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Listen To Haim & Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry In Conversation For Talkhouse

The three HAIM sisters were the big backstage celebrities at the Pitchfork Music Festival the weekend before last. (There’s one every year; Julia Stiles is still probably the best one.) HAIM were in Chicago to open for Taylor Swift at Soldier Field, and they spent pretty much all of Friday at the festival, watching Tobia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2015 - 11:53 am

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Fest 2015

Pitchfork Festival took over Chicago’s Union Park this past weekend with headlining sets from Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance The Rapper. The hours before those performances boasted an impressive lineup of established names as well, among them Chvrches, Ryley Walker, Shamir, How To Dress Well, the Julie Ruin, Natalie Prass, Courtney Barnett, and so many more. More »

By: Stereogum / July 20, 2015 - 10:39 am

5 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Friday

If you’ll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first one of these festivals, 10 years ago, when it was still called the Intonation Festival. I’d just started writing for Pitchfork then, and this was the first time I met… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2015 - 3:03 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The ballot box for this week’s 5 Best Songs was already overstuffed and brimming with contention even before Wilco dropped a surprise LP last night. The biggest arguments flared up over one Lana Del Rey. Hard to believe, right? Music nerds fighting about LDR? Well it happened. But it’s over now, thank goodness. Ultimately, “Honeymoon”… More »

By: Stereogum / July 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Watch Chvrches Debut “Leave A Trace,” “Clearest Blue,” & “Make Them Gold” At Ottawa Bluesfest

Last night, Chvrches announced that their long-awaited sophomore album, Every Open Eye, will drop this fall on Glassnote. We heard the record’s first single “Leave A Trace” this morning, and now you can watch the Scottish trio play “Leave A Trace” and two previously unheard songs, “Clearest Blue” and “Make Them Gold,” at the Ottawa… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 16, 2015 - 9:57 am

Chvrches – “Leave A Trace”

The formula Chvrches perfected on 2013 debut The Bones Of What You Believe is far from broken, so on the first single from eagerly anticipated follow-up Every Open Eye, they absolutely do not fix it. “Leave A Trace” upholds the Scottish trio’s reputation for sparkling synthpop excellence, slowly expanding from an initial low-key burble to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 16, 2015 - 8:27 am

Chvrches Announce New Album Every Open Eye, First Single Out Tomorrow

Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches have just announced Every Open Eye, the follow-up to their fantastic 2013 debut The Bones Of What You Believe. As Pitchfork reports, the album was recorded at their Alucard Studios in Glasgow, and according to a listing on the Australian retailer Sanity, it’ll be out in September. The first single i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 15, 2015 - 10:46 pm

Chvrches Complete Second Album

Back in January, Chvrches entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2013 debut The Bones Of What You Believe. Five months and one humorous prank later, they’re finished. After tweeting yesterday that all the song titles for LP2 had been decided, today they’ve announced via Instagram that the album is fully recorded. Presumably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To Misogynist Trolls: “Bring It On, Motherfuckers”

Lauren Mayberry has been confronting misogyny head-on since her band Chvrches first rose to prominence. In late 2013 she penned an op-ed for the Guardian about the sexist abuse she’d endured during her then-brief stint in the internet’s spotlight, and called for an end to this kind of behavior. By publicly taking a stand, Mayberry… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 23, 2015 - 11:20 am

Watch Chvrches Prank Their Manager With A Fake Preview Of Their New Album

Remember when Chvrches released their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe? I barely do, because it seems like it’s been eons since I first heard “The Mother We Share” in 2013. The Scottish trio is six weeks into recording a sophomore album, but the “song” that they play for their manager upon hi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 27, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Chvrches – “Cry Me A River” (Justin Timberlake Cover)

Scottish synthpoppers Chvrches love covering other people’s songs. They’re only one album into their career, and we’ve already ranked their 10 best cover songs. And now that list is already out of date! The band is hard at work on a sophomore album, but they still found time to stop by BBC Radio 1’s Live… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015 - 9:10 am

Chvrches Just Started Recording LP2

Chvrches toured for what felt like an eternity promoting their fantastic debut album The Bones Of What You Believe — nary a festival in all the land neglected to book them, and they played at least three concerts here in Columbus, Ohio during that stretch (not that I’m complaining). Now, as promised, they’ve finally begu… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Watch Chvrches Perform “The Mother We Share” In An Empty Grand Central Station

Back in November we wrote about the TV series NY Live In Concert, a live music show that promises live performances from Foster The People, Demi Lovato, Train, and Coheed & Cambria in notable NYC locales. Chvrches are featured in the pilot, and their performance of “The Mother We Share” at Grand Central Station i… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 7, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Chvrches Prep For LP2 With A Cover Of Seal’s “Crazy”

CHVRCHES have been known to cover some songs in their day, and here’s another: Having announced that they’ve finally wrapped up their gargantuan tour behind The Bones Of What You Believe — more than 365 shows in two years! — the band posted video of the three of them singing Seal’s “Crazy.” They called it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Watch Chvrches Rework “The Mother We Share” In Moog Sound Labs

Chvrches released their debut full-length The Bones Of What You Believe over a year ago, but the Scottish synth-pop trio is still riding on what was one of the best albums of 2013. Chvrches recently reworked and performed the record’s lead track, “The Mother We Share,” at the Moog factory in Asheville, North Carolina. The… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2014 - 10:50 am

10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Chvrches Shut Down Grand Central Station For NY Live In Concert Pilot

Here’s what we know about the TV series NY Live In Concert: Matt Pinfield and Kayla Riley are hosting; upcoming musical guests include Foster The People, Demi Lovato, Train, and Coheed & Cambria; and the show shut down Grand Central Station in the early hours of this morning to film a performance by Chvrches. Most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 14, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Watch Bleachers & Chvrches Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”

Last night, VH1 held its annual “You Oughta Know” concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. which celebrates the year’s most promising up-and-coming artists, a list which included Sam Smith, Tove Lo, and Echosmith. Bleachers and Chvrches also played at the show individually, and Lauren Mayberry came out to perform with Jack Antonoff’s side… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 9:38 am

Hear Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry On The Nerdist Podcast

The latest musician of note to stop by Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast is Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry. I haven’t been able to listen to the episode yet other than catching some banter about Disney World at the beginning, but here’s a summary:

Lauren Mayberry, singer of Chvrches, takes a detour on their tour… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2014 - 10:36 am

Chvrches – “Dead Air”

Chvrches have unveiled their contribution to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, which was curated by Lorde. If it sounds familiar, that’s because they’ve been playing it live for the past few weeks under working titles like “Richard Pryor,” “Gene Wilder,” and “Eddie Murphy.” The official title of the song is “Dead Air”… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014 - 12:20 am
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