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St. Vincent Brings New York To Atlanta At Shaky Knees

Since her 2014 self-titled, every new St. Vincent album has come with the introduction of a new persona — the silver-haired “near-future cult leader” of St. Vincent, the leather-clad “dominatrix at the mental institution” of MASSEDUCTION, the sleazy-yet-glamorous blonde-wigged scenester of Daddy’s Home — and with each new persona has come a new live show. To many fans and critics, her recent album Daddy’s Home was a bit of a misfire, a too-mannered facsimile of the spontaneity of classic funk an...
Tags: Music, New York, Atlanta, St. Vincent, Concert Review, Annie Clark, Shaky Knees, Vincent Brings New York


Watch Coldplay Cover Pearl Jam’s “Nothingman” In Seattle

Coldplay’s Chris Martin sang Pearl Jam’s “Nothingman” with Eddie Vedder at the Global Citizen Festival in 2016. And last night, when Coldplay played the grand opening of Seattle’s new Climate Pledge Arena in a sold-out show livestreamed by Amazon, they took the opportunity to perform “Nothingman” again.
Tags: Amazon, Music, News, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Seattle, Pearl Jam, Jam, Eddie Vedder, Climate Pledge Arena


Watch Lana Del Rey Perform “Arcadia” On Colbert

Lana Del Rey just released her new album Blue Banisters yesterday. And to celebrate the release, she went on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform album single “Arcadia,” crooning directly into the camera accompanied only by a piano. Watch and listen below.
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Stephen Colbert, Colbert, Arcadia, Lana Del Rey Perform


Watch Bon Iver Play “PDLIF” Live For The First Time

Last year Bon Iver released a single called “PDLIF,” which stands for “Please Don’t Live In Fear.” It was billed as the first “episode” of “Bon Iver Season Five,” and it was extremely good — so good that I put it on this list of Bon Iver’s 10 best songs.
Tags: Music, News, Bon Iver, First Time


Watch Parquet Courts Play Sympathy For Life Songs Live For The First Time

Yesterday Parquet Courts put out their great new album Sympathy For Life, which we called the biggest creative leap of their career. They celebrated the new LP’s release with a hometown show at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. And although they debuted several songs from the album in Jersey City back in August, there were still plenty of new ones on the setlist for the first time at MHOW. Footage of several of those debuts — including the title track, “Marathon Of Anger,” “Trullo,” “Z...
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Parquet Courts, First Time, Williamsburg, Jersey City, Pulcinella


Watch Matty Healy Debut New 1975 Song “New York” In Surprise Opening Set For Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers was supposed to go on tour opening for the 1975 in summer 2020. Unfortunately, the universe had… other plans for that year. But now that live music has resumed, Bridgers’ cheekily titled Reunion Tour is back on. And at the second of her two shows at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night, the surprise opener was none other than the 1975 frontman Matty Healy himself.
Tags: Music, New York, News, Los Angeles, Phoebe Bridgers, The 1975, Matty Healy, Bridgers


20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech forever

In October 2001, the music industry was riven by piracy and had no idea how to solve it. Enter Steve Jobs, whose new device created a digital music market – and made Apple into a titanIn 2001, the record business was in freefall due to digital piracy, and the best way out of this accelerating crisis came in the shape of a white device the size of a deck of cards. The iPod, launched 20 years ago this week, was also how Apple’s Steve Jobs was able to prey on a failing business in order to avenge h...
Tags: Apple, Business, Music, Technology, Steve Jobs, Music Industry, Ipod, Culture, Computing, IFPI, Jay Berman


Springsteen and Obama on friendship and fathers: ‘You have to turn your ghosts into ancestors’

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss their dads, their unlikely friendship, and second careers – as podcast hosts President Barack ObamaGood conversations don’t follow a script. Like a good song, they’re full of surprises, improvisations, detours. They may be grounded in a specific time and place, reflecting your state of mind and the current state of the world. But the best conversations also have a timeless quality, taking you back into the realm of memory, propelling you forward toward ...
Tags: Family, Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Podcasts, Obama, White House, Women, Barack Obama, Life and style, US news, Culture, US politics, Men, Springsteen, Bruce


Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments


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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.
Tags: Music, Parquet Courts, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Jlin, Thyla, Strange Ranger, Nation of Language


Stream Parannoul’s New Split LP With Asian Glow & sonhos tomam conta

Parannoul, a semi-anonymous college student from Seoul, became a minor underground sensation with this year’s sophomore album To See The Next Part Of The Dream, a blown-out lo-fi shoegaze-emo hybrid of epic proportions. The album cracked our midyear best albums list and made Parannoul’s Bandcamp account a must-follow.
Tags: Music, Seoul, New Music, Bandcamp, Asian Glow, Parannoul, Sonhos Tomam Conta


A musician is selling a gorgeous handmade dice set as part of her new vinyl album

I discovered Jenny Owen Youngs back in 2004, when we played a few shows together. Even then, she was clearly a much better songwriter than me, and I've been following her fantastic career since then. Earlier this year, I wrote about the musical about the musical episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer that Youngs wrote with her ex-wife for their Buffy rewatch podcast. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, DICE, Dice Games, Rpgs, Handmade, Buffy, Dungeons & Dragons, Youngs, Dungeons And Dragons, Songwriting, Role-playing Games, Singer-songwriters, Jenny Owen Youngs, Singer/songwriter


Here’s Big Sean Covered In 65,000 Bees

Big Sean has a new collaboration out with Hit-Boy today called “What A Life.” But the most interesting part about this is that in the video (also out today and directed by Joe Weil), Big Sean is literally covered in thousands of bees.
Tags: Music, Big Sean, Hit-boy, New Music, Sean, Joe Weil Big Sean


Stream Jarvis Cocker’s Suave, Perverse New Album Chansons D’Ennui

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Pulp’s We Love Life, the last album that the band released before breaking up. Former frontman Jarvis Cocker is marking the occasion in a typically atypical way. Two decades after his old band unveiled their final statement, Cocker has released the new LP Chansons D’Ennui, a collection of covers of French pop songs from the ’60s and ’70s.
Tags: Music, Wes Anderson, Jarvis Cocker, New Music, Cocker, The French Dispatch


Stream Grouper’s Spectral New Album Shade

It’s Friday, baby! Time for some murky, elusive, atmospheric new jams! DIY-underground national treasure Liz Harris has once again fired up her widely beloved project Grouper. Today, Harris releases Shade, her first new album under the Grouper name since 2018’s Grid Of Points.
Tags: Music, New Music, Grouper, HARRIS, Liz Harris


Drukqs Turns 20

A little more than a decade ago, I was among a few thousand starfuckers jammed into some kind of converted industrial space that wasn’t too far from downtown Austin. It was the last night of SXSW, and Kanye West was putting on a G.O.O.D. Music showcase. If you were inside that big dank brick room, it was only because you’d worked every connection you had, begging and cajoling and frantically emailing. At one point during the show, I felt someone jostling me from behind, and I shoved back. A minu...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Sxsw, The Anniversary, Aphex Twin


What if Kraftwerk made a Dune concept album? Now we know the answer.

Joel Hamburger is a music producer who owns Gödelstring Studios in Brooklyn. As far as I'm aware, he's also the only person to ever make an entire Dune-inspired concept album in the style of Kraftwerk. "The schtick is basically that Kraftwerk were 4 musical mentats," he told me. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, Brooklyn, Electronic Music, Kraftwerk, Synthesizer, Dune, Synthesizers, DIB, Rock Opera, Bene Gesserit, Electronic Dance Music, Maud& 039, Mentats, Joel Hamburger


U.S. Girls – “Good Kinda High”

U.S. Girls has an unconventional single out today. Called “Good Kinda High,” the lilting track is billed as a collaboration with the late pianist Glenn Gould and is produced by Billy Wild, who sampled Gould performances to create new works with contemporary artists. The finished work is titled Uninvited Guests, and technically it came out last year. But its deluxe edition, featuring the U.S. Girls track, drops today.
Tags: Music, Glenn Gould, New Music, Gould, U.S. Girls, Billy Wild


Stream Angel Du$t’s Great New Power-Pop Album YAK: A Collection Of Truck Songs

Angel Du$t have come a long way since 2016, when they released their sophomore LP Rock The Fuck On Forever and became a Stereogum Band To Watch. Justice Tripp, frontman of the truly great Baltimore hardcore band Trapped Under Ice, formed Angel Du$t in 2014, and the band features three members of Turnstile, another band from that whole Trapped Under Ice family tree. Early on, Angel Du$t worked as a channel for Tripp’s more melodic ideas, but even though they had a whole lot of Lemonheads in their...
Tags: Music, Baltimore, New Music, Tripp, Angel Du$t


S.C.A.B. – “Stolen Jag Off Morgan Ave”

In the early weeks of last year, the Brooklyn post-punk quartet S.C.A.B. released their debut album Beauty & Balance. They were all set to take it on the road, but obviously that didn’t happen. Instead, they found themselves stuck at home in NYC. Maybe that led to a little bit of inspiration: Today, the band is back with a new single, and it’s a banger.
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, New Music, S.C.A.B


We Love Life Turns 20

It had been three and a half years since Pulp released an album, and everything had changed. The band’s whole existence had already been a long, strange trip — from youthful iterations mostly existing in obscurity in the ‘80s, to beginning to incorporate more dance influences, to the massive breakthroughs during Britpop’s mid-‘90s heyday. After all of that, there was the crash landing of 1998’s This Is Hardcore — the fallout from fame and partying, the ugly and bleak late nights on the other sid...
Tags: Music, Jarvis Cocker, Britpop, The Anniversary, PULP


The Story Behind Every Song On Spirit Was’ Debut Album Heaven’s Just A Cloud

It’s a good time to be a LVL UP fan. Though the band in 2018, all three of its principal songwriters have kept going: Mike Caridi co-runs the label Double Double Whammy and has his own project, the Glow; Dave Benton is Trace Mountains, whose new album HOUSE OF CONFUSION is out today; and Nick Corbo has just released his debut full-length as Spirit Was, Heaven’s Just A Cloud. (Greg Rutkin, LVL UP’s drummer, has played with all three of his former bandmate’s new ventures.)
Tags: Music, LVL UP, Greg Rutkin, Footnotes, Dave Benton, Spirit Was, Mike Caridi, Nick Corbo, Z Santos


The Number Ones: Mariah Carey’s “Love Takes Time”

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.
Tags: Music, Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff, The Number Ones, Ben Margulies


Hear The Rolling Stones’ Previously Unreleased Tattoo You Outtake “Come To The Ball”

Right now, the Rolling Stones are mourning the loss of iconic drummer Charlie Watts, but they’re still attending to business, too. The band is currently touring American stadiums, and they’ve also got the new deluxe reissue of the band’s 1981 album Tattoo You. That reissue, announced back in August, features a bunch of previously unreleased tracks, including “Living In The Heart Of Love” and the Stones’ cover of the Chi-Lites’ “Troubles A’ Comin.” Today, the Tattoo You box set has out, and the b...
Tags: Music, The Rolling Stones, New Music, Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts


Change Turns 20

Eventually, even the wild ones settle down. There are always exceptions, those full-fledged grownups in nightlife scenes around the world who’ve maintained a bustling pace of life for decades. But there comes a time for many people when the possibility of youth gives way to the stability of adulthood. Maybe, by choice or necessity, you exchange freedom and flexibility for a steady paycheck and a morning routine. Maybe you buy a house and discover the joys of lawn care. Maybe you have children an...
Tags: Music, The Anniversary, Travis Morrison, The Dismemberment Plan


Dijon – “Rodeo Clown”

Dijon is releasing his debut solo album, Absolutely, next week. He formally announced it last week with a live performance video of its opening track, “Big Mike’s,” and we’ve gotten one proper single, “Many Times,” from it too. Today, he’s sharing another new song, “Rodeo Clown,” which boasts some twangy, sliding guitars and a crackling vocal performance from Dijon, who really sings his heart out here. Check it out below.
Tags: Music, New Music, Mike, Dijon


Pianist Yundi Li Arrested On Immorality Charge In Beijing

Li, who earned fame in the West in the ’00s and became a household name in China, was arrested with a sex worker — and promptly expelled from the musicians’ union, crippling his career. State TV warned that “anyone who challenges laws and social morality is doomed.” – Bloomberg Quint
Tags: Art, Music, China, Beijing, West, Li, State TV, Yundi Li


Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – “The Dark End Of The Street” (James Carr Cover)

Depeche Mode leader Dave Gahan recently got together with longtime collaborator Rich Machin, better known as Soulsavers, to record the new covers album Imposter. On the album, Gahan and Machin take on songs from people like PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. We’ve already posted the Gahan/Soulsavers take on Cat Power’s “Metal Heart,” and now they’ve shared another of the album’s covers.
Tags: Music, Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode, New Music, Dave Gahan, Gahan, Soulsavers, James Carr, Machin, Rich Machin, PJ Harvey Jeff Buckley Neil Young, Cat Power s Metal Heart


How Radiohead Wrote the Perfect James Bond Theme Song

Over the past 59 years, the duty of performing a James Bond movie theme has fallen to the likes of Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Bono, Madonna — and most recently, for the latest installment, No Time to Die, Billie Eilish. But one of the greatest Bond themes ever written has never been heard in any of the movies. This, in any case, is the contention of the video essay above, “How Radiohead Wrote the Perfect Bond Theme.” Commissioned for 2015’s Spectre, the second-most recent fi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Film, College, Radiohead, James Bond, Sam Mendes, Thom Yorke, Seoul, Bond, John Barry, Martin, Kottke, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Radiohead Public Library


Was hinter dünner werdendem Haar stecken kann & wie du dir damit behilfst

Als ich letztes Jahr einen Termin bei einer Dermatologin vereinbarte, um meine hormonelle Akne ein für alle Mal in den Griff zu bekommen, ahnte ich noch nicht, dass ich danach so viel mehr über meinen Körper wissen würde. Innerhalb von einer Stunde fand ich heraus, dass meine Akne wahrscheinlich eine Folge meines polyzystischen Ovarialsyndroms (PCOS) ist, einer Erkrankung ,an der etwa jede zehnte Frau in Deutschland leidet. Laut Dr. Prudence Knight, einer Online-Ärztin bei Push Doctor, w...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lyons, Sinn, Trotz, Martins, Jahren, Griff, Frau, Hause, Menge, Anjali Mahto, Anzahl, Haar, Studie, Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic