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Stream Philadelphia Collins Derp Swervin’ EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Philadelphia Collins’ debut EP, Derp Swervin’, is more a disparate collection of ideas than a cohesive whole. It’s the new project of Speedy Ortiz/Grass Is Green guitarist Devin McKnight and Ovlov drummer Theo Hartlett, and they round up vocalists from around the Boston area to contribute their own take on things. There’s Palehound’s Ellen Kempner,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 20, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion this year, and we hope that you cherish the memories we made together. Because you’re all so great, we’ve put together a little yearbook-style recap of the event, and bestowed upon you… More »

By: James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin’s Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played two stages, from established names like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Pity Sex to breakthrough acts like Wand, Girlpool, Dirty Dishes, and Krill. New Orleans’ Caddywhompus kicked… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Dirty Dishes – “Thank You Come Again” Video

The LA-based duo Dirty Dishes released their debut LP Guilty yesterday, a series of unpredictable and totally consuming tracks that are definitely worthy of your time if you haven’t listened already. Today, the band premiered the music video for the album’s shapeshifting lead-off track, “Thank You Come Again.” Directed and edited by comedian Pat Bishop,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 28, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Stream Dirty Dishes Guilty (Stereogum Premiere)

When we first listen to an album, we’re inclined to crave cohesion. There’s a tendency to look for common threads — recurring lyrical themes, parallel song structures, and a definitive encompassing sound. It’s rarely flattering to label a work “inconsistent,” but sometimes it should be regarded as the highest compliment. Listening to LA-based duo Dirty… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 20, 2015 - 10:05 am

Dirty Dishes – “Guilty”

Last month we shared “Red Roulette,” a lumbering scorcher from LA shoegazers Dirty Dishes. Now comes the title track from their new LP. “Guilty” is more spacious than Dirty Dishes’ previous single, often letting the bass and high-end guitar parts function like a crisp pattern on a white background. But they still find room for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Dirty Dishes – “Red Roulette” (Stereogum Premiere)

Early next year, the LA by-way-of Boston duo Dirty Dishes will release their LP Guilty on Exploding In Sound, the Brooklyn-based independent label that we’ve dedicated a fair amount of bandwidth to over the course of the past year due to an almost incomprehensible number of kick-ass releases. To say that the Exploding In Sound… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 10, 2014 - 9:54 am