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Deconstructing: Dead Girlfriends, Mansplaining, And When Being An Ally Goes Wrong

Former Elite Gymnastics member James Brooks released a new four-track EP this week called Stop Pretending under the moniker Dead Girlfriends. Its concluding cut, "On…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 31, 2013 - 11:51 am

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Watch A Video Diary Of James Brooks And Grimes’ Summer

Grimes and Elite Gymnastics/Dead Girlfriends/Default Genders dude James Brooks make up one of the most interesting and generally likable couples in music right now. They're…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Default Genders – “Stop Pretending” Video

If you were away from the internet last week, you missed some shit. Here's the short version: James Brooks, who used to record as Elite…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Dead Girlfriends Changes Name To Default Genders

Last week, former Elite Gymnastics songwriter James Brooks released an excellent new EP as Dead Girlfriends. As Brooks wrote on his Tumblr, the name was…
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2013 - 11:54 am

Elite Gymnastics Changes Name To Dead Girlfriends, Releases New EP

A couple of years ago, Minneapolis resident James Brooks came to our attention for making sparkling, theoretical, internet-addled pop music under the name Elite Gymnastics.
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2013 - 1:34 pm