Author Archives: StereoGum

Photos From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV’s college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year’s Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the logic underlying the way in which they had grouped together bands and pit them against one another. The logic being: their demographic is college, and college is the time when…

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Matt Friedberger Responds To Beck

The Fiery Furnace is indeed fiery in his “Unedited Blog Post” and “Imaginary Response!” to Beck’s “Harry Partch.” Note: The sentence “That was written in a style I associate with a certain sort of Zappa fan” appears in one of them. Grab your decoder ring.

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Micachu And The Shapes Melt Down Crayola Crayons

We’re already well aware that Crayola wants your kids to listen to hip music while they do their coloring. So far we’ve seen Animal Collective take us down a sweet road to vibrant color, pre-sciatica Dan Deacon brandish his Glow Station, and Unicorns offering up “I Was Born A Unicorn” for Color Explosion 3-D. This…

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Dirty Projectors/tUnE-yArDs @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/18/09

Not that Dirty Projectors’ set of four shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall Of Williamsburg this week needed any help selling out — that was handily accomplished simply by releasing one of this year’s best (and most misunderstood) albums — but after NY Mag‘s attempt to survey the Brooklyn scene by crowning David Longstreth…

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Interpol LP4 Coming Early 2010

Looks like the guys weren’t so happy with 2007′s Our Love to Admire and, as a result, “the new record falls back towards the first.” Drummer Sam Fogarino also notes: “That big wash of reverb? It’s back … It’s there.” More good news for Interpol fans at Paste.

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The Gummy Awards 2009: The Most Meaningful Vote You’ll Cast This Decade, Probably

Two things you can count on every year: the year will end, and there will be lists that piss off everybody. Being 2009, there’s bonus piss-off potential because we get to objectively rank subjective pieces of art not only for the year but also for the decade. Fun! So we’re happy to announce that the…

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New Wolf People – "October Fires"

Just when you thought musicians had left behind their wolves and crystals in favor of whales, this vintage psychedelic London quartet arrives with Tidings. Thing is, the collection gathers recordings made by main Wolf Jack Sharp in Bedford, England between 2005 and 2007, so technically they were right on time with the Wolf thing. Their…

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Bonnaroo, Monolith 2010 Updates

Next year’s pilgrimage to Manchester, TN has been confirmed for 6/10-6/13. Tix go on sale 11/27. (And for what it’s worth, Pavement seem to be free that weekend.) Meanwhile, the future of Morrison, CO’s Monolith Fest is “looking very grim.” Lend a hand (of cash) at Kickstarter.

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