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Etiquette – “Outside In” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Etiquette is the Toronto-based duo of Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh and his partner Julie Fader, a solo artist and collaborator with the likes of Great Lake Swimmers and Chad VanGaalen. Their debut Reminisce is coming early next year, and lead single “Outside In” suggests the album will be one to look out for. It’s eerie,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Dusted – “Property Lines” (Stereogum Premiere)

Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt has a new project, a duo called Dusted that also features Final Fantasy’s Leon Taheny. Unlike his other band’s instrumental beatscapes, Dusted makes haunted and Neil Young-esque rock music. Below, stream the song “Property Lines” from their forthcoming album Total Dust. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2012 - 11:36 am

The 11 Best Videos Of The Week

Just like last week, here are this week’s attention-worthy videos. New ones from Serena-Maneesh, Antony and the Johnsons, Gatekeeper, Gordon Voidwell, James Blake, Kid Cudi, Mark Ronson, Torche, and Warpaint, along with a cute/creepy kid video from Foals and a cute, not-creepy cat filled video from Holy Fuck. Enjoy:… More »

By: jessica / October 15, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Watch Holy Fuck’s “Red Lights” Video Because You Love Cats

Holy Fuck debuted the first single from their latest album, Latin, via Chat Roulette, and now the band have a new music video filled with cats playing instruments. These are basically cheap tricks to get the internet to pay attention, and they basically totally work. Directed by band member Brian Borcherdt and Michael LeBlanc. More »

By: jessica / October 14, 2010 - 11:45 am

Holy Fuck, Nice Nice @ The Troubadour 6/10/10

Holy Fuck try to recreate their album’s sounds when they play, without the use of samples or laptops. It’s always made them entertaining live — it’s especially fun watching them work that film synchronizer to add in scratched and squiggles. According to photographer Andrew Youssef, the Toronto band used something a bit more conventional –… More »

By: jessica / June 14, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Holy Fuck – “Latin America” Video

The “Latin America” video uses lots of time-lapsed footage and live clips of the band over blurry driving scenes and foreign country explorations. The results are considerably more interesting than Band Of Horses’s time-lapse “NW Apt” video from earlier today. The video was directed by Yoonha Park, who also did Small Black’s excellent “Despicable Dogs“… More »

By: jessica / April 29, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Holy Fuck – “SHT MTN,” “Stay Lit,” & “Latin America” (Live At Radio K)

Last week at SXSW the Toronto quartet Holy Fuck visited Radio K and performed three songs from their forthcoming third album Latin. You’ve heard “Latin America” — via Chatroulett or otherwise — but they also offered previously unreleased “Stay Lit” and “SHT MTN.” The breezy, organic new collection sounds more like the band’s live show,… More »

By: brandon / March 26, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Holy Fuck – “Latin America”

Holy Fuck streamed the first single from their upcoming album Latin on Chatroulette late last week. If you went looking for Holy Fuck on Chatroulette, well, you probably found it many, many times. Or maybe your boyfriend found it for you. Either way, “Latin America” now comes in safe-for-work, MP3 form. The Toronto band i… More »

By: jessica / March 15, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest. No bands got electrocuted, but the sound cut out during Black Eyed Peas’ set, so that’s something. Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse were huge draws as the three-day event came… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past weekend. That’s a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren’t scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

Holy Fuck/Crocodiles @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood 6/6/09

Saturday’s double-bill at the Troubadour yielded a couple of fun facts. First, we learned that the night’s opener, BTW Crocodiles, were being filmed for a profile on an upcoming episode of your favorite late night TV program, Last Call With Carson Daly. (Apparently the cameramen didn’t care much for the fans they had to push… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2009 - 2:04 pm

Holy Fuck Help Chrysler Build A New Car Company

Whether they came up with “Chrysler Dodge Jeep: We’re building a new car company” before or after the recent bankruptcy shifts the tenor of the slogan dramatically. Hint: If you want to sell cars in the Heartland, maybe you shouldn’t hire bands named Holy Fuck to soundtrack your advertisements. (Thanks for the tip, Chadwick.) I… More »

By: brandon / May 15, 2009 - 9:32 am

Mammas, Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Indie Rockers

Mother’s Day is this weekend. Hopefully you haven’t forgotten. If you did, then hopefully you’ve done something great enough that your poor mom can get by on motherly pride alone. Like, for instance, over at emusic, there’s a dang cute feature where the mothers of some of our favorite indie rockers sound off on their… More »

By: brandon / May 8, 2008 - 9:35 am

Coachella: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
When we arrived Sunday we didn’t have to wait in line or battle our way through the parking lots. Not because we’re some important VIP’s — there just wasn’t anyone there. The crowd picked up a bit throughout the day, and was more than respectable for the… More »

By: brandon / April 28, 2008 - 9:43 am

Indie Music Lover Rachael Ray Reveals SXSW Party

Celebrity eater Rachael Ray has her own SXSW party taking place opposite ours. She’s got Holy Fuck, we’ve got Fuck Buttons. She’s got DJ Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), we’ve got DJ Kevin Barnes (of Montreal). But we’ve got one major thing in our favor: Rachael Ray won’t be there. Here’s the 30 Minute Meal lady’… More »

By: Stereogum / February 28, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Les Savy Fav @ McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn 7/9/06

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Les Savy Fav at McCarren Park yesterday for the Stereogum/Ice Cream Man-curated kick-off of JellyNYC’s rock ‘n’ roll pool parties. Especially those who Tivo’d Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in order to see great opening sets from Proton Proton, Dragons Of Zynth, and Holy Fuck w/ Beans. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 10, 2006 - 1:57 pm

CMJ Wednesday Wrap-Up

Wednesdays offer slim pickings during CMJ week. But Jeff and I caught plenty of memorable gigs on Day One. I’m living it up until Friday, ’cause that’s when I leave for my bachelor party (Vegas, baby … I’ve never been). Don’t worry, though — Jed and Jim will be taking over concert coverage over the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2005 - 5:02 pm