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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: Thi… More »

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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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 most part, Barnett played songs off of her latest record, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, whipping out “History Eraser” from her debut double EP during… More »

By: 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 Green guitarist Devin McKnight and Ovlov drummer Theo Hartlett, and they round up vocalists from around the Boston area to contribute their own take on things. There’s Palehound’s Ellen Kempner,… More »

By: 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 day he would be a member of one of the biggest young rock bands in the world. That’s a dramatic assumption, but there’s a certain romance to envisioning musicians a… More »

By: 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 of this is in the Boston area, where pretty much every newer band that’s hitting it big right now are friends with one another. (It also doesn’t hurt that most… More »

By: 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 new songs from people like Memory Tapes, Dog Bite, and Montag, as well as locked grooves from the likes of Dan Deacon, Toro Y Moi, and Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie… More »

By: 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 Ortiz spend the night in a haunted house, and things don’t go so well for most of them. Like the band’s clip for “The Graduates,” this one uses the cheapest,… More »

By: 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 on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: 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 Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath. The Speedy Ortiz leader shared insights about numerous songs, including “Shine Theory,” which contains imagery from the horror manga Uzumaki. Additionally, the “Hitch” lyric “In thi… More »

By: 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 Graduates.” Matthew Caron directs as Sadie Dupuis encourages her bandmates to drop googly eye tabs concocted in her arts and crafts lab. The band goes on to group-halucinate a giant… More »

By: 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 the way that it seemed to grab everyone else, but the sheer greatness of Foil Deer forced me to go back and reevaluate. (It’s really good, obviously.) Sadie Dupuis and… More »

By: 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 early songs “Raising The Skate” and “The Graduates.” We can now get even more excited. “Puffer,” the next song, is a gnarled groove with a deceptively strong melody. It’s got… More »

By: 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, and we hope that you cherish the memories we made together. Because you’re all so great, we’ve put together a little yearbook-style recap of the event, and bestowed upon you… More »

By: James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin’s Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played two stages, from established names like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Pity Sex to breakthrough acts like Wand, Girlpool, Dirty Dishes, and Krill. New Orleans’ Caddywhompus kicked… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Watch Hannibal Buress Play Drums For Speedy Ortiz At SXSW

Presumably for the hell of it, the great stand-up comic and Broad City star Hannibal Buress, currently enjoying the festivities at SXSW, said on Twitter that he’d like to drum for a band. He was careful to note that he does not actually play drums. Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis took him up on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 4:56 pm

Speedy Ortiz – “The Graduates”

The needle-sharp Massachusetts DIY kinda-punks Speedy Ortiz have a new album called Foil Deer coming out next month, and there’s a decent chance that first single “Raising The Skate” was the catchiest, most immediate thing that band has ever done. That song was no fluke. “The Graduates,” the second of the album’s songs that the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 12:42 pm

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Britt Daniel, Kathleen Hanna & More Endorse Net Neutrality In Open Letter To FCC

In two days, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a number of sweeping internet regulations, which will regulate internet service providers as public utilities. They’ll also set standards on connection speed and pricing, and they’ll generally prevent internet users from being at the mercy of internet service providers. The measures are expected… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 9:16 am
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