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Gaspar Claus – “Birth & Death Of A.” (Feat. Sufjan Stevens, Pedro Soler, The National’s Bryce Dessner, & More) (Stereogum Premiere)

In 2012, the French cellist Gaspar Claus asked 11 musicians to partake in a one-time-only collaborative performance piece that took place over the course of a night at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Claus’ invitation list included Sufjan Stevens, Pedro Soler, Bryce Dessner, Jessie Stein (of The Luyas), David Moore (of Bing & Ruth), Rémi Alexadre (of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

Preview Gaspar Claus’ One Night Stand, A New LP Feat. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Porcelain Raft

In 2012, French cellist Gaspar Claus gathered a group of musicians in Brooklyn to create something in a single night. The session featured some key members of the current musical scene: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of the National, Mauro Remiddi of Porcelain Raft, Jessie Stein of the Luyas, David Moore of Bing And Ruth, Rémi… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 1:14 pm

She Keeps Bees – “Owl” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

She Keeps Bees’ Eight Houses single “Owl” smartly matches Radiohead-like guitar arpeggios with surprise flashes of brass, all topped off by Jessica Larrabee’s commanding vocal performance. (It’s also one of the tracks that has Sharon Van Etten cooing in the background.) For the video, Lizzy Brooks sends actress Laura Cohen on a surreal feral crawl… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 5, 2014 - 11:40 am

She Keeps Bees – “Is What It Is” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten) Video

A month ago, She Keeps Bees shared the affectingly minimal “Is What It Is,” from their upcoming album Eight Houses, featuring Sharon Van Etten on backup vocals. The song seems made for lonely late-night drives, and the font of the title card for its new video, appearing above a car speeding down a darkened highway,… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 28, 2014 - 4:25 pm

She Keeps Bees – “Is What It Is” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten) (Stereogum Premiere)

Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant are gearing up to release Eight Houses, their fourth album as She Keeps Bees. Single “Is What It Is” sets Larrabee’s soothing alto murmurs against minimal organ parts and a sparse drumbeat, and the less-is-more effect is powerful. Notably, it’s one of two songs on the album that features Sharo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There’s a peacock in one of… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am