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Progress Report: James Ford and Jas Shaw talk about the making of Unpatterns and the complexities of touring as an electronic act.

Simian Mobile Disco are currently touring the world in support of their third proper full-length album, Unpatterns. Having established themselves as one of the world’s finest… More »

The video I keep thinking about this week isn’t one of the ones on this list; it’s “Ill Manors,” from the British rapper Plan B, and it’s almost a month old at this point. The clip includes images from last year’s London riots, as well as a whole lot more footage that’s explicitly meant to… More »

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

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Simian Mobile Disco – “Fourteenth Principles”

On Simian Mobile Disco’s website, the dance duo is promising the imminent release of something called Unpatterns, which we can probably assume is a new…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Gizzard”

"Gizzard" is a track taken from Simian Mobile Disco's forthcoming split with the techno outfit Psychotron. This audio comes from SMD's recent stop in Annie…
Amrit Singh | June 13, 2011 - 4:16 pm

New Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Beth Ditto) – “Cruel Intentions”

"Cruel Intentions" is Simian Mobile Disco's Temporary Pleasure dance track with the Gossip's Beth Ditto. Just a few days ago we heard the duo go…
brandon | August 4, 2009 - 4:40 pm

New Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Jamie Lidell) – “Off The Map”

Sonic soul sorcerer Jamie Lidell says this collab cut, from Simian Mobile Disco’s forthcoming Temporary Pleasure LP, has been sitting in his vault with the…
Amrit Singh | July 30, 2009 - 1:47 pm

New Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Yeasayer’s Chris Keating) Video – “Audacity Of Huge”

Simian Mobile Disco's second album Temporary Pleasure includes guest spots from Beth Ditto, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Gruff Rhys, Telepathe, and others. One of these…
brandon | June 19, 2009 - 10:45 am

New Simian Mobile Disco Video – “Synthesise”

When you go to see Simian Mobile Disco live, make sure you are seeing the "proper set" as opposed to the DJ set. You'll likely…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2009 - 5:40 pm

Iceland Airwaves ’08 Report

Before we kick off the bulk of this week's CMJ coverage, we're gonna look all the way back to last week's Iceland Airwaves Festival. Stereogum…
Scott Lapatine | October 22, 2008 - 9:22 pm

SXSW: Stereogum’s Texas Music Trivia – Round 1

The people of Austin are nice enough to welcome thousands (and thousands) of vagabond music fans into their city for a few days each year,…
brandon | March 16, 2008 - 5:58 pm

SXSW: Wednesday In Photos

Welcome to our night one photo spread. Every year we forget that we can't be in every place at once ... until we wind u…
Amrit Singh | March 13, 2008 - 1:24 pm

SXSW: Wednesday Featured Showcases

You don't need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb's two day…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2008 - 1:59 pm

New Simian Mobile Disco – “Hustler” (Shackleton Remix)

You likely remember Simian Mobile Disco's video for Attack Decay Sustain Release standout "Hustler." You know, that game of telephone transformed into an all-girl make-out…
Stereogum | November 7, 2007 - 10:58 am

Stereogum Does CMJ: Black Ghosts @ 200 Orchard (‘Sup Magazine Party)

While we were watching Voxtrot stretch into the wee at Bowery, Abbey Braden (who's back and snapping shots to help us rove a…
Stereogum | October 17, 2007 - 1:39 pm

New Celebration – “Hands Off My Gold (Ruby Beats Remix)”

We offered propers to Celebration for their big step-up album The Modern Tribe, so named for Katrina’s deep love for friends and musical collaborators. The…
Stereogum | October 10, 2007 - 4:01 pm

New Celebration Video – “Evergreen”

Last we checked in with Celebration was on the rainy, TV On The Radio McCarren Pool Sunday, when Katrina came out, matching Tunde hop for…
Stereogum | September 27, 2007 - 1:11 pm

New Simian Mobile Disco – “3 Pin Din”

Thursday afternoon dance fix. Though a sign at stage front read “This is NOT our live show, we’re just DJing” during their appearance at P4K’…
Stereogum | July 5, 2007 - 4:05 pm

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am
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