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Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance for Stereogum at the Toyota Tent then at night played the local venue Rickshaw Stop. The Boston-based band’s latest album, Foil Deer, is one of the best of the yearMore »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

Each of this week’s 5 Best Songs will send you skyward, albeit in very different ways. The tiny, fragile songs here are emotional behemoths, shooting off 10 different dialogues inside your head. And the celebratory tunes rightfully shout for themselves, prompting gleeful outpourings like head nods and body shakes and incendiary smiles. Trust us: This… More »

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Cursive’s Live At O’Leavers Series Features Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, & More

Back in 2012, Tim Kasher, Matt Maginn, and Ted Stevens of Nebraskan indie rockers Cursive and Chris Machmuller of Ladyfinger purchased O'Leavers Pub in Omaha.
Peter Helman | November 2, 2015 - 11:50 am

Speedy Ortiz – “Swell Content” Video

Buck's Rock is a liberal choose-your-own-adventure camp for kids in Connecticut, and it's where Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis spent her summers when she was…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Speedy Ortiz Launch Help Hotline To Ensure Fans Feel Safe At Their Shows

Speedy Ortiz is going the extra mile to make sure their live shows are a safe space for fans. The Boston-based quartet head back out…
Caitlin White | September 7, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Speedy Ortiz – “Hanging Around” (The Cardigans Cover)

Speedy Ortiz released their excellent sophomore album Foil Deer this spring, but that hasn't stopped Sadie Dupuis and crew from making more music in the…
Caitlin White | August 28, 2015 - 12:40 pm

10 Memorable Moments From Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands took place this past weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which happens to be situated next to the neighborhood that I grew…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Photos: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz, Torres @ Terminal 5, NYC 7/22/15

Courtney Barnett headlined a packed show at New York's Terminal 5 last night, enlisting fellow indie favorites Torres and Speedy Ortiz as openers. For the…
Stereogum | July 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Stream Philadelphia Collins Derp Swervin’ EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Philadelphia Collins' debut EP, Derp Swervin', is more a disparate collection of ideas than a cohesive whole. It's the new project of Speedy Ortiz/Grass Is…
James Rettig | July 20, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Hellrazor – “Wut” (Stereogum Premiere)

Before he was the drummer in Speedy Ortiz, Michael Falcone made dozens of demo tapes on a 4-track, recording alone without a clue that one…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 11, 2015 - 11:07 am

Philadelphia Collins – “Sofa Queen” (Feat. Palehound’s Ellen Kempner)

The incestuous nature of many of the music scenes currently on the rise in the U.S. is a great thing. One of the best examples…
James Rettig | June 9, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Speedy Ortiz – “Basketball (Demo)”

Carpark Records is about to celebrate its 16th anniversary with the release of a basketball-themed 12" picture disc compilation called Sweet Sixteen. The record includes…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2015 - 10:30 am

Speedy Ortiz – “Raising The Skate” Video

In the video for "Raising The Skate," the great single from their new album Foil Deer, the members of the whipsmart Massachusetts DIY band Speedy…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 9:47 am

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Sadie Dupuis Annotates A Bunch Of Speedy Ortiz Songs On Genius

Sadie Dupuis is the latest famous musician to annotate her songs on Genius, joining the likes of Rick Rubin, The-Dream, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, and…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2015 - 10:20 am

Speedy Ortiz – “The Graduates” Video

Speedy Ortiz's sophomore album Foil Deer dropped today, and in honor of its release the band has presented the video for its second single "The
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 21, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Stream Speedy Ortiz Foil Deer

I'll admit, It took me a little while to warm up to Speedy Ortiz. I liked Major Arcana enough, but it didn't grab me in…
James Rettig | April 13, 2015 - 9:35 am

Speedy Ortiz – “Puffer”

Western Massachusetts guitar-tanglers Speedy Ortiz will release their much-anticipated sophomore album Foil Deer later this month, and they've already gotten us pretty excited with the…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year,…
James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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