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Blessure Grave – “An Open Door” Video

We last heard from Blessure Grave regarding their “Stranger In The House” video in June, but it feels more fitting to discuss the San Diego death-rockers now that the autumn weather’s shifting toward winter. As luck would have it, band leader Toby Grave passed along this video for a new track, “An Open Door,” which… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010 - 4:26 pm

Bonnaroo 2010: Friday In Photos & Videos

We’re live tweeting and shooting everything ‘Roo at Here’s the best of Friday… More »

By: Erika / June 12, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Speech Debelle Wins 2009 Mercury Prize

Just today people were talking about big money bets coming in for Speech Debelle to win the Mercury Prize, and what do you know, the British rapper rode Ladbrokes’ 4/1 odds and the votes of the Mercury High Council Of Accomplished Elders to bag the coveted, Barclays-sponsored music prize. When she won everybody yelled “Speech!”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2009 - 5:37 pm

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapons were unannounced sets by Them Crooked Vultures, the tweet-happy supergroup of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme who introduced his band as “Michael Jackson” because he’s so talentedMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009 - 12:40 am

New Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Beth Ditto) – “Cruel Intentions”

“Cruel Intentions” is Simian Mobile Disco’s Temporary Pleasure dance track with the Gossip’s Beth Ditto. Just a few days ago we heard the duo go “Off The Map” with Jamie Lidell. Before that Yeasayer’s Chris Keating helped James Ford and Jas Shaw represent their “Audacity Of Huge.” We’ve yet to hear the vocal turns of… More »

By: brandon / August 4, 2009 - 4:40 pm

New Gossip Video – “Love Long Distance”

The Gossip’s “Heavy Cross” video came complete with sparkly outfits and shadowy modern dancers. This time the outfits are more shiny than sparkly and the folks dancing are wearing roller skates on their feet and balloons on their heads. As the song’s title suggests, it’s also a bit of a love story. Watch Beth deflate… More »

By: brandon / July 31, 2009 - 5:26 pm

Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, Seattle roped off a couple of blocks on Pike Street to host the Capitol Hill Block Party, inviting everyone from Sonic Youth to Micachu to the Jesus Lizard to help fill out a strong roster of artists. And Speaking of Yow’s iconic band: 13 years ago the Jesus Lizard played the city… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2009 - 4:23 pm

New Gossip Video – “Heavy Cross”

When we posted the Hannah Blilie-centric Music For Men album art, a few folks thought it didn’t feature enough Beth Ditto. The trio more than make up for that lack in the glammy, glittery video for “Heavy Cross.” (Would be fun to see Ditto take on Karen O in a spotlight-stealing contest.) Unlike the OK,… More »

By: brandon / June 15, 2009 - 10:27 am

New Gossip – “Dimestore Diamond”

We’ve heard the Rick Rubin-produced Gossip carry a “Heavy Cross,” but this new, plodding Music For Men track feels like the real burden. Maybe it’s the transition to something bigger? Lift with your knees at HypeM. More »

By: brandon / June 4, 2009 - 9:46 am

The Gossip’s Music For Men Album Art

When posting the Gossip’s “Heavy Cross,” we suggested the trio’s Rick Rubin-produced fourth album Music For Men had its own heavy cross to bear, i.e. whether or not the Grammy man’s slightly tweaked sound and the band’s new Columbia label would push Beth Ditto & Co. further into the crossover section of the record store. More »

By: brandon / May 11, 2009 - 10:04 am

New Gossip – “Heavy Cross”

Rick Rubin couldn’t save the music business. So let’s see what he can do for the Gossip. The blog-sanctioned arm of daceable punk has been wheezing its last wheeze for awhile, creating an interesting situation for its players: move into other directions or muscle through on look and charm. If the only bands that ca… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 27, 2009 - 2:08 pm

New Gossip – “1,000 Things” (Demo)

The Gossip help us celebrate “the gorgeousness and subtle doom of the fall” with late-night, smoky “1000 Things.” Guitarist/Grouper fan Brace Paine adds “there will be more demos/practice tapes on the way to tide you over until our new record comes out.” Said record will be their studio debut for “gay friendly” Columbia subsidiary, MusicMore »

By: brandon / October 27, 2008 - 12:17 pm

MTV Lets Us Know Portland Has Bands, Basements, Rain, Trees

Echoing Slate’s out-of-date Portland exposé from this past fall, MTV’s followed the momentum of their Brooklyn 2008 piece with a feature on PDX. What we learn: There are a lot of bands who live there, it’s still relatively cheap, it rains, there are coffee shops (one of which used to employ the Thermals’ Hutch Harris). More »

By: brandon / July 16, 2008 - 3:43 pm

Various Artists – Radio 1 Established 1967

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By: Stereogum / October 2, 2007 - 2:51 pm

Amanda Palmer, Beth Ditto, And A Puppet Cover Radiohead

The Gossip and the Dresden Dolls both performed during the True Colors tour stop at Radio City in NYC Monday night, but this Palmer/Ditto duet comes from the afterparty, where shit gets wild and the ukuleles come out. “Creep” is Amanda and Beth’s cover of choice, and the duo are joined by “legendary camp puppet… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2007 - 3:09 pm

The Gossip “Listen Up” And Get Naked

Now that the Gossip are all big and famous (in the UK anyway), having only one vid for their hit “Listen Up” just won’t do. Beth stayed mostly in the bedroom on the first one, but this time she’s dancing on bars and inviting a couple of her gender-bending friends for support. This is what… More »

By: Stereogum / May 30, 2007 - 3:53 pm

The Gossip About Keira Knightley’s Body Envy

Stick thin Pirates Of The Caribbean starlet Keria Knightley has joined the chorus of women praising the Gossip’s Beth Ditto for her proud, full-figured flaunting. She told Metro (via BWE):When she (Beth Ditto) was performing she started taking all her clothes off. I stood there watching her strip, thinking, ?Oh my God, that woman i… More »

By: Stereogum / May 2, 2007 - 12:20 pm

The Gossip’s Confusing Gig Selection

In case you don’t know, NME’s reigning Queen Of Cool Beth Ditto is proud of her body — and fierce in the face of those less accepting. When Topshop offered The Gossip a prestigious(?) shot at performing instore for the clothier, Beth acerbically rejected. She told BBC6 (via NME):I don’t think it’s fair to put… More »

By: Stereogum / March 26, 2007 - 3:26 pm

NME Loves Gossip, Doesn’t Care About Kanye West

Go go Gossip girl. Beth Ditto is the first bird to top NME’s annual “Cool List.” The Brit rag’s 2005 countdown placed Alex Turner at #1; the Arctic Monkey’s dropped 31 points (the science behind this is complicated). But don’t feel bad for him. Last year’s third place, Kanye West, is off the list entirely. More »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2006 - 9:15 pm