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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it’s also important to remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our look… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am

New Stills Video (Feat. Brendan Canning) – “Don’t Talk Down” (Stereogum Premiere)

This one’s a trip. The Stills have been particularly ominous in this Oceans Will Rise era. And come to think of it, the album title’s apocalyptic undertones should have been an initial hint. Their MySpace update before the record’s release about “scraping and gouging frantic, ripping through thick black unbelievable earth” could have been another. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2008 - 3:21 pm

The ‘Gum Drop L: Hear New Stills, Win Converse & Downtown Records Swag

Montreal quintet the Stills are poised to release their third album Oceans Will Rise (via Arts & Crafts) next week and then head out on an American tour with “Sex On Fire” scribes Kings Of Leon this fall. In this week’s ‘Gum Drop we debuted triumphant Oceans standout “Eastern Europe” and asked vocalist/guitarist Tim Fletcher… More »

By: brandon / August 13, 2008 - 10:52 am

The Stills – “Eastern Europe”

Montreal quintet the Stills are poised to release their third album Oceans Will Rise (via Arts & Crafts) next week then head out on an American tour with Kings Of Leon this fall. This installment of the ‘Gum Drop includes triumphant Oceans standout “Eastern Europe.” We asked vocalist/guitarist Tim Fletcher about the story behind the… More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2008 - 12:14 pm

New Stills – “Being Here” & “Rooibos/Palm Wine Drinkard”

As far as we can tell, the new Stills is pretty dark. Though not half as dark as this accompanying promo picture. Judge for yourself: The band already has three Oceans Will Rise tracks streaming at their MySpace. We posted the video for the bleak “Snakecharming The Masses” a ways back, but now you ca… More »

By: brandon / June 2, 2008 - 9:38 am

New Stills Video – “Snake-Charming The Masses”

We’re hearing the Stills are close to releasing their third LP, which is perfect timing to capitalize on the buzz from their set at Rachael Ray’s indie rock SXSW showcase (go ahead and make fun of it, music bloggers, Rachael has five jobs so she doesn’t have time to care about your snark). That would… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 5, 2008 - 5:50 pm

Indie Music Lover Rachael Ray Reveals SXSW Party

Celebrity eater Rachael Ray has her own SXSW party taking place opposite ours. She’s got Holy Fuck, we’ve got Fuck Buttons. She’s got DJ Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), we’ve got DJ Kevin Barnes (of Montreal). But we’ve got one major thing in our favor: Rachael Ray won’t be there. Here’s the 30 Minute Meal lady’… More »

By: Stereogum / February 28, 2008 - 3:00 pm