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Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Jouska

Doug Dulgarian has lived in Philadelphia for less than a year, and that's long enough for him to embrace the duality of the Philly thing:…
Ian Cohen | February 14, 2018 - 10:43 am


Tanner Jones On The End Of You Blew It!, The Grind Of Being In A Full-Time Band, & The “Emo” Stigma

The University Of Florida should probably just cancel classes on the final Friday of October -- at least stop pretending it isn't going to be…
Ian Cohen | November 30, 2017 - 10:34 am


Q&A: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

Strike one for an indie band forming in 2009: playing "really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was relevant." Strike two: doing so…
Ian Cohen | September 29, 2017 - 1:20 pm

Sounding Board

High & Low: Thoughts On Brand New’s First Live Set Since Science Fiction

You ever go to a bad music festival? Not an outright Fyre Festival or Woodstock '99 disaster that merits a post-mortem from dozens of people…
Ian Cohen | September 13, 2017 - 12:53 pm


Stream Cloakroom’s Time Well Early & Read Our Q&A With Frontman Doyle Martin

It doesn't take long for my conversation with Cloakroom frontman Doyle Martin to turn apocalyptic -- this was about a week ago, back in the…
Ian Cohen | August 17, 2017 - 9:41 am


Q&A: Rainer Maria On Splitting Up, Reuniting, & Their Great New Album S/T

Rainer Maria's new album technically took 11 years to make -- hell, longer than that, given that some of the writing sessions go so far…
Ian Cohen | August 16, 2017 - 11:32 am

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Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify -- why…
Ian Cohen | July 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm


Q&A: Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis Discusses Life On Skrillex’s Label And New Album Communicating

There's a good chance that you're having a better 2017 than Ja Rule, but you can't back it up with objective criteria like Hundred Waters.
Ian Cohen | July 12, 2017 - 10:00 am


Q&A: Pet Symmetry On Dad Puns, Cutting Loose, & Starting A Band Because Of Harvey Danger

"You get to a certain age and you try to revert back to what it feels like to be young again." This is the kind…
Ian Cohen | April 27, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood

Time for some game theory: Mark Kozelek is a closeted Twitter addict. I don't expect to see him get some kind of Ted Haggard-esque comeuppance…
Ian Cohen | February 21, 2017 - 10:00 am

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Remembering Kool Keith’s Unlikely Major Label Phase

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Ian Cohen | May 16, 2016 - 2:09 pm