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Fat Tony & Tom Cruz – “Bad Habits” (Feat. Bun B & Nick Diamonds)

Today, the brand new Brooklyn-based label Young One announced its formation, and it's already got a small but seriously impressive roster: Bay Area cloud-rap pioneers…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Watch El-P & Nick Diamonds Play Letterman

At this point, it's pretty expected for every big indie rock type to make the late-night rounds whenever a new record drops. But there's still…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 9:02 am

The Magic – “Mr. Hollywood”

"Mr. Hollywood" is the debut single from the Magic, a group that consists of Islands brothers Geordie and Evan Gordon, who hail from Guelph, Ontario…
Corban Goble | April 27, 2012 - 10:37 am

Islands – “Hallways” Video

In the video for Islands' jumpy, jittery quasi-pop song "Hallways," frontman Nick Thorburn is surprised to find himself singing for a band of marionette skeletons,…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2012 - 10:10 am

Stream Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting

Since announcing plans for a new album last October, the Islands' Nick Thorburn has given us "Hallways" and "This Is Not A Song" (proving, indeed,…
Corban Goble | February 7, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Islands – “Hallways”

A Sleep & A Forgetting, the new album from Nick Thorburn's Islands crew, is a month away from release, and first single "This Is Not
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Islands – “This Is Not A Song” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Islands' video for their new "This Is Not A Song" is a classical piece of pop filmmaking: Just the members of the band looking sharp…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2011 - 1:31 pm

Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting Details

Now that he's returned from a sojourn with side project Mister Heavenly, Nick Thorburn came home and rattled out a new Islands record. The title,…
Corban Goble | October 27, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Nick Diamonds Releases Free I Am An Attic LP

Lead Island, ex-Unicorn, present Mssr. Heavenly Nick Thorburn has made good on his years-old promise to gift us with a free album, despite wondering along
Amrit Singh | July 11, 2011 - 9:35 am

Mister Heavenly – “Bronx Sniper”

Mister Heavenly, the side-project of Islands' Nick Thorburn, Man Man's Honus Honus, and Modest Mouse's Joe Plummer, release their debut Out Of Love next month…
Brandon Stosuy | July 8, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Mister Heavenly – “Mister Heavenly”/”Pineapple Girl”

You got some sense of what Mister Heavenly sounds like when video of the band performing with temporary bassist Michael Cera surfaced in December. But…
jessica | January 14, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Watch Mister Heavenly Debut With Michael Cera On Bass

Mister Heavenly, the recently-signed-to-Sub-Pop supergroup, is Man Man's Honus Honus and Islands's Nick Thorburn (who met over their love of all-denim outfits aka "Canadian tuxedos"),…
jessica | December 2, 2010 - 12:15 pm

Islands Played Unicorns & Daniel Johnston Songs For Big Terrific’s Big Show @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

There's a comedy show here in Williamsburg that makes for really good Wednesday diversions. It's called Big Terrific, it happens in the Cameo Lounge (which…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 5:53 pm

Nick Thorburn Debuts New Islands Songs

Radio Happy Hour is a live murder mystery / comedy hour done in the style of an old radio program. They do it every couple…
jessica | July 14, 2010 - 4:06 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there's only one…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural 'Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you'll see all the…
Amrit Singh | May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting…
Amrit Singh | May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them…
Amrit Singh | May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm