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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 sets. The first real highlight of the day was the Men. They’ve quickly evolved into such a diverse sounding band in just a few years, and played a nice, rough… More »

By: 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 -– it’s time for Outside Lands 2013! Now of course people are excited for Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, and that guy from Wings. But don’t stop there, because there… More »

By: 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 solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: 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 it’ll feature one-off curiosities like Zola Jesus’s cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and Moon Duo’s “Ich Werde Sehen,” the German-language version of their own “I Can See.” The comp’s opening track… More »

By: 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 were a part of the formative Paisley Underground scene in the 1980s. TEEN and Greenberg don’t stray too far from the track’s origins, perhaps even psych-ing it out a bit… More »

By: 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 rotation on certain stations for decades, except covered in a couple of coats of grimy scuzz. It makes sense, then, that the song’s music video, the first proper one the… More »

By: 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, they’ve gradually grown more melodic and accessible without losing the primal scrape of their early music, and on first listen, New Moon seems to continue the progressions. We’ve posted the… More »

By: 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 hopes are high for this one. The chugging first single “Electric” maintained those hopes, and now another song, “I Saw Her Face,” has made its way to the internet. Thi… More »

By: 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 gotten your hands on the vinyl, you can now check out the B-side “Water Babies” on Spotify. Stream it out below, as well as watch a live video for “Electric”… More »

By: 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. A whole nother album, New Moon, is set to arrive in March. The band recorded the album in the Catskills town of Big Indian, and they expanded to a quartet… More »

By: 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 offerings, Incubate hosted more than 300 musical acts in a wide array of indie, underground, and avant garde genres. Photographer Graeme Flegenheimer was on hand to document some of the… More »

By: 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, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: 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 sets from festival closers Vampire Weekend and Beach House. Read the recap below and check out photos from Carmelo Espanola up top (Friday’s recap here, Saturday here). More »

By: 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, and should be particularly enjoyable for fans of The Men, whose Ben Greenberg produced it along with the rest of the forthcoming LP Weird Wide World, bringing knowing hands to… More »

By: 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 more. Today, the Men’s contribution surfaced, a churning eight-minute psychedelic groove called “A Minor.” Hear it and check out some new tour dates below. More »

By: 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 Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: 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 hold up as one of the year’s biggest critical smashes. Previously, we heard title track “Open Your Heart,” and today the raucous closing track “Ex-Dreams” is making the rounds. Hear… More »

By: 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 and out of joyous, noisy breakdowns. Nick Chiericozzi throws a lot of “oomph” into his vocals, too. Stream it down below. More »

By: 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 at Public Assembly. The underground excitement for co-headliner Prurient is always there — especially considering Friday’s set was his first in 2 years — but excitement was also ratcheted u… More »

By: 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 few chillier tracks. You don’t want to hide out in the air conditioning forever, of course, so things move outdoors to a humid rooftop party just past the halfway mark. More »

By: brandon / June 9, 2011 - 10:25 am