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We’re at a time in the year where things are beginning to change. This fall doesn’t bring a whole lot of exciting prospects on TV, whether returning shows or new shows. And, of course, all the Oscar season extravaganzas are about to start up. Things do have a way of leveling out — where earlier… More »

After spending time as a member of both Willowz and Cults (alongside his sister, Madeline), Guards’ front man Richie Follin is happy to be seeing his own personal vision — widescreen indie-pop garnished with epic hooks and hum-along melodies — finally come to fruition. In February, Guards released a proper debut album, In Guards WeMore »

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Guards – “Devil’s Haircut” (Beck Cover)

At the end of last year, we premiered "Nothing More," a buoyantly melodic synth-streaked single from the New York trio Guards. Now, that song i…
Peter Helman | September 3, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Guards – “Nothing More” (Stereogum Premiere)

We haven't heard anything new from the New York-based band Guards for about a year following the release of 2013's In Guards We Trust. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2014 - 10:02 am

Guards – “Coming True” Video

Guards put out their debut album earlier this year and now have a video for "Coming True." It features the band playing under some dramatic…
Miles Bowe | November 8, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Photos: Palma Violets, Guards @ Holocene, Portland 4/25/13

Palma Violets played a short, raucous set last night at Portland’s Holocene. After an opening set from NYC garage-popper Guards, the Brits took to the…
Stereogum | April 26, 2013 - 11:36 am

Photos: The Joy Formidable, Guards, Kitten @ The Vic, Chicago 4/2/13

The Joy Formidable played The Vic in Chicago last night. After sets from openers Kitten and Guards, the band rocked songs from their recent album…
Stereogum | April 3, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Guards – “Ready To Go”

New York new waver trio Guards feature Richie Follin, brother of Cults singer Madeline, and they'll release their debut album In Guards We Trust next…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Guards – “Coming True” (Stereogum Premiere)

After making a name for themselves over the past couple years in NYC (including a terrific set at our 2012 CMJ party), Guards are set…
Michael Nelson | November 13, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Stereogum & Popgun CMJ Feat. Dum Dum Girls, Savages, Port St. Willow @ Glasslands, Williamsburg 10/17/12

CMJ has effectively taken over Manhattan south of 14th St. and all of northwest Brooklyn. There are a billion parties and shows and bands i…
Michael Nelson | October 18, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Come To Stereogum’s CMJ 2012 Party

Hey guys, it’s almost CMJ Music Marathon time! Once again, we’ve teamed with PopGun Booking, and this year’s lineup is stacked with greatness. The event…
Scott Lapatine | October 3, 2012 - 5:03 pm

Guards – “Silver Lining”

Indie rock duo Guards -- which features Cults singer Madelin Follin's brother Richie -- will put out ther debut LP early next year, and today…
Corban Goble | September 26, 2012 - 9:07 am

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Stereogum & Cameo Gallery Present A Northside Showcase Starring Twin Sister, Physical Therapy, Guards

Later this month, L Magazine returns with its ever-strengthening North Williamsburg-based Northside Festival. And for the first time, Stereogum will represent with a showcase. Congratulatio…
Amrit Singh | June 1, 2012 - 12:06 pm