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In the mid-’00s, we witnessed a torrent of new bands with “wolf” in their names. Among the acts with lupine roots were Wolf Parade, Wolfmother, We Are Wolves, Sea Wolf, Wolf & Cub, and more. It got old, as trends do, and we reached Canis lupus critical mass in 2009 with Wolf Gang. The gentler… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / March 27, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Nude Beach – “Been Waitin'”

A few months ago, Brooklyn-based power-pop trio Nude Beach released 77, a double album crammed with windows-down beer-buzz singalongs. (Seriously, if you slept on “I Can’t Keep The Tears From Falling,” do yourself a favor and play it right now.) You might think they’d be all out of big, hearty tunes after letting that thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 2:14 pm

The 5 Best Tom Petty Albums Of 2014

As you might’ve heard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers scored their first #1 album this year, with Hypnotic Eye. Thing is, it’s merely pretty good in the grand scheme of the Petty canon. It garnered a lot of positive of reviews, but when it comes down to it, the fact that Petty just now got… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Nude Beach – “For You” Video

Ryan Naideau, drummer for the extremely likable Brooklyn power-pop trio Nude Beach, used to work at the Children’s Museum Of The Arts’ summer camp in New York. And in making the video for “For You,” a beaming song from the band’s forthcoming double album 77, he and his band returned to his old place of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Nude Beach – “See My Way” (Stereogum Premiere)

77, the forthcoming third album from the Brooklyn-based trio Nude Beach, is an 80-minute double album, a ridiculous thing from a band whose stock in trade is the short, shimmering old-school power-pop singalong. But judging by what we’ve heard from the album so far, that just means they’ll have time to pack in more hook… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Nude Beach – “For You”

Brooklyn trio Nude Beach is plain fun, steadily serving their fresh brand of classic rock-influenced punk since their debut with Nude Beach, in 2008. “For You” is the second single off their forthcoming third album, 77, and it’s pure sun-dappled goodness. It follows the equally catchy “I Can’t Keep The Tears From Falling.” 77 i… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / August 14, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Nude Beach – “I Can’t Keep The Tears From Falling”

Two years ago, the young Brooklyn-based rock band Nude Beach released their album II, a deeply enjoyable piece of classic-rock-informed punk. Every song aimed straight for the pleasure center and hit its target, and I fucked up badly when I didn’t give it Album Of The Week. (Seriously, in three years of writing that column,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Photos: 4Knots Festival 2014 Feat. Mac DeMarco’s Tattooed Pig Fetus

This past weekend, 4Knots Festival 2014 took place in its usual location at the South Street Seaport in NYC. It’s a great festival for a few reasons: The location is incredible; admission is free; it’s only one day so there’s not much of a time commitment; and it always manages to cram in a to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 14, 2014 - 11:58 am

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About a year ago, the Brooklyn rock band Nude Beach released their album II, a ridiculously fun album of high-impact power-pop and beered-up old-school thrills. I didn’t make it Album Of The Week, which marks one of the greatest regrets in the history of that particular column. Because II is a grower, the type of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2013 - 12:58 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week is a new column that will highlight the tunes the Stereogum staff found to be the foremost music of the past seven days. The primary qualification for eligibility is that a song is new to us and can be heard online, so even if it only exists a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Nude Beach – “What Can Ya Do”

Brooklyn’s Nude Beach write buoyant, boisterous punk-based rock music made for drinking or driving — it’s like they’ve taken all the best elements of your favorite Replacements and Cheap Trick songs, combined them, and used them in the service of crafting summertime party anthems. Following their excellent 2012 LP II, the band are back with… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 18, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Nude Beach – “I’m Giving Up” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, the Brooklyn rock band Nude Beach made a sneaky-great album in II, a collection of sunny grinning-up-at-the-sky summer-rock that’s stayed in my iTunes rotation way more than I ever could’ve expected. This summer, they’ll release a new 7″ single and tour a bunch. And below, we’ve got a stream of “I’m Giving Up,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Nude Beach

A couple of weeks ago, Brooklyn rockers Nude Beach dropped the memorable clip for “Some Kinda Love,” a clip where an invisible narrator went through some kind of nervous breakdown. But, that wasn’t the only truly notable thing about the video; in the clip, the narrator walks us through the day jobs of Nude Beach’… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 2:24 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don’t know how I didn’t manage to find room for the A Place To Bury Strangers video where toys melt and burn in extremely satisfying ways, or the Wild Nothing video where Michelle Williams, despite not really doing anything,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Nude Beach – “Some Kinda Love” Video (Dir. Tom Scharpling)

Best Videos Of The Week mainstay Tom Scharpling writes and directs the new clip for Nude Beach’s hook-laden “Some Kinda Love,” where a silent narrator annotates the performance clip with commentary. As you might imagine, he kind of goes off the rails. “It’s not like SHE hasn’t messed up. That time at the boardwalk?” read… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 24, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

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 »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Nude Beach – “Radio” Video

Last month, the Brooklyn trio Nude Beach released II, a relentlessly catchy album of classic-rock hooks played at punk-rock tempos. We’ve already seen their “Walkin’ Down My Street” video, and today we get the video for their jittery little melody-burst “Radio.” The video is a self-directed travelogue sort of thing, full of murky footage of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2012 - 9:29 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week saw a serious abundance of straight-up fun, ridiculous videos — four-minute blasts of joy that didn’t take themselves the tiniest bit seriously. I’ll take that over a bunch of serious art videos that want to push the form forward. Hype Williams and Kanye West’s seizure-inducing tremorfest had nothing on any of the five… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 17, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Nude Beach – “Walkin’ Down My Street” Video

The Brooklyn-based band Nude Beach have their roots in their home borough’s scuzzy DIY scene, but there’s virtually no noise or abrasion to what they do. Instead, they play a fun and beery strain of punk, one that has plenty of classic-rock radio in it. And so it makes sense that their video for “Walkin’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2012 - 2:49 pm