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Courtney Barnett – “Anonymous Club” Video

Clever Australian rocker Courtney Barnett didn’t make it into my Sunday Coachella roundup, but only because I didn’t have long enough to watch her before jetting off to see Chance The Rapper. From the couple songs I did see, I’ll say this: Barnett is way more multifaceted than I gathered from “Avant Gardener” — that [...]

Watch Josh Homme On Portlandia

We’ve seen rock stars Jeff Tweedy, Tunde Adebimpe, and St. Vincent (twice!) on Portlandia this year. Now Josh Homme’s episode is about to air. Homme plays Carrie Brownstein’s brother who brings home his boyfriend, played by Nick Swardson. Because they’re pizza-loving, Jager-chugging slobs who met at ESPN Zone, Brownstein and Fred Armisen dub them “disappointing [...]

Toadcast #295 – The Passed-outcast

 I will preempt your question: what the fuck is this? Well, on the Sunday of SXSW this year, the Sunday of our traditional and traditonally chaotic SXSW podcast, I went off to record this podcast instead, with the awesome Draught Punk gents. WHAT? Ignoring our awesome annual podcast in order to hang out with new […]

A Sunny Day In Glasgow – “Crushin’”

After a prolonged absence, Philly dream-gloop beauty-conjurers a Sunny Day In Glasgow came shimmering back earlier this year with the new song “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing).” There was also talk of a new album, and now we know the details of said album. As summer begins, they’ll [...]

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Flaws” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Pretty soon the UK band Fujiya & Miyagi will put out their new album, Artificial Sweeteners. So far we’ve heard tracks that are filled with danceable, krautrock-influenced rock music. The new video for “Flaws” is a glitchy, neon sprawl that distorts the band and pulses with every beat in the song. Watch it below. Artificial [...]

Check Out Marnie Stern’s Levi’s Ad

We recently saw Marnie Stern keeping up an old musical partnership by sitting in with Fred Armisen’s 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Turns out that’s not the only time Stern’s spent in front of a camera lately. An Instagram post from Levi’s revealed an advertisement featuring Stern, face obscured by blonde locks, [...]

OFF! – “Red White And Black” Video (Feat. Dave Foley & Brian Posehn)

Hardcore supergroup OFF! recently put out their new album Wasted Years, and now share a goofy video for “Red White And Black.” In it, comedians Dave Foley and Brian Posehn play two inept fascist leaders who end up getting their comeuppance. Directed by the Admiral, it also features small cameos from Danny Carey (Tool), Dale [...]

Preview Trent Reznor’s Score, Richard Butler’s “She” Cover In The Gone Girl Trailer

The first time Trent Reznor and frequent collaborator Atticus Ross got together to score a David Fincher film, it was The Social Network, and they won an Oscar for it. The duo worked with Fincher again on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and they’ve collaborated with Fincher once again on the forthcoming thriller Gone [...]

Tennis – “Cured Of Youth” Video

Tennis, the smooth-sounding husband and wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, dropped their Small Sound EP last year, and now share a music video for the track “Cured Of Youth.” Playing off the song’s title, the song becomes the theme to an imaginary (and very dated) fake TV show about time travel. Directed [...]

Marissa Nadler – “Drive” Video

By sheer coincidence, Stereogum just published a Galaxie 500 feature the same day Marissa Nadler released a video directed by Galaxie member Naomi Yang. Yang combined footage by French artist Bernard Faucon with striking closeups of Nadler to create the visual for “Drive,” an eerie, ethereal ballad about life on the road from Nadler’s recent [...]

Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter Ended Up Raising $6.2M

Neil Young’s PonoMusic dreams became a reality on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign when it hit its $800,000 fundraising goal. Since then, it’s been a waiting game to see how much money the project would accumulate. It’s just finished and managed to raise $6,225,354 million dollars from 18,220 backers, which makes it the [...]

Watch Pharrell Sing On Ellen, Cry On Oprah

Pharrell Williams is, of course, having a titanic year, and he’s spent the past 24 hours being all over daytime TV. Yesterday, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her Oprah Prime tour, he went into a full-on sobbing fit after Oprah showed him videos of people around the world dancing to his song “Happy.” [...]

Stream Eels The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

Eels have been teasing their reflective singer-songwriter set The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett all year, and now the full album has arrived online. If you dug the very pretty “Agatha Chang,” “Where I’m From,” and “Mistakes Of My Youth,” dig into the whole LP at The New York Times. The Cautionary Tales Of [...]

Emma Ruth Rundle – “Run Forever” (Stereogum Premiere)

When I saw Emma Ruth Rundle perform with one of her main bands, Marriages (she also plays in Red Sparrowes), in Boston last July, her group was the hypnotic and gripping opening act for Deafheaven. Now the LA-based singer/guitarist has taken a short break to release Some Heavy Ocean, her debut solo album, from which [...]

Strand Of Oaks – “Goshen ’97 (Feat. J Mascis) Video

Timothy Showalter has been releasing haunted, personal folk-rock as Strand Of Oaks for years, and now he’s ready to move up in the world with his new album HEAL. The album’s first single is the ragged rocker “Goshen ’97,” which has some triumphant guitar soloing from J Mascis. And in the new video, from The [...]

Echo And The Bunnymen – “Lovers On The Run”

’80s new-wave legends Echo And The Bunnymen are still making grand, sweeping, dramatic anthems, and they’ve got an album full of them called Meteorites coming out soon. First single “Lovers On The Run” is no “Bring On The Dancing Horses,” but it’s still an impressively monolithic whoosh of a song. Listen to it below. (via [...]

Stream Future Honest

Pluto, the last album from Atlanta sing-rap auteur Future, was one of those albums that absolutely changed the face of rap, and Future’s voice has been possibly the most inescapable presence on rap radio over the past two years. He is a big, big deal. And for many of us, his new album Honest, which [...]

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - April 15, 2014

The Afghan Whigs' first new album in 16 years, Do to the Beast, is out today. I can also recommend the following new releases: Cloud Cult's Unplug, Courtney Barnett's The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, Woods' With...

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice

The sun is shining and we've got a new track from the wonderful The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart that is a light and joyful piece of foot-tapping indiepop. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice was originally published on The Blue Walrus.

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