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Monomyth - "Falling In Love". Falling in love has never sounded so slippery. The happy jolly-rancher skid of it, the yikes and sloopy whoops! of it. They call it swooning: love like a faint. With guitars painting bright and dripping...

Modern Baseball – “Bart To The Future, Pt. 2: The Musical”

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Modern Baseball are the latest band to contribute a song to the 30 Days, 30 (now 50) Songs project. Theirs is called “Bart To The Future, Pt. 2: The Musical,” named after The Simpsons episode that chillingly predicted the possibility of a Trump presidency (pray they were wrong!). It’s MoBo’s first new song since the […]

Sigma – “Find Me” Video (Feat. Millie Bobby Brown)

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Well, here’s one way to get people to listen to your song: English drum and bass duo Sigma recruited 12-year-old Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown to star in their video for “Find Me,” a collaboration with “Skinny Love”-covering singer Birdy. It worked! I watched! The song itself is pretty good, too. At first it […]

“Mother Mother” Singer Tracy Bonham Crowdfunding 20th Anniversary Album Remake With Help From Fred Armisen

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Tracy Bonham’s debut album The Burdens Of Being Upright turns 20 this year, as does “Mother Mother,” that album’s hit song. To celebrate the anniversary of the album and that song, Bonham is crowdfunding a remake of the album called Modern Burdens that will feature re-recorded versions of some of the tracks and a few […]

Laura Mvula – “Ready Or Not” (Delfonics Cover)

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

“Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)” is an absolute classic of American music. In 1968, it was a hit for the Philly soul group the Delfonics, and it helped establish the lush, orchestral Philly soul style. In the late ’90s, the Fugees had one of their biggest hits (“Ready Or Not”) […]

A Ton of Toad Gigs in November

Eef Barzelay Toad Session from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. We have an absolute ton of gigs coming up in November, so I thought I should probably write them down in one handy list so you can decide what you want to come to and what you can’t be arsed with. They’re all at our […]

premiere: Queen of Swords – Rise Instead

Queen of Swords is the new project from Aerin Fogel, formerly of the awesome and severely under-appreciated early 2010's "cave pop" duo the Bitters, who dropped a few legit gems on labels like Captured Tracks + Mexican Summer... Continue reading…

Foxygen – “Follow The Leader” Video

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Foxygen returned last month with “America,” the first single since their “farewell tour.” Today they’ve followed it up with another video and news of a new album called Hang, out this January on Jagjaguwar. (Notably, there was a song called “Hang” on Foxygen’s last album, 2014’s …And Star Power.) The new song is a huge, […]

Book Notes - Rich Ferguson "New Jersey Me"

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...

Cherry Glazerr – “Nurse Ratched” Video

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, LA rock group Cherry Glazerr announced that they were signing to Secretly Canadian to release their new full-length, Apocalipstick, early next year, and shared lead single “Told You I’d Be With The Guys.” That one came attached with a vividly-imagined video, as does their next single, “Nurse Ratched,” named after the One Flew […]

Muse Cover The Cramps For Halloween

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

UK arena-prog wizards generally take themselves pretty seriously, but it’s nice to see that they’re getting a little bit loose for Halloween. This morning, the trio shared a video of themselves, dressed up as greaser ghouls and paying tribute to pioneering psychobilly ooze-punks the Cramps. In the video, Muse cover “Some Kind Of Kick,” a […]

Back To Black Turns 10

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

“When you write a song, you have to remember how you felt,” Amy Winehouse says, as she recalls the making of Back To Black in a scene from Asif Kapadia’s Oscar-winning documentary Amy. “You might have to remember what the weather was like, you might have to remember what his neck smelled like. You have […]

The Avalanches – “Because I’m Me” Video

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Avalanches have a history of memorable videos, though they come as few and far between as their music — “Frontier Psychiatrist,” “Since I Left You” from their 2001 album, “Frankie Sinatra” and “Subways” from Wildflower — and today the Australian group has shared a great new one for joyous album opener “Because I’m Me.” […]

Shorties (Paul Beatty Awarded The Booker Prize, A New Will Johnson Song, and more)

Paul Beatty has been awarded the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout. Stream a new Will Johnson song. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman...

Amber Arcades – “Which Will” (Nick Drake Cover)

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Nick Drake’s “Which Will” is a spindly, fragile, meditative British folk classic, one of the best songs on Drake’s eternally beloved 1972 album Pink Moon. Amber Arcades, meanwhile, is Annelotte de Graaf, a Dutch musician who, earlier this year, released Fading Lines, an impressive album that she recorded with members of the Men, Real Estate, […]

gorilla vs. bear presents: Still Corners tonight in Dallas

London's Still Corners bring their dreamy, sweeping synth-pop to Dallas' Prophet Bar, tonight in Deep Ellum. The group's beautifully cinematic live show is a must-see for fans of Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Chromatics, and the like... Continue reading…

Book Notes - Amy Kurzweil "Flying Couch"

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...

Joey Bada$$ – “Front & Center”

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has been sounding less and less like an intentional throwback as he matures, and on the new track “Front & Center,” he actually basically sounds like a kid his own age. Cookin Soul produced the track, which samples the theme music from the Netflix show Narcos, and features Bada$$ doing […]

Låpsley – “This Woman’s Work” (Kate Bush Cover)

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Låpsley released her debut album, Long Way Home, earlier this year, and during the subsequent tour she took to performing a cover of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” live. As part of her new Spotify Sessions EP, which was recorded in London, she made a version that’s a bit easier to revisit. As it stands […]

Watch Weird Al Sing A Song About This Week’s Presidential Debate

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Weird Al Yankovic has teamed with the Gregory Brothers — the dudes who made 2010’s viral “Bed Intruder” among other videos — on their latest “songification.” It’s called “Bad Hombres, Nasty Women” in case you didn’t catch the two biggest catchphrases that came out of the final presidential debate this past Wednesday night. The G […]

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