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19 Essential Hold Steady B-Sides

One of the first things we hear Craig Finn snarl on his band's 2004 debut album is a simple declaration of intent: "We gotta start…
Patrick Hosken | August 27, 2018 - 2:13 pm

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How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards are perhaps best remembered for one fleeting but iconic moment: when 20-year-old Britney Spears draped a massive albino python…
Patrick Hosken | August 25, 2016 - 12:15 pm

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The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Sunday

After three days of cloud cover, Firefly's final outing unfolded entirely in the hot, hot sun. The crowds thickened up, too, which made maneuvering around…
Patrick Hosken | June 22, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Watch The Killers Cover Kings Of Leon, Who Got Rained Out At Firefly

Saturday night at Firefly was a wash, literally, as festival organizers canceled Kings Of Leon's headlining set due to an impending thunderstorm. Last night, though,…
Patrick Hosken | June 22, 2015 - 10:41 am

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The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Saturday

The threat of rain hung heavy over Firefly's third day. Guys in tank tops whispered it to their girlfriends while waiting in line for tacos.
Patrick Hosken | June 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm

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The 6 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

There's a great funny-because-it's-true joke in Wayne's World that captures how the rest of the U.S. views Delaware. Wayne finds himself in front of a…
Patrick Hosken | June 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Weaves – “Tick” (Stereogum Premiere)

Is Toronto the newest epicenter of enthralling pop music? Last year, the city churned out the debut LP from romantic pioneers Alvvays, and now we've…
Patrick Hosken | June 2, 2015 - 10:06 am

Black Mountain – “Black Mountain (Demo)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Minus a few side projects, Vancouver psych-rockers Black Mountain have been quiet since 2012's Year Zero surf-film soundtrack. But this year marks the 10th anniversary…
Patrick Hosken | June 2, 2015 - 10:00 am

Part Time – “Real Connection” (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in April, Part Time's David Speck (sometimes known as David Loca) dropped the loopy "Fallin' 4 U" in advance of a supposedly forthcoming record…
Patrick Hosken | June 2, 2015 - 9:37 am

Lull – “Bubble Tea” (Stereogum Premiere)

London quartet Lull formed just last year, but you wouldn't know it to hear them. They've already settled into a dense, churning shoegaze sound in…
Patrick Hosken | April 27, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Stream Warm Soda Symbolic Dream (Stereogum Premiere)

The mustached Matthew Melton leads Warm Soda, a fizzy quartet rooted in garage rock but more elastic than your humdrum guitar-based noisemakers. In fact, Warm…
Patrick Hosken | April 27, 2015 - 9:49 am

Ezra Furman – “Lousy Connection” (Stereogum Premiere)

Let's talk about Ezra Furman for a minute. He's an idiosyncratic, Chicago-grown, San Francisco-residing songwriter who creates collections of songs that, on the surface, don't…
Patrick Hosken | April 27, 2015 - 9:29 am

God Damn – “Vultures” (Stereogum Premiere)

God Damn are Thom Edward and Ash Weaver, two blasphemous Brits whose brain-bashing brand of sludge-rock barrels into focus on "Vultures," the menacing title track…
Patrick Hosken | April 24, 2015 - 10:04 am

Tennis – “Mean Streets” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month, Tennis dropped a typically sunny, jaunty new song called "Easter Island" that didn't make last year's Ritual In Repeat album. It will,…
Patrick Hosken | April 24, 2015 - 9:42 am

Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – “Have Mercy” (Stereogum Premiere)

Austin's Sweet Spirit oscillate between garage melodicism and dizzy fury, and people have taken notice -- including Spoon's Britt Daniel. In the past, Daniel has…
Patrick Hosken | April 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm

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You can see my silhouette in the front row of this photo, right near the bass player's leg. I regret nothing.
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March 30, 2016 on Overenthusiastic Third Eye Blind Fan Arrested
All of that, yeah. This album came along to me at the right time, as a young dude battling Catholicism internally and externally at school (and on the weekends at mass, even doing the altar boy thing for a while). The resurrection metaphor just holds me. The guilt, man. It lingers.
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May 4, 2015 on Separation Sunday Turns 10