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I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger’s “Animals” video this week, partly because it’s good on its own merits and partly because “eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader” is a way better look for Sean Lennon than “Cibo Matto bassist” or “guy in the East Village X-Large store waiting for… More »

Pretty much everything east of the Mississippi has been brought to its knees by this unforgiving winter, especially the hellstorm that rolled in this week. It’s hard to believe February is even now only half over — 14 days down, 14 to go — harder still to picture it ever coming to an end. Fortunately… More »

Yesterday we launched our new Week In Pop column, so it’s fittingly (if unintentionally) ironic that our list of the week’s five best songs is, for once, basically devoid of “pop music.” In fact, three of this week’s five best are decidedly, demonstrably, actual rock. Nice to have some loud guitars to help keep u… More »

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Wild Beasts – “Wanderlust” Video

British art-poppers Wild Beasts released their last album, Smother, in 2011, and since then, we've only heard a few stray tracks and remixes from the…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Hayden Thorpe & Jon Hopkins – “Goodbye Horses” (Q Lazzarus Cover)

Wild Beast's Hayden Thorpe and Jon Hopkins have joined forces to cover Q Lazzarus's classic electro-pop track "Goodbye Horses." While most people know the cut…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 25, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Wild Beasts – “Stray”

Brits Wild Beasts unleash this previously unheard track, "Stray," from their 2011 Smother sessions. The slow-burner was released on Christmas with the following extension of…
Claire Lobenfeld | December 26, 2012 - 10:50 am

Jessie Ware – “Night Light (Wild Beasts Remix)”

Wild Beasts tinker with Jessie Ware's "Night Light" for their new remix, adding a little bit more atmosphere, some piano and some of their ow…
Corban Goble | October 9, 2012 - 3:03 pm

2:54 – “You’re Early (Wild Beasts Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

"You're Early" is the swirling new single from sisterly British BTW 2:54. And on the single's B-side, the UK art-rock wailers Wild Beasts rework the…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 10:07 am

Horrors, Twin Shadow On Lady Gaga Remix LP

Gaga is set to drop a slate of products on 11/21 and 11/22, including a remix CD, a deluxe repackaging of her 2011 LP Born
Corban Goble | October 21, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Wild Beasts – “Thankless Thing”

The creamy British art-poppers Wild Beasts will soon release their song "Reach A Bit Further" as the latest single from their album Smother. The limited-editio…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2011 - 2:33 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

Lady Gaga – “Yoü And I (Wild Beasts Remix)”

File this under "whuh?," but a remix of Lady Gaga's "Yoü And I" by British soft rockers Wild Beasts surfaced this morning. Those familiar with…
Corban Goble | August 23, 2011 - 11:10 am

Wild Beasts – “Bed Of Nails” Video

Here's a colorful new Wild Beasts performance of the track "Bed Of Nails." It was directed by Daniel Brereton:…
Scott Lapatine | July 27, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Wild Beasts – “Loop The Loop”

You've probably heard Smother by now, and read about some of the songs that inspired it. "Loop The Loop"'s one of the best songs o…
jessica | June 16, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Isle Of Wight 2011 Photos

The 2011 Isle Of Wight Festival took place on its namesake at Newport’s Seaclose Park this past weekend. Iggy Pop, Pulp, and some folks under…
brandon | June 14, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Wild Beasts Smother Under The Influence

Hopefully by now you've heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere.
jessica | May 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

Wild Beasts – Smother Premature Evaluation

Wild Beasts were winking at us when they gave us a song named “Albatross,” the slow-moving and slinky first single from the band’s third album.
stereogum | April 20, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Wild Beasts – “Albatross”

Wild Beasts just announced their third album, Smother, and BBC1 Radio debuted the first single "Albatross," last night on Zane Lowe's show. From what I've…
jessica | March 4, 2011 - 10:15 am

Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie…
brandon | December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Junior Boys, OPN Remix Wild Beasts

It didn't win the Mercury Prize, but Wild Beasts's Two Dancers still has a lot of juice left in it a year after its release…
jessica | September 10, 2010 - 9:56 am

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Wild Beasts – “Through The Iron Gate”

Wild Beasts were just nominated for the Mercury Prize, and they're on tour again, so their label Domino is celebrating with this new EP featuring…
jessica | August 2, 2010 - 1:43 pm