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Just like last week, here are this week’s attention-worthy videos. New ones from Serena-Maneesh, Antony and the Johnsons, Gatekeeper, Gordon Voidwell, James Blake, Kid Cudi, Mark Ronson, Torche, and Warpaint, along with a cute/creepy kid video from Foals and a cute, not-creepy cat filled video from Holy Fuck. Enjoy:… More »

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 offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

The Norwegian band I Was A King is the brainchild of Frode Strømstads. The new self-titled album, which follows 2007’s Losing Something Good for Something Better, features Serena-Maneesh’s Emil Nikolaisen on bass, drums and a co-production credit, alongside guest spots from Sufjan Stevens, Danielson and Ladybug Transistor, among others. But even without “star” contributions, the… More »

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Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen, & Hans-Peter Lindstrøm – “Put Your Arms Around Me (Stereolab/The High Llamas Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

I'm about to throw a lot of names at you, but bear with me, they're all important and very, very cool in combination. Runddans i…
Grace Birnstengel | June 9, 2015 - 9:08 am
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Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen & Lindstrøm – “Put Your Arms Around Me”

Lately, an unlikely trio of studio wizards -- '70s rock mastermind Todd Rundgren, space-disco warlock Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Serena-Maneesh guitar-mangler Emil Nikolaisen -- has been working…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 10:38 am

Todd Rundgren, Lindstrøm, Emil Nikolaisen Announce Single Track Runddans LP

More than a year ago now, we learned that three very different studio rats were combining to form a deeply intriguing supergroup. '70s smart-pop master…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 11:11 am

Todd Rundgren, Lindstrøm, & Serena-Maneesh Frontman Team Up For Album

Todd Rundgren is the Pennsylvania-born studio-rock wizard who helped define how American big-money rock music sounded in the 1970s. Hans-Peter Lindstrøm is the Norwegian space-disco…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Serena-Maneesh – “D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D.” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Don't take parenting tips from the fresh-faced couple in Serena-Maneesh's "D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D." video. But please do note the play on "S&M." Then spend the rest of…
brandon | October 7, 2010 - 12:07 pm
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Serena-Maneesh – “D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D. (Stereolab Mix)”

Serena-Maneesh's "D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D." sorta sounds like Stereolab in its original form: This remix of the S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor track picks up on that,…
brandon | September 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Serena-Maneesh – “Opium Priest”

The 7-minute “Opium Priest” comes from Serena-Maneesh’s Best split 12″ with Fucked Up (who contributed “Here Lies“). It’s a previously unreleased track from the S-M
brandon | August 2, 2010 - 10:07 am

Serena-Maneesh/The Depreciation Guild @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles 3/22/10

Serena-Maneesh started their tour proper last night in L.A., after doing five shows for SXSW. Their album, S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor is out…
jessica | March 23, 2010 - 5:57 pm
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SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party.
Amrit Singh | March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm
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Serena-Maneesh – “I Just Want To See Your Face” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Like 2005's "Sapphire Eyes," the gorgeous, pleasantly disorienting Serena-Maneesh No 2: Abyss In B Minor standout "I Just Want To See Your Face" brings together…
Amrit Singh | March 10, 2010 - 2:50 pm
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New Serena-Maneesh – “I Just Want To See Your Face”

After a five-year anticipatory build-up, Serena-Maneesh are most definitely back. They played a staggering set at Mercury Lounge Friday night, the precursor to a U.S.
Amrit Singh | January 27, 2010 - 11:29 am
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New Serena-Maneesh – “Ayisha Abyss”

When we posted a live take of "Reprobate" from Serene-Maneesh's anticipated new album, we didn't have a name or exact release date for the Norwegia…
brandon | December 17, 2009 - 3:05 pm
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New Serena-Maneesh – “Reprobate” (Live On P3tv)

Two albums over ten years is a pace few bands can sustain without falling under the weight of their own perfectionism/strained-band-relations/lethargy. But Serena-Maneesh has alway…
Amrit Singh | December 2, 2009 - 10:46 am
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Reminisce With Oh My Rockness

Here are a few choice selections from the list of what rocked Oh My Rockness this year. They’re representing with a group of Stereo-faves and…
Stereogum | December 14, 2006 - 5:40 pm
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New Serena-Maneesh – “Sapphire Eyes” (Skikkelig Remix)

Here’s a holiday gift from the always thoughtful Serena-Maneesh, who wrote us a lovely Xmas letter from Norway, the “polar bear fjords kingdom.” Maneesh-mastermind Emil…
Stereogum | November 30, 2006 - 9:58 am
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Evangelicals/Serena-Maneesh @ Bowery Ballroom 9/8/06

There's a middle aged dude who works security at Bowery Ballroom; he usually sits on a stool at the stage-access door near the front of…
Amrit Singh | September 11, 2006 - 3:01 pm
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A Day In Norway With Serena-Maneesh

Every time I venture into a new city, I can't help but think, "Sure, this glitzy street with MacDonald?s and Starbucks feels authentic enough, but…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2006 - 7:51 pm
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