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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 »

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

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Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie,…
Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Stream Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated At Last

Californian garage-psych overlords Thee Oh Sees are one of the most dependably badass live bands on the indie rock touring landscape, and they continue to…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Withered Hand” & “The Ceiling”

Bay Area garage rock heroes Thee Oh Sees are back from a very short hiatus, with a new album called Mutilator Defeated At Last o…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 11:55 am

Damaged Bug – “Jet In Jungle”

Last year, Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer debuted his side project Damaged Bug with Hubba Bubba, a collection of dark, skittering synth freakouts that…
Aaron Lindenberg | April 15, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Web” + Mutilator Defeated At Last Details

Less than a year ago, Thee Oh Sees released their punk-oriented psych record Drop, but the band has wasted no time announcing its follow-up. Mutilator
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 5, 2015 - 11:17 am

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

It's not uncommon for a festival's last day to be something of a comedown. It's Sunday, and everyone's sunburnt and hungover and staring down the…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Stream Thee Oh Sees Drop

We all got a bad scare late last year when the prolific and consistently great garage-psych institution Thee Oh Sees announced their hiatus, but now…
Miles Bowe | April 14, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Drop” Video

Bay Area garage-rock torchbearers Thee Oh Sees announced a hiatus late last year, but not before they recorded Drop, a psychedelic Lemonhead of a new…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Drop” (Stereogum Premiere)

The two songs we've heard from Thee Oh Sees' forthcoming Drop spanned a vast aesthetic distance; "Penetrating Eye" was a gnarly unhinged riff monster, while…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “The Lens” Video

Even as frontman John Dwyer stays busy with his solo project Damaged Bug and his reunited old band the Coachwhips, on-hiatus garage-rock standard-bearers Thee Oh…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “The Lens”

Thee Oh Sees are not breaking up, just changing shape. And although John Dwyer just released his solo album as Damaged Bug and is playing…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Penetrating Eye”

Prolific Bay Area psych-garage warriors Thee Oh Sees announced a hiatus last year, but even as they were doing it, they made it good and…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Damaged Bug – “Photograph”

With Thee Oh Sees on hiatus, at least for now, frontman John Dwyer is busying himself with a new weirdo-synth solo project that he's calling…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Damaged Bug – “Eggs At Night”

Bay Area garage-psych greats Thee Oh Sees aren't breaking up, but they did recently announce a hiatus. Frontman John Dwyer, however, has spent the past…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Thee Oh Sees Go On Hiatus

UPDATE: The band is not breaking up. John Dwyer has shared this statement: DEAR OH SEES FANS, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2013 - 9:01 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Download Adult Swim’s Garage Swim Compilation

Right now, like no time since Crypt Records' mid-'90s heyday, the American indie underground is flush with excellent pedal-mashing, hormone-driven garage rock revivalists. And now,…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: "It's not about the music, man, it's about the festival experience." With the dance/sex tents in full swing, doze…
Aaron Lariviere | April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm