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For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

NAME: John Vanderslice
PROGRESS REPORT: Releasing his 7th studio album, Romanian Names (Dead Oceans), on May 19.

It takes a while to get John Vanderslice to talk about himself. He’d much rather talk about blogs, ceramic tile, the iPhone, or the silver trees and New Zealand wind grass he planted in his yard. It… More »

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Stream Samantha Crain Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Samantha Crain leans into her pain. She's only just approaching 30, but if you listen closely to this woman's songwriting, it sounds like she's been…
Caitlin White | July 14, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Teen Daze – “Morning World” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

At the top of the year Jamison aka Teen Daze released his A World Away EP, another entry in a long string of unassuming, ambient…
Caitlin White | July 14, 2015 - 9:49 am

Samantha Crain – “Outside The Pale” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's a crime that Oklahoma earthen-folky Samantha Crain remains on indie and underground labels even after she released the fiery, whip-smart Kid Face in 2013.
Caitlin White | May 5, 2015 - 10:13 am

John Vanderslice – “Long Dark Blues” (Songs: Ohia Cover)

Lots of musicians have taken a crack at Jason Molina's music, particularly since we lost the legendary Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co. frontman to alcohol-inflicted organ…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 12:02 pm

John Vanderslice – “Break Those Coins”

Polyvinyl Records is launching a 7-inch singles series featuring new material from the likes of Cloud Nothings, Mikal Cronin, John Vanderslice, Hospitality, and eight others…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 3:06 pm

John Vanderslice – “Big Brother” (David Bowie Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

For reasons presumably unrelated to Davie Bowie's triumphant recent reemergence, the veteran indie singer-songwriter and studio rat John Vanderslice has covered Bowie's stone-classic 1974 album…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2013 - 10:30 am

John Vanderslice – “Walkabout” (Atlas Sound Cover)

John Vanderslice's White Wilderness is out this week. The Amazon MP3 version comes with an exclusive cover of Atlas Sound's "Walkabout." It was recorded with…
jessica | January 26, 2011 - 9:39 am

John Vanderslice – “Sea Salt”

John Vanderslice always makes producing and personnel changes in addition to his usually bigger shifts in subject matter and mood from album to album. For…
jessica | January 5, 2011 - 10:50 am

the morning benders – “Excuses” (Live With Chris From Girls, John Vanderslice & Friends)

Fresh off a hailed Brooklyn-debut-as-Brooklyn-residents, San Fran transplants the morning benders release this cameo-packed live take on Big Echo's opening track "Excuses," filmed by the…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2010 - 9:23 am

Outside Lands 2009 In Photos

Last year, San Fran's inaugural Outside Lands festival featured Radiohead, but also power outage issues. This year: No Radiohead, but abundant electricity. Trade-offs! While Thom…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 9:39 am

John Vanderslice Explores His “Forest Knolls” With The Magik*Magik Orchestra

When John Vanderslice did "Too Much Time" with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, we suggested that, actually, perhaps he wasn't spending enough time with the so-called "official…
brandon | July 2, 2009 - 9:15 am

Indie Rockers Eulogize The King Of Pop

It wouldn't be all that risky to say everyone of a certain age has a Michael Jackson moment. He was a cultural phenomenon on a…
brandon | June 26, 2009 - 2:12 pm

John Vanderslice Does “Too Much Time” With the Magik*Magik Orchestra

The last time we checked in with John Vanderslice, he was having a really good day: celebrating the release of his Romanian Names LP, and…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2009 - 1:15 pm

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks…
Amrit Singh | May 29, 2009 - 9:25 am

John Vanderslice @ Easy Street Records, Seattle 5/22/09

Not your typical in-store at Seattle's Easy Street Records Friday night. John Vanderslice played an hour where a twenty-minute slot would do, but there were…
Amrit Singh | May 26, 2009 - 4:30 pm

New John Vanderslice – “Fetal Horses” (Stereogum Premiere)

When Jessica spoke with John Vanderslice about his upcoming seventh album Romanian Names, he told her: A lot of songs are about the difficulty…
brandon | April 1, 2009 - 10:27 am

John Vanderslice – Emerald City

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Stereogum | November 19, 2007 - 6:41 pm