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Roses – “It’s Over”

Roses, an LA trio and the new project of former Abe Vigoda member Juan Velasquez, are releasing their debut EP next month. We've already heard opener "Florence Girls," and the excellent new song "It's Over" goes all-in on the new-wave, with drum machines, synth melodies, romantic vocals, and a catchy bass line. Just take… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 9, 2014

Roses (ex-Abe Vigoda) – “Florence Girls” (Stereogum Premiere)

Though there has never been an official statement, L.A. rock band (and Smell mainstays) Abe Vigoda are no more. Fortunately Juan Velazquez has been working on a new band called Roses that's been gaining attention locally, and soon they will release their debut EP, Dreamlover. Below you can listen to its opener, "Florence Girls," which… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 15, 2014

Bob Mould, Abe Vigoda @ El Rey Theater, Los Angeles 10/30/12

A packed El Rey Theater in Los Angeles was treated to the second-to-last performance of Sugar's classic album Copper Blue. Fresh off their appearance on Conan, Bob Mould, Jason Narducy, and Jon Wurster ripped through the album flawlessly while sprinkling in such Hüsker Dü classics like "Celebrated Summer" and "Makes No Sense." Dark rever… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 31, 2012

Best Coast, JEFF The Brotherhood, Abe Vigoda @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 5/18/12

If you happen to be Best Coast, then the only place to launch your tour would be in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theater. Throngs of adoring fans cheered throughout her 24-song set that included some guest spots by Jon Brion, who produced her latest album. Openers, JEFF The Brotherhood ripped through… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 21, 2012

Dunes – “Tied Together” Video

Here's a video from Dunes, the LA trio featuring ex-Mika Miko member Kate Hall. The affiliation is relevant for purposes of fingering their track "Tied Together"'s sound -- female-fronted post-punk with less spike, more wooze -- and the cameos in its iPhone-cam video, a Google+ circle's worth of friends from Mika Miko's old Smell-y… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 20, 2011

Stereogum Monthly Mix: December 2010

Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an "all black metal" mix, but as you'll notice when you read through the below tracklist, I opted to go for darkness in different corners. In case… More »

By: brandon / December 2, 2010

Rob Barber (High Places) Remixes Abe Vigoda

High Place's Rob Barber sent along a remix of Crush standout "Throwing Shade," a version he put together under the Urxed moniker for a "scrapped" "Throwing Shade" 12." The trance-y excavation transforms the original's cold wave-inspired pulses and chilly, jagged post-punk guitar lines into something ghostlier that still breaths steam. A good one… More »

By: brandon / November 8, 2010

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster, headlined by the reunited "classic" lineup of lo-fi progenitors Guided By Voices. Awesome. Amrit's at the Palms right now, repping team 'Gum, emptying his wallet into Crazy Bill’s Gold… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2010

Abe Vigoda – “Throwing Shade” Video

As you might've anticipated if you read my "To Tears" post or went ahead and streamed Abe Vigoda's excellent sophomore album Crush: The guys are wear black and tears in the Vice Cooler-directed video for "Throwing Shade."… More »

By: brandon / September 16, 2010

Stream Abe Vigoda Crush

When I posted "To Tears" I went into how I like Abe Vigoda's shift from “tropical punk rock” to this unexpected Arthur Russell and cold/minimal wave-influenced batch of frozen synths, sequencers, melancholic vocals, and icy guitar lines. Now you can stream the whole thing, see what I'm talking about, and agree. Or decide I… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2010

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival experience, according to our forces on the ground. We sent photographers Graeme Flegenheimer and Patrick Collier, who suffered through $4 water bottle prices and severe crowding… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010

Abe Vigoda – “To Tears” (Stereogum Premiere)

People are wearing more black in 2010. It's hard to pinpoint why/when folks started ransacking the goth, '80s new (and colder) wave, UK dream-pop, and icier post-punk sections of their record collection, but as a big fan of all the aforementioned, I appreciate the shift (as well as the crossover of bands who've been doing… More »

By: brandon / August 27, 2010

New Abe Vigoda Video – “Don’t Lie”

When Weston Currie directed honest Abe Vigoda in "Skeleton," he had them resembling zombie mimes stuck in a pitch-black enclosure. This time, for Reviver's topsy-turvy SY-guitar rouser "Don't Lie," we catch the post-Reggie band hitting the road with open windows and their hair in the breeze sans face paint. Now and again the footage… More »

By: brandon / April 14, 2009

No Age, Abe Vigoda, Mika Miko, Wavves & Friends @ The Smell, Los Angeles 1/25/09

On the eve of a trip to Australia, Dean and Randy from No Age threw a matinee house party at scene institution the Smell, inviting six bands and a sold-out crowd to come over for some blissed out punk and noise and pancakes. Figuring this lineup was too good to miss -- including Smell stalwart… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2009

New Abe Vigoda Video – “Skeleton”

Abe Vigoda look more like zombie mimes than skeletons in the Weston Currie-directed clip for the title track for the title track from the their second record, but the video's camera work and editing perfectly echo the song's rhythmic upswing, making for a striking, ghoulish rave-up. It gets even more secret-society celebrational when the California… More »

By: brandon / October 30, 2008

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy After a night of "classic" recreations, it was nice to dive into the current state of the indie landscape. Yesterday's lineup was stacked, and we spent the day scissoring back and forth catching as much as possible, right through to Animal Collective's relatively ornate light show to close. (That'… More »

By: brandon / July 20, 2008