Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2018

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Song Of The Summer 2018The ballots have been tallied and we have a winner in our annual Song Of The Summer poll. We think you’re gonna like it! … More »

Watch: Charli XCX – “Girls Night Out”

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Charli XCX – “Girls Night Out”

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Charli XCXThe summer of Charli XCX continues. She’s expressed plans to release a new single every month ’til at least October, and the fruits of that plan have been great so far. We got “5 In The Morning” in May and both “Focus” and “No Angel” in June, and today Charli’s unleashing her latest … More »

SOPHIE has three more long form projects she wants to release in 2018

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SOPHIE has three more long form projects she wants to release in 2018Debut Sophie

SOPHIE released her debut album, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES, earlier this year in June, to widespread critical acclaim. Since the record’s release, she’s been looking forward to new music, including a confirmed collaboration with Lady Gaga. In a recent interview with Spanish-language media outlet Mondosonoro, the Scottish singer/songwriter and producer said she has enough music to release – count it – three more long form releases, all of which she hopes to deliver sometime in 2018. But as to whether they’ll be albums or EPs, SOPHIE elaborates,

“A mix. I do not know what a damn album is! The barrier between the EP and the LP is becoming more diffuse, that’s why I can not define it. It is not something that I care about. It will be four releases. This is what I want to do right now.”

SOPHIE is perhaps on one of the most prolific streaks of her career thus far, hot off the heels of a collaboration with GAIKA, “Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas).” Beyond that, in an interview with Lenny Letter , SOPHIE also reveals to have work with Bibi Bourelly, Charli XCX, and more on the way.

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 »

♫ Listen: Charli XCX – “Focus” / “No Angel”

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It’s Charli, baby. After recently dropping a video for “5 In The Morning,” Charli XCX returns tonight with two new tracks, “Focus” and “No Angel.” The first track features production from A. G. Cook (who is 27 years old) and Swedish production team Jack and Coke, while the second comes courtesy of The Invisible Men and SOPHIE. Pretty RADICAL!

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Charli XCX – “Focus” & “No Angel”

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Charli XCX has come a long way from True Romance. The pop angel began working with avant-pop producer SOPHIE in 2015 and has since released electro-pop gems like her 2016 EP Vroom Vroom, Number 1 Angel, and, most recently, her Pop 2 mixtape. Last month, Charli shared the trap-indebted track “5More »

Charli XCX – “5 In The Morning” Video

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Charli-XCX-5-In-The-Morning-videoConstantly-evolving pop queen Charli XCX is currently opening up Taylor Swift’s massive stadium tour. (Fun fact: Charli’s drummer on that tour is the younger brother of former Stereogum staffer and forever-friend Amrit Singh.) Last month, Charli shared “5 In The Morning,” a new single that ditches the antic, experimental, PC Music-flavored style of Charli’s … More »

Watch Alicia Silverstone Remake The Clueless-Inspired “Fancy” Video For Lip Sync Battle

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Actress Alicia Silverstone played Cher Horowitz in Amy Heckerling’s teen comedy Clueless, which premiered in 1995. It’s one of the greatest teen movies of all time, and when the soundtrack turned 20 I wrote about what made music such an integral part of the film. Cher remains Silverstone’s most iconic role, and though she’s … More »

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »