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Watch The Trailer For Lifetime’s Britney Spears Movie

Lifetime has made a biopic about the life of Britney Spears, and it's scheduled to premiere on 2/18. Today, they've shared the first trailer for the movie, and it looks as melodramatic and cheesy as you'd expect. Natasha Bassett is in the starring role. Watch it below. …

Jason Molina – “Royko”

2 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jason Molina joins Angel Olsen, PWR BTTM, Avey Tare, Mitski, How To Dress Well, Strand Of Oaks, and a ton of other artists on Secretly Group's anti-Trump charity compilation Our First 100 Days. The compilation benefits The People’s Climate Movement, All Above All, Cosecha, Southerners On New Ground, Hoosier Action, and Revolutions Per Minute. Molina…

Stream Sinai Vessel Brokenlegged

2 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Sinai Vessel are a North Carolina trio set to release their debut full-length Brokenlegged later this week. The band began as the solo project of Caleb Cordes in 2009, and since has undergone various iterations before concluding on the current roster featuring bassist Daniel Hernandez and drummer Joshua Herron. Brokenlegged was recorded twice, the first…

Jeff Tweedy Addresses Political Trolls In Wilco’s Facebook Comments

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy attended the Women's March on Saturday, and posted a photo of him and his wife to the band's social media accounts, which apparently drew the ire of some less-than-savory characters who criticized the musician's involvement in politics. Today, he posted a letter addressing the "fellow citizens who are being mean in our…

Will.i.am’s Advice For Charli XCX’s New Album: “Just Say Random Words. Nobody Listens To The Verse.”

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

We caught up with Charli XCX at the end of 2016, and here in 2017 she's continuing to give interviews promoting her upcoming album. One such conversation appeared in the pages of British music mag Q, but Charli was kind enough to share it on Facebook today. Probably the most intriguing remark involves her experience…

The Feelies – “Gone, Gone, Gone”

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next month, the permanently jittery New Jersey indie rock pioneers the Feelies -- a massive foundational influence on all the jittery indie rock of the past few decades -- will release In Between, their second new album since their 2011 reunion. We've posted the early track "Been Replaced," and now they've also shared a nervous…

Soulja Boy Charged With Felony Gun Possession

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Soulja Boy has been charged with the possession of an assault weapon and felony possession of a firearm, according to TMZ, which stems from the rapper's arrest in December for violating his probation. He's also been charged with a misdemeanor for being in possession of a gun that was apparently stolen from a police car.

Meatbodies – “Haunted History”

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

San Francisco's Meatbodies released last month "Creature Feature," the lead single off their upcoming concept LP ALICE, and today we get our second taste of the new album. "Haunted History" is a perfectly crusty nugget of garage-rock, drenched in so much fuzz the bass and guitar become virtually indistinguishable. The drums sound like fissures cracking…

Crystal Fairy – “Crystal Fairy”

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The new underground rock supergroup Crystal Fairy boasts a deeply impressive lineup: longtime Melvins Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, At The Drive-In/Mars Volta co-frontman Omar Rodríguez-López, and Le Butcherettes leader Teri Gender Bender. Their debut album is out next month, and we've already posted their songs "Drugs On The Bus" and "Chiseler." It's also worth…

Wire – “Short Elevated Period”

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Pink Flag, Wire's seminal debut album, turns 40 years old in December. But somehow, the post-punk pioneers are still around, and even more miraculously, they still sound absolutely vital. They cranked out an album last year and an album the year before that, and their streak is continuing this year with the newly announced LP…

Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy”

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Father John Misty has shared a new track called "Pure Comedy," a song that he debuted live last month at a benefit concert in Seattle. It comes attached to a video directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin that incorporates original artwork and some memes and video footage from this election cycle, which ties into the song's…

Omni – “Fever Bass”

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Omni are a post-punk trio from Atlanta that include ex-Deerhunter guitarist Frankie Broyles alongside ex-Carnivores members Billy Mitchell and Philip Frobos. They released their joyously wound-up debut album, Deluxe, back in July, and today have announced an upcoming 7" that will mark the band's first new music since the LP. "Fever Bass" is an alacritous…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Low Cut High Tops

Low Cut High Tops From: Seattle, United States In a controversial and possibly temporary move Devil favourites Low Cut High Tops, the brainchild of 23 year-old Seattle-based musician/art school dropout David Burns, appear to have changed...Show More Summary

Tinariwen – “Assawt”

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next month, the great Toureg desert blues band Tinariwen return with their new album Elwan. And as with their last album, 2014's Emmaar, the band recorded it in Joshua Tree, California because they've been forced to flee from their Mali homeland. They've just shared the new song "Assawt," a dedication to the Tamashek women fighting…

You'll Never Get To Heaven – Images

Canadian duo You'll Never Get To Heaven shares the intoxicating title track from the long-awaited follow up to their haunting 2014 EP Adorn. The group's new LP Images is out March 31st. Listen to the dreamy "Images" below + pre-order the record here. Continue reading…

Touche Amore – “Benediction” Video

6 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

One of my favorite albums of last year was Stage Four, the LP from the Los Angeles post-hardcore band Touché Amoré in which frontman Jeremy Bolm, in cathartic fashion, dealt with the death of his mother. It's a ridiculously powerful and bruising piece of work, and its videos have given that same feeling. In the…

Shorties (Philip Roth on the Trump Presidency, A List of the Best Post-Punk Albums Ever, and more)

Philip Roth on the Trump presidency. PopMatters is counting down the best post-punk albums ever. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller A Model World by Michael Chabon Paste recommended...

Chrisette Michele – “No Political Genius”

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This past weekend, the R&B singer Chrisette Michele sang at Donald Trump's inauguration, and after the announcement of her participation drew a predictable backlash, she addressed it in a strange statement. Now she's taken the kicker from that statement and turned it into a song. "No Political Genius" is really more of a spoken-word piece.

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kevin Barnes spent the winter on the verge of a total breakdown while living in Norway. He says as much on "A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger," the jubilant sixth track on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Released a decade ago today and a decade into of Montreal's career, the album stands as this…

Watch Drake Join Rae Sremmurd On Stage In Amsterdam

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Drake has collaborated with almost every big name in hip-hop, but I don't remember him ever jumping on a track with Rae Sremmurd. So it's somewhat surprising to learn that Drizzy joined the Brothers Sremm on stage in Amsterdam last night to perform "Fake Love" and "Jumpman." Check out footage of his guest spot below…

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