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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 »

When a musician puts together a moving tribute to her deceased bandmate, giving fitting visual accompaniment to the last thing that bandmate ever recorded, that video really should be #1 on this list. Most weeks, it would be. But this week, that video went up against the form’s reigning innovator, who’s put together a stunning… More »

At various points in musical history, if you were a certain kind of musician with a certain set of obsessions, making an intricately layered, impossibly dense magnum opus was not just an option, it was a requirement that came from somewhere deep in your soul that could never quite be fulfilled. It’s become the story… More »

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Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

High Places – “Sonora” Video

L.A. synth-exoticist duo High Places have already dropped a couple of deeply weird and beguiling video for "Altos Lugares" and "Sophia," two tracks from their…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Double Take: Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

I've talked about the reception Liars' They Were Wrong, So We Drowned received in 2004. Places that loved their 2001 debut They Threw Us All
brandon | March 17, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Friday Recap

Amrit and I saw Inception just before the start of this year’s Pitchfork Festival, so you have to read this post with the understanding that…
jessica | July 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Liars – “Pleasure Is Boss”

Mute just released this B-side to Liars' "The Overachievers," from Sisterworld. On first listen, this thunderous track does have some resemblance to Nick Cave's "Pleasure
jessica | May 28, 2010 - 10:54 am

Beck’s Record Club Does “Never Tear Us Apart”

It's the one we've been waiting for... As Beck & Co. continue their track-by-track move through Kick, they finally arrive at iconic '80s ballad/prom song…
brandon | May 26, 2010 - 2:48 pm

ATP 2010: Curated By Matt Groening @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

This past weekend was the Matt Groening-curated ATP, which went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK. Iggy Pop and Toumani Diabate were the highlights of the…
jessica | May 10, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Liars – “The Overachievers” Video

Taking a break from clogging bloglines by doing his best Michael Hutchence with Beck, Angus Andrew and his Liars have unleashed a Patrick Bateman-baiting video…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2010 - 2:07 pm

Beck, Liars, St. Vincent & Os Mutantes – “Mediate” (INXS Cover)

Beck's current Record Club has so far covered "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside," "New Sensation," from INXS's Kick. There are likely a few more to…
jessica | April 30, 2010 - 9:46 am

Beck, Liars, St. Vincent & Os Mutantes – “Need You Tonight” (INXS Cover)

St. Vincent takes lead vocals, while Liars's Angus Andrew backs her up for this Record Club submission. Previously we saw and heard them do Kick's…
jessica | April 19, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Beck, Liars, St. Vincent & Os Mutantes – “Devil Inside” (INXS Cover)

Previously: “New Sensation.” Next: INXS’s sole US chart-topper “Need You Tonight.”…
Scott Lapatine | April 10, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Beck, Liars, St. Vincent & Os Mutantes – “New Sensation” (INXS Cover)

Following last week's "Guns In The Sky," Beck's Record Club (it's like a book club, but cooler) tackles the second track on Kick all quiet-like.
Scott Lapatine | April 2, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Todd P’s Inaugural MtyMx Festival: A Photo Essay

[Editor's Note: The following guest post is by Ryan Muir, one of NYC's most hardworking and talented photographers. After spending the better part of five
Ryan Muir | March 26, 2010 - 3:12 pm

Beck Enlists Liars, St. Vincent, Os Mutantes To Cover INXS Kick

So far Beck and a rotating cast have tackled Skip Spence, Leonard Cohen, and the Velvet Underground. When St. Vincent Tweeted about collaborating with Mr.
brandon | March 25, 2010 - 11:54 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

SXSW 2010: Thursday In Photos

On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals.
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

St. Vincent, Liars, Os Mutantes Join Beck’s Record Club

Annie Clark doesn’t mention the album they tackled, but the St. Vincent mastermind did Tweet that she teamed up with Tropicalia stalwarts Os Mutantes and…
brandon | March 11, 2010 - 9:42 am

Liars – “Proud Evolution (Thom Yorke 500qd Remix)”

A couple days ago we heard Devendra Banhart inhabit Liars’ excellent “The Overachievers,” reversing the frequency of the opposites attract/urban cynic vs. L.A. hippie love…
brandon | March 10, 2010 - 9:58 am

Liars – “The Overachievers” (Devendra Banhart & The Grogs Redo) (Stereogum Premiere)

One of my favorite Sisterworld songs is the sweetly sarcastic urban cynic vs. L.A. hippie love song "The Overachievers." What better way to invert the…
brandon | March 8, 2010 - 10:13 am

Liars – “Scissor” Video

There's a certain paranoia lurking beneath the laconic vocalisms Angus layers at the outset of "Scissor," the opening track to Liars typically excellent new LP…
Amrit Singh | February 18, 2010 - 9:52 am