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Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith, Sky Ferreira To Play Elliott Smith Tribute Show

It feels like a swift kick to the stomach to say, but on 10/21 it will be 10 years since iconic singer/song-writer Elliott Smith passed away. On that day this year, Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith with Sky Ferreira, and more will pay tribute to the singer at a concert at Brooklyn’s Glasslands. Other performer… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 1, 2013 - 12:27 pm

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

School Of Seven Bells – “The Night (Rewards Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Night” is the evanescent opening track from School Of Seven Bells’ new one Ghostory, which we named Album Of The Week last week. Rewards is the producer and former Chairlift member Aaron Pfenning; he’ll be DJing at our Range Life party in Austin next week. And now Rewards has worked his magic on “The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 12:59 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

Rewards & Alia Shawkat Cover “Wicked Game”

A few months ago, we noticed that indie bands like Washed Out and WU LYF were covering the fuck out of Chris Isaak’s almighty soft-focus smooth jam “Wicked Game,” and we even got Chris Isaak himself to comment on the phenomenon. Well, here’s another “Wicked Game” to throw on the pile.

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By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Rewards – “Equal Dreams” (Feat. Solange Knowles)

Aaron Pfenning made a name for himself in the Brooklyn-via-Denver indie-pop iTunes pinup outfit Chairlift, and has busied himself since moving on from that project by making a new name for himself in Rewards. We’ve heard bedroom tracks like “I Used To” and “What A Loser” that fall on dreamy synth-based electronics and sultry vocal… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Rewards – “What A Loser”

Ex-Chairlift guitarist Aaron Pfenning is Rewards, a solo project that takes full-band form when on tour. (Last year, Rewards tours included a stint through the States with Warpaint, and through Europe opening for Brandon Flowers). An occasional member of the live Rewards experience is Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion and, more recently, Blood Orange), and so… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 1, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Rewards – “I Used To” (Stereogum Premiere)

Rewards is Aaron Pfenning, who co-founded Chairlift and does solo stuff under this name. He’s touring Europe with Brandon Flowers in September, and the UK and the U.S. with We Are Scientists for most of October and November. For a sample of what you’ll get on those dates, check out the moody, windswept “I Used… More »

By: jessica / September 28, 2010 - 1:00 pm