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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2009

Scientists say the weeks between Thanksgiving and Chrismukkah are the most depressing time of year (or maybe I read that on Friendster) and it's easy…
Scott Lapatine | December 4, 2009 - 1:04 pm

Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Sam Champion

I caught up with Sam Champion just before they headed down to Bonnaroo. The Brooklyn quartet may initially get your attention for sharing a name…
Brandon Stosuy | June 13, 2007 - 12:36 pm

More Sam Champion stories

New Sean Bones (Feat. Norah Jones) – “Turn Them” (Stereogum Premiere)

At the end of July, Sam Champion guitarist Sean Sullivan released RINGS, his debut as Sean Bones. When we posted the video for lead track…
Brandon Stosuy | August 17, 2009 - 11:14 am

New Sean Bones Video – “Dancehall” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sean Bones is the solo reggae-influenced (and Clash, Police-esque) project of Sam Champion guitarist and actor Sean Sullivan. In a week and change he's releasing…
Brandon Stosuy | July 13, 2009 - 10:28 am

New Sam Champion Video – “You Can’t Stop”

Hardworking weatherman-referencing and Lykke Li-remixing Gossip Girl grads Sam Champion have a new album Heavenly Bender on the horizon. That's a hell of a lot…
Brandon Stosuy | July 15, 2008 - 9:43 am

New Lykke Li – “I’m Good I’m Gone” (Chuck Brody Remix)

Leave it Lykke Li to pull off Hammer pants and oversized silk blouses and still get half of Sweden to dance. Like M.I.A., she clearly…
Brandon Stosuy | May 2, 2008 - 4:35 pm

Sam Champion Totally Did Gossip Girl

As mentioned yesterday morning before our little site malfunction, a recent night in PJs watching a bygone Gossip Girl (the Ivy Week one,…
Stereogum | November 1, 2007 - 4:11 pm

New Sam Champion Video – “Dead Moon”

Local faves Sam Champion host the craziest Halloween rooftop parties. Proof comes via this single, extended shot clip of the boys' hazy '60s rocker "Dead…
Stereogum | October 31, 2007 - 1:04 pm

Bonnaroo: Friday 6/15/07

This year's 'Roo is Saturday heavy -- today we get Franz, Hold Steady, Regina, Dr. Dog, and a band called Police your parents loved --…
Stereogum | June 16, 2007 - 2:12 pm

Sam Champion @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 4/4/07

There may have been a minute of "Shit, what if these guys aren't as great a live band as we remembered?" before Sam Champion's set…
Stereogum | April 9, 2007 - 11:38 am

New Sam Champion – “Like A Secret”

About a year ago now, we lost it over the evolution of Brooklyn indie rockers Sam Champion, somehow morphing from "that local band" into a…
Stereogum | April 3, 2007 - 1:43 pm

Two Gallants/Sam Champion/Cold War Kids @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 4/24/06

Every so often, a band you think you have pegged will evolve from a plain old "good act" to an absolute force of nature. And…
Amrit Singh | May 1, 2006 - 3:05 pm