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 »

Le Guess Who? 2019 Was One Of The Festival’s Most Adventurous Years Yet

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Every year, the charmingly, quirkily named festival Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht for a weekend in November, with shows spread out across venues around town and throughout the theater complex TivoliVredenburg. And every year, you can rely on the festival to boast some of the most diverse, surprising, and often revelatory lineups out of … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Girl Band – “Salmon Of Knowledge”

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Girl Band are releasing their sophomore album, The Talkies, at the end of the month. The Irish group have shared two songs from it so far, “Shoulderblades” and “Going Norway,” and today they’re back with a third, an extended dirge known as “Salmon Of Knowledge.” Named after the creature from More »

Girl Band – “Going Norway” Video

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Girl-Band-Going-Norway-videoNext month, nasty Dublin bastards Girl Band will return with The Talkies, their second album of tense, squalid, scuzzed-out, fillings-rattling noise-rock. We’ve already posted their video for “Shoulderblades,” the album’s first single. And now they’ve followed that up by sharing another new song, “Going Norway,” and a video to match. More »

Girl Band – “Shoulderblades” Video

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Girl Band - The TalkiesDublin-based Girl Band have been rather quiet since the release of their 2015 debut album, Holding Hands with Jamie, which helped the quartet secure a Band To Watch designation. They’ve been quiet, but busy. Bassist Daniel Fox has been producing songs for other musicians like Paddy Hanna. Guitarist Alan Duggan’s … More »

The Claque – “Hush” & “Stray”

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The Claque - "Hush"The Claque are an Irish trio comprising Alan Duggan of Girl Band (a 2015 Band To Watch), along with Kate Brady and Paddy Ormond. The three started the project in 2017, and are releasing their first single “Hush” today. More »

Artist To Watch: Paddy Hanna

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It played out like a scene in a downbeat, indie-level This Is Spinal Tap. In one of his succession of failed projects, Irish songwriter Paddy Hanna found himself playing an outdoor festival in the middle of his home country. Thanks to breaking some keyboards right before the gig, the band had hastily reimagined all their … More »