IAN SWEET – “Slime Time Live” Video

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IAN SWEET - "Slime Time Live" VideoIAN SWEET’s debut Shapeshifter was one of the best albums from last year, and today the Band To Watch has shared a video for “Slime Time Live,” the album’s lead single that turns the old Nickelodeon afterschool game show into an anxiety-induced panic attack. The video, which was directed by Ryan … More »

Photos: A Stereogum Christmas Show 2016

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Photos: A Stereogum Christmas Show 2016We threw our first Christmas show over the weekend at the Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right with help from our friends at AdHoc. Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz headlined, and Yohuna and Jilian Medford (of IAN SWEET) opened. Crutchfield’s debut solo album, Tourist In This Town, is due out in January, and both … More »

Join Us At A Stereogum Christmas Show In Brooklyn

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A Stereogum Christmas Show 2016Stereogum presents its first-ever Christmas show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday, 12/10. Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz will headline — they have a fantastic new album out in January via Merge Records — and will be supported by Yohuna and a solo set from IAN SWEET, both Stereogum “Bands … More »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

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40bestNew2016We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum — it’s sort of our job! — and every year, we attempt to codify all of that listening through lists that take stock of what’s kept us engaged throughout. There are still a few weeks until the hectic year-end list season descends, but we’ve made … More »

IAN SWEET – “All Skaters Go To Heaven” Video

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IAN SWEET - "All Skaters Go To Heaven" VideoBand To Watch IAN SWEET’s masterful debut album Shapeshifter comes out today, and to mark the occasion the band has shared a new video for “All Skaters Go To Heaven.” It was directed by Andrew Gibson, and starts with the band playing against an all-white backdrop before transitioning into following them and … More »

Stream IAN SWEET Shapeshifter

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IAN SWEET - ShapeshifterOne of the best moments in music this year comes at the end of “Cactus Couch,” the centerpiece of Band To Watch IAN SWEET’s debut album, Shapeshifter. The song crawls to a syrupy slow after four minutes of clamoring. One of the band members goofily calls out for seltzer in the background. You can … More »

IAN SWEET – “#23″ Video

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ian sBand To Watch IAN SWEET are releasing their debut album in a few weeks, and today they’ve shared a video for early single “#23,” which we named one of the best songs of the week when it came out last month. In the vid, frontperson Jilian Medford hangs out at a Brooklyn basketball … More »

IAN SWEET – “All Skaters Go To Heaven”

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IAN SWEET - "All Skaters Go To Heaven"Recently-crowned Band To Watch IAN SWEET’s upcoming debut album is about the unhealthy habit of giving up too much of yourself to someone you love until there’s nothing left, and third single “All Skaters Go To Heaven” tells a haunting and warped tale of how a seemingly simple request can be indicative of a … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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The 5 Best Songs Of The WeekThis week, Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman in history to be nominated by a major party to hold this country’s highest political office. The last night of the DNC was a historical moment, regardless of whether or not you’re #withher; it was a big night for the Democratic party, an … More »