All "CSS" stories

Return to Story

bEEdEEgEE – “Flowers” (Feat. Lovefoxxx)

Gang Gang Dance production mind Brian DeGraw is about to release a solo album called SUM/ONE under the hard-to-type moniker bEEdEEgEE, and we’ve already heard him apply his band’s cosmopolitan psych-swirl to the solo instrumental “Bricks.” Now he’s shared another of the album’s tracks. It’s a pretty synth-glimmer called “Flowers,” and even though it’s deeply… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2013 - 11:27 am

CSS – “I’ve Seen You Drunk Girl” (Prod. Dave Sitek)

Dave Sitek produces the new single from party rockers CSS — it’s called “I’ve Seen You Drunk Girl” — a clap-along party chant that recaps a normal night of raucous drinking. Been there! Am I right guys? Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 2:54 pm

CSS – “City Grrrl” Video

CSS’s Lovefoxxx hits the NYC pavement in the clip for “City Grrrl,” strutting hard the whole way. Dive in after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 10, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Givers – “Up Up Up (CSS Remix)”

CSS, whose new single we heard last month, have given Song Of The Summer contender “Up Up Up” a glistening dancefloor-ready makeover. Grab it below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 24, 2011 - 9:35 pm

CSS – “Hits Me Like A Rock” (Feat. Bobby Gillespie)

The first single from CSS’s third album La Liberación will probably hit you more like a warm breeze. The track’s “a song about another song … about the power of music to date our lives,” according to frontwoman Lovefoxxx. To aid in that dating, it features the nostalgic vocals of Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. Lovefoxxx… More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others, but it seems folks were largely focused on who Kanye may or may not bring on stage with him for his festival closing set. Justin Vernon came along for the… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am

New Fever Ray Video – “Seven”

After posting Crookers’ amped remix and Martyn’s shuffling take, it’s refreshing to return to Fever Ray’s original “Seven” in this Johan Renck-directed video. If you’ve watched any of Karin Dreijer Andersson’s previous visual treatments, you’ll correctly expect this to be dark, creepy, and totally excellent. It features an old woman and a staff-shaking hair-masked skeleton-teed… More »

By: brandon / September 9, 2009 - 9:52 am

Iceland Airwaves ’08 Report

Before we kick off the bulk of this week’s CMJ coverage, we’re gonna look all the way back to last week’s Iceland Airwaves Festival. Stereogum sent photog Abbey Braden overseas to take it all in. When not commiserating with locals about our countries’ financial crises, Abbey caught dozens of sets from familiar standbys (Fuck Buttons,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008 - 9:22 pm

New CSS Video – “Move”

In this Keith Schofield-directed clip, recent Bloc Party remixers CSS document their various world-traveling shenanigans with a Polaroid and a seemingly endless pile of optical illusions/in-camera tricks, sticking every last photo onto their rental van until they’re unable to see the road ahead. There could be a clever message in here somewhere, but don’t think… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2008 - 5:18 pm

New Bloc Party – “Mercury” (CSS Remix)

Some folks think Bloc Party’s “Mercury” sounds like “Shock The Monkey,” an idea reinforced by the Planet Of The Apes video for the track. The CD version of the single comes with remixes of the track by CSS, Flosstradamus, and John Lydon (one of those is a lie), which could possibly dampen some of the… More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2008 - 11:29 am

All Points West: Friday In Photos

It’s time to brave the ferry lines for another day in Jersey, but first: pretty pictures via the eye of Abbey Braden. As mentioned, things got off to a slow start, but from thereon the day belonged to Gregg Gillis, “Born Slippy,” and the talented Mr. Yorke. Time is tight, so we’ll have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2008 - 1:16 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Friday In Photos

One day into Lolla, and Radiohead have already made the trip worth it. Also Chuck Bass — we saw him chilling in the media area. Kanye, Wilco, and Obama (ha) are on deck. Rest assured we are charging our camera batteries and will muscle our way through Grant Park’s sell-out crowd to take too many… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 2, 2008 - 3:30 pm

New CSS Video – “Left Behind”

“Left Behind” sees CSS continue to put on a glossier face on record. The video sees them put on glossy faces on camera. Synergy! Actually, having the CSS crew wear masks and shake asses fits the song well; “Left Behind” is about getting over someone via party therapy — “I’m jump up on the table… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2008 - 2:08 pm

New CSS Video – “Rat Is Dead (Rage)”

It’s still too early to say whether our first listen of CSS’s forthcoming Donkey is representative of an overarching shift to slicker and new wavier studio sounds, or is just a one-off radio single, but this heavily pixilated official video shows that whatever the aural aura, Lovefoxxx will dress like everyday is art school graduatio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2008 - 4:50 pm

New CSS – “Rat Is Dead (Rage)”

Cansei de Ser Sexy came up a lot this past weekend while we roamed the Coachella grounds and reflected on last year’s (better, it’s true) fest — mostly for that meta indie moment when the band behind “Meeting Paris Hilton” met (and performed for) Paris Hilton. But the Brazilians’ set that day was typically raucou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 29, 2008 - 1:26 pm

NME Faves Cover Each Other

So this is where that Manic Street Preachers cover of “Umbrella” came from. NME’s celebrating their powered-by-hype Shockwaves ’08 extravaganza with a “Souvenir Box Set issue,” likely containing crap you don’t need from bands you don’t care about (and stickers! that’s a promise), as well as a 14-track covermount CD featuring artists doing contemporary covers. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2008 - 4:29 pm

New Little Ones – “Lovers Who Uncover (CSS Remix)”

What’s the first thing you think of when talking about Brazilian sextet Cansei de Ser Sexy? If it’s not sex (hey, turned up twice in the question alone), it’s party-starting dynamo Lovefoxxx; perhaps to you these are synonymous (and perhaps that’s ’cause you’re a Klaxon). In any case, we wanted to letcha down gently; Lovefoxxx… More »

By: Stereogum / June 14, 2007 - 10:37 am

CSS Covers L7

’90s alt rock through the prism of Brazilian electroclash mayhem may sounds promising enough, and it’s a surprisingly tidy fit for Lovefoxxx and the Cansei De Ser Sexy kids, who did a session at the BBC and offered up a reverent cover of “Pretend We’re Dead.” Gorilla’s got the goods, including an original from the… More »

By: Stereogum / February 22, 2007 - 10:00 am

Let’s Make Love And Poop And Fart

NME, who has yet to sell us on this New Rave thing, takes a breather from the Shitdisco coverage to investigate the next big thing: Brazilian music! They’ve asked the 10th coolest person in music, CSS’s Lovefoxx, to deliver “The Buzz”…”My favorite Brazilian band are called Bonde Do Role who make cool-ass baile funk with… More »

By: Stereogum / February 5, 2007 - 6:00 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we’ve made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here.


Do albums matter as much as singles anymore? We like to think so. But 2006 was a great year for indie acts representing with a hot track. We wanted to figure a way… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm
1 2