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Stream This Is The Kit Bashed Out

I’ve been anticipating the release of Kate Stables’ Bashed Out, her third album as This Is The Kit, since we premiered the title track at the beginning of February. This is one of those records that you need to let steep, like tea, as the warm, herbal notes emerge slowly. Stables is a songwriter who… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 1, 2015 - 11:46 am

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Watch The Bridge Session, National Members Playing With Bob Weir

On Saturday night, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead legend, played a show at his own TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. At the show, he was backed by a one-off band called the Bridge Session. As Rolling Stone reports, that group included the National’s Aaron Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devondorf, as well as Dovema… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 11:25 am

The Poison Tree – “My Only Friend” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Poison Tree is the project of ex-King Of France frontman Steve Salett and collaborators from his self-described “Elephant 6-styled” Saltlands music collective, a group that includes folks like onetime KoF player Doveman and Dawn Landes. In a text accompanying the record, writer John Wray says “these are the songs a teenager would write, if… More »

By: brandon / November 22, 2010 - 11:55 am

Doveman – “The Burgundy Stain” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Doveman collaborator and cohort Sam Amidon, who we last heard singing on “Angel’s Share,” directed this intimate video for “The Burgundy Stain,” another track from Thomas Bartlett’s most recent album The Conformist. He considers the clip a “friendship letter” to Bartlett. Before you watch, read his thoughts on it, along with his and Bartlett’s backstory. More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2010 - 1:27 pm

Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans

A few years ago I wrote a positive review of CocoRosie’s The Adventures of Ghosthorse And Stillborn. Too positive, it turns out: The publication that assigned it killed the piece at the 11th hour and instead ran a snarky takedown. I’d never had that happen before and I’ve been championing challenging music for a long… More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2010 - 11:38 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there’s only one respectable place to go: all the tequila shots and genitalia euphemisms that for some reason our video editors felt weren’t germane to clips about charitable bowling. Might wanna plug i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Championship Match

So you met the bowlers as they met each other and their teams, started talking trash and getting trashed. Then there was the riveting first round matchups and the losers very graciously losing (especially Larry Murphy). Now it’s the CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, for all the marbles. Or at least, the main marble. And the festive trophy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2010 - 3:13 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You’ve seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here’s the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament, shot mostly o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 10:48 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team assignments, our celebrity bowlers took no time to start trashing each other (because, charity), so it is a good thing we had cameras rolling every second. Here you’ll find our… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We’re really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The ‘Gum Bowl, aside… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting them liquored up and to talk trash on each other while throwing gutter balls for charity. Bring video cameras. And still cameras. Sit back and watch the madness unfold. Yesterday’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering with the folks behind the Microsoft KIN to present the inaugural ‘Gum Bowl, bringing together so many of our favorite… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm

The National – High Violet Premature Evaluation

We talk a lot about “anticipation” when it comes to new releases, but it feels like folks have been awaiting the National’s High Violet with a special excitement, one that’s picked up with each leaked (or officially released) track or live performance. The band’s longer, slower climb from their 2001 self-titled debut to their fifth… More »

By: stereogum / April 20, 2010 - 5:14 pm

We Are Plastic Ono Band (Feat. Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon & Friends) @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/16/10

A hefty price tag accompanied tickets to this very special one-off at Brooklyn Academy Of Music last night, a mix of simple supply-demand economics and, presumably, underwriting costs associated with corralling these names under one ornamented roof: The reconstituted, radicalized Plastic Ono Band boasted a lineup of legends and friends of Sean Lennon to survey… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 17, 2010 - 12:46 pm

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

New Doveman – “Angel’s Share” (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve heard The Conformist’s quietly exultant opener “Breathing Out.” Those familiar with Thomas Bartlett’s project know that as Doveman, Bartlett rarely raises his voice above a whisper, even when the atmospherically dense music — often performed by members of the National, Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, etc. — and voices around him start bellowing. A… More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2009 - 9:14 am

New National – “Blood Buzz Ohio” & “The Runaway”

For those excited to hear some post-Boxer songs, good news: The National are road-testing new material. They did the excellent Rust Belt-anthemic “Blood Buzz Ohio” — it’s more than the name that matters, really — at Montreal’s Metropolis on Friday and repeated the favor at the House Of Blues in Boston on Saturday, where they… More »

By: brandon / May 26, 2009 - 9:11 am

New Doveman – “Breathing Out” (Stereogum Premiere)

Thomas Bartlett’s an incredibly busy sideman. In the past couple of months alone, we’ve spotted him backing the National, Bon Iver, David Byrne, etc., at Dark Was The Night Live and going headfirst into Antony’s Matthew Herbert reconstructions at Coachella. Because we can’t be everywhere at once, what we didn’t see was him performing with… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2009 - 9:41 am

Dark Was The Night Live @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 5/3/09

The fear with any supertalent variety show like last night’s Dark Was The Night live event is that the appeal on paper will far outstrip the appeal of having your ass glued to a seat for four hours. And it was a very impressive piece of paper. But like the record that inspired it, last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 4, 2009 - 9:24 am
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