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30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

By: Garrett Kamps / January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Mick Turner – “The Bird Catcher” Video (Feat. Karen Black) & Don’t Tell The Driver Album Stream

Next week, Mick Turner, of Australian post-rockers Dirty Three, will release his solo album Don’t Tell The Driver, a somber and mostly-instrumental work very much in keeping with what he does in his main band. And right now, you can stream the album at The New York Times. Turner has also shared a video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Dirty Three – “Rising Below” Video

Australian instrumental trio Dirty Three released a new album in February, Toward The Low Sun, their first in seven years. This Emma Watson-directed clip for Low Sun’s lovely, expansive “Rising Below” brings to life the colorful, dreamlike painting featured on the album’s cover, and discovers something truly strange, dramatic and beautiful. Watch below, and compare… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 12, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Progress Report: Dirty Three

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Progress Report: Warren Ellis — one third of iconic trio Dirty Three — discusses the making of the bands most recent record, Toward the Low Sun.

Dirty Three have been making records for nearly 20 years, which is certainly no small feat for any band. That they have managed… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 4, 2012 - 4:25 pm

The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical term for what Albini actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2012

Here it is, the first mix of The Last Year. So far we’ve had a flood of good music these first few weeks of 2012, which in fairness is probably just the result of bands wisely holding back on releasing things into the holiday void that is the winternet, but let’s be optimistic about it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Dirty Three – “Rising Below”

The members of Australian violin/guitar/drums instrumental trio Dirty Three have been plenty busy lately; you probably recognize violinist Warren Ellis as Nick Cave’s right-hand swamp monster. But they haven’t released a new studio album together since Cinder in 2005, so it’s a pretty big deal that they got back together to record new joint TowardMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew Bird) to wailing east coast electropoppers (Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance) and reinvigorated psych legends (Roky Erikson, Rodriguez) the lineup wasn’t significantly different than, say, Lollapalooza. But Green Man stand… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm