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Watch Lorde Cover Whitney Houston, Hunters & Collectors, & Powderfinger In Australia

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Lorde is currently on the Australian and New Zealand leg of her Melodrama world tour, and over the past couple nights she's performed a few brief covers during her sets. At a show in Sydney earlier this week, she sang the chorus of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" with a rainbow flag wrapped…

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

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Black Friday, a classic song by Steely Dan LLC and a great American holiday. No matter who you're shopping for Shut Up, Dude's got you covered with our annual gift guide.

Jay-Z – “Legacy,” “Smile,” & “Marcy Me” Videos

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jay-Z has shared three new music videos for tracks off his latest album, 4:44. They're for "Legacy," "Smile," and "Marcy Me," and altogether they feature Susan Sarandon, Jesse Williams, Ron Perlman, and Gloria Carter (Jay-Z's mom). Watch them below.

Björk Discusses Scrapped Wu-Tang Collaboration

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Björk's new album, Utopia, is out today. In a new interview with FACT, she talked about some rumored recording sessions that happened with the Wu-Tang Clan back around the time Homogenic was released 20 years ago. "We wrote a couple of songs together. And I just felt... sometimes when you do things and you don’t…

OK Go – “Obsession” Video

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Viral video connoisseurs OK Go are back with their latest impressively precise visual, this time for "Obsession," a track off their 2014 album Hungry Ghosts. This one involves a huge wall of printers that spit out paper at an alarming rate and create some pretty cool effects in the process. The band members are suspended…

Big Willie Style Turns 20

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Imagine how it must have felt to be the biggest movie star in the world while simultaneously spinning off hit after hit from a blockbuster album. That was Will Smith in the late '90s. The erstwhile Fresh Prince had already been admirably balancing success as a rapper and actor for a good solid decade, in…

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - October 20, 2017

Björk's Utopia is the lone new album I can recommend this week. Vinyl reissues are the real highlight this week, including four from Saint Etienne (Finisterre, Good Humor Sound of water, Tales From Turnpike House), two from Throbbing Gristle...

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Miya Folick

Miya Folick From: Los Angeles, United States Wow, just wow the powerful video for Give It To Me from LA based artist Miya Folick (first featured on the blog in May 2015, Fresh Sounds 17th May 2015) is a stunning combination of sounds and visuals. Show More Summary

Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song “Give It To Teddy”

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The National have a long history with Bob's Burgers, and they especially seem to love helping out with the show's holiday soundtrack. They've covered two different Thanksgiving-themed songs and a Christmas one, plus one called "Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom" and a few others throughout the show's eight-season run. And as a special Thanksgiving…

Stream DRAM’s Surprise #1HappyHoliday EP

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The infectiously warm DRAM has been releasing new songs all month long and he's capping off a productive November with a surprise holiday EP called #1HappyHoliday. It features three delightfully mellow seasonal tracks: "Silver Bells" (which features his mom, lovingly referred to as BigBabyMom), "The Christmas Song," and "#1HappyHoliday." Listen below. …

Glassjaw – “Shira”

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Glassjaw have announced that they'll release their first new album in 15 years, Material Control, next week on 12/1. The Long Island post-hardcore band have released a handful of EPs in the decade-and-a-half since 2002's Worship And Tribute, most recently 2011's Coloring Book, but this will only be the band's third full-length. Material Control will…

Tape Runs Out – Knife

21 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

What a celestial piece of music, very Mercury Rev circa Deserter Songs with perhaps a… Read the post Tape Runs Out – Knife

Stream Björk Utopia

Utopia is Björk's proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Having plumbed the depths of sorrow on 2015's Vulnicura, on her new LP she mostly brims with light and love, her optimism rekindled by personal healing, newfound romance, and an ongoing creative renaissance in partnership with Arca. As heard on early singles "The Gate"

Stream Wilco’s Being There Reissue Bonus Disc Featuring Unreleased Tracks

Next week, Wilco are reissuing their first two albums -- 1995's A.M. and 1996's Being There -- in deluxe sets that include never-before-released material. Today, the bonus disc that's included with the Being There reissue is streaming early via NPR. It includes some alternate takes of songs that made the final album plus some unreleased…

Stream Neil Young The Visitor

Earlier this year, Neil Young dug into his past to release his long-lost 1976 album, Hitchhiker, but he has some brand-new material to put out this year, as well. His next release is The Visitor, which he recorded with the backing band the Promise Of The Real. It's Young's follow-up to 2016's Peace Trail. We've…

Tommy Keene Dead At 59

Tommy Keene has died at the age of 59. He "passed unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep" last night, according to a post on his official website. The Bethesda, Maryland-born power-pop and new wave songwriter released twelve albums over the course of his career, a run which started with his 1984 debut EP Places That…

Stream Chris Stapleton From A Room: Volume 2

Chris Stapleton already released one album this year, From A Room: Volume 1, and next week he'll put out his second full-length of 2017. It's the follow-up to the grizzled country singer's 2015 debut Traveller. We've already heard "Millionaire," "Scarecrow In The Garden," and "Tryin' To Untangle My Mind" from it, and now you can…

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 23, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Future Home of the...

Going Underground #65 - Brazil

The Devil's tour of the worlds hottest underground scenes has reached it's hottest place to date, both literally and figuratively. We've arrived in Brazil to rummage around the exotic undergrowth and unearth the psychedelic gems of the...Show More Summary

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - November 23rd

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,...

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