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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

Here’s one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn’t forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would’ve looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great week for music video, and I had a hell of a time picking a #1 from a field of worthy contenders. More »

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Guided By Voices Reunite For Matador 21st Anniversary Party

Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the ’90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices’ acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist…
brandon | June 29, 2010 - 2:51 pm
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Diamond Rings – “Show Me Your Stuff” Video

Toronto's Diamond Rings is the solo project of John O'Regan, who makes glam, strutting synth pop that, even with video treatments like the one below,…
jessica | June 17, 2010 - 12:34 pm
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Op-Ed By Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes (Damian Abraham): Bands Should Play In Arizona Now More Than Ever

Earlier this week Montreal's Stars responded to the passing of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law by declaring via Twitter that they wouldn't tour in the
Damian Abraham | April 30, 2010 - 4:33 pm
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Fucked Up, Stars Debate #AZMLBB

Yesterday Stars Tweeted about Arizona's new immigration/anti-illegal immigrant law, the one that requires legal immigrants to carry their alien registration papers with them/gives AZ police…
brandon | April 28, 2010 - 1:57 pm
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Todd P’s Inaugural MtyMx Festival: A Photo Essay

[Editor's Note: The following guest post is by Ryan Muir, one of NYC's most hardworking and talented photographers. After spending the better part of five
Ryan Muir | March 26, 2010 - 3:12 pm
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SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am
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Fucked Up Explain “Cranking To Sonic Youth”

FU recanted the dis track (cranking = “crying and wanking at the same time”) saying “Cranking to Sonic Youth / ‘Goo’ in your hand, your…
brandon | January 25, 2010 - 4:39 pm
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Fucked Up & Friends Cover “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We waited all yesterday for this to pop up on iTunes and it's finally arrived... No strangers to the tradition of benefit recordings -- see…
brandon | December 8, 2009 - 10:11 am
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Fucked Up Win 2009 Polaris Prize

The Chemistry Of Common Life was awarded the $20,000 Polaris Prize for best Canadian album of the year, beating Chad VanGaalen and Malajube, among others.
brandon | September 22, 2009 - 10:16 am
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Mission Of Burma/Fucked Up/Ponytail/Jemina Pearl Kick Off The 2009 Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn 7/12/09

After being ousted from McCarren Park when the city decided to spent $50MM to restore The Pool as an actual pool, Jelly NYC found a…
Amrit Singh | July 13, 2009 - 11:43 am
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Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn't My Bloody Valentine's 15-minute aural assault "You Made Me Realise" that caused Sunday's biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm
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New Fucked Up – “No Epiphany (No Age Remix)”

Last summer, "No Epiphany" was he first taste we got of Fucked Up's The Chemistry of Common Life. As you now know, the track's epic…
brandon | March 13, 2009 - 5:20 pm
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Fucked Up On Fox News

Fucked Up are quickly becoming the most popular "fuck" band, at least of the current crop of "fuck" bands: Fuck Buttons, the Fucking Wrath, Holy…
brandon | January 28, 2009 - 9:52 am
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New Fucked Up Video – “Crooked Head”

Fucked Up's first official video edits together footage from their Blitz covering, Chemistry Of Common Life promoting 12-hour marathon. The footage, shot by Brendan FitzGerald…
brandon | January 9, 2009 - 9:09 am
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Fucked Up Cover Blitz, Descendents With Ezra Koenig

I never thought I'd be writing a headline even close to that, but in less than a year, Fucked Up's gone from the light bulb
brandon | November 25, 2008 - 9:12 am
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Fucked Up Psych-Out Daytrotter

Fucked Up’s The Chemistry of Common Life should show up on a few year-end lists. Taking a break from marathons, the Torontonians stopped by Daytrotter…
brandon | November 24, 2008 - 10:31 am

Fucked Up And Moby Cover The Ramones

There's bound to be more clips surfacing from Fucked Up's free 12-hour show at the Rogan Store (330 Bowery, NYC) yesterday (10/14), but seems like…
brandon | October 15, 2008 - 10:57 am
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Fucked Up Fuck Up MTV Live’s Bathroom

Ahead of their upcoming 12-hour NYC show, Toronto's Fucked Up played a very short set -- The Chemistry Of Common Lifeshout-along "Twice Born" -- i…
brandon | October 10, 2008 - 9:17 am
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Fucked Up Playing Free 12-Hour Show In NYC

If you live in the New York City-area — or are able get there in less than 12 hours — you can catch Fucked U…
brandon | October 3, 2008 - 11:06 am
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Stream Fucked Up’s The Chemistry Of Common Life

On their new record (out 10/7 via Matador), the Torontonian hardcore outfit’s expanded the template to include flute, horns, organs, ambient/fuzzy instrumentals, and background vocal…
Amrit Singh | October 1, 2008 - 1:14 pm