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When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

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Progress Report: Colette Thurlow — one half of British sister duo 2:54 — talks about the making of the band’s forthcoming full-length debut.

British duo 2:54 — the BTW comprised of sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow — generated lots of excitement earlier this year with the release of previous singles… More »

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

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