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This was an incredible month for free hip hop MP3s, and it was an incredible month for songs by Lemonade because “Neptune” is one of this year’s finest. And so the paramaters I gave myself with this month’s mix are as follows: Open with Lemonade’s “Neptune,” and create a track flow that blended but flipped… More »

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AU – “Solid Gold” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's the new clip from Portland indie experimentalists AU -- an outfit formed around songwriter Luke Wyland that also features saxophonist Colin Stetson on the…
Corban Goble | October 1, 2012 - 10:33 am

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

AU – “OJ” Video

Portland indie rockers AU deliver a tripped-out kaleidoscope of a visual for "OJ," which is definitely one of the best two videos featuring morphing paint
Corban Goble | April 24, 2012 - 5:32 pm

AU – “Get Alive”

Portland experimental rockers AU have a new album called Both Lights coming next month, as we posted first taste "Solid Gold" way back in December.
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

AU – “Solid Gold”

Portland weird-rock duo AU have a new single called "Solid Gold" Coming out, and it's a spazzily pretty bit of prog-pop, with Colin Stetson helping…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2011 - 5:06 pm

New Au – “Ida Walked Away”

Au's current official lineup remains Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka, but each excursion sounds like the work of much larger cast. See, for instance, "Ida…
brandon | July 31, 2009 - 3:59 pm

New Au – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

When it doesn't sound like Animal Collective, Au's music often approximates a snow or sleet storm, but one that's all angles and the light refracted…
brandon | December 22, 2008 - 11:19 am

CMJ ’08: It’s A Photo Wrap

The crapshoot buffet of 25 minute sets from overextended bands is now closed, thanks. When you're out all day and all night, you encounter lots…
Amrit Singh | October 27, 2008 - 2:19 am

New Au Video – “RR vs. D”

This video for Au's "RR vs. D" opens with a tiny crystal ball filled with golden flecks spinning in Michael Jackson's hand and somehow ends…
brandon | September 25, 2008 - 3:07 pm

New Au – “Are Animals” & “Sleep”

It's fitting this new Au song's called "Are Animals" because Luke Wyland & his band of Portland noisemakers do a pretty good Animal Collective impersonation…
brandon | May 23, 2008 - 9:37 am

New Au – “RR Vs. D”

Indie rock is doing amazing things in service of the parts of speech and grammar in general these days. Vampire Weekend is through with oxford…
Amrit Singh | April 4, 2008 - 4:25 pm

Hey You, Meet Au

Another day, another Portland band. This one’s more of a guest-laden one-man project though; Au (say the letters, pronounce the name — Ay you) is…
Stereogum | May 15, 2007 - 5:02 pm