25 Great EPs From 2017

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Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the rise of the “mini-album,” an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of intentionality and artistic vision that an EP simply cannot capture. It’s a designation that’s been rightfully met with ribbing derision, but it’s an interesting development that speaks to some larger … More »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017

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For a music fan, few experiences rival listening to a new artist and recognizing their potential for greatness — or, in some special cases, witnessing someone capture that magic completely the first time around. We at Stereogum aim to be ahead of the curve — it’s our job! — and every fall we highlight the … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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We lost a rap legend this week way too soon. If you haven’t read Tom’s Status Ain’t Hood column on Prodigy, take some time to do so while you crank Mobb Deep. It’s officially summer, and as the weather gets hot hot hot, we’re looking out for the hot hot hottest tracks to bump … More »

Demo Taped – “Stay” (Feat. Amber Mark)

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Demo Taped18-year-old ATLien Demo Taped melds R&B sensibilities with inventive synth sculpting for a sound all his own. “Stay” is a paragon of what he’s capable of. His velvety tenor floats over 8-bit Super Mario synth flourishes, deep synth bass, and just enough swing to keep the R&B vibes off-kilter. Vocalist Amber Mark darkens the mood … More »

Demo Taped – “Stay” (Feat. Amber Mark)

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Demo Taped18-year-old ATLien Demo Taped melds R&B sensibilities with inventive synth sculpting for a sound all his own. “Stay” is a paragon of what he’s capable of. His velvety tenor floats over 8-bit Super Mario synth flourishes, deep synth bass, and just enough swing to keep the R&B vibes off-kilter. Vocalist Amber Mark darkens the mood … More »