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We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

Ten years ago, three grown men approaching middle age lived in a house together in Secaucus, New Jersey. A recently married fourth was living in a Garden State home to the south. Ostensibly the quartet comprised a band, although they rarely played shows and hadn’t had a release of any sort in more than half… More »

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991’s classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released “sooner rather than later,” perhaps even this year.

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The Wrens Are Releasing New Song “Three Types Of Reading Ambiguity” On Limited Edition Cassette

A few months ago, the Wrens announced that the long-awaited follow-up to their 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands was finally complete and sent off to mastering.
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 1:25 pm

The New Wrens Album Is Done! (Again!)

Fans have been awaiting the follow-up to the Wrens' 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands for 12 years now -- which is over half of my lifetime…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2015 - 7:07 pm

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The Wrens already shared one outtake from their first new album in 12 years -- which is officially done, hallelujah, and is coming out on
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2015 - 11:38 am

The Wrens’ New Album Is Done

After 12 years and many promises that the follow up to The Meadowlands was almost done -- or even completely done -- we now have…
Caitlin White | April 9, 2015 - 10:53 am

New Wrens Album Is Done

The Wrens went seven years between their second and third albums, Secaucus and The Meadowlands -- a period of time that seemed extreme at the…
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Chris DeVille | November 13, 2014 - 3:39 pm

The Wrens Sign Deal For “Nearly Done” New Album

The Wrens have been saying their follow-up to 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands is almost finished for years and years, and last fall we even got…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Hear Some New Wrens Music Cut From Their Forthcoming Album

Depressive New Jersey indie heroes the Wrens have been working on the follow-up to The Meadowlands, their much-loved 2003 album, for a very long time.
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2014 - 9:31 am

The Wrens Promise New Album Is No Meadowlands, But Will Have At Least One Great Song

The Wrens are currently working on their first album in over a decade, the followup to 2003's masterpiece The Meadowlands. They're nearing the end of…
James Rettig | June 29, 2014 - 3:58 pm

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

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Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

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Amrit Singh | July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2011

The March edition of our Monthly Mix series runs the gamut from South London mixtape hip-hop, to lady-baiting R&B, pop, to lady-fronted arpeggiated-vocal ukulele/sax funk.
Amrit Singh | March 10, 2011 - 3:09 pm

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O.G. legal indie mp3 dissemination site boarded its DNS gateways back in 2004. And now they're back, relaunched after a successful Kickstarter campaign to…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2011 - 10:57 am

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Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

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SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

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