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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Big Ups Before A Million Universes

The moment when a great post-hardcore song lurches into high gear is one of the greatest, most exciting moments that music can give us. Think…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2016 - 9:11 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Just sitting down to write this intro right now, I noticed that almost all of the videos I've picked for this week's list are, in…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2016 - 12:56 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We lost a god this week. It was truly -- truly -- shocking and sad, but somewhere in that deep, dark pit was a huddled…
Stereogum | January 15, 2016 - 3:29 pm

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Big Ups – “Fear” Video

Last month, post-hardcore four-piece Big Ups released the first preview of their forthcoming record, Two Parts Together, and today they’re back with a new single…
Sara Nuta | April 17, 2018 - 11:01 am

Big Ups – “PPP”

"Look into the crystal/ And see what you wanna see!" So goes the harshly howled refrain from "PPP," our first preview of the next Big…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2018 - 12:56 pm


Stream EIS: Live At Shea Stadium Feat. Pile, Speedy Ortiz, Krill, LVL Up, & More

Back in March, after receiving a series of violation notices related to zoning and licensing, the beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium launched a Kickstarter
Peter Helman | September 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2016 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class of 2016! We made it! In this, the second year of our Stereogum x Exploding In Sound Austin Invasion, we…
Gabriela Tully Claymore & James Rettig | March 21, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion @ SXSW 2016 Lineup

Later this month Stereogum will return to Austin, TX to present a free all-day-and-night rock showcase at The Hole In The Wall. For the second…
Scott Lapatine | March 1, 2016 - 11:56 am

Stream Big Ups Before A Million Universes

On Friday, the clangorous and excellent New York post-hardcore four-piece Big Ups will release their furious sophomore album Before A Million Universes out into the…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Big Ups – “Hope For Someone”

Clangorous young New York post-hardcore greats Big Ups are about to follow up their great 2014 debut Eighteen Hours Of Static with a new album…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2016 - 11:24 am

Big Ups – “National Parks” Video

When Big Ups released "National Parks" earlier this year, I wrote a short but impassioned screed about how much this band means to me and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 16, 2016 - 12:51 pm

Big Ups – “National Parks”

Full disclosure: the dudes in Big Ups are friends of mine, but we only really became friends because I went to all of their local…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 12, 2016 - 1:59 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're in the final stretch here; 2015 is quickly drawing to a close and we're looking back on the year that was. But hey, we've…
Stereogum | December 4, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Big Ups – “Capitalized”

At the beginning of last year, New York punk rockers Big Ups released Eighteen Hours Of Static, a tough and cantankerous and truly great debut…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2015 - 10:32 am