The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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William Patrick Corgan has rescinded his bid to join the Respectable Adult Musician’s Club. Yesterday, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman announced that he’ll be going by the name Billy Corgan once again. William Patrick Corgan was a bit of a mouthful anyway! Céline Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love and Modest Mouse’s The LonesomeMore »

Stream BC Unidos’ Bicycle EP Feat. Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Santigold, & Shungudzo

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Patrik Berger is the Swedish producer behind such pop classics as Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” and Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap.” He recently started a post-punk band with Markus Krunegård called BC Unidos, and today they’re unveiling an EP called Bicycle with a very impressive list of guests. Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Santigold, and … More »

“Torn” Between Worlds: One Hit, Many Artists

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If you’re a pop historian and/or a Natalie Imbruglia superfan, you might have noticed that this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Imbruglia’s single “Torn.” Otherwise, this landmark might have passed you by, and no slight to Imbruglia — that’s just how the churn of the charts works sometimes. For a song … More »

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Perform “Cut To The Feeling” Acoustic At New Yorker Festival

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Carly Rae Jepsen spoke with The New Yorker’s Amanda Petrusich and performed live at the New Yorker Festival in NYC on Friday. Watch her unplugged rendition of “Cut To The Feeling” backed by an acoustic guitar below. More »

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen & Lorde Perform With Bleachers On MTV Unplugged

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MTV Unplugged is being revived once again, and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff is one of the first people to participate in the new concert series. Back in March, he performed at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and he brought out Carly Rae Jepsen and Lorde for special guest appearances. The concert finally aired last … More »

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut To The Feeling” Video

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We all want to be friends with Carly Rae Jepsen, and her new video gives us a taste of what hanging with the Queen Of Everything must be like. In the clip, Jepsen hangs out with her crew backstage and in hair and makeup trailers before a performance. “Cut To The Feeling” is a … More »

Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too

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There comes a time in every adult human’s life, should they be lucky enough to live that long, when they must conclude that youth culture is trash — or at least it has become entirely indecipherable to anyone old enough to exist outside its bubble. From my vantage point out here, I’m pretty sure what’s … More »

Screenwriter Max Landis Has Written A Loony 149-Page Theory About Carly Rae Jepsen

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We at Stereogum could justifiably be accused of stanning pretty hard for Carly Rae Jepsen. But we have nothing on Max Landis, the star screenwriter behind movies like Chronicle and American Ultra. Landis, who moonlights as an obnoxious internet personality, has written a berserk, intense 150-page manifesto-of-sorts about CRJ and his theory that all of … More »

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Runaways”

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s involvement in the animated feature Leap! has already given us one of the year’s best pop songs in “Cut To The Feeling,” but that was technically a leftover from the E•MO•TION sessions. “Runaways,” on the other hand, was recorded specifically for the film, and it bears little resemblance to that … More »

Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

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Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your entire news feed without trying very hard, and one who is also known for trying extremely hard, a polarizing figure who’s been known to wear out her welcome even among … More »