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2015 In Review

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2015

It's time for our 8th annual Oscars-style montage of the year in musical breakups. If any of these bands are are unfamiliar to you, that…
Scott Lapatine | December 1, 2015 - 2:46 pm

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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

Chastity Belt, Ovlov, Molly Nilsson Explain How Their Music Ended Up In White Supremacist’s Adult Swim Show

Adult Swim's Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace was recently cancelled after one season following vocal criticism that its creator, Sam Hyde, was espousing ideals…
James Rettig | December 8, 2016 - 5:55 pm

Stove – “Lowt-ide Fins”

Stove is the new project from Steve Hartlett, former of the Connecticut band Ovlov. Next month, he'll release his debut album Is Stupider, and we've…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Stove – “Jock Dreams” (Stereogum Premiere)

When Connecticut's Ovlov announced their breakup back in the spring, anyone with half a mind knew that the band's remnants would rearrange themselves into other…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 1, 2015 - 10:22 am

Stream Philadelphia Collins Derp Swervin’ EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Philadelphia Collins' debut EP, Derp Swervin', is more a disparate collection of ideas than a cohesive whole. It's the new project of Speedy Ortiz/Grass Is…
James Rettig | July 20, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Philadelphia Collins – “Sofa Queen” (Feat. Palehound’s Ellen Kempner)

The incestuous nature of many of the music scenes currently on the rise in the U.S. is a great thing. One of the best examples…
James Rettig | June 9, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Ovlov’s Steve Hartlett Has A New Band Called Stove

When Connecticut's Ovlov announced their breakup last month, I was only sort of devastated. Anyone who's ever had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Steve…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 10, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Ovlov Break Up (For Real This Time)

I got word that Ovlov officially announced their breakup on Saturday sometime between watching Krill on the outdoor stage at Austin's Liberty Bar and witnessing…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 23, 2015 - 9:58 am

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

Ovlov – “Ohmu Shell”

If "Ohmu Shell" was some kind of spiritual relative to "The Great Ohmu," like the matching titles suggest, it would probably be the little brother:…
James Rettig | October 10, 2014 - 9:38 am

Ovlov – “The Great Ohmu” (Stereogum Premiere)

Ovlov do this thing where they record a big, heavy, epic song and name it after a "Great" animal. Their excellent 2013 album closed with…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Ovlov – “The Great Crocodile” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, CT band Ovlov released their debut album, AM, and while there's no word yet on a follow-up, they've just put out a new…
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2014 - 1:29 pm

CMJ 2013: Exploding In Sound Showcase @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn 10/19/13

The Exploding In Sound showcase at Silent Barn in Brooklyn last Saturday was special for a few reasons. It was a moment of catharsis for…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 12:49 pm