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This Frontier Needs Heroes – “Hooky” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

After two records based in Brooklyn, Jessica and Brad Lauretti, the siblings at the front of This Frontier Needs Heroes, shifted into a mode of long-distance collaboration for LP3: Brad headed south, to Jacksonville, FL, and Jessica staying relatively local. The space did them good, and gave them Hooky, a record retaining their folk-intoned root… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 6, 2013 - 11:52 am

Girl Crisis – “Walk Like An Egyptian” (The Bangles Cover)

As you may remember, Girl Crisis is the Greenpoint supergroup of Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Class Actress’s Elizabeth Harper, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring and Annie Hart, TEEN’s Jane Herships, et al, whose rules are many (female-only, YouTube-only, Super 8MM-film only, covers-only) and output is little (two covers a year; female in the summer, male i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Class Actress – “Need To Know” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The video for slinky Brooklyn electro-poppers Class Actress’s track “Need To Know” is an experiment in ’80s-style VHS horror. Singer Elizabeth Harper looks sultry and entertains a gentleman caller, but the video continues to give off the impression that something terrible is about to happen. And even if it never quite does, the creep-vibes linger. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012 - 11:22 am

Watch Girl Crisis Cover Leonard Cohen (Stereogum Premiere)

The latest, eighth dispatch from Girl Crisis, the all-Brooklyn all-female concept-troupe supergroup committed to two covers a year (of a male icon in the winter, female in the sumer) via Super 8mm film in a Greenpoint apartment has just offered up their latest seasonal selection: a tribute to the bard Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me ToMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Girl Crisis (The Ladies Of Chairlift, Class Actress, Apache Beat, Au Revoir Simone, Acrylics, Et Al) Cover Taylor Dayne (Stereogum Premiere)

Here it is, the latest installment from Girl Crisis, an all-female concept troupe operating on a specifically detailed concept. The idea behind it was to a) name themselves as a joke on Boy Crisis and b) exist only in web-video form featuring c) an essentially revolving cast of indie Brooklyn sirens that d) have nothing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 2, 2010 - 1:08 pm