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Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015

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 recorded on a 4-track recorder. The label explains the 4-Track Singles Series like so:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013

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 Diamond Dogs in full. Through Kickstarter, Vanderslice is crowdfunding the release of that Diamond Dogs cover, as well as Dagger Beach, his own new album. Vanderslice has already more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011

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 Magik*Magik Orchestra artistic director Minna Choi and drummer Jason Slota in Vanderslice's basement, according to Vanderslice. This cover changes the shimmering, dreamy feel of the original (which Bradford Cox… More »

By: jessica / January 26, 2011

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 his latest, White Wilderness, he brought in John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Black Mountain, Swan Lake) as well as San Fransisco "orchestra-for-hire" Magik*Magik. He also recorded the album live… More »

By: jessica / January 5, 2011

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 Yours Truly crew back in the band's Bay Area home. Some brief words before and after set it up as benders' mainmind Chris Chu's homage to Phil… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2010

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 was twisting words at the Reading and Leeds fests in the motherland, Golden Gate park welcomed three days of artists that cut a wide demographic swath, including smart… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009

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 house orchestra" of his Tiny Telephone studio. Case in point: Check out this lush take on Romanian Names' "Forest Knolls," which features a strumming/crooning Vanderslice backed by four… More »

By: brandon / July 2, 2009

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 much larger scale than almost anyone else making music today (in some circles he'd get a little competition from sometime singing mate Paul McCartney, but not really). Most impressive, though,… More »

By: brandon / June 26, 2009

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 his birthday, and eating a delicious looking cake. Everybody was smiling, which is pretty typical when people are around JV. There's some warm-hearted interaction at the open of thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 10, 2009

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 across country, they've shared nothing but raves for this year's festival, from the Gorge's breathtaking views to this year's fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009

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 things to celebrate -- like last week's release of his seventh LP Romanian Names, but also his 42nd birthday! Cue the balloons, the special "Happy Birthday" song composed by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 26, 2009

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 of being in love, and the difficulty of being in a relationship ... When you're in a very, very close relationship, there's a mirror in front of you all the… More »

By: brandon / April 1, 2009

Progress Report: John Vanderslice

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 make… More »

By: Jessica / February 26, 2009

John Vanderslice – Emerald City

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By: Stereogum / November 19, 2007

New John Vanderslice Live Video – “Kookaburra”

Tomorrow marks the release of blog-beloved indie rock troubadour John Vanderslice's latest LP Emerald City, and JV's celebrating the record with a show of love back to the blogosphere, premiering live vids of his entire album via ceremonial lap of his daily reads. John had this to say about the project and his affair with… More »

By: Stereogum / July 23, 2007

New John Vanderslice Video – “Time To Go”

In which a suited man and a boy in warpaint and tie headband stare longingly while blogger hero JV sings it's "time to go ... to go, to go" like an indie rock Rihanna. There's some measuring by the man going on, and the pursuit of green apples; but, honestly we've watched it four time… More »

By: Stereogum / July 13, 2007

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

There's no way Pablo Honey or even The Bends could have prepared us for OK Computer. This isn't a new thought, but it is worth mentioning that in just over four years Radiohead graduated from "Creep" to visionary status. It's startling, too, realizing OK Computer was released a decade ago: June 16, 1997 in Europe… More »

By: Stereogum / July 10, 2007

Dig Deep For The Drummer

From Camp Rogue Wave:On September 30th 2006, San Francisco band Rogue Wave will host a benefit concert to raise money for their drummer Pat Spurgeon, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. The benefit concert will feature performances by Rogue Wave, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie,) Matthew Caws (Nada Surf,) Ryan Miller… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 21, 2006
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