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New Stephen Malkmus Video – “Gardenia”

Portland Filmmaker Dan Woods got a bunch of sorta-familiar indie rockers to sing “Gardenia,” which is a fine backup plan when Stephen Malkmus is too much of a Jick to show up to his own video shoot. (J/K, Stevie.) Fortunately Portland is an indie rock theme park and a proven breeding round for fun name-that-cameoMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008 - 3:20 pm

Johnny Marr Joins The Cribs

Last time we heard from the Jarmans they were on stage with Lee Ranaldo in Brooklyn. Now, according to this NME video interview with frontman Ryan J and Johnny Marr, the ex-Smith and current Modest Mouse is a full-time member of the band. Looking like there’ll be a single next year. No word on which… More »

By: brandon / August 26, 2008 - 3:49 pm

The Cribs Do “Be Safe” With Lee Ranaldo, Cover Replacements Without Him

All in Brooklyn. This past Thursday, Lee Ranaldo joined UK buzzers the Cribs onstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, recreating his King Missile contribution to “Be Safe.” He’d tried to collaborate with the lads on the song last summer at the Mercury Lounge before illness struck, but this was the first time the band… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2008 - 9:46 am

Stereogum’s Texas Music Trivia – Round 2

In addition to shooting a ton of performances in Austin last week, we subjected many of our favorite acts to Texas music trivia. You saw part one. In this follow-up, we test the smarts of Islands, My Brightest Diamond, Peter Morén, The Cribs, YACHT, and others. Shea Hess lends a hand as our quizmaster, and… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2008 - 11:37 am

SXSW: Saturday In Photos

This is it everybody, the last photo post of SXSW ’08. That means it’s time for our superlatives, so welcome to our list of the SXSW 2008 Top Five. These are the bands who delivered sets we could not stop talking about, to friends, to strangers on planes, to people in line for cabs. These… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2008 - 8:35 pm

New Cribs – “I’m A Realist (Postal Service Remix)”

The Brothers Jarman take a break from their apparent quest to make a video for every song from their great Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever long enough to have someone do a remix of latest single “I’m A Realist.” But not just any “someone”: this comes from Laptop For Cutie project the Postal Service. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2008 - 4:58 pm

New Cribs Videos – “Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?” & “Our Bovine Public”

The brothers Jarman got censored for their “Men’s Needs” and flickered black ‘n’ white against a wall for “Moving Pictures.” Now, following the cartoon footsteps of other recent animated videos and bands, the Cribs go Gorillaz, rocking and decomposing living dead-style for “Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?” We ask ourselves that every morning. More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 9:54 am

Lollapalooza ’07: Sunday In Photos

Sometimes you have great intentions of diligence and punctuality, and sometimes your airline decides to be late, sloppy, and in love with sitting on the runway. The terra blue chips and (congratulations!) 36 channels of DirectTV didn’t quite make up for it, but still — we’re back safe from Lolla, and now that… More »

By: Stereogum / August 7, 2007 - 9:48 am

The Cribs – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever

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By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007 - 8:21 pm

New Cribs Video – “Moving Pictures”

The bloody brothers of Cribs may surprise you with LP number three, and if you haven’t given Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever a chance, change that; tracks like “Bovine Public” and “Girls Like Mystery” capture Kapranos’s stellar production in under-three-minute polished pop bursts, helping the Jarmans turn out their best effort yet. “Moving Pictures” i… More »

By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007 - 11:28 am

New Cribs Video – “Men’s Needs”

Alex Kapranos takes a production credit on the next one from Wakefield sibling trio the Cribs, and his Franzy feel is in the mix for this track, set to a yellow-green screen non-contest video. Not surprisingly, blood is spilled. And it’s a true feat of concentration on the Cribs’ part; lest ye think that girl’… More »

By: Stereogum / April 14, 2007 - 4:01 pm

CMJ Wednesday Wrap-Up

Wednesdays offer slim pickings during CMJ week. But Jeff and I caught plenty of memorable gigs on Day One. I’m living it up until Friday, ’cause that’s when I leave for my bachelor party (Vegas, baby … I’ve never been). Don’t worry, though — Jed and Jim will be taking over concert coverage over the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2005 - 5:02 pm
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