Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best Comments

Yesterday Dave Davies found his lost Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame trophy and today is Ray Davies’ 80th birthday. The Killers just covered “ Come Dancing ” in Dublin. It would be sick if the Kinks finally reunited/worked it out on the remix. Until then, check out your best

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

Ghost – “The Future Is A Foreign Land”

Last night Ghost premiered their debut feature film Rite Here Rite Now , which included a new song from Tobias Forge and the band. The film presents Ghost’s live show at LA’s Kia Forum last year, and its soundtrack — set for release next month — comprises 17 songs from that set

Alice Glass – “Remains” (Feat. Clip)

Earlier this year, Alice Glass released a cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Drown” and said a new project was coming this summer. The former Crystal Castles singer is back today with “Remains,” a collaboration with New York musician Clips, and it’s a taste of said project, which

Empire Of The Sun – “Cherry Blossom”

Next month, Empire Of The Sun will release Ask That God , the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Two Vines . So far the Australian electronic duo has shared the singles “ Changes ” and “ Music On The Radio ,” and today they’re back with “Cherry Blossom.”

Maren Morris – “cut!” (Feat. Julia Michaels)

Maren Morris has always dabbled in pop — “ The Middle ,” still one of the greatest laboratory-engineered hits of the 2010s — but in recent months she’s made a clean break with the country establishment. Her new EP Intermission , coming in August, is billed as a full-on pop

Kali Uchis – “Never Be Yours”

At the beginning of the year, the R&B star Kali Uchis released her great Caribbean-rooted Spanish-language album Orquídeas . A few months later, Uchis popped out at her collaborator Tyler, The Creator’s headlining Coachella set. Now, Uchis has released a re-recorded version of

NewJeans – “Supernatural” (Prod. Pharrell)

The South Korean girl group NewJeans arrived with a fully-formed aesthetic and a shockingly high hit rate, and they were one of our favorite new bands of last year. Over the past few weeks, NewJeans have cranked out the singles “ Bubble Gum ,” “ How Sweet ,” and “ Right Now .”

Watch Taylor Swift Teach Post Malone How Typewriters Work

On her song “The Tortured Poets Department,” Taylor Swift sang about someone leaving a typewriter at her apartment. You were supposed to understand who she was singing about, but if you didn’t quite get it, here’s a clue: It was not Post Malone. Because Post Malone didn’t know

Letterbombs – “Dreamlike Bliss”

Finland’s Letterbombs are as explosive as their name suggests. The band has another banger out today, an intense two-minute freakout called “Dreamlike Bliss.” That’s an interesting title for a track that sounds neither dreamy nor blissful, but it might send you into such a

Band To Watch: Been Stellar

“Could you ever live anywhere but New York?” I am sometimes asked, by people who know that I have spent more than three decades in the city that may occasionally sleep but which never gets less expensive. My response is usually, “Probably, but I could live without a limb or two

Chris Keating – “Straight Up” (Paula Abdul Cover)

We recently spoke to Yeasayer’s Chris Keating about his new PolyDukes EP with Elias Abid. PolyDukes contains a cover of Paula Abdul’s “ Straight Up ,” which the world can hear now that the EP has been released. It sounds arty and vaguely ominous, the way you might expect from a

Mustard & Travis Scott – “Parking Lot”

Earlier this year, DJ Mustard — he’s been just Mustard for years, but most of us still call him DJ Mustard — produced Kendrick Lamar’s convulsive Drake diss “ Not Like Us .” Mustard has tons of hits to his name, but this was his first time producing one that reached #1 . On