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Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We’re glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and thoroughly appreciate the feedback. In case you missed October’s launch, the idea here is to offer a concentrated compendium of the finest recent freely available MP3s, selected from (though not… More »

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Fitness – “You Go Where I Put You” Video

Adam Moerder is a former music critic and also the onetime leader of the now-defunct New York postpunk power trio Mr. Dream. He’s now making dark, intense synthpop under the name Fitness and recording for Mr. Dream’s old label Godmode, run by his old bandmate Nick Sylvester. Fitness has a self-titled debut coming out later… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 12:20 pm

In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I’ve put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year’s band breakups. It’s a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a band to really maximize its fanbase. Ask American Football, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, OutKast, the Replacements, or any of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Stream Ultimate In Luxury, The Posthumous Album From Mr. Dream

Noise rock trio Mr. Dream have had Ultimate In Luxury in the works for quite some time, and we’ve been hearing about it for around nine months. With every new song that’s trickled out, my fellow Stereogum writers have been very excited. And, finally, here it is. That’s the good news. The bad news i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 30, 2014 - 11:25 am

Mr. Dream – “Cheap Heat”

Brooklyn art-noise trio Mr. Dream have been teasing their upcoming LP, The Ultimate In Luxury, for at least six months. The first mention of it in the Stereogum archives is in our October 2013 writeup of single “Fringy Slider,” but I’m pretty sure the promises predate that track by at least a few months. They’ve… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 19, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Mr. Dream – “Making Muscles (Powered By Faroe Petroleum)” Video

Mr. Dream, the Brooklyn power-trio masters of seasick postpunk churn, have been working on their new album The Ultimate In Luxury (Powered By Lexus) for a while, and we’ve posted the early tracks “Fringy Slider” and “Loud Tools.” They’ve now shared another one, a heaving, swinging, merciless song called “Making Muscles (Powered By Faroe Petroleum).”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Mr. Dream – “Loud Tools”

It looks like Brooklyn trio Mr. Dream’s new LP, The Ultimate In Luxury, is nearing release, as the band issued one song from it, “Fringy Slider,” two weeks ago, and today have given us another. The title “Loud Tools” makes me think immediately of Big Black — a pretty clear influence on Mr. Dream’s music… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 6, 2013 - 10:47 am

Mr. Dream – “Fringy Slider”

Mr. Dream is an awesome noise-rock band from Brooklyn, whose drummer, Nick Sylvester, also runs the excellent cassette-only Godmode Music and sometimes writes about music. The full-disclosure thing here is that Nick is good friends with Tom, but I don’t know the guy at all; I’ve loved Mr. Dream since first hearing them, before I… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 23, 2013 - 11:01 am

Stereogum Range Life @ SXSW 3/15/12

On SXSW’s third night, we threw a party that went almost until sunrise. It was a pretty good time! Thanks to all who braved the line and came to hang, and salute to our estimable lineup — Lakutis, Mr. Dream, Shearwater, Screaming Females, and Zambri, and DJs Rewards, Korallreven, and Neon Indian. Above you ca… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 16, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Stereogum Range Life 2012 Preview & Mix

Last week, we announced our Range Life showcase, taking place at midnight on March 15 at the PureVolume house at 340 E. 2nd St. & Trinity, right in the middle of the brouhaha that is next week in Austin, TX. We’ve got a nice, well-balanced lineup in store with a dash of international, featuring the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Stereogum Presents… Range Life In Austin 2012 Lineup

Around midnight on the evening of March 15th, until well after every other bar in town has stopped serving legally intoxicating beverages, the Stereogum crew is throwing an Austin-based party with a bunch of bands we believe in while charging absolutely no money for admission, or legally intoxicating beverages. It’s called RANGE LIFE, and it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2012 - 9:38 am

Mr. Dream – “Fatherland”

Last month, we posted “What A Mess” and “The Room,” two tracks from the scraping, discordant Brooklyn rock trio Mr. Dream. Both of those songs come from Fatherland, their forthcoming EP, and now we’ve also got the EP’s title track. It’s a harsh, off-kilter track, and it’s impossible to focus on anything else when it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012 - 11:19 am

Yvette – “Cold Sweat”

Earlier today, we posted a pair of new songs from Fatherland, the forthcoming EP from the Brooklyn trio Mr. Dream. But Mr. Dream’s label God Mode also has another new release coming out: Erosion, a two-song single from the murky Brooklyn no-wave duo Yvette. Matt LeMay and Mr. Dream drummer Nick Sylvester recorded it. Below,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Mr. Dream – “What A Mess” & “The Room” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, the Brooklyn scrape-rock trio Mr. Dream released Trash Hit, their ferocious debut album. In February, they’ll follow it up with an equally asskicking new EP called Fatherland, which “is about an amusement park for fathers,” according to an email from drummer Nick Sylvester. And in March, they’ll tour the Western half of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 12:03 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

CMJ 2011: Stereogum/Popgun Showcase @ Glasslands 10/18/11 Feat. Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Mr. Dream, Cuckoo Chaos, Hollerado

So, CMJ. It’s begun. This year we decided to get our shots in early, in some sort of a sado-masochistic attempt to be as lifeless by Sunday as possible, apparently. That means a party last night, and a party tonight. For Tuesday night’s bill, we joined forces with Popgun Booking to present NJ wit/punk firebrand… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Mr. Dream – “Moneybags”

Earlier this year, the ass-whomping New York scuzz-rock power trio Mr. Dream released Trash Hit, their debut album. They’re already getting the follow-up ready to go.

Dream drummer Nick Sylvester (who is, full disclosure, a great friend and a former coworker of mine) writes in to share “Moneybags,” the band’s latest banger. Sylvester… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2011 - 4:01 pm

4Knots Festival 2011 Recap

The first annual 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th succeeded in turning South Street Seaport — usually picturesque, tourist-clogged shopping plaza — into an enjoyable venue for an afternoon of rock-centric music. As a replacement for Coney Island’s Siren Fest, a summer music staple for the last decade, this year’s one-stage, six-band lineup wa… More »

By: Andrew Frisicano / July 18, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Mr. Dream – “Croquet” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

One of our favorite newish bands Mr. Dream screwed around with security cameras in their playfully dark video for Trash Hit lead single “Crime.” You get more of that punk-slap humor in this clip for “Croquet,” directed by Alex Markman (who also did Twin Shadow’s “Slow“). We’re told (and can see that) the premise is,… More »

By: brandon / June 13, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Mr. Dream – “Crime” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

New York post-punk trio Mr. Dream, one of our favorite new bands of 2010, are a breath of fresh air in a local scene that often seems afraid of guitars. When we premiered “Crime,” the lead single from their debut full-length Trash Hit, drummer Nick Sylvester called it a pop song that’s “punk but with… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2011 - 11:59 am

Mr. Dream – “Crime” (Stereogum Premiere)

New York post-punk trio Mr. Dream, one of our favorite new bands of 2010, keep things moving in the right direction in ’11 with this new single “Crime.” Drummer Nick Sylvester calls it “a pop song … punk but with big dumb arena-type moves.” That’s part of what makes these guys special — an ability… More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2011 - 3:23 pm
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