The 100 gecs album 1000 gecs became a sensation among fans of weirdo pop last year, and its popularity extends to some of the duo’s most prominent peers in that world. Many of them are participating in a remix album called 1000 gecs & th3 phant0m m3nac3 due sometime this year. More »
Tweets! At the end of every year, for the past four years, we have collected memorable music tweets from artists and musicians into a handy little list for you. It’s tradition! And tradition, as we all know, is always good and never bad. Sorry, we don’t make … More »
Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s best … More »
For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »
100 gecs are taking a little 2019 victory lap for their debut album, 1000 gecs, by releasing a remix album called 1000 gecs & th3 phant0m m3nac3. The Best New Band duo — made up of Dylan Brady and Laura Les — have shared a very fitting A.G. Cook remix from … More »
Let’s put this in terms TMT readers can appreciate.
STYLES: “Old Town Road”
OTHERS: Fire-Toolz, 99jakes, Default Genders
Does your boy have his own ringtone? When he calls, will you answer?
Famously one of the great records you may have missed from Pitchfork’s “Great Records You May Have Missed: Summer 2019,” 100 gecs are so clean like a money machine, they’re for the kids, they’re catchy, they’re “doing it.”
But if how you feel about 100 gecs is similar to how I felt about Charli XCX at the beginning of 2015 — a casual fan waiting for an A. G. Cook remix to really get you listening closely, loving it, ONBOARD — then you’re in luck! Trademark A. G.! sounds abound, hardly smoothing out the roughly-mixed metaphor edges of 100 gecs horsepower, allowing us to unlock some of the potential lurking in the stems. If that’s got you revved up, then the upcoming remix ALBUM will have you racing.
Me, I’ve been growing my hair out for three years in anticipation of this dynamite duo, and the “money machine” remix has me screaming like the all-star cast of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Owen Wilson & Liam Neeson in the godawesome 1999 remake The Haunting: A LOT. WHO AM I? WHAT DOES HE WANT WITH ME? (That’s right, the Sith weren’t the only “phantom menace” from the turn of the millennium!)
Alright, kids, I won’t be seeing you in the mosh. Bah humphries.
100 gecs and PC Music were made for each other. Both 100 gecs, the massively buzzy LA/Chicago duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les, and PC Music, the frantic London-based collective, are maximalist pop-culture vandals. Both of them take the critically disrespected pop music of the recent past (100 gecs are probably the first acclaimed … More »
Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the future of music. We then organize those artists into our annual Best New Bands list, celebrating what they’ve already accomplished and highlighting them as someone to keep an eye on … More »