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Firewalker – “Carry My Own Torch”

The Boston hardcore band Firewalker released their stomp-ass self-titled debut album in 2017, and they’ve only intermittently been active since then — an EP called Alive in 2018, a demo in 2022. But now, they’re coming back with a new album called Hell Bent , and its first

FLO – “Caught Up”

The London trio FLO has dedicated itself to resurrecting the poppy R&B glide of the late ’90s and early ’00s, so it’s a little surprising to find out that their new single “Caught Up” has nothing to do with the Usher song of the same name. “Caught Up” comes a few months after

Chappell Roan Is A Star

I don’t want to say “phenomenon.” If I say “phenomenon,” I have to immediately acknowledge that Chappell Roan has already twisted that word into something else. One of Roan’s best songs in called “Femininomenon.” It’s the first track on her debut album, 2023’s The Rise And Fall

Oranssi Pazuzu – “Muuntautuja”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from the Finnish black metal experimentalists Oranssi Pazuzu. The group’s last album was Mestarin kynsi , which ended up on our Black Market columnists’ list of 2020’s best metal albums . They had a song in 2021’s Adult Swim Singles Series

Duran Duran Delete Cybertruck Photo After Backlash

It’s a pattern that will never grow old: A rich and/or famous person pays an absurd amount of money to acquire one of Tesla’s ugly-ass Cybertrucks as a flex, shows that Cybertruck off online, and is relentlessly clowned by the general public, who recognize that only an

Ogbert The Nerd – “For Posterity”

Ogbert The Nerd are having a big year. Last month, the leader of the New Jersey emo band, Madison James, secured the URL taylorswift.bandcamp.com, shared some screamo songs through it, then had the page shut down by Bandcamp. However, things are looking up. A few weeks back,

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. You can hear this week’s picks below and on Stereogum’s Favorite New Music Spotify playlist, which is updated weekly. (An expanded

NewJeans – “How Sweet”

The South Korean girl group NewJeans found stardom in the past few years by veering away from dominant K-pop sounds and instead developing a style that fused twee bashfulness with fast, blippy dance music. Their sound works in conversation with other global pop artists like

Cash Cobain – “Grippy” (Feat. J. Cole)

J. Cole has come out of the whole Drake/Kendrick Lamar situation surprisingly intact. Shortly after Kendrick took shots at both Drake and Cole on Future’s “ Like That ,” Cole responded with “7 Minute Drill,” a diss track on his surprise mixtape Might Delete Later . Two days

Sean Kingston And His Mother Arrested For Fraud And Theft

’00s hitmaker Sean Kingston and his mother Janice Turner have both been arrested and charged with fraud. As TMZ reports , a SWAT team raided Kingston’s house in Southwest Ranches, Florida yesterday morning. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office served arrest and search warrants,

Are We There Turns 10

In the spring of 2014, Sharon Van Etten told interviewers again and again that the photograph on the cover of Are We There — her fourth studio album, released 10 years ago this Monday — depicted a woman craning her neck out of a moving vehicle to get a better look at a car crash.

Zach Bryan – “Pink Skies” (Feat. Watchhouse)

We’re approaching Zach Bryan season, but really when is it not Zach Bryan season? The prolific country-rock superstar released his 16-track self-titled album last year, spawning a #1 hit , plus the five-song Boys Of Faith EP and the one-off Maggie Rogers collab “ Dawns .” That