Lucy Dacus – “Next Of Kin”

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The Richmond-based musician Lucy Dacus will release a new album on Matador next month, the follow-up to her wildly successful debut No Burden. We’ve already heard lead single “Night Shift” as well as “Addictions,” and today Dacus is offering up another new one. Dacus considers “Next Of Kin” to be Historian’s thesis. More »

Lucy Dacus – “Addictions” Video

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Last month, Lucy Dacus announced her sophomore album, Historian, and released its first single, the blisteringly good “Night Shift” — we interviewed her about it — and today she’s back with another song from it, “Addictions,” alongside a video that she directed herself. The song is a wistful rumination about the kind of repetitive … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Well gang, we’re halfway through December, 10 days out from Christmas, heading into the third-to-last weekend of the year. You sick of lists yet? Haha, jk. You are a Stereogum reader, and you know the concept of “list season” doesn’t apply here. We do this every damn week, all year long. Sure, the clock is … More »

Lucy Dacus On Her Sophomore Album Historian

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Not many artists had as good a year as Lucy Dacus did in 2016. The Richmond, VA-based musician released her debut album, No Burden, that March, and by the summer she had been signed to Matador Records and went to work on writing songs for her follow-up, all while playing big festivals and touring … More »

Sylvan Esso Had the Crowd Dancing at Brooklyn Steel Last Week [Photos]

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Photos by Makena Cummings

Sylvan Esso played two sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel last week with support from Lucy Dacus (photos of night 2). Lucy Dacus kicked off the show with her raw indie rock sounds. The Virginia-based singer played songs from her debut album, No Burden. Dacus has quickly gained a loyal following in her debut years, with fans singing along to favorites like “I Don’t Wanna be Funny Anymore” and “Direct Address.”

Sylvan Esso then took the stage and performed a perfect mix of songs from their latest album, What Now, and their wildly successful self-titled debut LP. The show was packed with dancing and the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs. They played new hits such as “Die Young” and “Radio,” and closed out the show with “Play It Right.” This band has consistently delivered some of the most incredible indie-pop songs and are a pillar within their genre. Their newest album is sure to be a favorite of 2017.

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Watch Lucy Dacus’ Take Away Show

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Watch Lucy Dacus' Take Away ShowVery talented Virginia singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus released her debut album, No Burden, this past spring, and the collection of songs was strong enough that it got Matador Records’ attention, and the label signed her and reissued the album just a few months ago. When Dacus opened for fellow Matador baby Car Seat HeadrestMore »