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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn’t a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking going for it. Letterman has already introduced frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dancing as a recurring joke on the show, and I sincerely hope it’s because he realizes that dancing was… More »

This week, two primal, grizzled, loud, messy rock albums come out, and I had a hell of a time choosing between them. I’m still not sure I made the right call. The self-titled debut from the Leeds punk band Eagulls has “Possessed,” the best song on either album, and it has a clarity and an… More »

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Outside Lands 2013 Friday: Paul McCartney, The National, Chromatics, & More

Yesterday Outside Lands '13 kicked off in San Francisco, and there's already been a ton of memorable moments, from food to comedy to many great…
Miles Bowe | August 10, 2013 - 3:17 pm

The 10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Outside Lands 2013

This weekend, thousands of people will be flocking to San Francisco. No they’re not going there to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Room -–…
Miles Bowe | August 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix -- MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. -- in March we finally came upon a…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

The Men – “B Minor”

On Record Store Day, 4/20, the reliably dark and badass indie label Sacred Bones will release the limited-edition vinyl compilation Todo Muere Vol. 3, and…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2013 - 11:15 am

TEEN – “Prisoners” (Feat. Ben Greenberg) (Rain Parade Cover)

Brooklyn unites as TEEN link up with Ben Greenberg of the Men for "Prisoners." The track is originally by LA psych-folk band Rain Parade who…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 3, 2013 - 2:22 pm

The Men – “I Saw Her Face” Video

"I Saw Her Face," the excellent new single from the Brooklyn band the Men, sounds like the sort of classic rock song that's been on…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Stream The Men New Moon

The Men do not sleep. Next week, the Brooklyn scuzz-rock quartet will release New Moon, their third album in three years. Over the last two,…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2013 - 10:43 am

The Men – “I Saw Her Face”

In a couple of weeks, Brooklyn scuzz-rockers the Men will release New Moon, their third album in three years. Their last two were excellent, so…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2013 - 3:38 pm

The Men – “Water Babies” & “Electric” Video

Last week, the Men released a 7" of their track "Electric" in anticipation of their forthcoming album to be released in March. If you haven't…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 28, 2013 - 5:17 pm

The Men – “Electric”

The ferocious Brooklyn rock band the Men have released two albums, both excellent, in the last two years, and they are apparently not slowing down.
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2013 - 10:36 am

Incubate Festival 2012 In Photos

Last week, from 9/10 - 9/16, the Incubate festival moved into the city of Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Along with a range of other cultural…
Michael Nelson | September 19, 2012 - 2:00 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated…
Corban Goble | July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Sleepies – “Terra Firma” Video

"Terra Firma" is a two-minute blast of teetering, raucous, punk-speed rock, all fast and loose and full of fierce, kinetic focus. It's by Brooklyn's Sleepies,…
Amrit Singh | July 12, 2012 - 3:25 pm

The Men – “A Minor”

For Record Store Day, Sacred Bones will release a compilation featuring many of its artists, including Amen Dunes, Pop. 1280, Crystal Stilts, the Men and…
Corban Goble | March 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the…
Stereogum | March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

The Men – “Ex-Dreams”

Barring an insane influx of untouchable rock records in the second half of 2012, NYC indie rockers the Men's Open Your Heart is sure to…
Corban Goble | February 17, 2012 - 11:26 am

The Men – “Open Your Heart”

The title track from the Men's forthcoming Open Your Heart surfaced earlier today and it's a bit of a ripper, a song that bounces in…
Corban Goble | January 24, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Iceage, Prurient @ Stereogum/Sacred Bones Northside Showcase, Public Assembly, New York 6/17/2011

It's been bubbling awhile, but the anticipation for Iceage's sold-out American live debut boiled-over in the weeks leading up to the Stereogum/Sacred Bones Northside Showcase
brandon | June 20, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2011

June's started on a hot streak: It made sense to counter the sweat by opening this Monthly Mix of recent standout free MP3s with a…
brandon | June 9, 2011 - 10:25 am