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Records / Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell

You haven’t really been listening. That seems to be the message of Hundred Waters’ new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell. That’s super pedantic on its own, but imagine that message was conveyed almost subliminally, gently like a lover whispering into your ear while you’re sleeping. Show More Summary

She & Him – “Stay Awhile” (Dusty Springfield Cover)

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

She & Him, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, signed with Columbia earlier this year, and they posted a teaser for a new album back in August. Today, we finally learn the whole deal. The band’s new LP is called Classics, and it’s a collection of covers of old standards. The band recorded [...]

Watch Gerard Way Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” At CMJ

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My Chemical Romance frontman who just launched a solo career with his Britpop-inspired album Hesitant Alien, played a CMJ show at New York’s Webster Hall last night. During his set, he [...]

Sex Hands – Pleh

 Listening to this has been a surprisingly nostalgic experience for me. The reason for this is that Gay Marriage, Chandler in a Box and The One Where the Stripper Cries were all recorded and mixed by myself for our first ever Song, by Toad Split 12? some three years ago, and hearing their proper versions on […]

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Moss Lime - "Calabria 2014". Montreal's dry-spirited post-punks pay tribute to Enur's club smash. They drain the ephedrine out, steep the tea for too long. It's a little droopy, a little bitter; a song for cracked concrete instead o...

Book Notes - Bill Roorbach "The Remedy for Love"

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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

U2 – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” Video

As you might have heard, U2 released a new album not that long ago! No? Samsung user? Not to worry! The band is still doing some traditional promotion, including releasing a video for “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),” a song about the first time Bono heard Joey Ramone’s voice, and how that voice transformed the [...]

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about [...]

Yusuf Islam – “The Devil Came From Kansas” (Procol Harum Cover) (Feat. Will Oldham)

Yusuf Islam has had a big pop cultural presence this year between being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, replacing The Simpsons’ theme music, battling scalpers, performing with the Roots, covering Edgar Winter and being covered by Father John Misty. And he still hasn’t even released his new album, the Rick Rubin-produced [...]

Stream Swallowed Lunarterial (Stereogum Premiere)

Dark Descent Records exists to make people like me horribly happy. They release music most often described as “metal of death.” That phrase covers all kinds of death metal, from death/doom to war metal (aka black/death) to melodic black metal and beyond, but the awkward phrasing serves as a symbolic beacon, indicating the high likelihood [...]

The Afghan Whigs – “Gentlemen” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

Even though we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Afghan Whigs’ awesome Gentlemen last year, it only makes sense that such a booze-addled record would get a deluxe reissue upon reaching legal drinking age. One of the bonus tracks is a demo version of the all-messed-up-with-nowhere-to-go title track. It’s rawer than the final studio version [...]

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” With Zac Brown On Letterman

When the Foo Fighters announced a five-day residency on the Late Show With David Letterman as they’re getting ready to drop both an album and a TV show, it seemed likely that they’d debut five of the songs from that album. One night in, though, and that’s not what’s happening. Instead, they brought a country [...]

Taylor Swift – “Out Of The Woods”

Taylor Swift has released the second song from her upcoming fifth album, 1989. The song was previewed on Good Morning America this morning and released tonight for those who preordered the album. “Out Of The Woods” isn’t the next single, but Swift says it’s the song she feels is most indicative of the album as [...]

Mayer Hawthorne – “Stay” (Rihanna Cover)

Mayer Hawthorne told Esquire he has a soft-spot for pop music, which inspired him to cover Rihanna’s “Stay.” Said Hawthorne of the song: “The only thing that was missing from the original version of the song was the funk. So we took it to that sexy Barry White funk zone. Any time I’m doing a [...]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “In The Heat Of The Moment”

It’s been almost three years to the day since Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released their self-titled debut album, and today, they return with a new single and the announcement of a sophomore LP, Chasing Yesterday. That album title seems so ripe for mockery that I almost wonder if it’s a pre-emptive strike: There’s nothing [...]

Last Night’s Simpsons Couch Gag Was Replaced By Cat Stevens

The Simpsons theme song has gotten increasingly experimental in the show’s twilight years (see: the thoroughly weird one from the season premiere) and this week, they paid homage to Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, by playing Stevens’ “Tea For The Tillerman” from the 1970 album of the same name instead of the show’s regular theme. [...]

Ghostbusters Theme Gets 30th Anniversary Marshmallow-Scented Vinyl Reissue

Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and Legacy Recordings has decided to commemorate the occasion by putting out the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition. It’s a 12-inch that contains the theme song by Ray Parker Jr. and Run-D.M.C.’s version that was made for the sequel. (Fun side note: Lindsey Buckingham was originally approached [...]

Preview Yet Another New Jessie Ware Track, “Sweetest Song”

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jessie Ware’s Tough Love is out next week in the UK and the following week in North America, but it hasn’t streamed in full yet. So hell yeah, why not keep leaking out bits and pieces of this thing? The song in question this time is called “Sweetest Song,” and from the 90-second snippet we [...]

Rome Fortune – “Four Seasons” (Feat. OG Maco) Video

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this week, the Atlanta rap bugout artist Rome Fortune released his very good Small VVorld mixtape, probably the most immediate document of how his explosive art-kid weirdness can make for great rap music. A few tracks from that tape feature OG Maco, the Rome protege whose viral hit “U Guessed It” is one of [...]

King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

“Black Moon Spell” is the ass-kicking title track from King Tuff’s ass-kicking new album, so it goes without saying the song needs a pretty ass-kicking video. King Tuff has definitely gotten that with this new clip, directed by Jared Eberhardt, which flows like a surreal parade of every awesome bit of gothic rock-and-roll imagery conjured [...]

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