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Ramesh – “Youth Trip” & “Paradise (For Keith Haring And The Legendary Children)”

The Austin indie-poppers Voxtrot broke up three years ago, but former frontman Ramesh Srivastava still makes music from time to time. Right now, he’s planning a short Texan tour with fellow Austin dude Ian Orth, and he’s posted a pair of new songs. “Youth Trip” is an assured, slow-building six-minute synthpop anthem, and “Paradise (For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2013 - 10:10 am

Voxtrot Break Up

After a small farewell tour — called the “Goodbye, Cruel World… Tour” — Voxtrot will call it quits. Says Ramesh Srivastava on the band’s website: “The career path of Voxtrot was truly one of long, simmering build, explosion, and almost instantaneous decay. Slowly, I am learning to replace any feelings of regret with positive memorie… More »

By: jessica / April 21, 2010 - 4:46 pm

New Voxtrot – “Berlin, Without Return”

After spending some time in Berlin, Ramesh and his reconfigured Austin indie pop outfit are back with another one-off single. Hear the fittingly titled “Berlin, Without Return” at MySpace. (Thanks for the tip, Mike.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 24, 2009 - 10:34 am

New Voxtrot – “Trepanation Party”

Back in ’06 Voxtrot stormed out of Austin with two memorable EPs of concise, soft and warm indie pop. The next year they put out a less memorable full-length, and subsequently clammed up, seeming to be alright with being forgotten by the internet-music hype circus for these past two years. Until today. Because today i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 16, 2009 - 3:21 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: Bon Iver/Shaky Hands/Most Serene Republic/Dean & Brita/Voxtrot @ Bowery Ballroom 10/16/07 (Brooklyn Vegan Showcase)

Kudos to our brother in blogging Brooklyn Vegan for curating a kick-ass CMJ opening night show at Bowery Ballroom! Boos to CMJ for not making sure Miracle Fortress knew they needed more than just a letter from the festival (how about a work visa?), and to the border patrol for once again getting… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2007 - 1:02 pm

Austin City Limits ’07: Hot Freaks! Afterparties (Grizzly Bear, Art Brut, The Rosebuds, Sparrow House, St. Vincent)


After navigating the throngs of Fest folks looking for transportation from Zilker Park (pedicabs were the order of the weekend, though we had good cab karma), downtown afterparty options were plentiful. But few were free, and fewer still exclusively featured ACL-neglected artists; that’s where our friends in blogging come in, having curated the… More »

By: Stereogum / September 17, 2007 - 10:51 am

Harry Potter And The Deathly Cyclone

Did you spend Saturday with eyes glued to The Deathly Hallows? Or ears glued to The Black Lips? We did neither, but these folks managed to do both:

(Pic by Paul Antonson.)

Yep, no Siren for Stereogum. Not ’cause the line-up was so much weaker than years past (well, maybe a… More »

By: Stereogum / July 22, 2007 - 2:56 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Saturday; 7/14] Rating: 8.1

No classic albums played in their entirety, but any fest day during which your mind is blown thrice is indeed a good fest day. As noted, there’s a hipster agenda at play at Pitchfork Music Festival (duh), but the lineup is anything but hegemonic: Scottish shoegaze, coke rap, psych-folk, Yoko … Saturday’s bill… More »

By: Stereogum / July 16, 2007 - 12:30 am

New Voxtrot Video – “Stephen”

This is so not the video Voxtrot needed to make. If you found the band’s self-titled LP soporific, this pastiche of clips from a November Bowery gig and moments in the studio (with no relation or regard to the song itself) will do nothing to wake you. Though it is cute to see the guy… More »

By: Stereogum / May 31, 2007 - 4:28 pm

Ben Lee Gets Ripe In The Studio & Behind The Scenes With Voxtrot, Dntel

Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee’s calling in some favors for Ripe, his follow up to Awake Is The New Sleep, roping in Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, Mandy Moore, Benji Madden, and folks from Rooney on the cameo-heavy record. Below, Ben gives us a little peek at the arduous work environment he’s created in the studio. More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2007 - 4:40 pm

New Voxtrot – “Steven”

Though voraciously devoured upon leak, the watercooler buzz on Voxtrot’s forthcoming, self-titled debut on Beggars Banquet has, well, cooled. The band’s soft and warm indie pop found fans across the blogs with their excellent EPs, but Voxtrot doesn’t match those past efforts’ concision, or wit. Still, “Steven”‘s piano pop is one of the LP’s stronger… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2007 - 8:04 am

New Voxtrot – “Kid Gloves”

After releasing a series of much-praised EPs, blogger-beloved Austin indie poppers Voxtrot are finally offering up a self-titled full-length this May, from which “Kid Gloves” is the first sample. The band brings some strings by the tom-friendly tune’s B section (no surprise if you’ve seen ‘em live), with Ramesh calling himself “a vanity whore” and… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 4:45 pm

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Reich

We just got through listening to the Voxtrot remixes you guys sent in, and we’re impressed! “Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives” is a pop gem, so we weren’t sure which direction you guys would go; the best we could ask for was a new twist, ’cause improving it would’ve been right difficult. Our favorite tweak… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2006 - 2:11 pm

Remix Voxtrot

Austin’s Moz-loving indie-poppers had a banner year, largely on the strength of their Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP — and particularly on the awesomeness of the collection’s title track. And now you can bastardize the song any way you see fit! Head to Buffet Libre for the Spanish site’s Proyecto Batidora remix project, where… More »

By: Stereogum / December 19, 2006 - 2:07 pm

Voxtrot @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 4/9/06 (And KEXP MP3s)

“Of course it’s limp. It’s twee!” Ramesh joked. He was talking about an uncooperative mic stand and not his music, but Srivastava’s self-effacing banter is a sign of his confidence. And it’s well placed. Take in two taut EPs and an hour of their live set, you’ll feel the same. Last night, Voxtrot offered u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 10, 2006 - 5:10 pm