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Helen – “Motorcycle”

Helen is a great name for a band. Helen of Troy — the woman with a face who launched a thousand ships — literally had wars fought over her. Helen Hunt gave us the eternal rom-com lovable cheesiness of Mad About You. Helen Keller changed the way we think about sight, blindness and humanity. Mount… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 7, 2015 - 11:39 am

Grouper – “Made Of Air” Video

Grouper’s new album Ruins closes with a gorgeous 11-minute ambient instrumental called “Made Of Air.” Today, to mark the album’s release, Liz Harris has shared an equally gorgeous video by director Paul Clipson. I can’t emphasize enough that both the song and Clipson’s collage-like nature footage are absolutely splendorous things. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Grouper – “Call Across Rooms”

Liz Harris has had a busy year with her excellent and long-running project Grouper. She appeared on the Bug’s Angels And Demons and will sing on several tracks on his upcoming EP The Exit, and she also recently announced her new album, Ruins. Now you can listen to “Call Across Rooms” from the album, which… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014 - 1:04 pm

The Bug – “Black Wasp” (Feat. Liz Harris)

The Bug just released Angels & Devils last week, but the British producer has already announced a new EP called Exit that consists of a few demos and outtakes that didn’t make his new album. One of those songs is “Black Wasp,” which features vocals from Grouper’s Liz Harris, who also guested on Angels &More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Grouper Announces New Album Ruins

In the last few years, Liz Harris, better known as Grouper, has made a habit of releasing albums built from past recordings. Don’t call these outtakes, or rarities, or anything you’d think of as a compilation, though. Last year’s The Man Who Died In His Own Boat may have been made out of music from… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 14, 2014 - 11:39 am

The Bug – “Void” (Feat. Grouper) & “Function”

As the Bug, Kevin Martin makes hard, physical, almost assaultive dance music. He’s the type of producer who releases a Death Grips collab called “Fuck A Bitch,” and we’re like, “Yeah, that sounds about right.” As Grouper, Liz Harris makes warm, amorphous, organic ambient music. The two are a weird match for one another, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2014 - 11:08 am

The Bug – “Fuck A Bitch” (Feat. Death Grips) & “Save Me” (Feat. Gonjasufi)

Kevin “Kmart” Martin has been making music as the Bug for years, but his last proper album was released six years ago. That album was London Zoo, an earth-shaking amplification of grime, dubstep, and jungle, featuring a stacked roster of guest vocalists that hadn’t been rivaled on an electronic album until Disclosure dropped Settle last… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 12, 2014 - 10:54 am

Grouper – “Vital”

“Vital” is a somber new track from Grouper. The song comes from their forthcoming The Man Who Died In His Boat, a haul of unreleased songs circa their last album, 2008’s Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill. Dragging has been out of print for some time, but it is about to re-released (fourth pressing!)… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 20, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

February’s Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January’s Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven’s “Reflection Of You.” No offense (none taken). That song’s great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens’ smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo’s bounce showcase “Express Yourself,” which in turn dives into Ceremony’s hardcore,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Mirroring – “Fell Sound”

Mirroring is a new project that pairs up two women who are truly excellent at making diffuse, spaced-out, vaguely ominous home-recorded ambient music: Liz Harris, better known as Grouper, and Jesy Fortino, who records as Tiny Vipers. The two joined forces to record a new album called Foreign Body that’ll arrive next month. And below,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Grouper – “Demona” (Dead Moon Cover)

Liz Harris aka Grouper kept busy through 2011 with two LPs and 12″s and new projects; by that clip I guess it’s strange we’ve had to wait a full three weeks before she made a mark on 2012. So here it is, the long overdue dispatch from Grouper comes via this submerged and stretched cover… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 25, 2012 - 11:22 am

Grouper + Ilyas Ahmed = Visiter

Liz Harris, the Portland-based queen of ambient drift who records as Grouper, has teamed up with fellow PDX musician Ilyas Ahmed on a new project that they’re calling Visiter. Together, they’ve recorded a new EP for Social Music’s Record + Tape Club. Stream the dizzily pretty untitled opener below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Grouper – “Water People” & “Moving Machine”

The Portland resident Liz Harris releases a whole lot of gorgeously fragile ambient music as Grouper, and she often does it in tiny limited-run vinyl editions, without letting many people know. Her recent “Water People” b/w “Moving Machine” only came out in an edition of 500, and it’s all gone now. Like pretty much every… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 31, 2011 - 10:39 am

Grouper – “Alien Observer” Video

We’ve previously mentioned “Alien Observer,” the title track to one of two LPs that Liz Harris, aka Grouper, self-released this month (together the albums are called A I A). Both the song and the cover art looked toward the stars, but the song’s new video is very much grounded … in the ground. Two wome… More »

By: jessica / April 18, 2011 - 11:44 am

Grouper – “Alien Observer”

Longtime favorite Liz Harris, aka Grouper, is self-releasing two new LPs on 4/11: Together she’s calling them A I A, separately they’re Dream Loss and Alien Observer. Listen to AO’s plaintive, dreamy space-themed title track at P4K. It goes well with the above cover art. More »

By: brandon / March 29, 2011 - 10:18 am

Grouper – “Hold”

“Hold” is the a-side to a forthcoming tour 7″ (b/w “Sick”) by Portland’s languid, lush ambient bedroom auteur Liz Harris aka Grouper. “Hold” comes a year after “Hold The Way,” in tandem suggesting a certain fixation on grasping, or at least securing, an interesting verbal note for music so fluid, and difficult to pin down. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2010 - 11:52 am

New Grouper Video – “Hold The Way”

When we pointed you toward two new Grouper songs, I said it sounded like Liz Harris recorded “Vessel” and “Hold The Way” with the fall chill in a dark Northwestern forest as her backing band. This shadowy, strobed black and white video by Weston Currie seconds that emotion, though in a creeper way than I’d… More »

By: brandon / October 7, 2009 - 12:43 pm

New Grouper – “Vessel” & “Hold The Way”

On these new tracks, ex-Outsider Liz Harris sounds like she’s using smeary stars and the fall chill in a dark Northwestern forest as her backing band. Listen closely at MySpace (via GvsB). More »

By: brandon / September 30, 2009 - 5:03 pm

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher’s was rainier than the first, but that didn’t matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than 2008. You wouldn’t be faulted for noting a certain hippie vibe. Visually, there were the tie-dyed shirts and hoodies (purchased at the… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am

Animal Collective/Grouper @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 5/29/09

Blog readers had so many options on Friday night in L.A. — Passion Pit, Lykke Li, SVIIB and Black Moth Super Rainbown all in town — and still the ticketless masses chose the Wiltern sidewalk for even a shot at getting into Animal Collective’s sold-out show. Hey, they are popular band. It looks like whoever… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2009 - 9:18 am
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