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Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

It’s been a long and crazy week over here, and the number of worthy nominations for our 5 Best Songs Of The Week far exceeded the number of slots contained by such a format. I mean, Nothing Was The Same has 13 tracks! How the hell do we fit that into a list of 5? More »

This week we heard two major rap releases from each primary coastal city: Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris representing L.A., and New York showing up via A$AP Ferg’s Trap Lord, but the mainstay of the rap conversation was Kendrick Lamar claiming territory over both on Big Sean’s “Control.” That certainly made the cut this week, along with… More »

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Parakeet – “Darumasanga” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Yuck bassist Mariko Doi has been slowly releasing work from her solo project Parakeet since the beginning of 2012, which culminated in the Shonen Hearts
Michael Nelson | December 3, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Parakeet – “Shonen Hearts”

When she's not playing bass in Yuck, Mariko Doi leads her own fuzzed-out '90s-style alt-pop project Parakeet. We've already heard Parakeet tracks like "Tomorrow" and…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Parakeet – “Paper, Scissors, Stone”

As Parakeet, Yuck bassist Mariko Doi has already dropped her solo track "Tomorrow." Today, we get to hear that track's single, a bit of fuzzed-out…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 5:23 pm
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Yuck – “Chew”

Yuck will be at Coachella this weekend and next, and have lined up a few Cali dates in between. This song's release is most certainly…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2012 - 11:21 am
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Parakeet – “Tomorrow” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of months ago, we heard a cut called "Tomorrow" from Yuck bassist Mariko Doi who dwells under the name Parakeet in this particular…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Oupa Covers Porcelain Raft

Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg sometimes records solo as Oupa; we recently posted his Smog cover. And now he's teamed up with one Tony Crow to…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2012 - 2:57 pm
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Parakeet – “Tomorrow”

Like her Yuck bandmate Daniel Blumberg, bassist Mariko Doi has her own band going on the side, a band called Parakeet with The History Of
Corban Goble | January 25, 2012 - 9:06 am
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Oupa Covers Smog

Yuck guitarist/vocalist Daniel Blumberg moonlights as Oupa, and through that project he recently took to covering Smog's "It's Rough." Stream the track after the jump.
Corban Goble | December 21, 2011 - 3:49 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

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…
Stereogum | December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm
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Yuck – “Natsu Nandesu”

As a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their self-titled debut album, British fuzz-rockers Yuck included a cover of "Natsu Nandesu," a 1971 song…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2011 - 12:35 pm
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Yuck – “Soothe Me”

British '90s-indie revivalists Yuck have just posted a new track called "Soothe Me" on their blog. Compared to the tracks on the band's self-titled debut,…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2011 - 2:44 pm
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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year.
Stereogum | September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm
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Yuck – “Cousin Corona”

While simultaneously announcing plans for a deluxe edition of their sterling self-titled debut, UK indie rock revivalists Yuck posted a B-side called “Cousin Corona” to…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 3:11 pm
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Under The Influence: Yuck Yuck

Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Pavement are some of the bands name checked when describing Yuck's sound, and indeed the London four piece are big…
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2011 - 3:44 pm
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Pitchfork Festival 2011: Sunday Recap

Pitchfork Fest’s final day was a scorcher. We’re still recovering, but our tireless photog Graeme Flegenheimer braved the heat to deliver pics of Ariel Pink,…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2011 - 10:54 am
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Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here's the sequel to last year's popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc…
Amrit Singh | July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm
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Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we're at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense…
Stereogum | June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm
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Yuck – “Shook Down” Video (NSFW)

Male and female body parts (genitalia included) are projected into living collages in the new Michael and Forest-directed video from London rockers Yuck. The "Shook…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2011 - 1:22 pm
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Yuck – “Milkshake”

It's surprising it took a British band this long to come up with a name that plays on "UK" as simply as "Yuck" -- and…
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2011 - 5:46 pm
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Yuck – “Doctors In My Bed”

The UK's best '90s indie rock band also to have been born in the '90s have released a b-side to the "Get Away" single. The…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2011 - 1:58 pm
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