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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Before I get into this week’s picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called “Booty.” Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At thi… More »

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There’s a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately — that is, if the whole concussion thing didn’t already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

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Tomorrow Is Record Store Day

When's the last time you want to an actual record store? Like where you have to walk through a door and can't just click "download"?
brandon | April 18, 2008 - 4:16 pm
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Various Artists’s 2007 Best Of Lists

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler's year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here…
Stereogum | December 6, 2007 - 12:58 pm
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New Interpol Video – “No I In Threesome”

Packed with more mirrors than a canceled Britney/Criss Angel collaboration, Interpol’s video for “No I In Threesome”‘s a plaster crashing voyage into some old bearded…
Stereogum | September 17, 2007 - 11:48 am
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The ‘Gum Drop Giveaway #2

Here’s hoping this week’s ‘Gum Drop helped stave off those post-long-weekend hangovers everybody’s nursing. In case you didn’t get around to opening it this AM…
Stereogum | September 5, 2007 - 6:39 pm

Select Clips From Virgin Fest 2007

No regrets choosing Lolla over the Virgin Fest: Karen O dressed to impress, My Morning Jacket got orchestral, and Dennis Rodman gave Pearl Jam a…
Stereogum | August 6, 2007 - 3:03 pm
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Carlos D’s Film Field Trip To Chicago

The inevitable Carlos Dengler is a film and TV composer follow-up post. But it's better than just mere score composition -- CD's acting! Time Out
Stereogum | July 24, 2007 - 1:03 pm
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Brian Williams On Interpol, Cat Power, Feist

Is Brian Williams's iPod cooler than Anderson Cooper's iPod? The NBC Nightly News anchor throws the gauntlet in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel (he doesn't…
Stereogum | July 19, 2007 - 9:32 am
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New Interpol – “Heinrich Maneuver (Phones Remix)”

Remixer Phones has got a thing for that Ian Curtis sound. Or so shall we extrapolate from his decision to touch-up singles by Editors and…
Stereogum | July 17, 2007 - 11:35 am
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Interpol’s Streaming Our Love To Admire, Playing MSG

The broody BK crew has announced a full fall tour, and you'll forgive us for shooting straight to the NYC date, to find they've booked…
Stereogum | July 3, 2007 - 6:05 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Interpol – Our Love To Admire

Our Love To Admire isn't out for a couple of weeks, but the chatter about the Cure, extra creepiness, and added accents/atmospherics -- while basically
Stereogum | June 27, 2007 - 4:03 pm
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New Interpol Video – “The Heinrich Maneuver”

So, no secret that Our Love To Admire’s first single is Paul’s “piss off” to some lost, L.A.-gone ex-lover. And the vid recreates Paul’s hellish…
Stereogum | June 26, 2007 - 1:15 pm
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Three Tunes From Our Love To Admire

If last week's rock tease still has you feeling ... blue, you should find this considerably more climactic. Won't be able to admire the full…
Stereogum | June 20, 2007 - 6:34 pm
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Painfully Short New Interpol Clips

Get psyched, Interpol fans. We're less than a month away from the release of Our Love To Admire, out on Capitol 7/10 (7/4 in Japan!).
Stereogum | June 14, 2007 - 11:13 am
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Interpol @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 6/5/07

As anyone who's been to a bunch of sold-out shows at the same venue can tell you, there's varying degrees of "sold-out"edness (not really a…
Stereogum | June 6, 2007 - 7:15 pm
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“Forget Rock: I Only Listen To Symphony Orchestras”

Guess who's got a Guardian blog? None other than Interpol's vampire-on-a-Doc Holliday bassist Carlos D, professing his love for orchestral music via casual composer name-checking…
Stereogum | May 22, 2007 - 2:14 pm
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Our Love To Admire Cover

Carlos D ain’t the only thing getting an Interpol makeover. Should have seen this one coming after they brought mother Earth into the equation. After…
Stereogum | May 9, 2007 - 3:13 pm
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New Interpol – “The Heinrich Manuever”

Earlier this month, you got a blurry taste of “The Heinrich Manuever” from Our Love To Admire, the Interpol LP out 7/10. Now, thanks to…
Stereogum | April 30, 2007 - 9:52 am
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Coachella: Interpol Unleashes Its Antics

Who'd want to follow the Johansson And Mary Chain's triumphant showing? Doubt they had a say in the matter, but the onus fell on the…
Stereogum | April 28, 2007 - 2:01 pm
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Interpol Possibly Release Street Date And Tracklist … But Still No Title

The other day, Interpol posted a lovely scene of snow-capped peaks and the date 7.10.07 on their site, and the web surmised this corresponds to…
Stereogum | April 24, 2007 - 12:15 pm
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New Interpol Live Videos – “Pioneer” & “Heinrich Maneuver”

Interpol kicked off their tour Sunday night at the Capital Music Hall in Ottawa, debuting some material from their as-yet-untitled record, due out 7/5 o…
Stereogum | April 17, 2007 - 9:48 am
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