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Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase (hat tip to Guards, for winning the night — and the fest’s — breakout act honors). Photographer wagz2it roved the north Williamsburgian terrain and assembled a spread of photos for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Cold Cave, White Ring, Burning Star Core @ Europa, Brooklyn 6/14/12 (Northside Festival)

Last night the Northside Festival kicked off in north Williamsburg. Last night’s most appetizing bills were at Europa, or at Glasslands (which had BTW Beacon and Sweden’s Niki & The Dove), or Music Hall Of Williamsburg (which had GZA do Liquid Swords), though things really kick into full swing today, with a big show at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2012 - 2:36 pm

New Cryptacize – “Tail & Mane” (Stereogum Premiere)

Ex-Deerhoof guitarist Chris Cohen’s present project Cryptacize hit the Asthmatic Kitty roster last year, subsequently earning this gush from St. Sufjan:

They make music that is refreshingly coherent, stewed with deliberate melodies, a refinement of instrumentation, no excess, nothing wasted, nothing lost … These songs are not trifles, but rather cryptic haiku poem… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2009 - 6:08 pm

An MP3 Mix For Your Memorial Day

It’s totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend custom made for welcoming summer, getting drunk, and eating bbq, and yay for that. Before signing off for the weekend, we got to thinking that it’s been a pretty great… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm

New Burning Star Core – “Beauty Hunter”

Burning Star Core, the project of Cincinnati sound sculptor C. Spencer Yeh, kicks serious ass. His new album Challenger was set to be featured in The Outsiders, where BxC’s Blood Lightning 2007 was bested in ’07, but when we picked up the NY Times this weekend and saw him included in a Playlist, we decided… More »

By: brandon / May 12, 2008 - 11:02 am

The Outsiders: The Best Albums Of ’07

Not all of Stereogum’s favorite sounds conform to what folks expect us to cover. In this space, resident Bananafish fetishist Brandon Stosuy focuses on bands, albums, singles, and villages in Sweden that may otherwise pass by unnoticed. This week’s eclectic virtual milk crate contains the best weirdo albums of 2007.

It’s rough putting your… More »

By: Stereogum / December 22, 2007 - 8:43 am