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Blouse – “Happy Days” Video

Blouse follow up their surreal video for “A Feeling Like This” with an eerie accompaniment to “Happy Days,” another cut off their recent album Imperium. Here director Anna Alek crafts an ambiguous scene of a woman on a barren stretch of highway, with only her car headlights to cut through the dark. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 12, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Blouse – “A Feeling Like This” Video

Blouse continued making their chilly psychedelia this year with new album Imperium, and now have a new video to go along with it. The Angus Borsos-directed clip for “A Feeling Like This” pairs the song with very abstract, but nonetheless beautiful imagery. A girl is seemingly in space and on her roof at the same… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 5, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Stream Blouse Imperium

Portland band Blouse, who performed at the Captured Tracks five-year anniversary festival over the weekend, will release their album Imperium in two weeks. We’ve already heard 5 Best Songs honoree “No Shelter,” as well as “A Feeling Like This,” but now you can hear the album in full. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 4, 2013 - 10:25 am

Captured Tracks Five-Year Anniversary Festival @ The Well, Brooklyn, NY 8/31/13 & 9/1/13

Over the past five years, Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks has delivered a meticulously curated output, from superstars-in-their-own-right DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, and Mac DeMarco to reissues of ’80s UK indie pop luminaries like the Cleaners From Venus and the Wake with a legion of other artists in between. So it was more tha… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Blouse – “A Feeling Like This”

Portland’s Blouse wowed back in June with their waxy “No Shelter” from their upcoming LP Imperium and today they offer up “A Feeling Like This,” another cut from the album. Both tracks have the same off-kilter sensibilities, but where “Shelter” was warm and enveloping, “Feeling” has a much cooler undercurrent, its guitars angular, and sound,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 12, 2013 - 2:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week is a new column that will highlight the tunes the Stereogum staff found to be the foremost music of the past seven days. The primary qualification for eligibility is that a song is new to us and can be heard online, so even if it only exists a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Blouse – “No Shelter”

Portland band Blouse offer up minimal, gauzy track “No Shelter” from their upcoming Captured Tracks release Imperium. The cut is a full blast of throwback pop that sounds almost liquid. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 18, 2013 - 12:35 pm

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, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Bear in Heaven @ The Earl, Atlanta 4/27/12

Over the weekend, Bear In Heaven played Atlanta’s the Earl with Blouse, and Stereogum contributor Matthew Smith was there to capture the show. Check out his gallery above. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 30, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Blouse – “Ghost Dream” Video

The video for “Ghost Dream,” a seasick synthpop ballad from Portland duo Blouse, takes place entirely in a tripped-out primitive CGI fantasia full of jeeps and basketballs and Macintosh clip-art. It’s like a few hundred different mid-’90s screensavers coming to life to fight each other, or like what the Lawnmower Man dreams about when he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 11:11 am

Stream Blouse’s Debut LP

With Blouse we have “Time Travel” and a Monthly Mix nod, and Captured Tracks has upped the ante by presenting the Portland band’s entire, self-titled debut LP for streaming. There are many alternatives in the trio’s chosen realm — synth-pop of the fogged and light-headed, female-fronted variety, this much is true. But their take o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 1, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Blouse – “Time Travel”

Portland synth-pop duo/monthly mixtape veterans Blouse return with another cut from their self-titled Captured Tracks debut, “Time Travel.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2011 - 9:33 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It’s gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam to anything that would feel right at a beach. So to help to fill the void created by expunging “sunny music” from your daily playlist, and to show solidarity with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm