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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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 clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to “your album of the… More »

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POP ETC – “Bad Break” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

POP ETC was once a Berkeley-based band known as the Morning Benders; they moved to Brooklyn around the same time they rebranded themselves under their…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 19, 2015 - 10:35 am

Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman, POP ETC Playing Benefit For Cancer-Stricken Surfer Blood Guitarist

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the…
Caitlin White | May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

POP ETC – “I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty Cover)

True to their name, POP ETC have never had a problem taking on the most ubiquitous hit songs. In January, they gave us an aching,…
Patrick Hosken | April 10, 2015 - 11:24 am

POP ETC – “Running In Circles” Video

"Running In Circles," the glistening new single from POP ETC, is probably the best thing the group has done since the long-ago era when they…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 12:24 pm

POP ETC – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

Covering Chris Isaak's 1989 boudoir ballad "Wicked Game" isn't exactly an original move; indie types have been cranking out their own versions of the song…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Yoko Kanno x POP ETC – “ís”

POP ETC, the entity formerly known as the Morning Benders, ended a bit of a prolonged silence earlier this month, when they released the shimmering…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2015 - 3:16 pm

POP ETC – “Running In Circles”

POP ETC recently shared covers of artists ranging from U2 to the Beach Boys to Gin Blossoms to Wham! in what now appears to be…
Chris DeVille | January 2, 2015 - 11:11 am

POP ETC – “Follow You Down” (Gin Blossoms Cover)

The last time we heard from POP ETC, the former Morning Benders, it was two years ago, and they were covering Whitney Houston's "How Will
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2014 - 2:30 pm

POP ETC – “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston Cover)

A few days ago, POP ETC took to their Tumblr to give a sneak peek of the visuals for their cover of Whitney Houston's "How…
Claire Lobenfeld | December 26, 2012 - 10:57 am

POP ETC – “Speak Up” Video

"Speak Up" is the former Morning Benders' contribution to the soundtrack of teen-vampire-romance blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and it oscillate…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Stereogum x With POP ETC: Part 2

Last month we launched another round in our partnership with, an online platform showcasing the latest merch from Gap. Our model i…
Stereogum | September 6, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Stereogum x Session 2: POP ETC

This past spring, we partnered with Mayer Hawthorne for, a new online platform showcasing the latest looks from Gap. Today, we begin another round…
Stereogum | August 9, 2012 - 11:17 am