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26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late '90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for…
Ryan Leas | November 19, 2014 - 10:26 am

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Julian Plenti @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC 9/25/09

Paul Banks has been having plenti of fun masquerading around under the name Julian, releasing a debut LP at just around the same time (again)…
Amrit Singh | September 28, 2009 - 12:48 pm

New French Kicks Video – “Abandon”

A ways back we posted French Kicks' "Abandon" and mentioned that it made us reminisce about a specific time in Brooklyn. Now that there's a…
Brandon Stosuy | April 15, 2009 - 2:20 pm

French Kicks Cover Lindsey Buckingham

French Kicks released Swimming, fronted by the dreamy ("post-punk for cocktail hour," we called it) "Abandon" and some coffee-fresh cover art, back in May. The…
Brandon Stosuy | September 15, 2008 - 4:09 pm

New French Kicks – “Abandon” & Swimming Album Art

French Kicks remind us of a specific time in Brooklyn's history. We're not going to get Kokie's nostalgic on you, but we could, even though…
Brandon Stosuy | March 7, 2008 - 9:38 am

New French Kicks Video – “So Far We Are”

Video premiere from FK's latest CD Two Thousand. Starring Olivia Wilde -- the actress who had that lesbian thing going with Marissa Cooper (RIP) --…
Scott Lapatine | August 25, 2006 - 2:16 pm

French Kicks, Futureheads Join Forces

It seems like only yesterday Startime had like four bands on its roster. These days the label's kicking ass: Dios Malos, Tom Vek, Joggers, Duke…
Scott Lapatine | June 7, 2006 - 5:49 pm

CMJ Picks Tonight

Bowery Ballroom SOUNDTEAM 7:00 pm MIHO 7:45 pm HIDDEN CAMERAS 8:45 pm THE FRENCH KICKS 9:45 pm THE DECEMBERISTS 10:45 pm DOGS DIE IN HOT…
Stereogum | October 13, 2004 - 6:47 pm