How Do I Work This?

This thing finally works again! Sorry for the lack of heads up, but I couldn’t even log into Movable Type to tell ya about Stereogum’s slow death on the old server. We’re now hosted by Media Temple and expect NO MORE blog blackouts. Here’s the buzz you’ve been craving.

  • Arcade Fire release their first video. Stream “Rebellion (Lies).”
  • Speaking of flames, I’m digging the new M83 clip.
  • Fred Durst apologizes to Gawker, reveals plans to “pick up where Rage Against The Machine left off.”
  • Green Day awakens boy from coma.
  • Uncut on Alternative To Love: “At times, Benson sounds like Brian Wilson himself. In a just world, he’d be huge.” Agreed. See Mr. Benson for free at Other Music 3/22. Get there EARLY or you’ll be standing outside like me at Animal Collective and Brooklyn Vegan at Superwolf.
  • More M. Ward love from Newsweek.
  • Get the SXSW schedule on your iPod.
  • Lil’ Kim VS Foxy Brown is the new 50 Cent VS The Game.
  • NY Times Magazine reveals the “Please Enjoy” harajuku girl in Beck’s “Hell Yes” is Christina Ricci. Don’t forget: tomorrow’s O.C. premieres a bunch of Guero cuts when the kids get locked in a mall (Career Opportunities stizz).
  • Six suggestions for Kings Of Leon. Today’s fave KoL song: “Bucket” (again).
  • Ben Lee’s got a blog and it’s not bad. Here he talks about flirting with Christina Millian.
  • Erin reviews last week’s Interpol show.
  • Why is Sarah always on the VH1? For mom, obvs. I do wanna see that Spitz play.
  • Next week’s music-themed Apprentice includes cameos by Lil’ Kim, Eve, Fat Joe, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Gene Simmons, Lil Jon, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, and Jadakiss.
  • Lindsay Lohan in the new W:

    “Automatically I’m typecast as a teen actress. Other girls my age, like Evan Rachel Wood and Scarlett Johansson and even Mischa Barton, they’ve done riskier roles. And fashionwise, they become these icons. I could do that, but people won’t take me seriously, in a way.”

    Hmmm, could have something to do with this. Or maybe Ann-Margaret’s fault.

    “A lot of the people that I looked up to, the Ann-Margarets and the Marilyn Monroes, everyone was a triple threat. You had to sing, dance, and act … you can get away with being that kind of rock-star person, and it’s okay to go to parties and stuff.”

    Trent found a scan of the sexy Lindsay photo from the mag. Nothing comes between Linds and her Calvins (except Colin Farrell).

  • Happy bday Thighs Wide.
  • The Go! Team (of Stereogum Top Albums Of 2004 fame) sold out both NY shows. They’re even on MSNBC. Don’t miss the free show at Tribeca Grand 3/23.
  • Annie (also a Stereogum Top Album Of 2004) is finally out in the UK. Vice will be releasing it in the US this spring. Hit for more.
  • “Nick Carter deeply regrets the current situation.”
  • The new Weezer album has a title (Make Believe) and a video (co-starring Hugh Hefner). Britney’s dad must be excited. (Via Product Shop/Pink Is The New Blog.)
  • I can’t keep up with all this Michael Jackson shit. Is there a blog for that?
  • CBGB’s rent problems. (Via Coolfer.)
  • Get Up Kids call it quits: “Ladies and gentlemen, the rumors are true. After ten years, close to a hundred recorded songs and several trips around the world, The Get Up Kids will be playing their last shows this summer.”
  • Sufjan Stevens does Illinois. Only 48 more to go!
  • One Louder tells us about Optimo’s gig at Tribeca Grand. How To Kill The DJ 2 is pretty awesome. “Impress you hipster friends™.”
  • Classic rock tunes in new commercials: Donovan “Happiness Runs” (Delta), Yardbirds “Over Under Sideways Down” (Chevrolet), Fleetwood Mac “The Chain” (Merrill Lynch).
  • Snowden take Manhattan. Jen’s got the details.
  • Set your Tivos: I Want A Famous Face 2! This season: Joanna Newsom. (Not really.)
  • Listening party:


  • Brendan Benson Alternative To Love
  • The Bravery The Bravery
  • Moby Hotel
  • Kaiser Chiefs Employment
  • Daft Punk Human After All (Windows-only)
  • Everything But The Girl Adapt Or Die: 10 Years Of Remixes (Windows-only)
  • Curtis Mayfield Mayfield Remixed (Windows-only)


  • Hot Hot Heat – “Island Of The Honest Man” .mp3 (via Audio Lunchbox.)
  • The Oohlas – “Gone” .mp3
  • Kraftwerk Coldplay – “Talk.” MP3 at Scenestars.

    >>> COVERS

  • Ben Folds – “Bitches Ain’t Shit” (Dr. Dre) .asx.
  • Matt Pond – “Champagne Supernova” (Oasis) .asx | .mov
  • Entrance & Cat Power – “Do the Romp” (Junior Kimbrough) .mp3
  • Cagney & Lacee (aka Dean Wareham and Claudia Silver) – “Lovin’ You” (Minnie Riperton). MP3 at Copy, Right?. Maya Rudolph shout out not included.

    >>> MISC.

  • Z-Trip mixes. (Via Music 4 Robots.) FYI: Z-Trip and UNKLE have just been added to the Coachella lineup.
  • Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other? sampler.
  • Seed now dead, but doesn’t it look awesome? Talking Heads studio outtakes demos alternates A+ (via Largehearted Boy/Golden Fiddle).

  • Grambo reviews Saturday Looks Good To Me.
  • Best Week Ever fans: new news/video hub and blog/XML feed. All updated daily.
  • Fun fact I read in an old Blender at the doctor’s office: Foghat bassist Nick Jameson was on Lost, The West Wing and lots of other shows. Dude’s an accomplished voiceover artist too!
  • Britney Spears in Allure Apr. 05 (via Trent)

    “Before we got married we were on tour, and we were just like kids, ordering room service, saying, ‘Let’s go out tonight.’ Then, all of a sudden, you have this home, you have the kids (KALEB and KORI), you have to get the diapers, get the dog to the vet. It’s this whole reality, you know.”

    Coming soon: Your Photoshopped Fiona Apple album covers and a few more name-da-video iTunes giveaways. Last one was admittedly too difficult (Throwing Muses’ “Ruthie’s Knocking”). Next one will be easier!