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Best New Bands

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum -- it's sort of our job! -- and every year, we attempt to codify all…
Stereogum | November 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Album List

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

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

"We lost Prince yesterday" is a gutting sentence to write. Prince was more than just a musician; he was an icon. Prince changed the direction…
Stereogum | April 22, 2016 - 3:19 pm

More Maria Usbeck stories

Watch Maria Usbeck’s Stereogum Session

Last month, Ecuador-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Maria Usbeck released her sophomore album Envejeciendo, a collection of eight lovely, aqueous synth-pop meditations on the process of aging.
Peter Helman | September 26, 2019 - 5:27 pm

Maria Usbeck – “Obscuro Obituario”

Ecuador-born, NYC-based Maria Usbeck is gearing up to follow up her 2016 debut Amparo with a bilingual and conceptual record titled Envejeciendo (Spanish for "aging"). It drops next week via Cascine,…
Keely Quinlan | August 8, 2019 - 9:36 am

Maria Usbeck – “Nostalgia”

Ecuador-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Maria Usbeck is releasing her sophomore LP, Envejeciendo, next month. It's a concept album about society's obsession with youth and death, filled…
Julia Gray | July 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

Maria Usbeck – “Amor Anciano”

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Maria Usbeck released her debut solo album, Amparo, back in 2016. We last heard from her a year ago when she released the…
Julia Gray | June 12, 2019 - 10:06 am

Stream Stadiums & Shrines’ Dreams Comp Feat. Julie Byrne, Mutual Benefit, Ricky Eat Acid, & More

There’s a lot of layers to sound connoisseurs Stadiums & Shrines' new multimedia compilation album Dreams. It’s an expansive 18-track double LP (with three digital…
Gil Green | June 11, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Maria Usbeck – “Bosque De Bambú”

The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Maria Usbeck fronts the band Selebrities, and back in 2016 she released her debut solo album Amparo. Usbeck is Ecuadorian, and the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 8, 2018 - 1:03 pm


CVS At Night – “Mudd Club” (Feat. Maria Usbeck)

CVS At Night is a Latin-tinged Brooklyn rock quartet that includes members of Samson The Truest, Evi Antonio, and Yellow Eyes. "Mudd Club," from the…
Pranav Trewn | July 27, 2016 - 11:26 am

Maria Usbeck – “Moai Y Yo” Video

Last week, former Selebrities frontwoman Maria Usbeck released Amparo, an album of lovely, shimmering mutant pop songs sung in Usbeck's native Spanish. Today, she unveils…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2016 - 2:34 pm

Stream Maria Usbeck Amparo

Maria Usbeck easily has one of the most beautiful albums of the year so far in Amparo. I say that without the slightest flinch or…
Collin Robinson | May 24, 2016 - 3:19 pm

Maria Usbeck – “Jungla Inquieta”

Maria Usbeck is a wondrous singer-songwriter from Ecuador. She makes supremely arranged, beautifully textured journeys of mood and emotion while singing in Spanish, but her…
Collin Robinson | May 11, 2016 - 11:00 am

Maria Usbeck – “Uno De Tus Ojos” & “Moai Y Yo”

Before we get into the fascinating details behind Maria Usbeck's new album Amparo, let me assure you that it's supremely gorgeous music that you need…
Chris DeVille | April 19, 2016 - 11:09 am

The Mary Onettes – “Ruins” (Feat. Maria Usbeck)

It's been over a year since Swedish dream-poppers the Mary Onettes released their EP Portico, a collection of seven buoyant tracks that easily soundtracked early…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 14, 2015 - 4:59 pm