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Dutch Uncles – “Realm”

Manchester art-poppers Dutch Uncles released their O Shudder album last month, and they’re about to turn the album track “Epsilon” as their next single. As the B-side, they’ve attached the non-album song “Realm,” a piece of skittering, off-kilter-harmonically rich micro-prog. It’s just as tricky and crystalline as anything on the album, and you can hear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015 - 10:53 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were plenty of good videos this week, but none of them came close to touching another video, albeit one that wasn’t officially a music video. Kanye West’s performance of “All Day” at the Brit Awards would’ve been a thing of beauty even without the fucking flamethrowers: A goddam Boot Camp Clik video, staged i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Dutch Uncles – “Decided Knowledge” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Dutch Uncles’ excellent new O Shudder is out this week, and the band has marked the occasion with an extremely likable video for their lushly arranged, playfully executed new wave single “Decided Knowledge.” It stars a puppet version of frontman Duncan Wallis who grooves around the Welsh beachfront town of Llandudno, mimicking Wallis’ real-life dance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2015 - 10:28 am

Stream Dutch Uncles O Shudder

The Manchester quintet Dutch Uncles are among our greatest resources for tricky, intricate, oddly emotional art-pop, and next week they’ll release a new album called O Shudder. If the LP has a central theme, it’s the strange, disconnected feelings that people have about adulthood in the present day. We’ve posted early tracks like “In NMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 10:37 am

Dutch Uncles – “Be Right Back”

Dutch Uncles will release their fourth studio LP, O Shudder, at the end of the month, and we’ve already heard three of the record’s songs, “Drips,” “Decided Knowledge,” and “In N Out.” Today, the Manchester-based band dropped a fourth single, which means that we will have heard nearly half of the 11-track album prior to… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Dutch Uncles – “Drips”

In a few short weeks, the Manchester quintet Dutch Uncles will unleash O Shudder, their latest album of nervous, squiggling art-pop, up on the world. We’ve already heard the early tracks “In N Out” and “Decided Knowledge,” and now the band has shared “Drips.” The new song has some seriously busy woodwinds and a guitar… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dutch Uncles – “Decided Knowledge”

Tricky Manchester art-poppers Dutch Uncles are returning next month with a new album called O Shudder, and we posted first single “In N Out” a while back. They’ve now followed that one up with another early track called “Decided Knowledge,” a skittering, bubbling number that seems deeply rooted in new-wave history. The song is awkwardly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Dutch Uncles – “In N Out” Video

If you remember one thing about Out Of Touch In The Wild, the 2013 album from the Manchester art-pop group Dutch Uncles, it’s probably the “Flexxin” video, in which frontman Duncan Wallis shows off some impressively strange dance moves. Wallis brings back some of those moves at the end of his band’s new video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Dutch Uncles – “In N Out”

The Manchester art-pop quintet Dutch Uncles have been around for a few years, but they really broke through last year with their harmonically rich and rhythmically complex third album Out Of Touch In The Wild. Early next year, they’ll follow it up with a new full-length called O Shudder, which they recorded in Salford and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2014 - 9:08 am

Watch Paramore Play “Ain’t It Fun” On Seth Meyers, Hear The Dutch Uncles Remix

Emo-pop survivors Paramore released a self-titled album last year, and that thing has legs. Their new-wavy single “Ain’t It Fun,” which has persistently refused to go away, is one of the best guitar-driven pop hits in recent memory. And last night, the band got one of the rare musical-guest spots on Late Night With SethMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014 - 9:23 am

Dutch Uncles – “Nometo” Video

UK indie-poppers Dutch Uncles have delivered a couple of cool videos this year, especially their more-than-delightful one for “Flexxin.” Now they’ve released a collage clip for track “Nometo,” which we last heard as remixed by Field Music. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 11, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Dutch Uncles – “Bellio” Video

The last time British art-poppers Dutch Uncles made a video, it was the dance-happy clip for “Flexxin,” and it was an absolute and uncomplicated delight. The band’s new clip for “Bellio” doesn’t leave the same impression, but it’s an absolutely pleasant way to spend three minutes. For the video, director Isaac Eastgate has put together… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2013 - 9:46 am

Dutch Uncles – “Slave To The Atypical Rhythm” (Grace Jones Cover)

For Dutch Uncles’ Record Store Day contribution, they’ll release a cover of what is arguably Grace Jones’s biggest hit, “Slave To The Rhythm.” While the group has added the word “Atypical” to the title, the cover is not far from Jones’s original. It feels deeply indebted to her take on dance pop, the delightful weirdo… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 2, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

It’s finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It’s the end of an era, and I’m a little sad about it! But it’s a necessity in 2013, and one that will serve this feature well. In theory, over the past three years, this mixtape has functioned to spotlight and memorialize the month’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Dutch Uncles – “Bellio”

The Manchester twitch-pop quintet Dutch Uncles released their new album Out Of Touch In The Wild in the UK in January, and since then it’s been racking up buzz, thanks in part to the excellent fancy-footwork “Flexxin’” video. In a month and a half, the album will get its American release. And in advance of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2013 - 10:56 am

Dutch Uncles – “Nometo (Field Music Remix)”

When Sunderland brothers Field Music take on a song from the Marple time-signature warpers Dutch Uncles, you’re looking at a collision of two distinct forms of arch British twitchiness. So it’s almost a surprise to hear that Field Music’s remix of Dutch Uncles’ track “Nometo” is so assured and fluid. The track leaps around a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013 - 4:57 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I can’t imagine any of the artists on this week’s list had huge budgets to play around. Even Santigold, the one who could’ve presumably commanded a small pile of money to make a video, ended up doing something quick and homemade instead. So consider these to be five ways to stretch dollars while actually making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 10:05 am

Dutch Uncles – “Flexxin” Video

Dutch Uncles’ plucky indie pop tune “Flexxin” is an ode to dance as a form of expression and the visuals they’ve lined up for the track are simple, but perfect. Singer Duncan Wallis has a stacked up arsenal of moves and unleashes a ton of fancy footwork and arm isolations in a sparse backdrop, so… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 15, 2013 - 11:05 am

Dutch Uncles – “Flexxin”

The flighty British indie-pop band Dutch Uncles will release their new album Out Of Touch In The Wild early next year, and their single “Flexxin” is a restless and string-happy nugget. Below, use the widget to stream or download it, and watch their lightshow of a video for “Fester.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2012 - 3:06 pm