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Standish/Carlyon – “Nono/Yoyo” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in February, we posted “Nono/Yoyo,” the debut single from Standish/Carlyon, a hazy flutter-pop project from two members of the Australian band Devastations. Today, we get the song’s Aurora Halal-directed video, which takes stock footage of beaches and canyons and models’ faces, then swirls it around into a disorienting blur that fits the song’s dazed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2013 - 10:39 am

Standish/Carlyon – “Nono/Yoyo” (Stereogum Premiere)

Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon are two members of the Australian rock band Devastations, and now they’ve got a new project called Standish/Carlyon, which leans toward slow and heavy atmospheric synthpop. Their debut album Deleted Scenes is out soon, and the early track “Nono/Yoyo” is a heady swirl of falsetto and intricately layered keyboard-gasps. If… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2013 - 10:23 am

New Devastations – “Rosa”

Devastations’ Yes, U is one of our favorites of this young year. They released decent work in the past — including 2006’s Coal — but the Australian trio’s third album is light (and dark) years ahead of anything they’ve done before. There were a bunch of comparisons to the National when they first hit (perha… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2008 - 5:08 pm