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This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh &… More »

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

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Light Asylum, Young Magic, Psychic Twin, O Paradiso, Adventure @ Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn 6/16/13

It was clear things would be ending better than they began when I showed up in Williamsburg for the last day of Northside Festival. Everyone…
Miles Bowe | June 17, 2013 - 4:27 pm

Light Asylum – “Heart Of Dust” Video

In the world of Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello, "face down in the river my love" is a lyric that obviously should be depicted via…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2012 - 11:46 am

Light Asylum – “Dark Allies” (Live On Snacky Tunes)

NYC twins Darin and Greg Bresnitz (Dinner With The Band, Finger On The Pulse) put out a live compilation companion to their web radio show,…
Corban Goble | May 15, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Light Asylum – “IPC”

Today the third track from Light Asylum's forthcoming self-titled debut surfaced, the uptempo clapper "IPC." Previously we've heard "Shallow Tears" as well as "Genesis" from…
Corban Goble | March 22, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Light Asylum – “Shallow Tears” & “Genesis”

Light Asylum will release their full-length, self-titled debut later this spring, and today yields that affair's lead single "Shallow Tears" -- a grandiose, starry industrial…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Light Asylum – “Skull Fuct” Video

New Order drum patches, darkwave synths, black and white imagery, and a horse -- it's Shannon Funchess and Brother Bruno's Light Asylum dream bottled up…
Amrit Singh | January 18, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Hear Two New Ford & Lopatin Tracks Feat. Shannon Funchess & Tamaryn

Their 2011 album Channel Pressure was all queasy synthpop, like a bad-dream memory of '80s PBS science-film soundtracks, but Ford & Lopatin go in a…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 2:32 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers'
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Watch IIII (Members Of Deerhoof, Man Man, Soft Circle, Lichens) & Light Asylum @ Union Pool, Williamsburg 9/3/11

This past weekend, NYC presented a number of only-in-NYC type concerts to help locals feel like they did some unique shit before the summer was…
Amrit Singh | September 7, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Remixtape Vol. 5

This month's Remixtape opens with a rework of the Miracles Club by Cut Copy, a pair of remixes by Grimes, a submission by Gwilym Gold…
Amrit Singh | June 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Light Asylum – “A Certain Person” Video

Over the past two years, Brooklyn vet Shannon Funchess has gone from being Brooklyn's most recognizable backup singer (see: !!!, LCD, TVOTR) to fronting the…
Amrit Singh | June 28, 2011 - 10:30 am

Northside Festival 2011 In Photos

This year was the L Magazine's third stab at its Williamsburg-based, CMJ-reminiscent Northside Festival. And from all accounts and perspectives, it was its most successful.
Amrit Singh | June 20, 2011 - 7:06 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2011 - 11:56 am

Typical Girls – “Our Real Is Real” (Plus Brother Bruno Remix)

Typical Girls is the Slits-referencing solo project of Apache Beat's Ilirjana Alushaj. "Our Real Is Real," which includes production assistance from CFCF's Mike Silver, doesn't…
brandon | January 28, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Light Asylum – “Dark Allies” & “Shallowtears” & “A Certain Person”

There's a bar on the block I live called The Woods. It's mostly a primo pickleback outpost that very occasionally utilizes a raised platform to…
Amrit Singh | January 26, 2011 - 4:43 pm