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After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »

Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing, but most of our favorite bands seem to have jobs, so it’s only a matter of time before they end up at Quit You Day Job. Stereogum’s never been shy about loving The Forms, one of New York City’s most underrated rock crews, so we were… More »

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The Forms (Feat. Matt Berninger) – “Fire To The Ground” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Even without the above headline you'd recognize the voice on "Fire To The Ground," a track from the Forms' Derealization EP, a collection that revisits…
brandon | July 12, 2011 - 3:41 pm

The Forms – “Fire To The Ground” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

The Forms' forthcoming Derealization EP reimagines material from the band's first two LPs. Ironically, it's these revisitations of older material that have revealed a newly…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2011 - 5:05 pm

The Forms Return With EP Featuring The National, Dirty Projectors, Pattern Is Movement, Craig Wedren

The Forms, now the duo of vocalist/keyboardist Alex Tween and multi-instrumentalist Matt Walsh, are releasing a new "remix" EP, Derealization, in February. The six-song collection…
brandon | November 17, 2010 - 12:43 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there’s only one…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

Takka Takka Cover Phil Collins

The second installment of Guilt By Association comes out in February. In case you don't remember Vol. 1, the compilation featured contemporary indie bands covering…
brandon | November 20, 2008 - 10:58 am

The Forms/Free Blood/Reggie Watts/Apes & Androids @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/30/08

After Apes & Androids' recent Hiro-ics, I recognized their live show was "going-on-legendary." You know what? Friday night's legend comes without qualification. There's lots to…
Amrit Singh | June 2, 2008 - 12:46 am

The Forms Cover Nirvana @ Gothamist’s 5th Birthday Party

Friday night we made the trek out to Union Hall in Brooklyn to help our friends at Gothamist celebrate five fine years of broadcasting NYC…
Amrit Singh | February 18, 2008 - 3:22 pm

Pattern Is Movement @ Cake Shop, NYC (The Forms CD Release Party) 10/30/07

Pattern Is Movement deserve your worship. If you like unorthodox, polyrhytmic pop music that pushes back. Last night's party at Cake Shop --…
Stereogum | October 31, 2007 - 3:00 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: The Forms/Goes Cube @ Midway, NYC 10/20/07

There isn't much more we can say about for the Forms at this point, so we'll recapitulate as succinctly as possible: You should…
Stereogum | October 22, 2007 - 4:21 am

Marla Hansen/The Forms/Doveman/Elvis Perkins/The National @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 10/12-13/07

Took us a few weeks, but finally we hopped the L across the river and had ourselves a night at Bowery Presents' renovated-Northsix…
Stereogum | October 15, 2007 - 3:22 pm

Stereogum Presents… Drive XV: A Tribute To Automatic For The People

Stereogum | October 2, 2007 - 2:54 pm

Stereogum Presents… Drive XV: A Tribute To Automatic For The People

After OKX, our 10-year cover tribute to the Radiohead classic OK Computer, we soon began narrowing the list of prospects for our next celebratory…
Stereogum | October 2, 2007 - 12:30 pm

8. The Forms – “Ignoreland”

The Forms On "Ignoreland" "There is much talk these days about the death of the album and singles being the future, but Automatic For The
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:27 pm

The Forms – The Forms

Stereogum | August 17, 2007 - 2:55 pm

New Forms – “Knowledge In Hand”

Somewhat silly that our first post on NYC’s most under-appreciated band came via viral vid (four hands + one guitar = 90210 theme song), but…
Stereogum | August 17, 2007 - 2:26 pm

Steve Albini’s Pick For Most Overlooked Band (And Suggestion For Fans Of The Forms): The Desert Fathers

That poker forum thread in which Steve Albini mystically appeared to dish, rather curiously, on his prolific past as indie-rock studio god was a veritable…
Stereogum | July 20, 2007 - 4:30 pm

Four Hands + One Guitar = 90210

We love the Forms, and you will love this. While you can catch the Steve Albini-produced indie rockers for free at the South Street Seaport…
Stereogum | May 31, 2007 - 2:00 pm