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The Underachievers – “Felicity”

After dropping a couple of excellent mixtapes last year, Brooklyn rap duo the Underachievers are gearing up to release their proper debut LP, Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium (that’s Latin for “the end of the beginning“). We’ve heard “Chrysalis” and the Ryan Hemsworth-assisted “Incandescent,” and now there’s “Felicity,” which features AK and Issa Gold trading… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Turntable Interview: The Ruby Suns

On the Ruby Suns’ latest album Christopher, Ryan McPhun sang, “I never want to live in real life,” so we wanted to do an interview in Second Life. But since Second Life involves, well, hanging out in Second Life, we asked him to stop by instead. We talked to McPhun about whether Michael Jackso… More »

By: Melissa Locker / February 28, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

The Ruby Suns – “In Real Life” Video

Ruby Suns are celebrating the release of their new album, Christopher, today by releasing a new video for its single, “In Real Life.” The clip condenses an entire season of an American Idol-style show into four minutes, with Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun playing contestant, judge, and audience member. It’s exactly as weird and funny… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 29, 2013 - 11:44 am

The Ruby Suns – “In Real Life” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from the Ruby Suns, whose last album Fight Softly came out in 2010. But the New Zealand indie pop band have readied a new LP Christopher for 2013. Take a taste what’s to come with “In Real Life,” a rumination on one’s past with appropriately sweeping key… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 16, 2013 - 10:15 am

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral deviation from its folk, Americana, and alt-country roots, featuring Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Caribou, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, The New Pornographers, Cymbals Eat… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

The Ruby Suns – “Cinco” Video

The Ruby Suns’s video for “Cinco” is a beautifully shot basketball game between two teams of senior players. It’s simple but effective, with lots of slow motion play and white basketballs flying against the black sky. Each player has a glowing jewel (ruby?) on their chest, sort of like the Life Clock jewels in Logan’sMore »

By: jessica / June 21, 2010 - 11:15 am

SP20: Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Festival Partial Lineup Announced

We mentioned Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary a ways back — well, it’s officially time to party (especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest). The rumors have been circling the web, and now we have official details about SP20, a two-day benefit festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA (7/12 & 7/13). There’s also the… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2008 - 3:36 pm