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 »

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

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Charly BlissStereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »

Watch Westerman Play 3 Songs In A Solo Stereogum Session

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WestermanAlthough he has yet to release a debut full-length, London art-pop singer-songwriter Westerman has continued to impress us with a string of stellar EPs and singles. We named him an Artist To Watch and one of the Best New Artists Of 2018 last year, and now, following a couple of dates … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »

25 Great EPs From 2018

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Best EPs Of 2018Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the distinctions between a 7″ and a 12″ have largely faded away. Today, everything is a “project” or a “collection” or (groan) a “playlist.” Artists are still releasing EPs in name, … More »

Westerman – “Outside Sublime” Video

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Last month, Artist To Watch and Best New Bands Of 2018 honoree Westerman released a dreamy, sophisti-pop-indebted single called “Outside Sublime.” We called it “mysterious and slick and gooey.” … More »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

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Best New Bands 2018This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie is unrealistic wish fulfillment, but her upward trajectory embodies our hope for all artists, at least on a smaller scale: to become popular enough to follow their muse without sacrificing … More »

Westerman – “Outside Sublime”

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Westerman’s Ark EP is out early next month. Back in September, we heard lead single “Albatross,” and just two weeks ago we got its taxidermy-filled music video. Today, the Artist To Watch is sharing the four-track EP’s second single. “Outside Sublime” is mysterious and slick and gooey. It melts … More »

Westerman – “Albatross” Video

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Westerman-Albatross-VideoEarlier this year, we named the London-based singer-songwriter Westerman an Artist To Watch based on his stunning single “Confirmation.” Since then, he’s continued to release beautiful, enigmatic tracks that gave us more of a complete glimpse of where is now as a musician, including “Edison” and “EasyMore »