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Hand Habits – “Graves”

Next month, Meg Duffy is releasing a new Hand Habits album, Fun House, the follow-up to 2019’s wonderful placeholder. We’ve heard two songs from it so far, “Aquamarine” and “No Difference,” and today Duffy is sharing another one, the hushed and still “Graves.” Featuring backing vocals from SASAMI, the album’s producer, it’s a mournful yarn about not falling back into old habits: “Don’t go digging up graves/ Why can’t you just let it lay?” Duffy asks. They say the track “is a secret message to my...
Tags: Music, New Music, Don, Duffy, Sasami, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Hand Habits – “No Difference”

Meg Duffy announced their new Hand Habits album Fun House, the follow-up to 2019’s excellent placeholder, last month. The LP was produced by Sasami Ashworth and engineered by King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas, and lead single “Aquamarine,” one of our favorite songs of the week when it came out, was a successful sonic departure that ventured into glistening synth-pop territory. New single “No Difference,” out today, retains some electronic textures but is much more of a classic Hand Habits song in Duffy’s ...
Tags: Music, New Music, Duffy, Kyle Thomas, Tuff, Sasami, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Sasami Ashworth, V Haddad, V Haddad Watch

Soccer Mommy – “Drive” (The Cars Cover) & SASAMI – “Toxicity” (System Of A Down Cover)

Soccer Mommy released the great sophomore album color theory earlier this year, just before everything went to shit. Since she can't tour behind it, she's been doing something else: A series of split releases with friends that sends all proceeds to Oxfam’s COVID-19 relief fund and National Bail Out. More »
Tags: Music, Oxfam, Sasami, System Of A Down, Soccer Mommy, The Cars

SASAMI – “Mess”

Artist To Watch SASAMI released her self-titled debut album almost exactly one year ago. She closed out 2019 with a three-track holiday called lil drmr bb. And now she's back with another standalone song, "Mess." As she explains in a statement: … More »
Tags: Music, Sasami, Sasami Ashworth

Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Albums of the Year

The mere existence of 100 Gecs excepted, 2019 was a fantastic year for music, worldwide and locally. Following is “Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Albums of the Year,” an unwieldy list of L.A. artists who caught our ears and wouldn’t let go. As our year-end lists have tended to be over our 11 years, it’s light on pop, heavy on rock and includes some positively genre-bending releases. In the Top 20, the common denominator is strength of artistic voice. Speaking of rock, and we often do, 201...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, New York, Featured, Greece, California, Beck, Andrew Bird, Sudan, Volcano, Solange, Mars, Coachella, Warner, David Lynch

Stream SASAMI’s Christmas EP lil drmr bb

Artist To Watch SASAMI started off this year by releasing her debut album, and she's finishing it out with a 3-track Christmas EP called lil drmr bb to usher in the holiday season. More »
Tags: Music, Album Stream, Sasami

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the previous year and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the future of music. We then organize those artists into our annual Best New Bands list, celebrating what they've already accomplished and highlighting them as someone to keep an eye on moving … More »
Tags: Music, List, Dumb, Squid, Patio, Pottery, Sass, Ellis, Sasami, Gauche, Weeping Icon, La Neve, Dry Cleaning, Joanna Sternberg, Stella Donnelly, Nilüfer Yanya

Watch SASAMI & Snail Mail Cover Mitski In DC

Recent Artist To Watch SASAMI has opened for Snail Mail and Mitski, and she's going to play some more shows with Snail Mail during the latter's upcoming tour this summer. Last night, SASAMI performed at DC9 in Washington, DC, and Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan came out to join her for a cover of … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Washington Dc, Mitski, Sasami, Snail Mail, Lindsey Jordan

SASAMI – “Morning Comes” Video

Last month, Artist To Watch SASAMI released her self-titled debut. The Los Angeles-based musician has released a couple good videos for this album cycle so far, for "Jealousy," "Not The Time," and "Free," and today she's putting out another one, this time for "Morning Comes." It's a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Time, Los Angeles, Sasami, Sasami Ashworth, Eric Notarnicola

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

Stereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »
Tags: Music, Texas, Austin, Concert, Sxsw, Nothing, Ellis, Priests, Samia, Sasami, Westerman, The Chills, Empath, Jess Williamson, Thyla, Gurr

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

Stereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own Band … More »
Tags: Music, Texas, Photo, Sxsw, Nothing, Ellis, Priests, Samia, Sasami, Westerman, The Chills, Empath, Jess Williamson, Thyla, Gurr, Ratboys

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Lineup

Next month we return to Austin, Texas to throw a two-day party at Cheer Up Charlies on Red River. Stereogum Range Life '19 goes down Tuesday 3/12 and Wednesday 3/13 from noon-6PM each day. It's free with RSVP and all-ages. Here's who will be performing: … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sxsw, Nothing, Austin Texas, Ellis, Priests, Samia, Sasami, Westerman, The Chills, Empath, Jess Williamson, Thyla, Gurr, Ratboys

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Do you need some new music for the long weekend? Several of these songs are very melancholic and one is a retro-pop track with a video in which everyone gets brutally murdered! At least Jessie Ware has got you covered. Check out the 5 best songs of the week below. 5. pronoun - … More »
Tags: Music, Jessie Ware, Pronoun, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Devendra Banhart, Sasami, Wye Oak, Weyes Blood

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The big music video from this past week, the one that seemed custom-designed to drive conversation, was Ariana Grande's "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored." It sucks. The video is an overly literal reading of the song's lyrics, told with no real visual style, and building up to a fake-shock moment that … More »
Tags: Music, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Zedd, Max, Straight To Video, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Mike Will Made-it, Devendra Banhart, Sasami, Warren Fu, Eearz, Riley Blakeway, Weyes Blood

SASAMI – “Free” (Feat. Devendra Banhart) Video

Sasami Ashworth has collaborated with artists like Vagabon, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits, and Soko, and for two and a half years, she played synths in Cherry Glazerr. But now, the multi-instrumentalist and newly minted Artist To Watch is stepping out on her own as SASAMI, with her self-titled debut album set to arrive … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Devendra Banhart, Sasami, Riley Blakeway, Sasami Ashworth

Artist To Watch: SASAMI

Sasami Ashworth is determined to make it. In a sense, she already has. She's scored short films and commercials, taught in an elementary school, and collaborated in the studio with artists like Vagabon, Hand Habits, and Wild Nothing. And for two-and-a-half years she was a member of Cherry Glazerr, playing the synths that leveled out … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Interview, Band To Watch, Sasami, Cherry Glazerr, Sasami Ashworth

SASAMI – “Not The Time”

This past spring, Sasami Ashworth released her first-ever single, "Callous," after a career largely playing backup for and contributing to projects for Cherry Glazerr, Avi Buffalo, Wild Nothing, and Hand Habits. The Los Angeles-based musician is coming into her own now, though, under the eponymous name SASAMI, and she's just shared another new … More »
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sasami, Sasami Ashworth, Cherry Glazerr Avi Buffalo Wild Nothing

SASAMI (ex-Cherry Glazerr) has a new song, touring w/ King Tuff & Cut Worms

If you've seen Cherry Glazerr live in the past year or so, you may have noticed that keyboardist/backup vocalist Sasami Ashworth is just as much of a force as band leader Clementine Creevy. Sasami actually isn't in Cherry Glazerr anymore, but she's currently making her own music... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Jenny Lewis, Music News, Baths, Tour Dates, Andrew Sacher, Tuff, Sasami, Cut Worms, Cherry Glazerr, No Joy, King Tuff, Sasami Ashworth, Clementine Creevy Sasami

SASAMI – “Callous”

Back in January, Sasami Ashworth announced that she was leaving Cherry Glazerr, the band she had been playing with for the last couple years, in order to pursue a solo career. The Los Angeles-based musician has established herself as something of a hired gun over the years, contributing to projects from Avi Buffalo, … More »
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Premiere, Avi Buffalo, Sasami, Cherry Glazerr, Sasami Ashworth

This Week’s Shows: Dec. 11-17

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Kehlani, Joshua Henry, Luke Bryan, the Spill Canvas, HAWAI, Shannon Lay, Alice Merton, the New Trust, Wrabel, Majken, I Hate You Just Kidding, Thom Yorke, METZ, Pussy Riot, Lukas Frank, Ninet Tayeb, Was, Saro, John Early, Reggie Watts & Karen, Rainsford, Parting Lines, Emily Haines, the Barr Brothers, Jhené Aiko, Portugal. The Man, CHVRCHES, Grizzly Bear, Pixies, Whispertown, Ian Sweet, Tori Kelly, the Slackers, Travis Peery, Hundreth, Easy, Brandi Carlile, Living ...
Tags: Preview, Alice Merton, Berhana, Berlin, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Brian Newman, Bubbeleh, Buckethead, Cameron Avery, Chance the Rapper, Chris Isaak, Chvrches, Dance Gavin Dance, Dead Sara

Salute to Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ runs long, yields deep rewards

[See image gallery at] On May 16, 1966, the Beach Boys released their 11th album, “Pet Sounds.” People were confused. It was not an album about surfer girls in the sunshine and Woodys. Some people got it. The Beatles got it. It inspired them to create “Sgt. Peppers.” Other people slept on it for a few years before realizing its magnitude. “Pet Sounds” was a pop epic that resulted from Brian Wilson shacking up in a studio alone while his band toured the hits ’round the world. He ha...
Tags: Music, Gallery, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Beatles, Show Review, The Bots, Froth, The Beach Boys, Feels, Avi Buffalo, Hawthorne, Joel Jerome, Eleni Mandell, Sasami, Henry Clay

Series Review: [email protected] (4/10)

Instant Summary: A shut-in (hikikomori) has the power to alter reality. Sasami's screencaps are pretty boring. But at least they reflect the anime well.Despite being a big fan of "Shinbo-style", we all know studio Shaft bombs every now and then. For this anime, unfortunately, that becomes very clear by the third episode. But even among the titles that has very little success like Natsu no Arashi, I've always enjoyed the unique presentation of Shinbo. That is until [email protected] This a...
Tags: Sasami, Series Review, Du5k, Sasami-san Ganbaranai, Natsu

Beliefs and their Influence on Our Emotions

Sasami believed that eating pork is sinful (-). She ate pork (-) today, and she felt guilty, unhappy. Bhonna believed that eating pork is good for health (+). She ate pork today (+), and she felt satisfied, happy (+). The core element here is belief.  Belief makes who you are. I sometimes feel that our mind is a set of belief itself. Tell about anything in this world, and I think I can correlate some underlying belief based on it. For instance, say 1+1=2. Some would ...
Tags: Azmath, Sasami, Bhonna, Sasami Sasami