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Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman, POP ETC Playing Benefit For Cancer-Stricken Surfer Blood Guitarist

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the band’s new national tour. In order to help raise funds to cover Fekete’s medical costs, the band has launched a Go Fund Me page. The crowdfunding effort has already raised… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Morrissey Tried To Shut Down Last Night’s We Are Scientists/PAWS Show

Morrissey is only a couple of dates into his current North American tour, and there’s already been plenty of drama surrounding the trek. At opening night in San Jose, he had to cut his show off early after fans mobbed him onstage. And before last night’s show at the Observatory in Orange County, he incurred… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 9:10 am

We Are Scientists – “Sprinkles” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Veteran pop-rockers We Are Scientists have a new album out called TV En Français. In keeping with that title, they’ve made a video for single “Sprinkles” that features the band traipsing around Europe playing rock shows and having the time of their lives. Incidentally, I played pool with these guys and Oxford Collapse backstage at… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014 - 11:16 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we’ve both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong at any moment, but so far we’ve made it through without broken bones or spirits. In fact, even though the day started with extreme lines and heat, once we passed… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm

New We Are Scientists Video – “Impatience”

We Are Scientists continue having a thing for animalistic videos and for being better on camera than in song with “Impatience.” Actually and as prematurely mentioned, “Impatience” is one of Brain Thrust Mastery’s standouts, and although nothing compares with “After Hours” on that LP, the video eventually brings a smile via Chris going werewolf and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2008 - 10:51 am

New We Are Scientists Video – “Chick Lit”

We’ll take the outdated Seinfeldian angle on this one: “What is the deal with We Are Scientists obsession with dogs in videos?” Haha we were so funny in the ’90s. No seriously though, what’s the deal with the dogs? It made sense in “After Hours” for the “Chris’s blind date is a real ‘bitch'” implied… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2008 - 10:30 am

Premature Evaluation: We Are Scientists – Brain Thrust Mastery

The Brooklyn duo We Are Scientists are a pretty good singles band. And we enjoy their humor — whether in little skits or Nickelback covers. Thing is, they generally put out a good single or two, and then rely on their charm, humor, Keith’s dreamy smile, etc. All of which they have in overabundance. Keith… More »

By: brandon / February 29, 2008 - 3:51 pm

We Are Scientists Cover Nickelback

Constantly pushing the line towards joke-band, these guys. Except for when they’re ruining that rep by releasing actually good singles. But knowing that Keith and Chris like to laugh helps file this cover under “ironic.” (Actually who are we kidding, this is Nickelback. Reviled by all except those who actually still pay for music, apparently.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 29, 2008 - 1:58 pm

We Are Scientists Play “After Hours” And “Impatience” For Jools Holland

It would appear Keith and Chris made up after that unfortunate “After Hours” double date. Don’t believe us? Just look at them go on the Brain Thrust Mastery tune, “Impatience.”

The Brooklyn boys sound great on Jools Holland. Maybe it’s the new drummer? Who knows, but they offer an especially triumphant take… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2008 - 3:29 pm

A Very Special We Are Scientists Christmas

The inequality of gift giving is a universal: You purchase your friend the best thing in the world and they hook you up with an expired McDonald’s coupon. Or whatever. Looks like We Are Scientists are having a bit of that problem within their ranks — the plot pivots on hummus, whiskey, and an X-Twi… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2007 - 2:34 pm

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

We Are Scientists, You’re A Douchebag

The genuinely nice guys in We Are Scientists played the Sheffield Octagon Saturday night, and even did a Boyz II Men cover. Looks like it was a lot of fun! One audience member, however, lost some respect for bassist Chris Cain after failing to receive his autograph after the set. Under the name Leroy Brown,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 23, 2006 - 10:54 pm

New We Are Scientists Video – “It’s A Hit”

As long as we’re doing videos for Stereogum favorites, we can’t not give a shoutout to We Are Scientists, who, in addition to being on Letterman tonight (see previous post) are playing Spin’s Year in Music party. If you, like me, couldn’t make it tonight, and you, like Leno, won’t be watching the Late Show,… More »

By: jim / December 19, 2005 - 8:21 pm

Clap Your Hands Win A Dundee

A reader writes…—–Original Message—–
From: Hala D
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:01 AM
To: Stereogum
Subject: clap your hands say “the office”?

Did I hear clap you hands say yeah soundtracking Jim’s party on “The Office” last night? Isn’t this the same band that wouldn’t play The Baitshop?This is different, though, ’cause TheMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 23, 2005 - 3:07 pm