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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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Radiohead Might Have Wrapped Up A New Album

According to a blog post by LA Times writer Jia-Rui Cook, the guys recently held a "wrap party" after a three-week Los Angeles recording session.
brandon | February 4, 2010 - 4:38 pm

New Liars – “Scissor”

In the midst of this "chillwave" moment, the jagged claustrophobia of Liars' anticipated (and ambitious) fifth album Sisterworld (3/9, Mute) -- outcasts and loners mixing…
brandon | December 8, 2009 - 9:23 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Liars Ready Sisterworld

Liars’ Tom Biller-produced fifth album, the first recorded Stateside since They Were Wrong, looks at “alternate spaces people create in order to maintain identity in…
brandon | November 4, 2009 - 12:10 pm

New Fol Chen – “Cable TV (Liars Remix)”

A couple weeks ago we gave you Rafter's remix of Asthmatic Kitty electro-pop labelmates Fol Chen's "No Wedding Cake." The Highland Park, CA sextet's AK…
brandon | February 17, 2009 - 9:48 am

Outside Lands 2008 In Photos

This weekend San Francisco hosted the first-ever Outside Lands Festival. We're still nursing hangovers from a long summer of fests, so in our stead we
Amrit Singh | August 25, 2008 - 3:23 pm

Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, And Others Cover Suicide

Alan Vega and Martin Rev, aka dark lo-fi electro-duo Suicide, were amazing in their heyday, especially when you consider they formed in 1971, pre-dating and…
brandon | June 23, 2008 - 5:39 pm

Radiohead Announce More North American Dates, Additional Tour Opener

Note to you concert lovers out there: If you want to see your favorite act over multiple nights, just become the biggest band in the…
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2008 - 11:44 am

ENJOYED: The Reviews Are In!

It's entirely possible you don't check Stereogum as often as we do, so drag your mouse to this link and click to download our tribute
Amrit Singh | April 2, 2008 - 6:04 pm

Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post

Stereogum’s complete 12-track Enjoyed comp is live and ready to be downloaded (for free). Yep, 12. Because No Age cooked up an excellent alternate take…
brandon | March 31, 2008 - 9:16 am

1. Liars – “Army of Me”

Liars On “Army Of Me” “We were in Belgium when we got this call. I became sleepless with excitement — tossing and turning thinking of…
jim | March 28, 2008 - 2:24 pm

Liars Keep On Tickin’ With Timex

Liars fans take note: On Monday we unleash Enjoyed -- our tribute to Björk's Post -- and Angus & Co.'s take on album opener "Army…
brandon | March 28, 2008 - 10:04 am

No Age/Liars @ Warsaw, Brooklyn 2/9/07

By Amrit Singh You could almost hear the collective moan come from Brooklyn when news broke that Liars's manic lead man Angus Andrew…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2008 - 12:01 pm

New Liars – “Clear Island (Tiny Masters Of Today Remix)”

We mentioned Tiny Masters Of Today's remix of "Clear Island" yesterday when talking about Angus & Co's pet love video for "Houseclouds." Well, today we…
Stereogum | November 2, 2007 - 1:49 pm

New Liars Video – “Houseclouds”

The driver-side projections and vehicular flicker of "Plaster Casts Of Everything"'s video were intense, so nice to chase the car ride with mellower fare like…
Stereogum | November 1, 2007 - 9:34 am

New Liars Video Snippet – “Panic Button”

After getting his feet wet with Deerhoof album art and a Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy video, the longtime writerly Scottish artist David Shrigley opted for full-on…
Stereogum | October 2, 2007 - 9:47 am

How Liars Taught Fall Out Boy To Adjust Their iTunes Preferences

You kids are all savvy with your bittorrents and your internets and whatnots, but there may be a few of you still that don't realize…
Stereogum | August 24, 2007 - 5:27 pm

New Liars Video – “Plaster Casts Of Everything”

Liars may not be a thematically epic collection ala Drum’s Not Dead, but we love it all the same — wedding dance-punk to a darker…
Stereogum | July 25, 2007 - 11:16 am

Premature Evaluation: Liars – Liars

Unlike Liars' last two albums, this new self-titled collection drops an overriding concept, unless it's love, youth, the ocean, and summertime nostalgia. More immediate and…
Stereogum | July 13, 2007 - 11:43 am

Liars – Liars

Stereogum | July 5, 2007 - 8:22 pm