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Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2012

This was an incredible month for free hip hop MP3s, and it was an incredible month for songs by Lemonade because "Neptune" is one of…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2012 - 12:32 pm

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AU – “Solid Gold” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's the new clip from Portland indie experimentalists AU -- an outfit formed around songwriter Luke Wyland that also features saxophonist Colin Stetson on the…
Corban Goble | October 1, 2012 - 10:33 am

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

AU – “OJ” Video

Portland indie rockers AU deliver a tripped-out kaleidoscope of a visual for "OJ," which is definitely one of the best two videos featuring morphing paint
Corban Goble | April 24, 2012 - 5:32 pm

AU – “Get Alive”

Portland experimental rockers AU have a new album called Both Lights coming next month, as we posted first taste "Solid Gold" way back in December.
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

AU – “Solid Gold”

Portland weird-rock duo AU have a new single called "Solid Gold" Coming out, and it's a spazzily pretty bit of prog-pop, with Colin Stetson helping…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2011 - 5:06 pm

New Au – “Ida Walked Away”

Au's current official lineup remains Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka, but each excursion sounds like the work of much larger cast. See, for instance, "Ida…
Brandon Stosuy | July 31, 2009 - 3:59 pm

New Au – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

When it doesn't sound like Animal Collective, Au's music often approximates a snow or sleet storm, but one that's all angles and the light refracted…
Brandon Stosuy | December 22, 2008 - 11:19 am

CMJ ’08: It’s A Photo Wrap

The crapshoot buffet of 25 minute sets from overextended bands is now closed, thanks. When you're out all day and all night, you encounter lots…
Amrit Singh | October 27, 2008 - 2:19 am

New Au Video – “RR vs. D”

This video for Au's "RR vs. D" opens with a tiny crystal ball filled with golden flecks spinning in Michael Jackson's hand and somehow ends…
Brandon Stosuy | September 25, 2008 - 3:07 pm

New Au – “Are Animals” & “Sleep”

It's fitting this new Au song's called "Are Animals" because Luke Wyland & his band of Portland noisemakers do a pretty good Animal Collective impersonation…
Brandon Stosuy | May 23, 2008 - 9:37 am

New Au – “RR Vs. D”

Indie rock is doing amazing things in service of the parts of speech and grammar in general these days. Vampire Weekend is through with oxford…
Amrit Singh | April 4, 2008 - 4:25 pm

Hey You, Meet Au

Another day, another Portland band. This one's more of a guest-laden one-man project though; Au (say the letters, pronounce the name -- Ay you) is…
Stereogum | May 15, 2007 - 5:02 pm