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Bat For Lashes Returns With Two Suns

Pretty much everybody went batty for Natasha Khan’s breathtaking, updated Kate Bush thing on Fur & Gold, and now the woman who wooed Thom Yorke, Mercury Prize voters, and a league of Donnie Darko fans has set aside the covers in favor of a full LP of original goodness. She’s lined up some worthy assistance… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 5:32 pm

New Goldfrapp Video – “Happiness”

Happiness is a guy pogoing down the street in white formalwear. With legs where the pogo stick should be. Will and Alison took some chances with the smoothed and yes happy new record, and it hasn’t been to everyone’s liking after what they’d come to expect of the black cherry girl, but we’ve found SeventhMore »

By: Amrit Singh / April 2, 2008 - 1:52 pm

Last Of Our SXSW Videos, Promise: Evangelicals, High Places, Yeasayer

SXSW is way over, and we have no intention of posting about it anymore. Except for oh yeah this last splurge of live videos that never made it onto these pages last week. The final crumbs from our SXSW ’08 archives include deep cuts from a trifecta of bands that we’ve been talking up a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2008 - 3:14 pm

SXSW: Wednesday In Photos

Welcome to our night one photo spread. Every year we forget that we can’t be in every place at once … until we wind up waiting in line for two hours. But at least for last night, the lines were so worth the wait. Our first proper showcase of this year’s fest came compliments of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 13, 2008 - 1:24 pm

Quit Your Day Job – SXSW Edition: Yeasayer

After I interviewed Yeasayer in November ’07, they took off way beyond the low-level buzz the song “2080” was creating at that time. In the last few months, the guys have become key spokespeople for the Brooklyn scene on MTV and in the NY Times and converted Conan and a subway full of French folks. More »

By: brandon / March 11, 2008 - 9:22 pm

Yeasayer Do La Blogothèque And Disrupt The Neighbors

Yeasayer know how to rise (and dress) to the occasion. Their national TV debut on the back of All Hour Cymbals was a smash, and amidst offhand comments that they “didn’t even know this was supposed to happen tonight,” the BK transplants give Vincent Moon and Chryde over at La Blogotheque their best Take Away… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 10, 2008 - 11:59 am

SXSW: Wednesday Featured Showcases

You don’t need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb’s two days ago. Also you know how big these SXSW crowds are getting every year. The best bet for the sake of your legs — and for the sake of not standing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2008 - 1:59 pm

NY Times Profiles Brooklyn’s Experimental (And Stylish) Indie Rockers

Stereogum’s tag cloud hovers above The Paper Of Record today, with profiles on Brooklyn alt-rockers in Arts & Leisure and an indie rock dress-up cheat sheet in the Men Styles Magazine. Consider it a print version of the story run by MTV in January. “All Hail Brooklyn: Alt Rock Thrives In Alt-Borough” opens on the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 8, 2008 - 12:50 pm

New Yeasayer Video – “Wait For The Summer”

President’s Day is becoming a big going away party for Yeasayer. Tomorrow, they’re off to conquer Europe with their chants and yearns and hipster-hippie preaching, and already we paused to marvel at their powerful Conan performance. Now we get a gorgeously animated video for “Wait For The Summer,” which uses the bands’ silhouettes and insect… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2008 - 2:20 pm

Yeasayer Perform Conan’s “Favorite Song In A Long Time”

Yeasayer made the long commute from Brooklyn to 30 Rock on Friday night, coming armed with background singers, new agey mysticism, and let’s face it, lots of swagger. “2080”‘s the tune they deemed fit for their live national television debut, definitely the right choice in Conan’s eyes; at the show’s open his introduction betrayed not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2008 - 9:27 am

New Yeasayer Live Video – “Wait For The Summer”

We’ll always remember Yeasayer as the ones who taught us about the post-Kokie’s Brooklyn scene and for their jam-tastic, psych-choral live shows. Here the boys are, all the way on the left coast at the Echoplex in L.A., asking us to “Wait For The Summer.” OK, we will, but only if you take us dow… More »

By: brandon / January 28, 2008 - 11:43 am

MTV On The 2008 Brooklyn Scene

It’s no secret that Brooklyn and Manhattan are growing further apart these days, and less of a secret that the increasing divide makes for fun media pieces. The NY Post ran a piece on the schism, nabbing this quote from show promoter extraordinaire and de facto scene leader Todd P:Manhattan has larger venues, but Brookly… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2008 - 4:40 pm

British Experts Predict 2008’s Breakouts

If you really had the power of foresight, and its outer limits were the ability to predict next year’s breakout music artist, in this fiscal climate it’d be about as lucrative or useful as Isaac’s albino-eyeballed painting-predictions about people you don’t know. (That often don’t even come true, but that’s for another, post writers-strike day.)… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2007 - 12:04 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Yeasayer

This past summer Yeasayer’s kid-choired “2080” made a lot of noise, oiling a few hype machines, but the quartet took their sweet old time releasing a proper debut. (I remember researching a piece on the band in July and having no luck turning up photos.) There was that “2080”/”Sunrise” 12″, but believe it or not… More »

By: brandon / November 7, 2007 - 1:02 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: Yeasayer/Alberta Cross/Sam Champion/Foals/A Place To Bury Strangers @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 10/18/07 (After The Jump Showcase)

While we were taking in No Age and White Williams, witnessing Deacon’s Ballroom-sized dance-tag, and hitting the streets with the W.K., Abbey was representing Stereogum’s best interests across the river by hitting the second-best bill on the evening, brought together by the After The Jump NYC blogger alliance — featuring sets from BandMore »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 5:17 pm
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