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Jack White Announces American Epic Soundtrack Details

5 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

After some delays, the documentary series American Epic -- which was executive produced by Jack White, Robert Redford, and T Bone Burnett -- will air next month. It focuses on the music and musicians recorded by talent scouts for major record companies in the 1920s, and it (of course) comes with an extensive companion soundtrack…

Watch Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell Live Concert Film For Free

6 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

There's been almost as much Sufjan Stevens news today as there has been #FyreFest news! Well, not as much... but a lot. Asthmatic Kitty released a new Sufjan Stevens live album from his 2015 Carrie & Lowell tour and shortly after, the label announced they'll be putting out a mixtape featuring outtakes, remixes, and demos…

Fyre Fest Villains Billy McFarland And Ja Rule Describe Their Meet-Cute

6 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last fall, entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule -- the people behind the epic fuck-up that was (is?) (will always be?) Fyre Festival -- spoke at a music conference to discuss and introduce their new festival venture. In a resurfaced video from their panel (via Death And Taxes), Ja Rule introduces McFarland as his…

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

27 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Today has been a blessed day. Why, you ask? Because #FyreFest is trending on Twitter and the memes are good. We all woke up thinking today would be just another Friday, but no. Instead, we got to spend the entire day LOLing at rich dummies wandering around without cell reception on an island in the…

I Was Supposed To Be A Fyre Festival Model, Then Realized It Was A Debacle

27 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Amanda Riley, one of the models and Instagram influencers who had been invited by the festival to attend for free, shares her travel story — and change of plans. What was meant to be a luxurious, three-day music festival in the Bahamas district of Exuma quickly crashed and burned this weekend. Fyre Festival…

Hear Hannibal Buress Interview Killer Mike On His Handsome Rambler Podcast

58 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The great stand-up comic Hannibal Buress has a genuinely ridiculous podcast called Handsome Rambler, one where he interviews musicians and comics but spends much of the time goofing around with Auto-Tune and synthesizers, making up songs on the spot. Lately, he's been taping some of those podcasts live in front of audiences; the recent Coachella…

Trevor Sensor announces Andy Warhol’s Dream 6/16/17

1 hour agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Credit: Ben Rouse Well, we’ve finally got a release date for Trevor Sensor’s debut LP on Jagjaguwar. June 16th and it’ll go by the name of Andy Warhol’s Dream. Been waiting a while for this one. Here’s a little something on the first single, High Beams. “The song derives from the desire to be one [...]

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

It's my birthday, but it's hard to celebrate given today's news. Of course my thoughts and prayers are with all the supermodels and social media influencers whose Fyre Fest expectations did not live up to reality. But also, now what am I gonna do for my birthday weekend? Plus I have to unpack all my…

R. Kelly Sued For Breaking Up Sheriff’s Deputy’s Marriage

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Deputy Kenneth Bryant, who married Asia Childress in Mississippi in 2012, filed suit last week in a county circuit court in Jackson, the state capital. He's seeking unspecified damages.

Models Reportedly Warned Not To Attend Fyre Fest Fiasco

The story that keeps on giving... More details are starting to emerge about the disastrous Fyre Fest, which left a bunch of rich people stranded and disappointed in the Bahamas. Festival organizer Ja Rule has already apologized for the fiasco and insisted that "it was NOT A SCAM," but some new information from Page Six…

T.B.A sandwich

(photo source) Couleur Dessin - "Find Me Easily" [Pre-Order] I made T.B.A(Tomato Bacon Avocado) sandwich. Recipe to be announced soon....

Stream Aphex Twin’s Previously Unreleased “4xAtlantis take1? Demo

2 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Aphex Twin’s archives run deep. Before the release of his comeback opus Syro in 2014, the virtuosic electronic musician hadn’t released any new music in about a decade, but he hadn’t stopped creating, and since then, he’s been teasing out some of the music he made in the interim: first in a dump of hundreds…

Watch A Trailer For Sufjan Stevens’ Latest Ballet Collaboration The Decalogue

2 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Big day for Sufjan Stevens news! Not only did ol' Suf release his Carrie & Lowell live album and announce a Carrie & Lowell-related mixtape for later this year, he also shared the trailer for a new project that has nothing to do with Carrie & Lowell. The project in question is The Decalogue, a…

Ja Rule Apologizes For Fyre Fest: “It Was NOT A SCAM”

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Luxurious Bahamas getaway Fyre Festival turned out to be anything but that, and the internet has been having a field day with just how bad things are for all the rich people who paid their way down and got ripped off. Now, Ja Rule -- who organized the festival alongside entrepreneur Billy McFarland -- has…

Stream G Perico All Blue

3 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last year, the South Central Los Angeles rapper G Perico released a very promising, hard-as-hell mixtape called Shit Don't Stop; I wrote about it in a column about how the best rap music in the world is coming out of California these days. Today, Perico makes good on that promise with the release of All…

Casey Dienel – “Thrasher”

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Singer-songwriter Casey Dienel, formerly known as White Hinterland, is gearing up to release her first album under her given name, and has shared another new song in support of the release called "Thrasher." We premiered her first single off of Imitation Of A Woman To Love -- the punchy, beat-driven "High Times" -- earlier this…

Billy Ray Cyrus Changes His Name To Just Cyrus

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Today is weird. And here's one more example why: Billy Ray Cyrus -- early-'90s country hitmaker, Mulholland Drive bit-part actor, and Hannah Montana patriarch -- is changing his name. These days, he wants to be known as just Cyrus. Here's what he tells Rolling Stone: "I always went by Cyrus, and I begged Mercury Records…

Speedy Ortiz – “Young Liars” (TV On The Radio Cover)

4 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, the Planned Parenthood benefit compilation Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 was officially announced, and today we get to hear the first cover from it: Speedy Ortiz's take on TV On The Radio's "Young Liars" from the band's 2003 EP. Speedy's cover was recorded back in 2015. "‘Young Liars’ is poetic and lovely, but…

Book Notes - Joel Whitney "Finks"

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...

Stream Alex Napping Mise En Place

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Mise En Place, the second album from Austin-based five-piece Alex Napping, sees primary songwriter Alex Cohen figuring out her place in a relationship. Drawing on the strong storytelling dynamics that she developed on their debut album, This Is Not A Bedroom and its follow-up Trembles EP, Cohen explores expectations and power dynamics in songs like…

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