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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t know if it’s a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got all dark and twisty and Lynchian and strange. Other than the Best Coast video, which stands in stark counterpoint to all the others, the videos below are what happens when [...]

Deconstructing: Sufjan Stevens And Christian Music

Sufjan Stevens dropped 59 songs’ worth of existential Christmas crisis on the world this week in the form of a five-disc collection called Silver & Gold. The sprawling set is Sufjan’s attempt to reconcile the conflict he feels between the sanctity that supposedly defines the holiday and the vapid consumerism that has become its calling [...]

Stream Starred Prison To Prison EP (Stereogum Premiere)

The new Brooklyn-based duo Starred has a sort of psychedelic country sound that reminds me a bit of Mazzy Star, and we’ve already posted two excellent songs from them, “No Good” and “LA Drugs.” The band’s debut EP Prison To Prison is already out on iTunes, and the physical release is coming next week. Up [...]

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