Stream IAN SWEET’s New Album Crush Crusher

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IAN SWEET - Crush CrusherIn 2014, Jilian Medford released her first tape as IAN, an enduring collection of songs with a striking vulnerability that carried through as the project morphed over the years. It started out as a solo endeavor and expanded to a full band and now it’s back at those solitary beginnings once again. There … More »

IAN SWEET – “Holographic Jesus”

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IAN SWEETIAN SWEET’s debut album, Shapeshifter, is largely about making yourself amenable to everyone in any situation, forgoing your own personal wellbeing to keep everything else around you going smoothly. That inclination is one that Jilian Medford is learning to control, but “Holographic Jesus,” the latest single from IAN SWEET’s new album Crush Crusher, … More »

IAN SWEET – “Spit” Video

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IAN SWEETNext month, IAN SWEET will release their sophomore album, Crush Crusher, the follow-up to 2016’s excellent Shapeshifter. We’ve already heard one track from it, “Hiding,” and today Jilian Medford is sharing another one, the knotty and explosive “Spit.” It’s a song about anticipating the end: “You’ll go and I’ll get swallowed … More »

IAN SWEET – “Shapeshifter” Video

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In 2016, IAN SWEET released their debut album, Shapeshifter, and it was one of our favorite albums of the year. The band is gearing up for a follow-up soon, but today they’re revisiting that album’s title track with a new video for it, which was directed by Alix Spence with animation by Sarah … More »

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”

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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 »