ABRA – “B.R.A.T”

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Although she signed to the Matador imprint True Panther in 2016 to do her own thing, ABRA came up with Awful Records, the crew led by lo-fi Atlanta rapper Father. And tonight, she’s offering a throwback to those early days with “B.R.A.T,” a new song produced by Father that she’s decided to share with fans. More »

Every Zing Now: 19 Memorable Music Tweets From 2017

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The world went through a lot this year — Trump, an investigation into Russian election interference, Nazis, an Arcade Fire album rollout. Twitter also went through a lot this year — Trump, an investigation into Russian election interference, a controversy about verifying Nazis, and, perhaps most shockingly, a new 280 character … More »

ABRA – “Bacardi”

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Abra, the darkwave duchess herself, has a new song. While “Novacane” found her flexing her production muscles with icy, architectural precision, she’s back to singing on the hard-hitting goth jam “Bacardi.” Hear it below. More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Another day done, another week over. We’ve been bumping Bhad Bhabie’s “Hi Bich” at Stereogum HQ and no offense but… it’s kinda good? Not good enough to dethrone reigning Queen Cardi B (congrats!) but still… we may have underestimated Danielle Bregoli. Cash me ousside indeed! In any case, Bhad Bhabie is a controversial … More »

ABRA – “Novacane”

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Atlanta producer and singer ABRA has had a pretty quiet year after releasing a great EP and being included on our Best New Bands list in 2016, but today she’s released a new track as a part of Adult Swim’s Singles Series. (Thankfully that’s still going on, even as their DOOM partnershipMore »

Josh Pan – “Give It To Ya” (Feat. ABRA)

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Josh Pan — a producer affiliated with the Skrillex co-founded OWSLA label — has shared a new song called “Give It To Ya,” which is a collaboration with ABRA. The futuristic song comes with an appropriately innovative visual that was created by Quentin Deronzier and features an imposing figure inspire a massive change. Watch and … More »

Gorillaz Share A Fresh Mix For The New Year, Spotlighting Female Artists

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Noodle was the first member of Gorillaz to entice fans with her happenings since Plastic Beach, and now she’s boarding the hype train once again to share a mix of kick-ass women.

It packs everything from Grimes, to Empress Of, Anna Meredith, and plenty more of today’s most innovative artists for an awe-inspiring 30 minutes of all things rad. There’s an overarching sound that clings to the entire mix, which might be indicative of the direction that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are steering the new Gorillaz album. Additionally, there’s a numeric “one” on the artwork, which points to this being the first installment in a series of uploads.

“In search of new sounds and new inspiration, I found these kick-ass women who in their own individual ways are true pioneers in the writing, production and creation of MUSIC. They have inspired me, and I hope they inspire you too. Ake Ome!! あけおめ!!”

Tracklist:

Narration by Delia Derbyshire and Evelyn Glennie
Mystere De Voix Bulgares (Bulgarian Women’s Choir) – Kaval Sviri
Anna Meredith – Nautilus
Lully – Slow D’s
Grimes – Realiti
Kali Uchis – Ridin Around
Fatima Al Qadiri – Szechuan
Empress Of – Woman is a Word
Haitus Kaiyote – Molasses
Laurie Anderson – O Superman
ABRA – Vegas
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – Barok Main
Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who

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ABRA – “Bounty”

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AbraThe atmospheric goth-soul singer and producer ABRA had a breakout year in 2016, releasing an absolutely entrancing EP called Princess. And it looks like her 2017 could be even bigger. Recently, The FADER pointed out that ABRA will make her acting debut next year, starring in a satirical thriller called Assassination Nation. And … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

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business, technology and office concept - smiling business team with laptop computers and coffee having discussion in officeThe music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé’s Lemonade — inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe one of the best movies, too. Lemonade was a leap — an indulgent artistic vision that could’ve easily fallen flat on its face and somehow instead transcended the music-video form, … More »

25 Great EPs From 2016

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stereogum-eps-2016In an age when major-label artists are putting out bloated albums in an effort to rack up the most streaming equivalent units, it can sometimes feel like brevity is becoming a lost art form. But that’s really not the case outside of the pop sphere, as the releases below will attest. Most of these … More »