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Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Sunday

Firefly is now officially over, but the buzz lingers. How could it not? The Killers covered Kings Of Leon, Sturgill Simpson had EDM kids do-si-doing in the mud, and Morrissey trolled every carnivore in sight. In the quieter moments, Mallory Turner took portraits of some of the festival’s rising stars. Check out her Sunday work… More »

By: Stereogum / June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.’s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath) Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

Cold War Kids – “Miracle Mile”

Old-school first-generation blog-rock darlings Cold War Kids, still playing high up on festival bills after all these years, are mere months away from releasing their first album, which has the very first-generation blog-rock title Dear Miss Lonely Hearts. The album’s first single is a charged up pianos-and-guitars number called “Miracle Mile,” and you can hear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier, happier festival. Standout sets included Girls, who played heavily from their upcoming Father, Son, Holy Ghost, buzzbuilders Purity Ring and steady, show-those-tikes-how-it’s-done vets like Guided By Voices and the Descendents. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Sunday

This final batch of Randy Cremean’s photos from this year’s 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam featuring Dr. John and Dan Auerbach, and more. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

Cold War Kids – “Royal Blue”

Like New Kids On The Block before them, Cold War Kids are one of those bands long-ago fans have a hard time admitting they once loved. I’m not sure why. Where’s your loyalty (to loyalty)? I never liked them — feel free to do a background check — so I’m comfortable continuing to think they… More »

By: brandon / October 18, 2010 - 11:05 am

The Week In Ad Rock: White Stripes, Black Keys, & D.O.A. Cover Cold War Kids

The White Stripes’s “Hello Operator” showed up in a new Converse commercial featuring Dr. J and Jim Jones, among many others. Converse is one of those brands that artists can be associated with, without losing credibility, though in general it doesn’t come up as much as it used to. Fun commercial, too:… More »

By: jessica / October 4, 2010 - 2:34 pm

DāM-FunK Covers Human League For Dr. Martens’ 50th

Dr. Martens are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a digital ad campaign designed to remind you that rock stars wear Dr. Martens. This didn’t work so well last time around. But this time they’re doing something that directly involves musicians by having 10 (or 9, really) young bands do ten covers of nu-classics. Each cover… More »

By: jessica / April 2, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest. No bands got electrocuted, but the sound cut out during Black Eyed Peas’ set, so that’s something. Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse were huge draws as the three-day event came… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am

New Cold War Kids Video – “I’ve Seen Enough”

Black Moth Super Rainbow recently got interactive for their trippy trampoline-assisted “Dark Bubbles” video. Cold War Kids follow suit in surprisingly psychedelic fashion for the even more interactive “I’ve Seen Enough.” It was directed by Wilco documentarian Sam Jones who filmed each of the four Kids playing his instrument solo on a dark stage. Instructio… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2009 - 9:55 am

Death Cab For Cutie/Ra Ra Riot/Cold War Kids @ RIMAC Arena (UCSD Campus), La Jolla 4/29/09

After we premiered each track from Death Cab’s new Open Door EP, the band set out on a North American tour that found its way to UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena last night. Photographer Andrew Youssef made the drive from L.A. to La Jolla (as did a lot of folks impatient for the Hollywood Bowl… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Stream Cold War Kids’ Loyatly To Loyalty

The Reagan babies’ sophomore LP isn’t out until next week, although more than a few of you have already filed reviews. For those awaiting a legit listen, stream away at MTV. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2008 - 10:49 am

New Cold War Kids Video – “Something Is Not Right With Me”

2006 was a good year for Cold War Kids — getting the internet love, the NME love, becoming a lightning rod for music critic conversations about blog bands and Christianity, etc. They’re back now with the Loyalty To Loyalty LP, and on first listen to the lead single we noted not too much had changed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 15, 2008 - 5:40 pm

New Cold War Kids – “Something Is Not Right With Me”

While you weren’t looking, Cold War Kids got adopted by the NME and took a place alongside acts like Kings Of Leon and the Killers as “bigger in Britain” (at least, anecdotally — who knows what record sales mean anymore). And during that time, like two years now, they’ve been patiently plugging away on a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 22, 2008 - 3:35 pm

New Kate Nash Video – “Pumpkin Soup”

Tart tongued Brit girl Kate Nash is (Tom) jonesing for that kiss, but the vid tells another, over-the-top tale of heart-pawed pussies doing calisthenics in a love-blinded fantasy land of Valentine’s Day treats. Fine and cute, but what’s the deal with her dead-weight screenpartner? Seems like Kate just wanted to get some camera time for… More »

By: Stereogum / November 27, 2007 - 4:32 pm

Lollapalooza ’07: Saturday In Photos

Saturday was full of tougher decisions than day one, not the least of which was Interpol vs. Muse vs. staying dry. Grant Park got its drizzle on during The Hold Steady; by the time Spoon took the MySpace stage, it was full-on downpour. Britt reminded us how to pronounce GaGaGaGaGa (like a machine… More »

By: Stereogum / August 5, 2007 - 3:01 pm

New Cold War Kids Video – “Hospital Beds”

Yeah you’ve loved/hated this track for over a year now, but it’s never too late for a director’s cut vid! Decent sized budget, we’d say; that boxing footage looks stock, but soon enough the ringside folks start singing “put out the fire boys…” Wife beaters, straw hats, and a tale of two friends settling shit… More »

By: Stereogum / July 27, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Saturday 6/16/07

If Friday’s ‘Roo music trolling left something to be desired, Saturday’s lineup was more than just compensation. Of course it was all about the Police, but seeing the Lips’ laser-pointered psych carnival and a triumphant, hippie-conquering blowout from the Hold Steady were just a few more of the sets that made the day… More »

By: Stereogum / June 17, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Friday 6/15/07

This year’s ‘Roo is Saturday heavy — today we get Franz, Hold Steady, Regina, Dr. Dog, and a band called Police your parents loved — but the tame opening day brought some stuff worth writing home about, including local boys Sam Champion, ever-touring Reagan babies Cold War Kids, French hero Manu Chao, and love ‘em/hate… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2007 - 2:12 pm
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