Outside Lands 2018: A Carly Rae Jepsen Show Is Medicine For Cynicism

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Carly Rae JepsenA great deal of ink has been spilled about Carly Rae Jepsen. Among her following — who view her 2015 sophomore album Emotion as closer to scripture than pop music — she’s something of a chosen one: an unassuming hero who unlocked her hidden potential to save the world from a life without … More »

Alt-Pop Hit-Makers lovelytheband Are Not That Lovely If We’re Being Honest

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lovelythebandOnce upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, “You’re the kind of girl I like/ Because you’re empty, and I’m empty.” Nowadays apparently it’s Mitchy Collins and friends chanting, “I like that you’re broken, broken like me/ Maybe that makes me a fool/ I like that you’re lonely, lonely … More »

Carly Rae Jepsen Replacing Jessie Ware At Lollapalooza

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Carly Rae JepsenLollapalooza is still happening in Chicago later this year, as it always does, but the festival has just announced a lineup change that seems worth mentioning. Because of “unforeseen circumstances,” Carly Rae Jepsen will be replacing Jessie Ware when the fest happens in August. No offense to Ware, but this seems like a trade up! … More »

Zedd & Maren Morris’ “The Middle” Was Originally Recorded By Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, & Many Other Pop Stars

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“The Middle” is a hell of a song, and as it turns out, it took a hell of a lot of work to pull off. More »

It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair

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Viewed one way, it’s a pretty impressive flex: You’re about to headline Coachella, and this is what you drop? … More »

Outside Lands reveals The Weeknd, ODESZA, DJ Snake, Jamie xx & more atop 2018 bill

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Outside Lands has revealed the 2018 lineup for its 11th installment in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 10-12.

Following a fervent 2017 edition of Gorillaz, The Who, and Metallica headlining, 2018 boasts a hefty onslaught of acts, and although the headliners see earlier appearances in the festival season  — The Weeknd at Coachella and Janet Jackson at both Panorama and FYF Fest  — the lineup remains rife with talent and excitement.

The Weeknd is set to perform, where he’s likely to play out his recent slew of new material which features the aid of Nicolas Jaar, Daft Punk‘s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Gesaffelstein. Both Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson front the bill with performances that will be nothing less than excellent and the lineup also promises a plethora of beloved dance acts. From ODESZA, Chromeo, and Claptone, to DJ Snake, Jamie xx, Tycho, CHVRCHES, James Blake, Gryffin, Lauv, and Whethan, Outside Lands is a music lover’s oeuvre in its late-summer installment.

More information and tickets, which are available starting at 10 a.m. PST April 5, can be found here.

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Watch Charli XCX And Carly Rae Jepsen Join Forces In LA

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Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen, two queens of immaculate pop music, joined forces in Los Angeles last night. Carly was one of the many guests featured on Charli’s recent mixtape Pop 2, and not coincidentally, she was also the one of the many guests featured on Charli’s Pop 2 show at the El … More »

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

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Do you remember where you first heard “Royals”? Almost any guess could be correct — and not just because the song achieved the sort of ubiquity you’d expect from a #1 hit. More »

Watch Lorde Cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”

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This is it. This is what we’ve been waiting for. This is the Stereogum singularity. While performing at the Ally Coalition Talent Show at New York’s Town Hall tonight, Lorde covered Carly Rae Jepsen. Specifically, she covered “Run Away With Me,” the spectacular opening salvo of Carly’s 2015 masterpiece E•MO•TION, and she turned it … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Congratulations to us all! We made it through 2017! Now we’re on to a new year, and you know what they say: New Year, Same Bullshit. Luckily we’re kicking off 2018 with some killer songs. The Stereogum staff took some much needed time off over the holidays, so our five best list this weeks … More »