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What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check on… More »

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mars… More »

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Violens Drop New Tunes, MBV/Byrds Mashup On New Mix

Violens is a band with great taste. That, and it's not often a pop group can include Ulver and Burzum in their list of influences…
brandon | December 10, 2009 - 10:43 am

All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren't alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

New Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – “Blanchard”

Mazzy Star are still together and close to finishing their fourth record, but since 1996's Among My Swan vocalist Hope Sandoval has been productive on…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn't My Bloody Valentine's 15-minute aural assault "You Made Me Realise" that caused Sunday's biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

All Points West 2009 Lineup Brings My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tim & Eric

Last year Goldenvoice brought the last thing this country needed more of (music festivals) to the last part of the country that needed it. Most…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2009 - 10:12 am

Coachella 2009 Line-Up

This big announce was supposed to come days ago, and of course people (us) freaked that it didn't. But as Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett put
Amrit Singh | January 30, 2009 - 9:39 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

Kevin Shields Speaks To The NY Times, Has Plans For New MBV Albums

When not talking to fans or blowing-out eardrums at ATP, MBV mastermind Kevin Shields sat down and gave a rare interview to the Times. His…
brandon | September 23, 2008 - 6:24 pm

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY: My Bloody Valentine Reunion – Photos, Video

Kevin Shields was to ATP what King Khan was to Pitchfork Festival, minus the costume changes: In all seriousness, though, we spotted the My Bloody…
brandon | September 22, 2008 - 4:13 am

Gone All Tomorrow’s Partyin’

Sorry to have to do this, and also very psyched to have to do this: Scott, Brandon, and I are piling into a rental car…
Amrit Singh | September 19, 2008 - 12:17 pm

MBV Play “To Here Knows When” Live, Go Digital

It's difficult not to get cynical about the influx of nostalgia/money-driven reunion tours and reunion records, but if anyone's doing it gracefully and still feels…
brandon | August 27, 2008 - 9:46 am

My Bloody Valentine’s First Show In 16 Years

“Welcome to our rehearsal. The real gigs start next week,” Kevin Shields told a 350-strong sold-out crowd at London’s ICA tonight. Little consolation to folks…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2008 - 8:23 pm

Good Luck Getting Tickets To My Bloody Valentine’s Two Rehearsal Shows This Weekend

Get psyched. Just over 40 years ago it was the summer of love. This weekend we “warm up” for the summer of Loveless. OK well…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2008 - 12:02 pm

My Bloody Valentine Announces Full(er) Tour

As mentioned previously, My Bloody Valentine are returning to the US of A for their first show in 16 years when they touch down in…
brandon | May 6, 2008 - 2:07 pm

My Bloody Valentine Finally Coming Back To The States, Curating Quite A Party

16 years! It's been a long time to wait. For some of you it's probably been a lifetime. All that ends this fall, though, confirmed…
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2008 - 11:41 pm

Judas Priest And Slayer Join MBV, Radiohead, Jay-Z, And Neil Young At Roskilde ’08

Brandon can attest, last year's Roskilde was a glorious mud bath. We're guessing it can't rain as much this time around, but even if it…
brandon | April 17, 2008 - 10:50 am

My Bloody Valentine Playing Shows In ’08

Lace up your gazing shoes: Last week we got excited about the possibility of a My Bloody Valentine reunion, but only had an Ian Svenonious…
Stereogum | November 15, 2007 - 12:01 pm


Never can tell when these sorts of things will actually materialize, but Kevin Shields told ex-Sassy kingpin and NOU dude Ian Svenonious that My Bloody…
Stereogum | November 7, 2007 - 5:27 pm

Japancakes Cover My Bloody Valentine

The experimental, instrumental Athens, GA outfit Japancakes are putting out two albums this year, one of which tickles us as lovers of covers: Loveless, the…
Stereogum | September 20, 2007 - 3:34 pm

“My Bloody Valentine Were A Joke”

Hey have you heard? Shoegaze has "become hip again"! And Guardian's got a big ol' feature on it, identifying Deerhunter and Asobi Seksu among others…
Stereogum | July 27, 2007 - 6:27 pm