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For the first time in the short history of this column, 5 Best Songs and Straight To Video have cross-pollenated. Which new cut transcended its visual treatment and landed on both lists? Find out below. More »

After last week’s avalanche of amazing videos, things slowed up a bit this week. Still, our top pick is an uncanny, impossible-to-forget piece of work, and there’s plenty of other good stuff further down the list. Check out our picks below. More »

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

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Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, Real Estate Contribute To Benefit For Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and the music community has rallied around him, but the road hasn't been…
James Rettig | November 11, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman, POP ETC Playing Benefit For Cancer-Stricken Surfer Blood Guitarist

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the…
Caitlin White | May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include…
James Rettig | March 9, 2015 - 11:04 am

Hideout – “Where You’ve Been” (Stereogum Premiere)

When Cory Stier and Gabriel Rodriguez aren't playing drums and guitar for Cults on tour, they're recording together at in New York and San Diego…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2014 - 10:49 am

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Watch Cults Play Letterman

Cults have played their share of late-night shows since we met them, but for reasons I can't quite figure out, they seem more like a…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2014 - 10:44 am

Cults – “High Road (Baio Remix)”

When he isn't busy playing bass with Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio makes catchy dance tracks -- his latest EP, Mira, was released in October. Baio…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 10, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Watch Cults Play Leno

Last month, the New York indie-not-indie pop duo Cults released Static, their sophomore album. And last night, they were Jay Leno's musical guests on The
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2013 - 9:34 am

Cults Diss Indie Labels, Yearn For The Days Of Payola

Yesterday, Grantland published a feature titled "Sleigh Bells And Cults: The Indie Pop Left-Behinds," in which Ian Cohen hypothesized, "The previous month showed us what…
Michael Nelson | October 17, 2013 - 11:50 am

Stream Cults Static

Static, the second album from the New York alt-pop duo Cults, is a product of some turmoil; Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, a couple when…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2013 - 8:13 am

Cults – “High Road” Video

If we can infer much from the album trailer, the Static in Cults' upcoming album seems to denote the grayscale fuzz of old-fashioned TVs with…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2013 - 11:21 am

Cults – “High Road”

Back in July, Cults announced forthcoming LP Static, the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut. We've already heard album cut "I Can Hardly Make You
Claire Lobenfeld | September 3, 2013 - 10:46 am

Cults – “I Can Hardly Make You Mine”

New York alt-pop duo Cults recently announced their impending sophomore album Static, and now they've shared "I Can Hardly Make You Mine," the first song…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Cults Static Details

The bright and polished New York indie-pop duo Cults gave us a promising self-titled debut a couple of years ago, and now they're set to…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2013 - 9:45 am

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it's pretty tough to craft a narrative -- when there's something like 200 bands playing over a weekend,…
Corban Goble | July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Cults – “You Know What I Mean” Video

Cults now have a video for their oldies-radio weeper "You Know What I Mean," and some serious stunt-work went into it. The group's two members…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Watch Cults “Abducted” On Fallon

Late night televisions' reigning booking champs, LNWJF, are on their grind in 2012: so far Wild Flag, Surfer Blood, The War On Drugs, Black Star,…
Amrit Singh | January 23, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Watch Cults Cover Leonard Cohen

At a recent Philly show, New York indie-pop upstarts Cults pulled out a perfectly respectable cover of Leonard Cohen's great 1989 synthetic-bleakness anthem "Everybody Knows,"…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2012 - 1:28 pm