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Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated its sixth year of existence with a lineup featuring the Black Keys, FKA Twigs, Death Cab For Cutie, alt-J, the Wu-Tang Clan (at least, some of them), and a bunch… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Watch Jamie xx Play Seth Meyers With Romy, Jehnny Beth, Caroline Polachek, More

Jamie xx released his solo masterpiece In Colour earlier this month, and one of its high points is “Loud Places,” the bittersweet disco banger that features a lovely, longing vocal from Jamie’s xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. Earlier this month, he performed “Loud Places” on the French show Le Grand Journal with Croft, fellow xx… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 8:49 am

Julian Casablancas Working On New Strokes Songs, Collaboration With Savages’ Jehnny Beth

Today Noisey published an extensive cover story on Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, as well as a solo artist in his own right. The piece is chock full of personal anecdotes, and in it, a very candid Julian admits how frustrating and fraught his relationship with the Stroke… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 2:46 pm

Watch Savages Debut “Adore” In NYC

London quartet Savages debuted a new song at the end of January when they played Mercury Lounge in New York, but video of the track has now surfaced. Frontwoman Jehnny Beth said the song is called “Adore” and shared a brief description of its tangled themes:… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 13, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Stream Bo Ningen & Savages Words To The Blind

Last year, Jehnny Beth, frontwoman for the great British postpunk band Savages, sang on “CC,” a song from the experimental Japanese psych-rockers Bo Ningen. And now the two have teamed up for Words To The Blind, an entire collaborative LP, featuring both bands playing together. The whole thing is one single, unbroken 38-minute track. It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Bo Ningen – “CC” (Feat. Jehnny Beth) Video

British postpunkers Savages recently got together with the Japenese heavy psych band Bo Ningen to record the forthcoming Words To The Blind, a single-track 37-minute collaborative album. Before that, Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth showed up on “CC,” a feral fuzz-rock bugout from Bo Ningen’s recent III video. She’s in that song’s brand-new video, too, shadowboxing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 11:43 am

Savages’ Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals’ Class System

As maybe the most exciting new rock band to come along last year, Savages played a busy festival-based touring schedule last year. And since this is a committed and ideological band, and since the whole festival system has some seriously deep problems, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that frontwoman Jehnny Beth has some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2014 - 10:36 am

Watch A Trailer For The Savages & Bo Ningen Album, Which Is One 37-Minute Track

Savages and Japanese acid rock band Bo Ningen are getting together for a collaborative album called Words To The Blind. The album is a single 37-minute track that they call “a simultaneous sonic poem.” The two bands have performed the track before at a show at the Red Gallery in May 2013, and Savages vocalist… More »

By: James Rettig / August 19, 2014 - 11:12 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There seems to be a bit of aggression in the air this week. Maybe the advent of spring has everyone a bit antsy — certainly the artists who make up our 5 Best Songs Of The Week seem to feel that way. Nicki Minaj continued growling her way toward her new album, while Savages engaged… More »

By: Stereogum / May 9, 2014 - 5:03 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A quick word about Flying Lotus’s “Phantasm” video and videos like it: That’s a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good, too! But it’s not on the list this week, and neither are any of those. There’s definitely, absolutely a place for abstract, non-representational music videos, videos about wandering freaky alie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Savages – “Fuckers” Video

Savages just released a new 12″ single, “Fuckers” b/w “Dream Baby,” and today, the A-side is joined by a video directed by Giorgio Testi. The clip features the band in concert, normally not the most exciting format, but Savages are one of the best live bands on the planet, and I really think hearing them… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 6, 2014 - 10:19 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the time of year when everyone gets very confused and worried about who’s going to win big at the Grammys, and we are not facing down the sad likelihood that the music industry is about to anoint Macklemore as a 12 Years A Slave-esque juggernaut. So I’m sure you won’t be shocked to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Savages – “Strife” Video

Savages’ Silence Yourself was one of last year’s great debut albums, and the band’s cold, severe aesthetic works just as well visually as it does musically. The band’s live show is still the best example of that, but their new video for “Strife” is another. It’s a hard, conceptually rigorous piece of work, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2013

Yesterday we started announcing the winners of our annual Gummy Awards — Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll — with your Top 50 Albums Of 2013. And today, we move on to the category of Best New Act. It’s a pretty dynamic and diverse list including, for example, two brothers from England, three sisters from… More »

By: Stereogum / December 17, 2013 - 2:37 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Savages – “Marshal Dear” Video

Savages’ great debut album Silence Yourself ends with “Marshal Dear,” an uncharacteristically slow, thick, heavy gothed-out dirge of a song. It might represent the best use of saxophone and piano on a postpunk track since the Rapture dropped Echoes a decade ago. And now “Marshal Dear” has a video, a scratchily animated meditation on bom… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2013 - 8:51 am

Photos: Savages @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland 9/25/13

Savages, who put out one of our favorite albums of this year this spring, stopped by the Wonder Ballroom in Portland last night to play through their set of volcanic post-punk, including a cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream.” We sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to capture the entire performance. Check out the gallery above, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 26, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Savages – “Husbands” Video

Savages have put out a new video for Silence Yourself highlight “Husbands,” and the clip is as fierce and gripping as the song itself. Cut between shots of snakes, worms, and other unpleasant creatures, the band plays with the kind of brutality that we’ve come to expect from their live shows. The best part here… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 26, 2013 - 10:57 am
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