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Mary Karr’s Cherry is a memoir about becoming a teenager. As the book progresses and she gets older, she finds herself in that position that all teenagers find themselves in at one point or another: she’s responsible for her actions, but outside of them as well, the things she does are not her, but she’… More »

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys’ advent calendar is the Top 10 New Acts Of 2011 category, and, unlike the Grammys, Stereogum’s readers did a nice job of representing 2011’s singular breakout artists. And, based on post count, we were… More »

Chris Isaak’s soft-focus boudoir-rockabilly classic “Wicked Game” is one of those songs that just about all of us attempt to sing at some point, if only to confirm suspicions that our falsettos are terrible. And it’s a song that plenty of indie rock types have covered, as well. In just the past few months, WashedMore »

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Stream Ménage à Trois Australia Part 2 EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Manchester band Ménage à Trois incorporate funk, R&B and dream pop into their lush, eclectic sound. The group put out an EP called Australia Part
Caitlin White | September 14, 2015 - 11:31 am

LUH (Ex-WU LYF) – “Unites”

The one-and-done release of WU LYF's Go Tell Fire To The Mountain was probably one of the more disappointing break-ups of the decade. Thankfully, the…
James Rettig | October 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

FAMY – “A Ho A Hand” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year we heard from Los Porcos, a seven-man ensemble featuring members of the now-defunct WU LYF. Los Porcos also featured members of FAMY,…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2013 - 10:54 am

Los Porcos (Ex-WU LYF) – “Sunshine”

Life after WU LYF continues, as members Joe Manning, Tom McLung, and Evans Kati prep the release of their double A-side 12" as Los Porcos.
Claire Lobenfeld | August 12, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Ellery James Roberts (Ex-WU LYF) – “Kerou’s Lament”

Ellery James Roberts, former frontman of now-defunct Manchester band WU LYF, has released solo material via Tumblr. According to one post, the song "Kerou's Lament"…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 25, 2013 - 10:45 am

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who've…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

WU LYF Break Up

The enigmatic, frequently masked Manchester rock collective WU LYF appear to have broken up, at least if their kinda-cryptic internet messages are to be believed.
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:08 am

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

WU LYF Bring “Heavy Pop” To Letterman

Five days into 2012, we already have a contender for the year-ending Best Late Night Performances list. On last night's episode of the Late Show
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2012 - 11:58 am

WU LYF – “Krusty” (Papa M Cover)

The former Slint guitar wizard Dave Pajo has spent so much time as an indie rock hired axe that his Papa M solo project ha…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 4:25 pm

Progress Report: WU LYF

Name: WU LYF Progress Report: Ellery Roberts of WU LYF -- Manchester’s cultiest non-cult band -- opens up about the band’s current tour…
T. Cole Rachel | November 28, 2011 - 3:55 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, there were some good videos this week! Two of the five videos below come from the directing team of Casey Raymond and Ewan Jame…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2011 - 4:47 pm

WU LYF – “We Bros” Video

We haven't seen anything for a while on the WU LYF video tip, but today the mysterious UK rockers serve up an apocalyptic clip for…
Corban Goble | November 15, 2011 - 10:35 am

Watch WU LYF Cover “Wicked Game” In London

"Wicked Game" is the one Chris Isaak song that everybody loves to cover. Washed Out did it a few months ago, and the bizarre pop-opera…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey Win Q Awards

Q Magazine held its annual Q Awards ceremony in London today, and plenty of big-name acts did well for themselves. Adele won a ton of…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2011 - 4:54 pm

WU LYF – “go tell fire; reprise”

The marauding, mysterious British BTW WU LYF has posted a new track called “go tell fire; reprise” on their website, claiming that the track wa…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2011 - 4:59 pm

The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

We've got new videos from Rihanna, UNKLE, The Grates, and WU LYF this week. I especially like the Ford & Lopatin video because it's the…
jessica | June 3, 2011 - 1:44 pm