of the best new artists of 2016. And tonight, the young Illinois rapper/singer/producer has followed that album up with a new EP called Grey. At nine tracks, including the previously released "International Business Trip," Grey is…

Katy Perry – “Bon Appétit” (Feat. Migos)

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Katy Perry is following up February's big comeback single "Chained To The Rhythm" with a new song called "Bon Appétit." It's not as #woke as "Chained To The Rhythm," but it does have 100% more Migos. Listen below. …

Stream Juliana Hatfield Pussycat

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Juliana Hatfield's new album Pussycat is raw and politically outspoken. The former Blake Babies frontwoman recorded the entire thing in 12 days as her own way of coping with the results of the election and our current political climate, playing every instrument except for drums herself. We've already heard the idealistic "Impossible Song," the nostalgic…

Stream Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

It's been six years since the end of Sonic Youth and nearly three since Thurston Moore's last solo album, and now the band's former co-leader is returning with a new one called Rock N Roll Consciousness, recorded with Adele/U2/Coldplay producer Paul Epworth and a band that includes former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My…

Stream Cashmere Cat 9

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

After spending a few years behind the boards of some big pop hits and as a notable DJ in his own right, Cashmere Cat is releasing his star-studded debut album, 9. We've heard quite a few tracks from it -- "Wild Love" (with the Weeknd and Francis And The Lights), "9 (After Coachella)" (w/ MØ…

Stream Feist Pleasure

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Feist's first new album in six years, Pleasure, is finally here. She only shared two singles ahead of its release -- the title track and "Century," with its Jarvis Cocker outro -- so there's a lot of new stuff to dig into here. While you're listening, check out our Premature Evaluation review of the album…

Tame Impala Threaten Lawsuit Over Japanese Blueberry Milk

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ad agencies have a long and storied history of ripping off bands by commissioning cheap soundalike versions of songs to use in commercials. And Tame Impala are the latest victims, apparently. The Australian psych-rockers took to Instagram to post a commercial for a Japanese blueberry milk drink featuring a song that sounds a whole lot…

Stream Gorillaz Humanz Deluxe Edition

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Can you believe it's only been a month since Humanz was officially announced? It's been a long and busy road to the new album from Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's virtual band, but their fifth studio album is finally here. And even though it's been played in full live (more than once) and they debuted…

Fyre Fest Is A Mess And It Hasn’t Even Started Yet

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Blink-182 is pulling out of the much-hyped Fyre Festival in Exumas, Bahamas, telling fans on Twitter that they were worried that festival organizers would not be able to provide the production needed for their performance. …

Guitarist Sues To Stop Use Of Jefferson Starship Band Name

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A founding member of Jefferson Starship filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise. …

Liam Gallagher Reviews His Creepy Brother’s New Song With That Dick From Blur

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Former Britpop rivals Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher put decades of Blur vs. Oasis feuding to rest by collaborating on "We've Got The Power," the closing track off of the new Gorillaz album Humanz. Noel provides backing vocals on the song, and the two recently addressed the collaboration in a new interview, with Albarn noting…

Dave Chappelle & John Mayer Announce San Fran Shows With Strict Phone Ban

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Dave Chappelle and John Mayer are good friends, weirdly enough. Mayer once appeared in a Chappelle's Show sketch, and more recently, the two have covered Nirvana and paid tribute to Charlie Murphy together. Now, they're announcing something called "Controlled Danger," a comedy and music hybrid show that'll come to the Fillmore in San Francisco on…

Thanks To Kendrick, U2 Become The 4th Act With A Top 40 Hit In Each Of The Last 4 Decades

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

U2 debuts at No. 33 as featured on Kendrick Lamar's "XXX." Kendrick Lamar commands multiple Billboard charts this week, and his domination helps another veteran act to its own slice of new chart glory: U2. Lamar's "XXX.," featuring U2, debuts at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is…

All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never fully understood how some records reveal new glories with each passing listen -- it's all there the first time you hear it, after all, unless we're talking about "a living…

DEDE – “Faultline” (Feat. Ed Droste & Kingdom)

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

DEDE is an LA-based recording artist most well known as the vocalist for Tiny Heats. She met Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste last year at a party, and the pair bonded over politics and began to watch the presidential debates together. But when shit hit the fan in November, an overwhelming feeling of societal anxiety inspired…

Book Notes - Edie Meidav "Kingdom of the Young"

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...

Jason Isbell – “Cumberland Gap”

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

"Hope The High Road," Jason Isbell's previous single from his upcoming country-rock LP The Nashville Sound, was a Ryan Adams-esque Southern romp. His latest song, "Cumberland Gap," takes that sound and pulls it closer to Springsteen territory. Alongside his former band the 400 Unit, Isbell throws down a running anthem miles away from the more…

The 1975 Announce New Album Music For Cars

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The 1975 will release a new album this year titled Music For Cars. The band's frontman Truman Black made the news public today during an interview on Beats 1 Radio. This album follows last year's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. No word yet on…

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