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Hospitality – “I Miss Your Bones” Video

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn indie-pop trio (and once-upon-a-time Band To Watch) Hospitality released Trouble, their sophomore album, and first single “I Miss Your Bones” is the sort of tricky-but-catchy hook-machine that can get stuck in your head if you so much as read its title. Months after sharing the single, Hospitality have made a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Hospitality – “Going Out” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been almost exactly five years since we named Hospitality a Band To Watch, and today, as they release their second full-length Trouble, we have a new way for you to watch them. Actually, it’s not them you’ll be watching in Scott Jacobson’s “Going Out” video. Esteemed musical spouses Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2014 - 9:52 am

Stream Hospitality Trouble

On their new sophomore album Trouble, the Brooklyn trio Hospitality play a strain of indie-pop that’s tricky and off-kilter enough to evoke the stuff that the Fiery Furnaces were doing on their first couple of albums. We’ve posted the early tracks “I Miss Your Bones” and “Rockets And Jets,” and now the full album i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 11:25 am

Hospitality – “Rockets And Jets”

The Brooklyn indie-pop three-piece Hospitality, a Band To Watch way the hell back in 2009, are on the verge of releasing their new album Trouble, and first single “I Miss Your Bones” was a sunny, rickety blast of fun. But “Rockets And Jets,” the second song the band has shared, is another story. It’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Hospitality – “I Miss Your Bones”

Last month, Brooklyn indie-pop trio and BTW-emeritus Hospitality teased their sophomore album Trouble, which is due out early next year. We got a sneak peak into the music on deck, but today the band has released the first full cut, “I Miss Your Bones” and it’s packed with their signature sound of minimalist rock that… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 4, 2013 - 10:57 am

Watch Hospitality Trouble Album Trailer

We named Hospitality Band To Watch way back in 2009, and now the band is on the verge of releasing their sophomore album. We haven’t heard a song from the Brooklyn-based indie rockers since last year, which makes the trailer for Trouble all the more exciting. The video teases a minute of a presently unknow… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 21, 2013 - 11:31 am

Hospitality – “Monkey”

Hospitality put out their debut full-length on Merge earlier this year, and according to the Soundcloud description on this new track, its support tour yielded the writing and recording of the jaunty new single “Monkey.” Amber Papini sounds utterly confident in her role marrying hooky, meandering melodies with off-kilter, vivid lyrics, and the band lock… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Hospitality – “Eighth Avenue” Video

Some emotional drama gets kicked up at the raceway in Hospitality’s new clip for “Eighth Avenue” and, well, let’s just say it doesn’t turn out great for the race car driver. If you catch my drift. Gregory Mitnick and Nat Livingston Johnson direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 12, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Hospitality Cover Steely Dan

This right here is Hospitality’s first time attempting a cover, a fact I know because they say it in the beginning of this video. Research! Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” may never have been the obvious answer to this particular bit of Hospitality trivia, but the band’s krautrock makeover is a sweet fit. More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 22, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Hospitality Play Songs At A Tiny Desk

Here is a charming, intimate, and immaculately recorded live session by BTW-done-good Hospitality for NPR’s Tiny Desk video series. It starts with “Sleepover” and then shifts to “The Birthday,” both of which are from their sweet self-titled debut LP. And then it is the song that started it all, at least in terms of their… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2012 - 4:13 pm

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Archers Of Loaf, Hospitality @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 2/26/12

Previously hitting the road last summer for the reissue of Icky Mettle, Eric Bachmann found some time to regroup the Archers of Loaf for a new round of tour dates in support of the Merge Records reissue of Vee Vee. Covering classics like “Web In Front,” “Harnessed In Slums,” and “Audiowhore” Archers mixed up their setlist… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / February 27, 2012 - 4:04 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum family! There’s just a lot to like in this week’s batch, as you can see for yourself below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Hospitality – “Friends Of Friends” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Class of ’09 BTW Hospitality didn’t rush out an album upon first internet mention, and that uncommon patience has paid off: the NYC trio landed an enviable slot on Merge Records’ roster last year, and will release their debut LP next week. To celebrate that, their first single “Friends Of Friends” has a video directed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 23, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Hospitality – “Betty Wang”

Band To Watch alum Hospitality has been pretty quiet in recent years, but that’s all about to change as their self-titled Merge debut drops in early 2012. Download the first single from that LP, a re-recorded version of “Betty Wang,” after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Hospitality Sign To Merge, Release “Friends Of Friends”

Back in the winter of early ’09 I saw Hospitality play a scraggly, charming set of slightly left-field twee indie-pop at a houseparty in Brooklyn. I remember it vividly. The instantly winning song “Betty Wang” came toward the end of their set and I couldn’t believe I’d never heard (of) them before. Intoxicated by thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 6, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Band To Watch: Hospitality

Hospitality are a minimalist Brooklyn indie-pop trio fronted by Kansas City expatriate Amber Papini, who also handles guitar and piano. Her voice is immediate and unique, at times like a Mo Tucker but with stately Jesy Fortino/Tiny Viper intonations. Or Amelia Fletcher, fronting a super spare NY-based Heavenly or Talulah Gosh. She’s backed by drummer… More »

By: brandon / February 12, 2009 - 9:21 am