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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

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New Tiny Masters Of Today Video (Feat. Yeah Yeah Yeahs) – “Hologram World”

Ivan and Ada's adorable punk stuff has had us thinking they were wise beyond their years, but that they already know "What's your favorite blog?"
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2008 - 3:29 pm

New Karen O – “Highway 61 Revisited” (Stereogum Premiere)

Everything's coming up Dylan. As mentioned, a lot of folks we like got together to cover the car salesman Mr. Zimmerman as part of the…
Stereogum | October 25, 2007 - 12:41 pm

New Celebration – “Hands Off My Gold (Ruby Beats Remix)”

We offered propers to Celebration for their big step-up album The Modern Tribe, so named for Katrina's deep love for friends and musical collaborators. The…
Stereogum | October 10, 2007 - 4:01 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Webster Hall, NYC 8/7/07

With the release of the killer Is Is EP (and its accompanying night vision videos), Yeah Yeah Yeahs are inspiring a lot of folks to…
Stereogum | August 9, 2007 - 9:59 am

Select Clips From Virgin Fest 2007

No regrets choosing Lolla over the Virgin Fest: Karen O dressed to impress, My Morning Jacket got orchestral, and Dennis Rodman gave Pearl Jam a…
Stereogum | August 6, 2007 - 3:03 pm

Lollapalooza ’07: Saturday In Photos

Saturday was full of tougher decisions than day one, not the least of which was Interpol vs. Muse vs. staying dry. Grant Park…
Stereogum | August 5, 2007 - 3:01 pm

The Section Quartet Cover Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Cross-genre'd indie covers are nothing new (see Christopher O'Riley, Brad Mehldau -- and remember the jazzy Pavement of Gold Sounds?), but we'll always love 'em.
Stereogum | July 18, 2007 - 1:25 pm

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Rockers To Swallow”

More nightvision fun from the Glasslands shoot. YYYs keep coming with the Is Is vids; last week they gave us "Down Boy," but this one's…
Stereogum | June 27, 2007 - 1:02 pm

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Down Boy”

Well the results of that YYYs MySpace show in Brooklyn are in, and we finally know (in part) what they were filming: a music video!
Stereogum | June 21, 2007 - 1:14 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeah Fan Video Shoot Pisses Off Fans

Flickr reports trickle in from the YYYs MySpace getdown in Brooklyn Monday night, where Karen ostensibly opened the doors to the first hundred fans dressed…
Stereogum | May 9, 2007 - 10:41 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want The Ladies, Front To Back And Dressed In Black

Just another reason it's better in Brooklyn. Via YYySpace:We will be gathering the flesh of the young and old this Monday Evening to rejoice in…
Stereogum | May 4, 2007 - 1:44 pm

Spiderman Unleashes New YYYs, Walkmen Tracks

Peter Parker likes indie now, and like any self-respecting music fan in the digital age, he's all about showing off his taste on his MySpace…
Stereogum | April 9, 2007 - 6:47 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we've made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here. // Do albums matter…
Stereogum | December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm

Karen Talks Demo

Between the apologies and the accusations, Karen O's demo leak became a certifiable shit storm, and the illustrious Ms. O has acknowledged that, sometimes, that…
Stereogum | December 13, 2006 - 10:49 am

The Story Behind The Karen O Demo

Whenever rare, heretofore unheard recordings from our favorite artists "leak" to the internet, we always wonder how the tracks got out there, and it was…
Stereogum | December 11, 2006 - 8:37 pm

Karen (Dem)O

Reader Mark piques our interest with this query:Hey-- there was a 16-track album floating around last night of a lot of Karen O's home recordings.
Stereogum | December 11, 2006 - 3:21 pm

NME’s Albums And Singles Of ’06

'Tis the season for music journos and bloggers to rank and rate their favorite musical discoveries of the year. And thanks to a fine transcribing…
Stereogum | December 6, 2006 - 10:44 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover Sonic Youth

Thanks Pitchfork for the heads up about YYY's iTunes exclusive take on "The Diamond Sea." So totally worth your 99¢. Get it at iTunes. …
Scott Lapatine | August 23, 2006 - 1:37 pm

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Cheated Hearts”

With the Internet so busy these days (it's a series of tubes), our beloved YYYs asked the homegrown YouTube stars of the world to do
Scott Lapatine | July 13, 2006 - 12:18 pm

Do The Karen O

Speaking of superheroes, over at, they're having a casting call for the "Cheated Hearts" video. (Via Jason):WE NEED YOU! OUR FANS to be US...
Scott Lapatine | May 30, 2006 - 1:04 pm
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