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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Our little covers comp charted in Billboard this week, and that didn't even count those of you who bought t-shirts with your album (since that's considered a bundle). Good work everyone! Your t-shirts and swag are going out next week, by the way. And, if you're one of our VIP or above donors, mark your … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »

Watch Bully Cover Billy Bragg

Bully just released their very good new album SUGAREGG last month. And in addition to that, frontwoman Alicia Bognanno has been popping up every so often on livestreams, playing covers and stripped-down solo versions of Bully songs and giving guitar and gear tutorials. A couple months ago, she shared a More »

Stream New Jersey Punks Teenage Halloween’s Soaring Self-Titled Debut Album

Teenage Halloween are a band from Asbury, New Jersey who make big, hearty, hooks-out punk rock. The band's style is grand and sincere, and it recalls gruff pop-punk overlords like Hot Water Music and Alkaline Trio, as well as '90s Jersey greats like Lifetime and the Bouncing Souls. Per their Bandcamp page, Teenage Halloween write … More »

Stream Armani Caesar’s Hard-As-Hell Griselda Debut The Liz

The Buffalo rap label and crew Griselda Records has been on an absolute tear lately, carving out a mainstream-adjacent space for raw and guttural '90s-style neck-jerk music. Griselda has also gone into overdrive on releasing new music. Last month, new Griselda recruit Boldy James released The Versace Tape, his first effort for the … More »

Puscifer – “The Underwhelming”

Now that the new Tool and A Perfect Circle albums are out of the way, Maynard James Keenan is back to focusing on Puscifer, the one-time bizarre sideshow that now seems like the project he's most invested in. The first Puscifer album in five years, Existential Reckoning, is set to drop … More »

Stream Napalm Death’s Killer New Album Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism

British extreme-metal veterans Napalm Death are a true rarity: A band that remains vital and beloved, even though they're decades past their most famous era and even though none of the people currently in the band are original members. Napalm Death were grindcore pioneers back in the '80s, and they persist as brutalist elder statesmen … More »

Dua Lipa & James Corden Made A “Don’t Start Now”/”New Rules” Parody About COVID Dating

Dua Lipa released her sophomore album Future Nostalgia right at the beginning of the pandemic, and she's been trying to promote it from quarantine. That can't be easy. Sometimes, Lipa's promotional efforts have led to cool things, like some of her early quarantine performances. Sometimes, those efforts have led to less-good things, like … More »

Stream Tyler Childers’ Protest-Minded Surprise Album Long Violent History

Ever since he released his 2017 album Purgatory, the Kentucky singer and songwriter Tyler Childers has been one of the biggest stars in the world of rootsy country music. (Childers doesn't like the word "Americana"; he likes to be known as a country musician. But Childers is a lot closer on the spectrum to his … More »

Aimee Mann – “Avalanche” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Aimee Mann covered Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche" for the theme music of HBO's I'll Be Gone In The Dark. The show is a documentary about Michelle McNamara, the true-crime author (and Patton Oswalt's wife) whose posthumous book of the same name detailed her investigation into the Golden State Killer. McNamara died in 2016 of an accidental … More »

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