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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 band is still working on their sophomore album, but they self-released “Nothing More” today. The single picks up where In Guards We Trust left off — an array of gorgeously… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 1, 2014 - 10:02 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of September 2014: Inherent Vice, The Skeleton Twins, & More

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / September 30, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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 shifting lightning, along with the occasional burst of confetti. Watch the video below and check out our interview with them here. More »

By: 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 stage, inspiring so much crowd energy, someone got off his crutches and hoisted them in the air. Colin McLaughlin was there to shoot the action. More »

By: Stereogum / April 26, 2013 - 11:36 am

Q&A: Guards On The Joys Of Touring, Leaving Cults, And In Guards We Trust

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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 Wolf’s Law and 2011 debut The Big Roar. Max Herman was on the scene to capture the night. More »

By: 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 month. We’ve already heard the early tracks “Silver Lining” and “Coming True,” and now we’ve got a warmly sweeping indie pop tune called “Ready To Go.” As with Richie’s sister’… More »

By: 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 to release their debut LP, In Guards We Trust, next February. We’ve got the album’s second single for you to listen to and download today. “Coming True” takes a simple… More »

By: 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 in town right now. Plus alcohol. And … badges. It’s chaos! Last night, we threw a party with PopGun Booking at Glasslands in Williamsburg. Icona Pop DJ’ed between sets from DumMore »

By: 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 takes place Wednesday night 10/17 at Glasslands in Williamsburg, BK and features performances from:

Dum Dum GirlsGuardsSavagesIcona Pop (DJ Set)Port St. WillowIO ECHO

Tickets are… More »

By: 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 they put out their new single “Silver Lining,” an uptempo, driving track. Download it below. More »

By: 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 (hat tip to Guards, for winning the night — and the fest’s — breakout act honors). Photographer wagz2it roved the north Williamsburgian terrain and assembled a spread of photos for… More »

By: 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. Congratulations to all of us! We did it. Our party will be on a Saturday night because that is a good party night, and it will be headlined by Twin Sister,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2012 - 12:06 pm