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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | April 17, 2020 - 5:23 pm

Best New Bands

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie…
Stereogum | October 29, 2018 - 10:02 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're now living in a world where the President of the United States takes time out of his day to thank Kanye West and Chance
Stereogum | April 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm

More Retirement Party stories

Retirement Party – “Compensation”

Just a couple weeks ago, Band To Watch honorees Retirement Party announced their sophomore album, Runaway Dog, the follow-up to 2018's Somewhat Literate. Its lead…
James Rettig | April 28, 2020 - 10:46 am

Retirement Party – “Runaway Dog”

The Chicago Band To Watch Retirement Party released their really great debut album, Somewhat Literate, in 2018. Today, they're announcing its follow-up, Runaway Dog --…
James Rettig | April 14, 2020 - 10:28 am

Retirement Party – “Free Will”

Last year, Chicago Band To Watch Retirement Party released their debut album, Somewhat Literate. Since then, group leader Avery Springer released a solo EP as…
James Rettig | July 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm


Elton John Cena – “Beer Pong”

In addition to fronting the Band To Watch Retirement Party, Avery Springer has a solo project called Elton John Cena, a name that sounds like…
James Rettig | May 13, 2019 - 10:52 am

Stream Retirement Party’s Debut Album Somewhat Literate

In the annals of definitive opening lines, there's a special place for the one that graces Retirement Party's debut album Somewhat Literate: "I think cancer's…
James Rettig | May 21, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Retirement Party – “Shoulder It”

Despite the name, Retirement Party are just getting started. (Shades of Chumped's Teenage Retirement, anyone?) The Chicago pop-punk crew and newly newly-minted Band To Watch
Peter Helman | May 4, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Retirement Party

Two weeks before her band released their debut EP, Avery Springer found herself on family vacation at Universal Studios dealing with a crisis. The new…
James Rettig | April 24, 2018 - 12:02 pm