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Viet Cong Address Name Controversy At Portland Show

Last night Canadian post-punkers Viet Cong played their first concert since the announcement that Oberlin College cancelled a forthcoming show by the band due to its name. The controversy was addressed a few times during the set at Portland’s Mississippi Studios when Viet Cong reiterated previous sentiments that they’re not aiming to offend people, they… More »

By: Stereogum / March 4, 2015 - 1:02 pm

AAN – “I Don’t Need Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

On February 4th, exactly one year and one day after we first heard about it, AAN (pronounced “on”) will finally release their debut album Amor Ad Nauseum. The single they released last February was promising, and “I Don’t Need Your Love” validates that. It’s easily the best recorded thing we’ve heard from the band, betwee… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 2, 2013 - 4:30 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A whole mess of great videos this week, from some unexpected places as well as the expected ones. When Flatbush Zombies release an excellently hallucinogenic rap video about dropping liquid acid in your orange juice and then hitting the bodega and showing off the skull in your gold fronts — usually my personal sweet spot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2013 - 4:48 pm

AAN – “Mystery Life” Video

Were I ever to be chased by the grim reaper, Portland, Oregon band AAN — pronounced “on” — have created the escape scenario I’d find to be most desirable in their video for “Mystery Life.” Stolen motorcycles, boat rides, and a pizza break? Sounds like the best way to go. The band has been around… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 5, 2013 - 12:51 pm