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It’s that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen of the best and brightest. In the three previous annual versions of this column, we’ve hailed the arrivals of Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky,… More »

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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 upon you… More »

By: James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

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 - 2:18 pm

Celestial Shore – “Now I Know” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In the fall of 2014, Celestial Shore released Enter Ghost, 12 lush and mellow songs that easily soundtracked the city’s descent into winter. Today, the Brooklyn-based band has shared a video for the mildly morose, but totally catchy “Now I Know.” Celestial Shore has a pretty good track record for releasing engaging, artfully thought-out videos,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 5, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Celestial Shore – “Weekenders” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Celestial Shore’s video for Enter Ghost track “Weekenders” is inspired by Stanley Kubrick and office drudgery. Against a backdrop of Celestial Shore’s floaty, ephemeral psych-pop, Ava Nicolai stars as a bedridden patient who is transported to a surreal church sanctuary inhabited by mimes who subject her to such vices as drink, smoke, and glitter. I’ll… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 14, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Celestial Shore – “Creation Myth” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Garage-psych-infused Brooklyn indie-rockers Celestial Shore, one of our 40 Best New Bands last year, will hit the road with Brooklyn “nervous soul” combo Ava Luna for most of September in the lead-up to Enter Ghost, the follow-up to last year’s 10x. To grab your attention for the album and the tour, today they’ve unveiled AngelaMore »

By: Chris DeVille / August 14, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Celestial Shore – “Die For Us” (Feat. Empress Of) (Stereogum Premiere)

Shaking Through is a documentary series that challenges a band (or bands, in this case) to write a song, record it, and get it down to its final mix all in two days. The most recent ones to take on the task are Celestial Shore with the help of Lorely Rodriguez (better known as Empre… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 5, 2013 - 11:24 am

Celestial Shore – “Hour Minute” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

What the hell? Since when did summer camp turn into “hanging out with cool Brooklyn bands and shooting music videos all week”? When I was a kid we just braided gimp. That’s all we did, all day, and we didn’t think it could get better than that. Not so since Brooklyn psych-pop trio Celestial Shore… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 17, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Celestial Shore – “Swimmer’s Sinking Feeling”

Celestial Shore’s debut full-length 10x is finally out in a few weeks, on September 3rd via Hometapes/Local Singles. Over the past few months, we’ve heard a couple of tracks from the record: “Valerie” and “Stairs Under Stars.” Now, here’s the album’s closing track, “Swimmer’s Sinking Feeling” featuring additional vox from Lorely Rodriguez of Empress Of. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 18, 2013 - 11:46 am

Celestial Shore – “Valerie” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn’s Celestial Shore will release their LP 10x in September. We’ve already heard their lead-off “Valerie,” which as Tom referred to as a, “dazed lurch of an album track.” Now the discordant, hazy cut gets an equally jarring collage of a video. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 31, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Celestial Shore – “Stairs Under Stars”

Brooklyn’s Celestial Shore release their debut full-length 10x this fall with Hometapes and Local Singles Records. We’ve already heard the first single, “Valerie.” Here’s an equally mesmerizing second track from the album, “Stairs Under Stars.” I am seriously psyched to hear the rest of the record; the band’s 2012 split cassette with Shopping Spree continue… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 16, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Celestial Shore – “Valerie” (Stereogum Premiere)

The sunny lo-fi Brooklyn math-rock trio Celestial Shore have released a couple of small-circulation EPs, and in April, they’ll release 10x, their debut full-length LP. Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier, who knows a couple of things about this style of music, mixed the album, and Empress Of’s Lorely Rodriguez contributed some vocals. Below, stream “Valerie,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 10:55 am