The Week In Pop

The Dream Of The Late ’90s Is Alive With Dominic Fike

Dominic Fike was born at the end of 1995, and so was his musical aesthetic. Fike, a singer, guitarist, and rapper from Naples, Florida, looks…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2020 - 5:49 pm

Stream Emily Yacina’s Chances EP

Late last year, Emily Yacina released a great new album called Remember The Silver -- we talked to her about it before it came…
James Rettig | August 3, 2020 - 5:48 pm

Stream Whitest Boy Alive Members’ Album Quarantine At El Ganzo

Last year, the German/Norwegian group the Whitest Boy Alive reunited following their break-up in 2014. In March, they put out a new song called "Serious"
James Rettig | August 3, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Taylor Swift Becomes First Artist To Debut At #1 On The Album & Singles Charts In The Same Week

Taylor Swift has become the first artist to debut at the top spot on Billboard's album and singles chart in the same week. Yesterday, we
James Rettig | August 3, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Total Revenge – “The Fair”

Last year, the Los Angeles musician Ryan Pollie put out a new album under his own name. Today, he's revealing a new side project called…
James Rettig | August 3, 2020 - 1:11 pm

The Anniversary

King Of The Beach Turns 10

As proclamations of supremacy go, it's not quite Jesus walking into the temple and declaring himself the messiah, but for an indie rocker in the…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2020 - 11:20 am

10 More Artists Join Save Stereogum: An ’00s Covers Comp

Save Stereogum, the crowdfunding campaign to help our newly independent business stay afloat In These Uncertain Times, ends later this month. It’s going really well!
Scott Lapatine | August 3, 2020 - 11:10 am

Big Joanie – “Cranes In The Sky” (Solange Cover)

A couple years ago, the British trio Big Joanie released their debut album, Sistahs, a formidable and impressive album that came about after a few…
James Rettig | August 3, 2020 - 10:40 am

ANOHNI – “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (Bob Dylan Cover)

ANOHNI hasn't released a full-length album since 2016's Hopelessness, but there's been other music since then: The 2017 EP Paradise, the odd one-off single. And…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2020 - 10:39 am

Hear Andy Shauf Cover Bruce Springsteen During A Robot Battle On Virtual Talk Show The Polar Express

Back in January, Andy Shauf released his great new album The Neon Skyline. We named it Album Of The Week and it made our list…
Ryan Leas | August 3, 2020 - 10:27 am

Real Estate, Stephin Merritt, Thurston Moore, & More Announced For Galaxie 500 Cover Series

Dream-pop greats Galaxie 500 are being honored with a cover series to coincide with the vinyl reissue of their live album Copenhagen for Record Store…
James Rettig | August 3, 2020 - 10:16 am

Watch Roger Waters & Lucius Cover The John Prine Classic “Hello In There”

Since the great songwriter John Prine died in April -- and even since before Prine's death, when the news came out that he was suffering…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2020 - 10:00 am

Movie Review

Beyoncé’s Black Is King Celebrates The Black Diaspora By Reinventing The Lion King

Imagine what you think of blackness. Then reimagine it, again and again, until it is true, until it is righteous, until it is real. That…
Britt Julious | August 3, 2020 - 9:55 am

Hear Bill Callahan’s New Version Of Smog’s Classic “Let’s Move To The Country” From Gold Record

Smog's 1999 masterwork Knock Knock -- which turned 20 years old last year and happens to be this week's Sunday Review over at Pitchfork --…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2020 - 9:33 am

Watch Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s Streaming-Era Anthem “Everything Is Free”

This past weekend was supposed to be the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival, the historic event that started up in Rhode Island in 1959.
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2020 - 9:27 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson’s “Say Say Say”

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,
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2020 - 8:54 am

Taylor Swift’s folklore Posts Biggest #1 Debut Of 2020

Taylor Swift's new album folklore has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with 846,000 equivalent album units. It's the biggest debut for…
James Rettig | August 2, 2020 - 5:17 pm

Watch Lana Del Rey Recite Her New Poem “Salamander”

Lana Del Rey finally released Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, her long-promised spoken-word album, a few days ago. Soon, it'll also be released as…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2020 - 8:25 pm

Future & Lil Uzi Vert – “Over Your Head” & “Patek”

Yesterday was Lil Uzi Vert's 26th birthday. Happy birthday, Lil Uzi Vert! To celebrate, he dropped two new tracks with Future, "Over Your Head" and…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2020 - 11:53 am

Shut Up Dude

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

This week Dave Foley reminisced about funding Rilo Kiley's 1999 demos and Joe Rogan weighed in on the Chainsmokers' controversial Hamptons concert. Those are the…
Scott Lapatine | July 31, 2020 - 6:31 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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
Stereogum | July 31, 2020 - 5:40 pm

US Marshals Are Selling Leftover Fyre Fest Merch To Benefit Victims

It's been more than three years since Fyre Festival, the ill-fated destination music fest undone by the hubris of its con-man promoter Billy McFarland, went…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2020 - 3:57 pm

Róisín Murphy – “Something More”

In the years since the dissolution of her '90s trip-hop duo Moloko, Irish singer Róisín Murphy has become one of the most dependably great dance-pop…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2020 - 2:48 pm

Stream Fall Of Messiah’s New Album Senicarne

For more than a decade, the French post-rock band Fall Of Messiah have made tingly, majestic post-rock that draws on screamo and metal, doing everything…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Black Noi$e – “Mutha Magick” (Feat. bbymutha)

Detroit producer Black Noi$e has signed to Earl Sweatshirt's Tan Cressida imprint for his upcoming project Oblivion, making it the label's first non-Earl Sweatshirt release…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2020 - 2:05 pm

The Notwist – “Ship” (Feat. Saya)

German computer-pop greats the Notwist haven't released new music since their Sub Pop-abetted 2014 comeback album Close To The Glass. But they'll drop a new…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Hear The Stooges’ “Fun House” From Unearthed Last Concert With Original Lineup

The Stooges' original lineup played its final show on August 8, 1970 at the Goose Lake International Music Festival in Leoni Township, Michigan, an hour…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2020 - 1:34 pm

The Black Market

The Month In Metal – July 2020

In 1999, Thomas Andresen said the following to the Russian webzine Vae Solis: "[It was] a good name for us at that time."
Ian Chainey | July 31, 2020 - 1:18 pm

Robert Plant – “Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1)”

Robert Plant has announced a new career-spanning anthology called Digging Deep: Subterranean to celebrate the third season of his Digging Deep With Robert Plant podcast.
Peter Helman | July 31, 2020 - 1:13 pm

Stream Classics Of Love’s World Of Burning Hate EP

Operation Ivy broke up in 1989, but the Berkeley ska-punk band's influence lingered long after that. When I was in high school, copies of Op…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2020 - 12:37 pm
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