Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Blitzen Trapper

Portland's Blitzen Trapper have been self-releasing music on their Lidkercow Ltd label since 2003, but it wasn't until their third full-length, this year's Wild Mountain
brandon | August 1, 2007 - 6:23 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Misha

New York synth-pop duo Misha manage to add enough surprisingly askew moments -- chipmunk Bollywood, lo-fi Beatles-esque acoustics -- to their woozy, Erasure-on-Bacharach (on Sarah…
brandon | July 25, 2007 - 3:48 pm

Quit Your Day Job: No Age

From their SST-referencing name and gracefully sloppy Ramones-meets-Kicking Giant sound to guitarist Randy Randall and singing drummer Dean Spunt's decision to release five limited edition…
brandon | July 18, 2007 - 2:04 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Bowerbirds

Just because folks (and Mountain Goats) are buzzing about your band doesn't mean you can blow off work. Bowerbirds are suddenly everywhere, and each member…
brandon | July 11, 2007 - 4:21 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Professor Murder

New York quartet Professor Murder make post-punk dance-funk 'n' dub piled with synths, chanty vocals, scattershot Liars percussion and more cowbells than your average dairy…
brandon | July 5, 2007 - 12:32 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Man Man

When I spoke with main Man Man Ryan Kattner, a.k.a. Honus Honus, his troupe of Philadelphia noisemakers was in a fittingly loud van en route…
brandon | June 27, 2007 - 1:51 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Pelican

Larry Herweg plays drums in Pelican, the instrumental Chicago-to-Los Angeles quartet who recently released its third full-length City of Echoes. The new collection…
Stereogum | June 20, 2007 - 2:19 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Sam Champion

I caught up with Sam Champion just before they headed down to Bonnaroo. The Brooklyn quartet may initially get your attention for sharing a name…
brandon | June 13, 2007 - 12:36 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The Hold Steady

It took a bit of persistence tracking down Galen Polivka... not his fault. The Hold Steady bassist is generally easy to spot (as you'll read…
brandon | June 6, 2007 - 1:04 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Castanets

A couple of weeks ago I ran into Raymond Raposa, a.k.a. Castanets, at Spuyten Duyvil, a beer and wine bar in Brooklyn. Always on the…
brandon | May 30, 2007 - 1:13 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Deerhunter

Deerhunter's been buzzing loudly since the release of their sophomore album Cryptograms earlier this year. The Fluorescent Grey EP helped maintain the chatter some, but…
brandon | May 23, 2007 - 2:18 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Jana Hunter

When I wrote a review of Golden Apples Of The Sun, the 2004 scene-sealing compilation ably curated by Devendra Banhart, Jana Hunter's mysterious, lonesome "Farm,…
brandon | May 16, 2007 - 2:29 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Page France

Help Wanted: Before beginning this week's column I'd like to ask what sort of people and jobs you're looking to see covered in Quit Your…
brandon | May 9, 2007 - 12:12 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Travis Morrison

For one happy decade Travis Morrison fronted unpindownable D.C. stage-crashers The Dismemberment Plan. After the quartet bowed out with a finale at the 9:30 Club…
brandon | May 2, 2007 - 3:09 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Mice Parade

Adam Pierce is about to release his seventh Mice Parade record, the self-titled follow-up to 2004's Obrigado Saudade. The collection's a sleepy, eclectic batch of…
brandon | April 25, 2007 - 1:24 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Dungen

Dungen is described regularly as the studio project of Gustav Ejstes, which makes the "band" sound like some one-man Swedish psych troupe that only transforms…
brandon | April 18, 2007 - 2:31 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Excepter

To these ears Excepter can more or less do no wrong: Conjuring Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, and some anonymous beat-box pranksters swirling stoned through a blender,…
brandon | April 11, 2007 - 2:17 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The National

Anyone who skimmed yesterday's Premature Evaluation -- which came pretty close to that other "e" word -- oughtta know how Stereogum feels about the National.
brandon | April 4, 2007 - 2:27 pm

Quit Your Day Job: The Postmarks

Stereogum favorites, The Postmarks, are a sad 'n' sunny Miami indie-pop trio consisting of Ivy/Concretes-style vocalist Tim Yehezkely (yeah, a girl) and lush, soundscaping multi-instrumentalists…
brandon | March 28, 2007 - 3:22 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Panthers

This past Sunday I ran into Panthers in the Austin airport -- we hopped out of our respective shuttles at the same time. Full disclosure:…
brandon | March 21, 2007 - 1:49 pm