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The Best Soundtrack Moments Of September 2014: Inherent Vice, The Skeleton Twins, & More

We're at a time in the year where things are beginning to change. This fall doesn't bring a whole lot of exciting prospects on TV,…
Ryan Leas | September 30, 2014 - 12:10 pm


Q&A: Guards On The Joys Of Touring, Leaving Cults, And In Guards We Trust

After spending time as a member of both Willowz and Cults (alongside his sister, Madeline), Guards' front man Richie Follin is happy to be seeing…
T. Cole Rachel | April 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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Guards – “DESTROYER”

You may recall that Guards is the band led by Richie Follin, who also plays in Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi's side project CRX and used…
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2018 - 10:15 am

Follin – “Memories” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Memories" is the moody flip-side to the livelier "Roxy," Follin's debut single that was released a few weeks back. The duo -- made up of…
James Rettig | March 23, 2016 - 11:04 am

Follin – “Roxy”

Follin is the new brother-sister duo made up of Madeline Follin (Cults) and Richie James Follin (Guards, Willowz). Both of their respective main projects kinda…
James Rettig | February 23, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Guards – “Devil’s Haircut” (Beck Cover)

At the end of last year, we premiered "Nothing More," a buoyantly melodic synth-streaked single from the New York trio Guards. Now, that song is…
Peter Helman | September 3, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Guards – “Nothing More” (Stereogum Premiere)

We haven't heard anything new from the New York-based band Guards for about a year following the release of 2013's In Guards We Trust. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2014 - 10:02 am

Guards – “Coming True” Video

Guards put out their debut album earlier this year and now have a video for "Coming True." It features the band playing under some dramatic…
Miles Bowe | November 8, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Photos: Palma Violets, Guards @ Holocene, Portland 4/25/13

Palma Violets played a short, raucous set last night at Portland's Holocene. After an opening set from NYC garage-popper Guards, the Brits took to the…
Stereogum | April 26, 2013 - 11:36 am

Photos: The Joy Formidable, Guards, Kitten @ The Vic, Chicago 4/2/13

The Joy Formidable played The Vic in Chicago last night. After sets from openers Kitten and Guards, the band rocked songs from their recent album…
Stereogum | April 3, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Guards – “Ready To Go”

New York new waver trio Guards feature Richie Follin, brother of Cults singer Madeline, and they'll release their debut album In Guards We Trust next…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Guards – “Coming True” (Stereogum Premiere)

After making a name for themselves over the past couple years in NYC (including a terrific set at our 2012 CMJ party), Guards are set…
Michael Nelson | November 13, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Stereogum & Popgun CMJ Feat. Dum Dum Girls, Savages, Port St. Willow @ Glasslands, Williamsburg 10/17/12

CMJ has effectively taken over Manhattan south of 14th St. and all of northwest Brooklyn. There are a billion parties and shows and bands in…
Michael Nelson | October 18, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Come To Stereogum’s CMJ 2012 Party

Hey guys, it's almost CMJ Music Marathon time! Once again, we've teamed with PopGun Booking, and this year's lineup is stacked with greatness. The event…
Scott Lapatine | October 3, 2012 - 5:03 pm

Guards – “Silver Lining”

Indie rock duo Guards -- which features Cults singer Madelin Follin's brother Richie -- will put out ther debut LP early next year, and today…
Corban Goble | September 26, 2012 - 9:07 am