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Girls – “Vomit” Video

Vomit,” the moodily meditative first single from Girls’ forthcoming, second LP Father, Son, Holy Ghost now has an official video directed by Austin Rhodes. It’s crisp and sharp in a way that’s quite distinct from the band’s earlier, very memorable Focus Creeps clips, but is similarly vivid and transfixing. Chris Owens sings about spending night… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 8, 2011 - 11:06 am

Girls – “Vomit”

Girls announced the details of their second full-length Father, Son, Holy Ghost earlier this month. Now via One Thirty BPM you can hear track six “Vomit,” a psych-folk dirge with a cool gospel breakdown at the end. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 20, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost Details

So the magic widget Girls unleashed the other day was not, as hoped, a square of gradually appearing song titles, and this means the world will have to wait (always waiting!) some more for a track called “You Will Love Me, For All The Reasons Everyone Hates Me.” But that widget square did fill i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 7, 2011 - 10:19 am

Girls Unveil … Something

True Panther posted this embeddable widget with the instruction to “keep checking,” so, I guess, keep doing that. So far the square’s filling in with series of words which magnify when you mouse-over. It’s safe to say these are track titles to the bleary eyed San Francisco pop group’s anticipated second LP, or I hope… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 5, 2011 - 5:06 pm

Dominant Legs, Ty Segall, oOooOO Collab For Finally Champions – San Fran Giants Victory Mix

The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series. They’re a pretty ragtag team, featuring a star starting pitcher who looks like a grunge kid circa ’92 (or a member of Girls), a dominant closer named after a member of the Beach Boys who dyes his pirate beard black and inspired a “Fear The Beard”… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 9:15 am

Girls – “Alright”

As mentioned when posting “Heartbreaker,” Girls are following Album with the 6-song, 30-minute Broken Dreams Club. I also noted JR White supposedly pulled out all the stops when recording at the band’s home studio. Which you heard for yourself if you actually pressed play on “Heartbreaker.” (Chris Owens said “[it] isn’t Girls all grown up,… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We’re glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and thoroughly appreciate the feedback. In case you missed October’s launch, the idea here is to offer a concentrated compendium of the finest recent freely available MP3s, selected from (though not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Girls – “Heartbreaker,” Broken Dreams Club EP Info

Girls are following Album with the 6-song, 30-minute Broken Dreams Club, a collection JR White recorded at the band’s home studio. He did a good job judging from pretty lead track “Heartbreaker.” In a letter about Broken, Christopher Owens writes: “This record is a letter of intent, it’s a snapshot of the horizon. We took… More »

By: brandon / October 25, 2010 - 11:00 am

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

Girls – “Oh My Love” (New Song, Live From Chris Owens’s Bedroom)

A few days after bringing some sundazed pop romance to the P4K stage in Chicago, Girls’ Chris Owens is has a bit of his inner world revealed in this new two-part interview with Travis Matthews, the director of I Want Your Love, an “independent film with hardcore gay sexual content.” (This NSFW site suggests as much.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 22, 2010 - 9:52 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Sunday Recap

The final day of 2010’s Pitchfork Festival was just as hot as Saturday, with stages that needed quick shots of energy to pull the audience out of its languor. Girls were pretty but wispy — though they sounded stronger as I walked over to Washed Out, who had the audience clapping along to his set. More »

By: jessica / July 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm

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 epics. It’s unclear if Robert Pollard & Co. will have as much energy in 2010 (he will), but regardless, the “classic” ’93-’96 lineup’s getting back together in Las Vegas for… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated “Losing My Edge” to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering “Communication Breakdown” and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn’t a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Mates Of State Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) Info, Girls Cover

Mates Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner’s Crushes…, their first album since 2008’s Re-Arrange Us, includes covers of 10 fairly diverse artists. There are links between a couple — say Tom Waits and Nick Cave — but the jump from Girls to the Mars Volta to Belle & Sebastian is unexpected, to say the least. Why… More »

By: brandon / April 7, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Girls – “The End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis Cover)

With this cover of “The End Of The World,” Bay Area janglers Girls nearly make beloved country-pop songstress Skeeter Davis a trending topic. Their Skeeter spin is the second of its kind from a high profile act of late, the other logged in the tracklist of She & Him’s forthcoming Vol. 2 (that’d be “Gonna… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2010 - 4:36 pm

the morning benders – “Excuses” (Live With Chris From Girls, John Vanderslice & Friends)

Fresh off a hailed Brooklyn-debut-as-Brooklyn-residents, San Fran transplants the morning benders release this cameo-packed live take on Big Echo’s opening track “Excuses,” filmed by the Yours Truly crew back in the band’s Bay Area home. Some brief words before and after set it up as benders’ mainmind Chris Chu’s homage to Phil Spector, and here… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2010 - 9:23 am

Girls – “Honey Bunny” (New Song, Live In New Orleans)

Album brought Girls all the accolades, now it’s on to the next one. From the band’s show at New Orleans’s One Eyed Jack’s last night comes this vid of the presumably new tune “Honey Bunny,” filmed during the encore by reader Marc Sketcher. Christopher delivers this mostly solo, with some supplemental tambourine, so we have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 3, 2010 - 3:15 pm

New Girls Video – “Morning Light”

[We never posted this one, released awhile back but recently re-upped to the internet — if you missed it the first time around, this one’s for you.] Director Aaron Brown’s videos for Girls — “Hellhole Ratrace,” “Laura,” and “God Damned” among them — nail down the duo’s bittersweet sentiments via a few recurring motifs: Girls,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 13, 2010 - 11:16 am

The 10 Most NSFW Music Videos Of 2009

Why all the nudity in 2009? Well, look at this way: The affordability of video production technology has made it easier for everybody to get in the game; the unceremonious death of music television has shifted the means of music video distribution to the internet, where it’s less about FCC than about NSFW; and let’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 26, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am