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Sarah Cracknell – “On The Swings”

The last time Sarah Cracknell put out a solo album it was 1997, so Red Kite is technically her first record in 18 years. Of course, Cracknell has kept busy during the interim as the vocalist for the romanticized-pop trio Saint Etienne. She sings with a sweetness that’s almost cloying and she veers toward theatrical… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 15, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Boat Club – “Memories (Saint Etienne Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Boat Club, aka Magnus Wahlstrom and Andreas Christakis, is a balearic pop act from Gothenberg, the Swedish city that gave us a shitload of metal bands including Entombed, In Flames, Dark Tranquility, and Stereogum metal maestro Michael Nelson’s personal fave, At The Gates. But Gothenberg is also home to Little Dragon, the Tough Alliance, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 20, 2013 - 12:01 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “Walk On By” (Saint Etienne Remix)

Wistful British polyglots Saint Etienne are originators in the cosmopolitan-dancepop game, and lately, Swedish pop artist El Perro Del Mar has been walking the aesthetic trail that they helped to blaze. So it’s cool to see Saint Etienne dropping a new remix of “Walk On By,” the new El Perro Del Mar single. They transform… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2012 - 8:47 am

Saint Etienne – “Just Friends” (Amy Winehouse Cover)

July 23 will mark the one-year anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s passing, and in tribute, Q Magazine will include with their UK print edition a CD featuring artists such as Manic Street Preachers, the Cribs, and Temper Trap covering songs from Winehouse’s breakthrough sophomore release, Back To Black. We’ve got one song from the CD now… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 12, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Saint Etienne – “I’ve Got Your Music (Golden Filter Remix)”

Cosmopolitan British dance-pop pioneers Saint Etienne have a new album called Words And Music By Saint Etienne coming out later this month, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Tonight” and “Answer Song.” New York disco crew the Golden Filter have remixed another track, “I’ve Got Your Music,” and we’ve got their six-minute-plus reworking below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Saint Etienne – “Answer Song”

In May, one of the UK’s classic ’90s electro-pop groups Saint Etienne will release their eighth LP, with the rather legally descriptive title Words And Music By Saint Etienne. The first single “Tonight” had an ebullient “the lights are going down” techno lift; today we have “Answer Song,” which is still electronic though less late… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 24, 2012 - 9:32 am

Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Acid Reflex Remix EP

For Record Store Day, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will put out a four-track remix EP called Acid Reflex, from which we’ve already heard reinterpretations from the likes of Violens. A few of the other remixes on the EP — tracks by Saint Etienne and Twin Shadow — have already made the rounds,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Saint Etienne – “Tonight” Video

Last month, the adventurous London dance-pop trio Saint Etienne returned with “Tonight,” their first new single in a very long time. And now they’ve made a video for the track, which is mostly about how fun it is to go out at night in London. They would know! The band themselves mostly serve as a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2012 - 9:13 am

Saint Etienne – “Tonight”

The London trio Saint Etienne spent the ’90s blessing the world with a cosmopolitan but still somehow extremely British form of literate, emotive techno-pop. They haven’t released a new album since 2005, but they’re planning on dropping another full-length this year. Below, stream the ebullient first single “Tonight.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie Weekender, which ultimately became All Tomorrow’s Parties, hence the “2”.) The event featured 40 bands picked by the Scottish pop ensemble and, according to photographer Elena Morelli, a bunch of… More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Kisses – “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things (Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kisses (Princeton’s Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson) last did “Bermuda,” an airy summer single and a nice introduction to the band. “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things” is a late nite version of their sound, as if the day’s beach party later gathered around a bonfire. Saint Etienne push it further into the small… More »

By: jessica / July 9, 2010 - 10:24 am

New Saint Etienne – “This Is Tomorrow”

While we’re talking Alison … holy Goldfrapp. The new tune posted at UK vets Saint Etienne’s MySpace grooves an airy shuffle reminiscent in spirit to… More »

By: Stereogum / January 8, 2008 - 10:07 am