Default Genders

Grimes & James Brooks Launch Not-Really-A-Record-Label Eerie Organization; Hear Nicole Dollanganger’s “You’re So Cool”

Grimes is noncommittal to the new business venture she's starting to release Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger's new album Natural Born Losers, insisting that Eerie Organization
Caitlin White | August 28, 2015 - 11:18 am

Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole "maced by a feminist"
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am

Grimes Realizes Game Of Thrones Life Goals At Comic-Con, Defends Socks With Sandals

If you follow Grimes on Twitter, you'd know that she's a borderline obsessive fan of Game Of Thrones. For a while, her Twitter name was…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 10:27 am

Stream Default Genders Magical Pessimism 2014

If you've been reading Stereogum for a while, you may remember all the fun shit that happened around here last year when James Brooks, who'd…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2014 - 11:46 am

Default Genders – “The World Ends With You”

Earlier this week, Default Genders -- a.k.a. James Brooks, formerly known as Elite Gymnastics and Dead Girlfriends -- shared a new song called "Everything Is
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2014 - 9:24 am

Default Genders – “Everything Is A Lie And Everyone Is Completely Full Of Shit”

Last year, James Brooks, the artist formerly known as Elite Gymnastics, caused a minor internet-controversy shitstorm by changing his name to Dead Girlfriends, then eventually…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2014 - 8:46 am

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