Singles Band Citizen Dick Is Getting An Official Release For Record Store Day

By James Rettig / March 24, 2015
Citizen Dick, the fictional grunge band featured in Cameron Crowe's 1992 film Singles, is getting a 7-inch release for Record Store Day. The vinyl will feature "Touch Me I'm Dick" -- the full version of which surfaced a few years ago -- on the A-side and an etching of a quote from the film… More »

Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth

By Michael Nelson / March 24, 2015
It seems literally impossible that a DLR-fronted version of Van Halen have never before performed live on American television, but apparently that's the case, because the band's upcoming two-night stand on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live is being touted as "Van Halen's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth." How is that… More »

Torres – “Sprinter”

By Caitlin White / March 24, 2015
Mackenzie Scott and I have a lot in common. We both grew up in a would-be pristine Christian framework that turned to poison fruit in our hand, and we both used running to try to momentarily leave the larger, inescapable confines of our world. "Sprinter" is the title track from Torres' forthcoming sophomore record, and… More »

The Strokes Saw Bowfinger To Calm Down Before Their First Gig

By Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015
The Guardian interviewed guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and producer Gordon Raphael for a new feature about the early days of the Strokes, and it includes some interesting tidbits. For instance: Hammond explains that before playing their first show, the band was so nervous that they decided to calm down by seeing the Eddie Murphy/Steve… More »

Hudson Mohawke – “Very First Breath” (Feat. Irfane)

By Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015
Last weekend I watched Scottish DJ/producer Hudson Mohawke close out the Fader Fort -- the hottest ticket at SXSW thanks to free drinks and rampant surprise guests in addition to the generally high quality of the lineup -- and he blew me away even though his buddy Kanye West never showed up like the whole… More »

Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015
No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I've brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride a bike by the Williamsburg Bridge, and the night before flying to Austin for SXSW, I ended up eating dinner next to him at an unassuming Caribbean restaurant. It's fitting,… More »

Death Grips Announce World Tour

By Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015
After first trolling the world by not showing up when they said they would, Death Grips are now trolling us by showing up when they said they wouldn't. Which is to say that they announced their breakup on a napkin last July, and now, nine months and 18 Stereogum posts later, not… More »

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year, and we hope that you cherish the memories we made together. Because you're all so great, we've put together a little yearbook-style recap of the event, and bestowed… More »

Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

By Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015
How can something so small and specific sound so huge? A week after Kendrick Lamar made a grand, sprawling, uncompromising album about what it means to be black in America, here comes Courtney Barnett with an album of songs about looking at roadkill or trying to decide whether you want to go out tonight. It'… More »

Stream The Staves If I Was (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / March 24, 2015
If I Was is an album about coming undone and all the possibilities that pass before your eyes while you're unraveling. It's the second full-length album from the Staves, a trio of English sisters whose voices caught the ear of Justin Vernon. The Bon Iver founder not only produced their album but also workedMore »

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