Pink Recovers From COVID-19 In Time For Today’s 20th Anniversary Of Her Debut Album

It's not all bad news. Pink has taken to social media to reveal that that she had coronavirus but has already recovered -- just in time for the anniversary of her debut album Can't Take Me Home, which turns 20 years old today. More »
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Panopticon Share New Bootgaze Recordings To Benefit Musicians Struggling After Cancelled Gigs

Panpticon, Austin Lunn's one-man metal band, has released a new EP to benefit musicians struggling during the pandemic. The Beast Rider EP contains heavy new electric versions of two of Panopticon's acoustic folk songs, "Beast Rider" and "Norwegian nights." "During the time that the live band were playing shows to support The Scars … More »
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

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10 Overlooked Gems From Soul Legend Bill Withers

When I saw the news this morning that Bill Withers had passed away, the first thing I did -- besides the new perverse ritual of finding out whether a recently deceased person had contracted COVID-19, to make some pointless calculation of exactly how upset I was and why -- was tell my wife. More »
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Watch Chvrches Play “Forever” Together Over Videoconference

Chvrches released their last album, Love Is Dead, nearly two years ago. But "Forever," one of its songs, has just became a viral hit after a prominent sync in Netflix's fun, horny Spanish murder teen show Élite. Variety reports that when the show's third season, which features the song in a … More »
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Hear Andrew Gold’s Previously Unreleased “Something New” From 1973

Andrew Gold, the singer-songwriter who recorded the Golden Girls theme song and worked with Linda Ronstadt, died of a heart attack in 2011. But now, Billboard reports, some unreleased material that he left behind is finally seeing the light of day thanks to his widow Leslie Kogan, who discovered a collection … More »
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Christopher Cross Tests Positive For COVID-19: “Possibly The Worst Illness I’ve Ever Had”

Christopher Cross, whose hit song "Sailing" was just the subject of our Number Ones column earlier today, has tested positive for COVID-19. The yacht-rock singer-songwriter announced the news in a lengthy post on social media, calling coronavirus "possibly the worst illness I've ever had" and urging fans to take the pandemic seriously. More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
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Playboi Carti Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges

Playboi Carti has been arrested on gun and drug charges. The New York Daily News reports that the Atlanta rapper was caught with three guns and a whole lot of drugs when cops stopped his Lamborghini in Georgia's Clayton County on Thursday. More »
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Lost Souls Turns 20

Doves was always a misnomer. As the story goes, the band rose from literal ashes. In 1996, the trio behind Doves -- Jimi Goodwin, and twin brothers Jez and Andy Williams -- lost their studio to a fire, including all of their instruments and any recordings they had been working on. What could've been a moment … More »
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Bleach Everything – “Savage” & “Steamboat”

It's Wrestlemania weekend. The WWE's biggest annual event usually takes place in a packed football stadium. This year, it'll be a two-night event held in an empty training facility. (It should've almost certainly been cancelled. Instead, WWE is going for the weird isolation production.) A lot of the matches, which have reportedly already been filmed, … More »
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Stream Purity Ring’s New Album WOMB

It's been more than five years since Purity Ring blessed us with Another Eternity, their unduly slept-on sophomore LP. That was the release on which Megan James and Corin Roddick nudged the pioneering electro-pop sounds of their darkly glittering debut Shrines toward a brighter, poppier center while maintaining their mystical essence. More »
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Stream Ashley McBryde’s New Album Never Will

The Arkansas native Ashley McBryde spent years playing bars, writing songs for other artists, and releasing independent albums before finally joining the mainstream country universe and releasing the major-label debut Girl Going Nowhere in 2018. That album ruled. McBryde's voice is a heavy, wounded, expressive twang, and she's got a powerful knack for … More »
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Bill Withers Dead At 81

Bill Withers, one of the greatest soul musicians who has ever lived, has died. Withers' family tells the Associated Press that he died of heart complications; no further details have been reported. Withers was 81. More »
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Watch Adam Sandler Debut His “Quarantine Song” On Fallon

The man who brought you the "The Hanukkah Song" now presents..."Quarantine Song." Adam Sandler popped in as a guest on last night's at-home episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to debut his latest musical uncut gem. After telling a story about Dan Aykroyd calling him to say that he liked Uncut Gems and … More »
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Stream Rod Wave’s New Album Pray 4 Love

At the end of last year, the young Florida artist Rod Wave broke out huge with his Ghetto Gospel mixtape, becoming a word-of-mouth streaming star. Rod Wave, from St. Petersburg, followed the NBA YoungBoy trajectory, blowing up among teenagers on YouTube before anyone older even noticed. (Wave is 20, so he's only just … More »
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Dongs Of Sevotion Turns 20

Bill Callahan always sounds like he’s in process. His earliest albums under the Smog moniker were wiry, bold compositions most easily described as experimental outsider art, while his most recent release under his given name is a no-frills acoustic ode to falling in love and raising a family. Over his long, prolific career, … More »
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The Number Ones: Christopher Cross’ “Sailing”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
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The Fest Lineup 2020

At this point, any music-festival announcement feels like a beautiful sunray of optimism. We don't know whether we'll be gathering en masse to witness live music by fall, but we can hope! In any case, the people behind the Fest, the long-running Gainesville punk festival, apparently have hope that it'll be happening by … More »
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Drake – “Toosie Slide”

Drake, who has somehow successfully managed to capitalize on every trend for over a decade now, is naturally big on TikTok. He's had songs go viral on the massive meme music app already, but his latest single is the first that's specifically targeting users on the app. Tonight, Drake is releasing a new … More »
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The 1975 – “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America” (Feat. Phoebe Bridgers)

Another new 1975 song has arrived. The rollout to their new album Notes On A Conditional Form has, of course, been lengthy -- that is, if you even consider it a separate rollout from the Brief Inquiry era. So far, we have heard the latest iteration of the "The 1975," "People," … More »
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Stream Headie One And Fred again..’s GANG Mixtape Feat. Jamie xx, FKA twigs, & Sampha

British drill rapper Headie One has teamed up with producer Fred again... for a new mixtape called GANG. It features contributions from Jamie xx, FKA Twigs, and Sampha; slowthai is also sampled on a track. Headie One was released from prison on Thursday after being sentenced to six months in January for possession … More »
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Watch Ben Gibbard Pay Tribute To Adam Schlesinger By Covering Fountains Of Wayne

Yesterday, Adam Schlesinger passed away due to complications from coronavirus. We reflected on his career a lot today, from 11 of his lesser-known songs to his most enduring work. More »
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Fiona Prine Shares Update On John Prine’s Health

Last week, John Prine was hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms. His wife Fiona has just shared an update, saying that he is still "very ill" and that he has developed pneumonia in both lungs and is still on a ventilator. More »
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YNW Melly Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Jail, Filing Motion For Restricted Release

YNW Melly has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in Broward County Jail. The rapper is currently awaiting trial there for a double murder charge that he to in March 2019. On his official Instagram account, it says that he will be filing a motion for a restricted release in light … More »
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Here’s A Metalcore Cover Of Joe Exotic’s “Here Kitty Kitty”

Besides our looming end-times pandemic, Tiger King is all that anyone can talk about as of late. Titular king Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for animal abuse and federal murder-for-hire charges. (He's currently in isolation after inmates at his prison were diagnosed with COVID-19.) But Joe Exotic's songs still … More »
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The Weeknd Co-Wrote An Episode Of American Dad

The Weeknd just released a new album, After Hours, and it's been doing pretty well. He scored his and knocked Roddy Ricch off the singles chart after a 10-week reign. But that's not all the Weeknd has going on. That's right, you guessed it. He wrote … More »
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Turbo, Gunna, & Young Thug – “Quarantine Clean”

The coronavirus pandemic has brought so many areas of American life to a standstill, but the constant stream of Atlanta trap music will not change for anybody or anything. It will simply adjust. That's what's happening on "Quarantine Clean," the new single from Georgia producer Turbo, newly minted rap star Gunna, and influential enigma Young … More »
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Tekashi 6ix9ine Released From Prison

The New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been released from prison. The New York Daily News reports that the New York judge Paul Engelmayer ordered 6ix9ine's release today, since 6ix9ine's asthma puts him at risk for COVID-19 exposure. 6ix9ine was reportedly removed from the prison 90 minutes before the judge's ruling was made … More »
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Adam Schlesinger Did The Work

It's hard to even contemplate how difficult it must be to write a song like "That Thing You Do!" Tom Hanks directed That Thing You Do! in 1996, when he was at the absolute peak of his movie-star powers. This was Hanks' "one for me," his passion project. He wrote a cinematic love letter to … More »
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