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Man Arrested For Stealing John Legend’s $25k Cufflinks

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

John Legend was briefly and terrifyingly separated from his $25,000 cufflinks today. TMZ reports that a livery cab driver swiped Legend's bag at New York's JFK Airport after a Delta greeter accidentally left it unattended on a luggage cart. The bag contained $500 of clothes, a $500 pair of glasses, and the aforementioned pair of…

Watch Gorillaz Perform New Album Humanz For the First Time

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yesterday, Gorillaz shared four new songs from their upcoming album Humanz. And today, Damon Albarn and co. played them live for the very first time, performing the LP in its entirety at their first show in seven years at Printworks London. A ton of guests, including Danny Brown, Pusha T, Kelela, De La Soul, and…

Agent blå – “Rote Learning”

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Youthful Gothenburg rockers Agent blå have announced their debut album. It's called Agent Blue, which is what Agent blå means in Swedish. As with their recently reissued "Strand," the new LP's lead single "Rote Learning" is a little bit post-punk, a little bit indie-pop, and 100% rad -- a loud bash of teenage feelings, if…

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

What a wild week we've had! The GOP can't get it together, a new Gorillaz album is officially on the way, Perfume Genius will follow up his critically acclaimed Too Bright soon, and Drake gave us an album, I mean, a playlist. On top of that, Feist is back! All four of these fine artists…

Tei Shi – “Justify”

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Crawl Space, the debut album from Tei Shi, is just a week away. Today we get one more preview to accompany "Keep Running" and "How Far," and it adds yet another dimension to the album alongside the former's swooning synth-pop and the latter's psychedelic soul. "Justify" is a neon pink funk party that finds Valerie…

Ezra Koenig Gives An Update On Vampire Weekend LP4 Currently Titled Mitsubishi Macchiato

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

We're all eagerly curious about a new Vampire Weekend album, doubly so because it'll be the first one without Rostam Batmanglij as a part of the band. Ezra Koenig just posted a short update on the progress of the new album in an Instagram post. He says that the album still has a…

John Mayer Is Even More Insufferable In New York Times Outtakes

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

John Mayer talks too much!!!! Every time the guy does an interview, he says something that makes you wonder why you ever bought Room For Squares on CD at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts as a young tween girl. In a recent New York Times Magazine profile, Mayer asserted that he's ready to write some…

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

If you're looking to experience some profound discomfort this beautiful Friday afternoon, I sincerely recommend Iggy Azalea's new video for "Mo Bounce." It's the most David Brent thing that a chart-topping rap star has done in recent memory. As for the rest of this week, our picks are below. …

Stream Pile A Hairshirt Of Purpose

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Boston's favorite rock band is back! Well, frontman Rick Maguire isn't actually based in Boston anymore -- as he said in our interview with him last month, he's been holed up in a cabin in Georgia -- but surely Pile will always be synonymous with their hometown. Their fifth album, A Hairshirt Of Purpose, comes…

Watch Father John Misty Play New Songs “A Bigger Paper Bag,” “Birdie,” & “Smoochie”

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Father John Misty kicked off his European tour earlier this week, and he played a few unreleased songs from his forthcoming album Pure Comedy during his set. Watch him perform "Bigger Paper Bag" and "Birdie" in full and watch a clip of a new one called "Smoochie" at a show in Amsterdam via Pitchfork below.

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Lucy Mair

Lucy Mair From: London, England Strip the vocals from 19 year old singer songwriter Lucy Mair's Midnight Car Ride and it's a pleasant pop song. The sort of song that's churned out by the hundreds every week to varied acclaim. But the vocals, that voice, oh my it's bewitching, enchanting, coyly sweet, crystalline pretty. Show More Summary

Kanye West Settles With Hungarian Singer Over “New Slaves” Sample

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with Hungarian singer Gabor Presser over an unauthorized sample used on the Yeezus track "New Slaves," per Reuters. Presser sued West alleging that 85 seconds of the song was a copy of his 1969 track "Gyongyhaju Lany." According to the lawsuit, Presser didn't know about the sampling of the…

Marissa Nadler – “Rosemary”

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Marissa Nadler released a beautiful album called Strangers in the spring of 2016, and soon after she put out a companion EP of bedroom recordings. Most of those tracks were recorded on acoustic guitar, and today, Nadler debuted a brand new, similarly sparse song as part of the Our First 100 Days compilation. It's called…

Watch Papa John Murphy Try To Adjust To A Morning Show Interview

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Father John Misty's endless parade of interviews to promote his forthcoming album Pure Comedy continues. He recently went on BBC One's Breakfast morning talk show, and the most surprising thing about it is just how normal it is. He's sarcastic and willfully obtuse throughout, sure, but when he doesn't have a music journalist to bounce…

Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like (PARTYNEXTDOOR Remix)”

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Bruno Mars' brassy, squelchy ode to opulence "That's What I Like" has become the biggest hit off his excellent 24K Magic so far; it rose to #2 this week, with only Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" blocking its path to #1. As if to seize the zeitgeist, OVO lieutenant PARTYNEXTDOOR -- who has become a…

Tom Bright – Not The Life She Planned (premier)

After spending much of last year locked-away recording new material, Derbyshire-raised Walrus favourite Tom Bright today releases his latest single Not The Life She Planned, and he was kind enough to give us the premier. Tom Bright – Not The Life She Planned (premier) was originally published on The Blue Walrus.

Life After Death Turns 20

12 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Perhaps the greatest testament to the power of Life After Death, the second and final album from the Notorious B.I.G., was that Biggie's death somehow didn't overshadow it. By all rights, that's exactly what should've happened. Here, we had the single greatest talent of his generation cut down in his prime -- or maybe, since…

Fresh Indie Rock Tracks from Mac DeMarco, Kevin McWha Steele, Kinky, Ender & Valentine, Kenny George Band, Samantha Fish, Chase Emery Davis

The latest installment of Fresh Tracks features new indie rock songs that cover the genre territory between folk, anti-folk, acoustic, alt. country, pop, rock, alternative […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

The Cool Kids – “TV Dinner”

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Crispy, minimalist Chicago rap greats the Cool Kids went their separate ways for a few years, but they're back together now and regularly cranking out new bangers like "Connect Four" and the Maxo Kream collab "Running Man." Today, they've let loose with a new one called "TV Dinner," and the track really shows how well…

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