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MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Sloan – “Follow The Leader”

At the end of the world, when cockroaches rule the ruins, the house band will probably be Sloan … at least in what once was Canada. 20 years after forming in Halifax, the power-pop quartet’s releasing their 10th album, The Double Cross, aka The XX, aka a reference to their tenure as a band (so… More »

By: brandon / February 22, 2011 - 5:00 pm

New Sloan – “Take It Upon Yourself”

Sloan’s Chris Murphy was involved in a hit-and-run in July, but managed to pen this track from the group’s forthcoming EP because that’s what unstoppable Canadian power-poppers do. It’s yours in exchange for an email at (via BV). More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2009 - 12:35 pm

New Sloan – “I’m Not A Kid Anymore”

Veteran Canadian outfit Sloan are set to release their tenth studio full-length (discounting the Peppermint EP, including Recorded Live At A Sloan Party which was not recorded at a party, etc.) in 16 years. Prolific. That’s what happens when you have four songwriters, though, and that’s how they came upon the name for the new… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2008 - 3:36 pm

SXSW: Thursday In Austin

Not sure what the contributing factors were, but it seemed like everybody was a little frustrated yesterday down at SouthBy; people showing up to the right day party at the wrong time, jumbling their schedules, taking wrong turns in what’s otherwise the most easily navigable downtown you’ll ever see. And our day was no different. More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007 - 9:06 pm