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2015 was Shamir Bailey’s breakout year. On the heels of his Northtown EP and last fall’s bubbly nu-disco jam “On The Regular,” the young Vegas artist released one of this year’s best albums in Ratchet. Since then, he’s played dozens of shows in the States and abroad (including a star-making SXSW stint) and brightened BravoMore »

Last week, Christopher Owens released the song “Selfish Feelings” along with unexpected news about a new solo album, Chrissybaby Forever. For those who’ve been following Owens’ career, it represents a scrappy return to form. Recorded in San Francisco with engineer J.J. Wiesler, Chrissybaby is arguably the most Girls-ish thing Owens has released since that band… More »

Last month, I lead into this saying how January has a bad reputation for new movies. But it’s really February that’s the wasteland, where we’re expected to survive on the fumes of the last glut of strong Oscar contenders that saw limited release in December and trickled out in January, and the consistent buzz burbling… More »

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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…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Girls/Real Estate @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/6/09

Things were different from the last time we saw Girls live, when we hosted their first NYC show at Market Hotel: near unanimous praise for…
Amrit Singh | November 8, 2009 - 4:08 pm

New Girls Video – “Lust For Life” (NSFW Version)

The San Francisco duo's ragged, androgynous, carefree hit now has a third video in Focus Creeps' "Hardcore XXX Edit." Watch here. …
Scott Lapatine | October 27, 2009 - 1:29 pm

New Girls Video – “Laura”

San Francisco lifers Girls have given us the sentimental, slow-mo partying of "Hellhole Ratrace," the carefree apartment-and-rooftop lipdubbing in "Lust For Life," and today their…
Amrit Singh | October 14, 2009 - 1:09 pm

Girls Cover Daniel Johnston

In a battle of colorful backstories, Girls' Christopher Owens offers up a lovely live rendition of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You in the…
brandon | October 7, 2009 - 9:30 am

New Girls – “Life In San Francisco”

Like most of their laid-back, aesthetically sharp rock 'n' roll, this "Lust For Life" B-Side finds Christopher Owens and Chet "JR" focusing on "Life In…
brandon | September 23, 2009 - 9:58 am

Girls/Cass McCombs/Papercuts @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 9/9/09

San Fran's Great American Music Hall hosted a great bill the other night featuring hometown heroes and future Behind The Music candidates Girls, fellow local…
Amrit Singh | September 10, 2009 - 12:58 pm

New Girls Video – “Lust For Life”

A little over a year ago we gave Girls their NYC debut. Today we get a video in support of an old 7" track that…
brandon | August 10, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, Seattle roped off a couple of blocks on Pike Street to host the Capitol Hill Block Party, inviting everyone from Sonic Youth…
Amrit Singh | July 27, 2009 - 4:23 pm

Girls Talk

San Francisco's Girls have the worst backstory. Their backstory involves growing up in a cult, pills, suicides, and getting their first guitar from Fleetwood Mac.
Amrit Singh | July 17, 2009 - 4:05 pm

New Girls – “Solitude”

Girls' pretty up-all-night video for "Hellhole Ratrace" captured the song's romantic somnambulance perfectly. The harmonica-lined "Solitude," which shows up as the "Hellhole Ratrace" 10" B-Side,…
brandon | July 2, 2009 - 12:19 pm

New Girls Video – “Hellhole Ratrace”

When we saw Girls at SXSW, we mentioned that their acoustic-tinged psychedelic felt like neo-grunge, not so much in the sound, more in the look…
brandon | June 18, 2009 - 11:43 am

SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school…
brandon | March 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to…
brandon | March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

New Girls Video – “God Damned”

Girls played a show we put on in Bushwick with MyOpenBar a couple few weeks ago. Not the Buzzcocks crew from Seattle, though those Girls…
brandon | August 6, 2008 - 3:37 pm

Stereogum & MyOpenBar Party Tomorrow Night

Oh cool, now you know what you're doing tomorrow night. (If you're around NYC, anyway -- Everywhere Else, we'll get to you soon, promise.) We're…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2008 - 6:00 pm
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