Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s bestMore »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Stream Charly Bliss’ New Supermoon EP

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Charly-Bliss-Supermoon-EPBack in May, Charly Bliss released their sophomore outing Young Enough. It was an even brighter, poppier update on the sugary rush of their debut Guppy, and we were pretty big fans of it here at Stereogum — after we named it Album Of The Week, it also ranked very high on our … More »

Photos: Stereogum’s Hopscotch 2019 Day Party

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Yesterday, the 2019 iteration of Hopscotch Festival took over downtown Raleigh. It’s an exciting year for Hopscotch, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Stereogum was there as well, throwing a day party for the first afternoon of the festival. We posted up at the linked venues Kings and Neptune’s; upstairs at Kings, it’s a naturally-lit … More »

Watch Charly Bliss Cover The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside”

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Earlier this month, New York power-pop quartet Charly Bliss released their incredible sophomore album Young Enough. The band also embarked on their first UK and European tour and debuted a new cover of the Killers’ Hot Fuss hit “Mr. Brightside.” … More »

The Brave Explosions Of Charly Bliss

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(Trigger warning: this article contains discussion of sexual assault.) In 2015, Charly Bliss had self-released a three-song EP called Soft Serve and were more than content to play tiny Brooklyn venues whenever the opportunity arose. “We were crushing it,” says drummer Sam Hendricks. “Spike Hill on a Tuesday.” … More »

Album Of The Week: Charly Bliss Young Enough

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Charly-Bliss-Young-EnoughEva Hendricks has bars. Two years ago, when Hendricks’ band Charly Bliss came out blasting with their debut album, Guppy, it was easy to miss some of those bars. They got lost in the frantic sugar rush of the band’s ragged, fired-up power pop. But when you got used to those hooks, these … More »

Charly Bliss – “Hard To Believe” Video

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Charly BlissWe are exactly one month from the release of the new Charly Bliss album Young Enough. Early singles “Capacity” and “Chatroom” showed the New York power-pop quartet leaning into the pop side of the hyphen, and while today’s offering “Hard To Believe” is as catchy as any Charly Bliss track, I … More »

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

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bbymuthaStereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own BandMore »