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There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means that fascinating things like MGMT’s alien-abduction dance party and Kirin J Callahan’s upside-down command performance didn’t make the list. Half the bands in our Twitter feed had to make their… More »

Looking back, it’s actually difficult to capture just how weird and momentous the freak folk movement of the first half of the 2000s felt. It wasn’t cobbled together so much as it was a united front of weirdos that were obsessed with their own skewed vision of the past — AM radio gold sat comfortably… More »

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’… More »

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Guilt By Association

The freak folk tribute to Madonna may or may not qualify as an endeavor indulging a guilty pleasure for a few of the participating freaky…
Stereogum | May 7, 2007 - 7:21 pm

Madonna Gets Freak Folkie

Another tribute tracklist for this fine Thursday, although this one's already got a name -- and also happens to be infinitely less sad than the…
Stereogum | May 3, 2007 - 6:01 pm

The Hills Have Eyes, Freak Folk

Reader Kyle alerts us that the trailer for Fox Atomic’s The Hills Have Eyes 2 features a familiar voice: We…
Stereogum | March 8, 2007 - 1:20 pm

The Most Connected Puppet In Indie Rock

Internet television station has a cute show called Puppet Music Hall, in which some fun artists drop by to sing a tune or two…
Stereogum | March 2, 2007 - 9:45 am

War Doesn’t Solve Anything

It's USA For Africa for the ironic hipster set! Head here for the "Coronation" episode of sketch comedy show Wonder Showzen, and FF to 14:27…
Stereogum | December 11, 2006 - 4:31 pm

Save The (Pogues) Album

We’re enjoying Insound’s Save The Album (We Sell Digital Now!) site, where indie rockers including Tim Harrington, Bloc Party, and Devendra Banhart discuss their favorite…
Stereogum | October 16, 2006 - 6:10 pm

Freak Folkies Love Private-Press Records, But Leave Joanna Out Of It

This weekend, the New York Times profiled the burgeoning market for rare, often folk, private-press releases, recorded in the '60s and early '70s, and produced…
Amrit Singh | October 9, 2006 - 12:17 pm

The World Reacts To North Korea’s Nuke Tests

North Korea has claimed its first successful nuclear arms test, and the civilized world has spoken out in condemnation. China dubbed the tests “brazen” and…
Amrit Singh | October 9, 2006 - 10:46 am

Devendra Banhart Blogging For Jane

In which our favorite inconsistent freak folkie expounds upon the glories of pumpkins. Here i am, is it October ? i Love this month, it’…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2006 - 10:56 am

Yellow Bird Project

T-shirts designed by indie rockers, with proceeds going to charities of the artists’ choice. I think they all did a really nice job. Except Wolfmother…
Scott Lapatine | September 13, 2006 - 2:15 pm

Clell Tickle: Indie Marketing Guru

This explains a lot. Featuring your favorite Human Giants (Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel) and cameos from Fred Armisen,…
Scott Lapatine | August 11, 2006 - 9:56 am

CMJ Wednesday Wrap-Up

Wednesdays offer slim pickings during CMJ week. But Jeff and I caught plenty of memorable gigs on Day One. I’m living it up until Friday,…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2005 - 5:02 pm

Devendra Banhart Not A Pedophile

Time Out New York asks the tough questions to the eccentric folkie… TONY: Your song “Little Boys” is about wanting to marry little boys… Devendra
Scott Lapatine | September 8, 2005 - 9:51 am

McSweeney’s Mix: May Cause Drowsiness

Pirate enthusiast and rejected Real Worlder Dave Eggers persuaded Stereogum’s favorite nü-folkies to cover each other’s songs for the Believer bard’s new compilation CD. Free…
Stereogum | May 12, 2005 - 9:40 pm

Pitchfork’s 50 Best Singles Of 2004

From here… 50: Johnny Boy “You Are the Generation Who Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve” 49: The Von Bondies “C’mon C’mon”…
Stereogum | December 21, 2004 - 10:42 am

Devendra Banhart’s New Album

Steve invited me to see the shaggy singer-songwriter live at his offices a few weeks ago. I thought it was great. Then again, I ow…
Stereogum | May 14, 2004 - 1:33 pm
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