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The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Repent all your sins, for it hath arrived. The musical apocalypse is here. Coldplay and the Chainsmokers have a song together, and it sounds exactly the way you'd expect a Coldplay/Chainsmokers song to sound. The gentle house beats! The gooey synths! The Chris Martin doo doo doos! The guitar solo that sounds like morse code!

Dave Pajo: Billy Corgan Is A “Bully” Who Scolds His Fans, Obsesses Over White Stripes Album Sales

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

David Pajo of Slint and Billy Corgan once performed together in the supergroup Zwan, and ever since, the two have trashed one another as often as possible. Apparently, even now, no love has been lost. Pajo tore up Corgan in a new interview with the Kreative Kontrol podcast, where he states that the Smashing Pumpkins…

Strange Ranger – “Nobody Knows If” & “One Mississippi/Light In Through The Window”

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Strange Ranger just finished recording what technically amounts to their sophomore album, though it feels a world away from their early 2016 debut as Sioux Falls and their subsequent lineup change and Sunbeams Through Your Head, the follow-up EP under their new name. Their new album is forthcoming, but today they're sharing two outtakes from…

Ride – “Home Is A Feeling”

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Beloved English shoegaze deities Ride, back together and recording once again, are preparing to release their first album since 1996's Tarantula. Yesterday, they shared "Charm Assault," their first song in 20 years. Today, they've followed it up with another new one, "Home Is A Feeling." And where "Charm Assault" was a relatively compact and straightforward…

Joyce Manor – “Falling Out Of Love With You” & 100% – “All Dressed Up In Dreams”

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

While on tour together last fall, Joyce Manor and Elaiza Santos' of Crying came up with the idea to release a split single where they'd each cover a song by Stephen Merritt's undersung band the 6ths. Today that collaboration comes to light, with Joyce Manor offering an interpretation of "Falling Out Of Love With You"

Shugo Tokumaru – “Lita – Ruta”

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Shugo Tokumaru's newest, "Lita - Ruta," is a concoction of layered percussion and rapturous momentum. The song's colorful tilt-a-whirl includes a dizzying amount of instrument sounds that I'm not even sure my mind knows how to register. Is that a broken music box at the beginning? "Lita - Ruta" is from his forthcoming LP TOSS,…

Emperor X – “€30,000?

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last fall, Emperor X -- the longtime project of Chad Matheny -- released a new song, "Wasted On The Senate Floor," a few days before the election, and that song's cynical lens sounds only more urgent given the disappointing but perhaps inevitable outcome. Today, he's announced that his next album, Oversleepers International, will be out…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - The Tuesday Club

The Tuesday Club From: England Boo Hoo from the self confessed "Freaky Four" The Tuesday Club sounds like Blur if Damon Albarn didn't take himself so seriously; Wire if they reformed as a Britpop act with a tongue embeded in their cheek; Roxy Music if Bryan Ferry wasn't such an arse and Brian Eno such a boffin. Show More Summary

Lauryn Hill Is A Grandma Now

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Lauryn Hill was 22 when she and her boyfriend Rohan Marley -- the son of Bob Marley and a former Miami Hurricanes linebacker -- welcomed their son Zion into the world. "To Zion," one of the prettiest songs on 1998's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, is about her baby boy. (Hill and Marley would go…

The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In retrospect, we should thank the rappers of the world for their restraint. It's been more than four months since the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape leaked, and I can't name a single rapper who bragged about grabbing pussy. (I'm sure some rapper, somewhere, said it, but I didn't hear it.) Easy availability of sex…

Slow Dancer – “Don’t Believe” Video

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Simon Okely used to play guitar in the Australian band Oh Mercy, and he's now branched out on his own, recording music as Slow Dancer. He'll release his second solo album later this year, and he's just shared the video for first single "Don't Believe," a sort of understated, R&B-addled new wave jam. In the…

Jay Z To Become First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jay Z will be the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The New York-based institution announced their Class Of 2017 today, which also includes Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Max Martin, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Songwriters are eligible 20 years after writing their first hit song, and Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt…

Book Notes - Jaimee Wriston Colbert "Wild Things"

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...

Future – “Draco” Video

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Future has had an excessively busy few days. On Friday, he released his new self-titled album. Yesterday, he dropped the video for "Super Trapper." Last night, he announced that he's got another album coming out this Friday, and he performed "Draco" on The Tonight Show. And now, he's got a new video for "Draco," one…

At The Drive-In – “Incurably Innocent”

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Texas post-hardcore blitzkrieg specialists and Mars Volta predecessors At The Drive-In returned last December with "Governed By Contagions," their first new song in 16 years. Today they've got another new song along with news of in • ter a • li • a, their first album since 2000's classic Relationship Of Command. As previously reported,…

Thundercat – “Walk On By” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

On Friday, the dazed soul-music hybrid Thundercat will release his lovely, spaced-out new album Drunk, and we've already posted a couple of its tracks: "Show You The Way," which features Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, and "Friend Zone." And today, the album's most eagerly anticipated song has hit the internet. "Walk On By" features a…

The Mountain Goats – “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds”

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A couple of weeks ago, the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle published Universal Harvester, his second novel (or, if you count the novella he published about a kid in a psychiatric hospital who needs his Black Sabbath tape to survive -- which I totally do -- his third). It's a deeply creepy and oddly moving…

Doug Tuttle – “Bait The Sun”

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In just a few short seconds, psychedelic pop-rocker Doug Tuttle blurs the lines between the past and present on his new single "Bait The Sun," off of his new album Peace Potato. The New England musician follows up last year's It Calls On Me with a new collection of effortless and breezy work that holds…

Arca – “Piel”

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Arca hasn't exactly been silent since the release of his 2015 full-length, Mutant -- he put out an outtake mixtape Entrañas in the middle of last year -- but it's always good to hear from the producer, and it's especially good when he has a new album in tow. He's releasing a new self-titled album…

Hear Strand Of Oaks Cover The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, & Phish For Lagniappe Sessions

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, Timothy Showalter, the raw Midwestern rock 'n' roller who records as Strand Of Oaks, released his new album Hard Love. And after the album was done, he sat down to record a few covers of songs he loves for the Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Sessions series, in which artists record analog versions of other…

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