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Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year, and we hope that you cherish the memories we made together. Because you're all so great, we've put together a little yearbook-style recap of the event, and bestowed… More »

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin's Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played two stages, from established names like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Pity Sex to breakthrough acts like Wand, Girlpool, Dirty Dishes, and Krill. New Orleans' Caddywhompus kicked… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2015

Ava Luna – “Coat Of Shellac”

Skittery Brooklyn art-poppers Ava Luna released Electric Balloon their last album, just a year ago, and they've already announced plans for the follow-up LP Infinite House. The band recorded the album in Mississippi and in the Brooklyn DIY venue Silent Barn, and they got Dave Fridmann to mix it. We've posted first single "Billz,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, "the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming," even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine… More »

By: Stereogum / January 23, 2015

Ava Luna – “Billz”

Ava Luna's Electric Balloon was one of the most underrated albums of 2014. A glassy collection of punctual harmonies and hyper-stylized R&B-inspired arrangements, it's as unmistakably sexy as it is nerdy, a robot with a lot of feelings. Today, the Brooklyn-based band announced that they will be releasing a third full-length entitled Infinite HouseMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 21, 2015

Cloud Nothings, Mutual Benefit, Speedy Ortiz To Release Playable 7″ Postcards

Keep In Touch is a brand new 7" subscription series that aims to "reimagine the bygone era of pen pals." Subscribers will receive a 7" x 7" flexi postcard each month that will have a song pressed directly onto an image that was chosen by that month's featured artist. All the postcards will come with… More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014

Ava Luna – “PRPL”

Jittery DIY art-punk and spaced-out soul aren't two genres that seem to have too much in common, but the Brooklyn band Ava Luna has somehow found a way to walk the line between them. The band's new album Electric Balloon is out in a couple of weeks, and we've already posted one song, "Daydream."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2014

Ava Luna – “Daydream” (Stereogum Premiere)

In between all their production work for bands such as Palehound and Krill, Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez play in Ava Luna, who have just put out new single, "Daydream," the first track we've heard off the band's anticipated new album, Electric Balloon. It's a jumpy and angular piece of funk music that hits a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 13, 2014

Superchunk – “Void” Video (Feat. Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin)

As punk lifers with decades in the game, Superchunk are good and familiar with every possible old-guy-in-the-club scenario, and their new video for "Void," a song from their truly great 2013 album I Hate Music, features a whole lot of them. Director Scott Jacobson has assembled a cast that includes every possible alt-comedy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013

Ava Luna – “I Love It” (Icona Pop Cover)

On their 2012 full-length record Ice Level, Brooklyn's Ava Luna deconstruct and reassemble bits of R&B, soul, post-punk, and pop sounds, so its unsurprising that their take on a hit like Icona Pop's "I Love It" would also bring in a whole spectrum of influences. "The more time goes by, I consider myself less a… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 5, 2013

CMJ On The Streets: Icona Pop, Presets, Sinkane, And More

Last week's CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming flurry of name-tag badges and networking events is the music, thankfully, and the festival's NYC-centricity has encouraged local DIY showcases and late-night after-parties to run parallel to it. From ico… More »

By: Puja Patel / October 22, 2012

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it's full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you're into indie rock, skewing the more… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012

New Indie Rock Christmas Songs For 2010

Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here's ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I've also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

By: jessica / December 23, 2010