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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Air Waves – “Horse Race” (Feat. Jana Hunter)

The fact that Nicole Schneit went to college with Dan Deacon (they both attended New York's Purchase College) is often cited in conjunction with her…
Caitlin White | July 30, 2015 - 10:52 am

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"…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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!
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…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2012 - 4:13 pm

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…
Andrew Youssef | February 27, 2012 - 4:04 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…
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…
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.
Amrit Singh | September 6, 2011 - 4:06 pm