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the morning benders – Japan Echo EP

“Last week we were scheduled to go to Tokyo to play our first show ever in Japan,” begins the note Chris Chu posted to the morning benders’ homepage. In addition to it being their first group trek to that country, it was also the first show the benders’ frontman was going to play in the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2011 - 10:26 am

Stereogum & Popgun STEREO★GUN CMJ Party, Santos Party House, NYC 10/20/10

Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the actual happening, people got especially excited about Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., who found themselves with a relatively raucous, packed room by the time they played their basement set. There were… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010 - 11:44 am

STEREO★GUN: MP3 Primer, RSVP Reminder

If live music is a thing you enjoy, you could do worse than to visit our fair city next week — from like noon until whenever you get tossed out of your evening destination, from Tuesday to Saturday, there will be bands playing all over the Lower East Side, and Williamsburg, and other neighborhoods you’ve… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 15, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Stereogum & PopGun Present STEREO★GUN: ALL NIGHT LONG 10/20/10

Every autumn NYC’s week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend on official CMJ bizness even receive a canvas tote bag of promotional garbage. Also there are panels? I’m told There Will Be Panels. Joking aside, in its 30th year CMJ… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 4, 2010 - 11:42 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Wild Nothing – “Golden Haze”

Over the last year, young Jack Tatum’s taken Wild Nothing from the realm of lo-fi Marr-guitared dream-pop bedroom caresses to that of the full band — touring with Neon Indian, playing our neighborhood numerous times, receiving just propers for the touching ’80s appropriations of the debut LP Gemini, and releasing a three-song stopgap titled Evertide. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 18, 2010 - 10:36 am

Wild Nothing – “Your Rabbit Feet”

From when I first posted on Wild Nothing last October through to the excellent full-length debut Gemini, Jack Tatum’s shown an uncanny ability to craft elegant and catchy, downcast but brightly lit bedroom pop. Here he offers another understated hit-in-the-making with “Your Rabbit Feet,” a song from the new three-song Evertide EP. More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010 - 5:35 pm

Wild Nothing – “Chinatown” Video

Earlier this year we premiered the hazed and ebullient “Chinatown,” by 21-year-old bedroom-pop standout Jack Tatum aka Wild Nothing. Its official video cribs footage from a 1969 short film called Clown, a recontextualization that’s striking and surprisingly apt: Guy Suzuki’s cinematography shift the locus from Chinatown to the terraces of Montmartre, and the song’s smeared… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2010 - 12:47 pm

New Wild Nothing – “Chinatown” (Stereogum Premiere)

After talking about the Cocteau Twins/Smiths/Shop Assistants-inspired haze of Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing on the dreamy “Confirmation” (and appropriately airy take on Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting“), I suggested you should keep your eyes peeled for a Captured Tracks full-length. Well, that 12-song collection, titled Gemini, is due out in May. I’d liked what I heard, but… More »

By: brandon / January 25, 2010 - 2:55 pm

New Wild Nothing – “Confirmation”

Wild Nothing is 21-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia songwriter Jack Tatum (aka Jack And The Whale aka a member of Facepaint). Yeah, another one man band. But no, not just another one man band. Instead of doing the fuzzy lo-fi thing, Tatum wraps his elastic voice in a dramatic dream-pop haze. (Or in a song like “Live… More »

By: brandon / October 14, 2009 - 10:17 am
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