Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Fucked Up

Fucked Up are one of my favorites. From their occasionally bloody, always ecstatic live shows and smart-ass/smart politics to the fist-pumpers packed onto Hidden World
Brandon Stosuy | December 19, 2007 - 1:05 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The Acorn

The Acorn are like a weird combo of Sufjan Stevens and Poi Dog Pondering. Trust me on this. The Ottawa band's second full-length Glory Hope
Brandon Stosuy | December 12, 2007 - 4:32 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Laura Veirs

We posted last week about Portland singer-songwriter Laura Veirs offering music lessons out of her Oregon home. Anyone sign up yet? (Me, I'm sorta hoping…
Brandon Stosuy | December 5, 2007 - 2:31 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Clipd Beaks

Appropriately monikered Thanksgiving-week BTW Clipd Beaks are one of my favorite recent listens: A Drum's Not Dead/Liars atmosphere shattered against a more smart ass post-no…
Brandon Stosuy | November 28, 2007 - 2:51 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Bodies Of Water

Bodies Of Water's spiraling, gospel-tinged gold sounds have been in heavy rotation around here for a few months. From "It Is Familiar" and "These Are…
Brandon Stosuy | November 21, 2007 - 1:19 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Division Day

We've given Division Day a bit of coverage for covering other people's songs -- Roxy Music and Sponge, Depeche Mode, and Sunny Day Real Estate,…
Brandon Stosuy | November 14, 2007 - 5:42 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Yeasayer

This past summer Yeasayer's kid-choired "2080" made a lot of noise, oiling a few hype machines, but the quartet took their sweet old time releasing…
Brandon Stosuy | November 7, 2007 - 1:02 pm

Quit Your Day Job: West Indian Girl

Considering the time L.A. sextet West Indian Girl spend talking about water on 4th & Wall, I was figuring at least one of them worked…
Brandon Stosuy | October 31, 2007 - 5:20 pm

Quit Your Day Job: HEALTH

We've already spoken a couple times about the thrilling kitchen-sink noise-pop of L.A.-based Band To Watch HEALTH. So far, though, no real word on the…
Brandon Stosuy | October 24, 2007 - 5:12 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Magik Markers

NY/SF duo Magik Markers have been a live favorite for a long while. After dropping a member and releasing the excellent Lee Ranaldo-produced BOSS, vocalist/guitarist…
Brandon Stosuy | October 17, 2007 - 4:01 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Pissed Jeans

When my gal was young she assumed her uncle was Billy Joel because he played the piano and lived in Allentown. No dice, Joel was…
Brandon Stosuy | October 10, 2007 - 3:31 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Le Loup

D.C. septet and Band To Watch Le Loup ("The Wolf," if you're French) first charmed us with thee lengthy Dr. Bronner song titles, Dante references,…
Brandon Stosuy | October 3, 2007 - 7:28 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Figurines

Ever hope to be an astronaut or a ballerina when you were a kid? Operating somewhere in the vicinity of that kinda job-description, Christian Hjelm,…
Brandon Stosuy | September 26, 2007 - 7:38 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The Forms

Not sure if it's a good or bad thing, but most of our favorite bands seem to have jobs, so it's only a matter of…
Brandon Stosuy | September 19, 2007 - 6:07 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The Caribbean

Longstanding D.C. quartet the Caribbean have deep roots in that area's scene through their current project as well as past work in Townies and Dischord…
Brandon Stosuy | September 12, 2007 - 6:09 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Augie March

We've already shown Augie March plenty of love, but so far haven't delved into the personal lives of the the Australian quintet. Figured a literate…
Brandon Stosuy | September 5, 2007 - 12:22 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Oxford Collapse

Basement-storming Brooklyn post-punk trio Oxford Collapse penned "Please Visit Your National Parks," one of the best shout-out-loud anthems of 2006, but get less credit for…
Brandon Stosuy | August 29, 2007 - 3:01 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Les Savy Fav

Those New York art-punks and video-contest bigwigs Les Savy Fav don't need much of an introduction, but maybe their jobs do: Guitarist Seth Jabour works…
Brandon Stosuy | August 22, 2007 - 11:37 am

Quit Your Day Job: Tiny Vipers

Tiny Vipers, aka Jesy Fortino, recently released her Sub Pop debut Hands Across The Void: It's a spare collection of patient, painterly acoustic folk with…
Brandon Stosuy | August 15, 2007 - 12:11 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Lewis & Clarke

Hearing tales of Lou Rogai's day-job multi-tasking, I assumed he kept Stereofave Lewis & Clarke's trance-folk hypnotic because it offered a meditative pause. Turns out,…
Brandon Stosuy | August 8, 2007 - 11:59 am