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Björk – “Blissing Me”

"The Gate," our first taste of Björk's upcoming Utopia, presented an word picture of her heart literally giving and receiving love after the trauma depicted on 2015's Vulnicura -- "My healed chest wound/ Transformed into a gate" -- and its video that depicted that transfer in typically elaborate, colorful fashion. The second single from the…

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Sold 1.05M Copies In First Four Days In US, Now 2017’s Top Selling Album

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album sold 1.05 million copies in the US over its first four days of release, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music. It’s the first album to sell a million copies in a tracking week in nearly two years, since Adele’s 25 sold 1.16 million copies in the frame ending 12/25/2015…

Young Jesus signs to Saddle Creek, s/t album out 2/23/18

3 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Young Jesus, a band born in Chicago and now residing in LA, has signed with Saddle Creek to release an album in Feb. Their lead single is nearly 10 minute track that wanders all over the place. Herre’s a little something about the band. Young Jesus, an indie rock quartet formed in Chicago and reformed […]

Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Isn’t Like Any Festival You’ll See In The USA

These days, whenever all the big-name American festivals start to announce their lineups for the year, there's inevitably a certain, noticeable same-ness. It's a consequence of those festivals becoming more popular than at their inception,...Show More Summary

vibe out to Pender Street Steppers' laid-back new EP

Another breezy and blissed-out trip from the Mood Hut crew: Continue reading…

Teenage Wrist – “Stoned, Alone” & “Swallow”

Punk heavyweight Epitaph Records expanded their roster today, signing the LA-based three-piece Teenage Wrist. The band makes shoegazey emo that feels like it could've been released when "alt-rock" was still a buzzword. "Stoned, Alone" came out in June, following their 2015 debut EP, DAZED. Their latest single, "Swallow," arrives today as their first song with…

Screaming Females – “Deeply”

The great New Jersey punk rock power trio will release their new album All At Once early next year. And after sharing the kickass new songs "Black Moon" and "Glass House," they've now come out with the relatively thoughtful and restrained "Deeply." The song, built from a lo-fi keyboard hum, doesn't have the feverish intensity…

G Perico – “Late Night”

The old-school West Coat street-rapper G Perico released his great All Blue album earlier this year, and last week, he came out with a politically incensed standalone track called "Amerikkka." Today, he's followed that song up with a new one called "Late Night," a crisp and bottom-heavy track about desperate living. It's part of the…

Haircut 100’s Nick Heyward On His First Album In 18 Years & Struggling To Get Signed When You’ve Already Made Hits

Tracking Down is a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute.…

Get Ready For A Summer Of Terrible Music Festivals

Alabama's Hangout Music Festival has not traditionally had a lot of cool lineups. Since, the festival's 2010's inception, Foo Fighters have headlined twice, and so has the Zac Brown Band. Last year's headliners included Mumford & Sons and Twenty One Pilots. The lineup has always been loaded down with watery jam bands, EDM DJs, and…

Stream Fits All Belief Is Paradise

Fits' debut album impressively squeezes in twelve songs worth of poignant power-pop in just over 20 minutes. The Brooklyn-based project is fronted by Nicholas Cummins, who unpacks grief and circumstance with good-natured humor and naked vulnerability. Many of these songs were initially conceived of as voice memos, bare and looping, and they largely adhere to…

video: CHROMATICS – CITY BEDS

Italians Do It Better is releasing a couple of obscure, long out-of-print records today, including GLASS CANDY's 2006 I Always Say Yes LP on lavender marble vinyl with "5 unreleased outtakes & alternate mixes From the original tapes", and CHROMATICS' little-heard NITE LP, recorded in 2004-2005 before Ruth Radelet joined the band... Continue reading…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Dream Nails

Dream Nails From: London, England Earlier this year I said that the time is ripe for Dream Nails, a gang of loud, self proclaimed queer feminist punk witches, to rise up and shake everyone from their self induced lethargy (The Devil's...Show More Summary

Saintseneca – “Moon Barks At The Dog”

Back in May, the Columbus-based folk-rock crew Saintseneca released a great one-off song, "Book Of The Dead On Sale," and today they've followed it up with a new track called "Moon Barks At The Dog." It's a very pretty and melancholy one that sees the band howling over terse acoustic and a foreboding atmosphere, inviting…

Book Notes - Amy P. Knight "Lost, Almost"

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...

Mavis Staples – “Ain’t No Doubt About It” (Feat. Jeff Tweedy)

Mavis Staples is releasing a new album, If All I Was Was Black, at the end of the week. She worked on the whole album with Jeff Tweedy, and she's shared a few songs from it already, including the title track, "Little Bit," and "Build A Bridge." None of the tracks we've heard so far…

Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake

"This past year has been extremely hard for me," Kamaiyah wrote in an Instagram caption on the day that she released her new Before I Wake mixtape. In an unpunctuated rush, she continued: "I lost my brother to cancer and went through a extreme depression and creatively I felt trapped with my project being held…

The Range & Jim-E Stack – “With You (Yaeji Remix)”

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn producer the Range teamed up with fellow dance-music tinkerer Jim-E Stack on the single "With You." Meanwhile, the Seoul and New York-based singer and producer Yaeji released her excellent EP2 a couple of weeks ago. Later this week, the Range will release a new EP of remixes, and it'll include…

S. Carey – “Fool’s Gold”

Bon Iver member and fellow widescreen prog-folk craftsman S. Carey returned last spring with "Brassy Sun," a track written for Netflix's Flaked that also heralded the arrival of a new Carey album in 2018. Many months later, 2018 is almost upon us, and therefore so is the new album. Today we learn all the relevant…

Meek Mill Receives Support From Colin Kaepernick; FBI Reportedly Investigating Case

Yesterday on Instagram, Colin Kaepernick posted a note of support for Meek Mill, who was recently sentenced to two to four years in jail for violating probation. The blacklisted NFL quarterback posted an photo of Meek with a caption describing America's incarceration of black men, stating "Meek Mill is a victim of systemic oppression." Jay-Z…

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