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“Wicked Game” Ad Nauseam: 25 Years Of An Unlikely New Standard

Twenty-five years ago today, Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the song's highest chart position, laying the foundation…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2016 - 1:37 pm


Backtrack: WU LYF Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

Mary Karr's Cherry is a memoir about becoming a teenager. As the book progresses and she gets older, she finds herself in that position that…
Sam Hockley-Smith | July 17, 2013 - 6:04 pm

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who've…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

More WU LYF stories

Stream Ménage à Trois Australia Part 2 EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Manchester band Ménage à Trois incorporate funk, R&B and dream pop into their lush, eclectic sound. The group put out an EP called Australia Part
Caitlin White | September 14, 2015 - 11:31 am

LUH (Ex-WU LYF) – “Unites”

The one-and-done release of WU LYF's Go Tell Fire To The Mountain was probably one of the more disappointing break-ups of the decade. Thankfully, the…
James Rettig | October 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

FAMY – “A Ho A Hand” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year we heard from Los Porcos, a seven-man ensemble featuring members of the now-defunct WU LYF. Los Porcos also featured members of FAMY,…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2013 - 10:54 am

Los Porcos (Ex-WU LYF) – “Sunshine”

Life after WU LYF continues, as members Joe Manning, Tom McLung, and Evans Kati prep the release of their double A-side 12" as Los Porcos.
Claire Lobenfeld | August 12, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Ellery James Roberts (Ex-WU LYF) – “Kerou’s Lament”

Ellery James Roberts, former frontman of now-defunct Manchester band WU LYF, has released solo material via Tumblr. According to one post, the song "Kerou's Lament"
Claire Lobenfeld | June 25, 2013 - 10:45 am

WU LYF Break Up

The enigmatic, frequently masked Manchester rock collective WU LYF appear to have broken up, at least if their kinda-cryptic internet messages are to be believed.
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:08 am

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

WU LYF Bring “Heavy Pop” To Letterman

Five days into 2012, we already have a contender for the year-ending Best Late Night Performances list. On last night's episode of the Late Show
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2012 - 11:58 am

Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys' advent calendar is the…
Stereogum | December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm


Chris Isaak Talks About All Those “Wicked Game” Covers

Chris Isaak's soft-focus boudoir-rockabilly classic "Wicked Game" is one of those songs that just about all of us attempt to sing at some point, if…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2011 - 11:49 am

WU LYF – “Krusty” (Papa M Cover)

The former Slint guitar wizard Dave Pajo has spent so much time as an indie rock hired axe that his Papa M solo project has…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 4:25 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: WU LYF

Name: WU LYF Progress Report: Ellery Roberts of WU LYF -- Manchester’s cultiest non-cult band -- opens up about the band’s current tour…
T. Cole Rachel | November 28, 2011 - 3:55 pm