Watch Priests Cover “Christmas Wrapping” At A 3rd Stereogum Christmas Show

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Last week, a few hundred of us came out to hang out with us at our third annual Stereogum Christmas Show, and it fucking ruled. Priests, Empath, and Nervous Dater all played, and they all sounded titanic. As someone who spent seven hours on a train coming up to the show, … More »

A 3rd Stereogum Christmas Show Is Coming

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Stereogum Christmas Show 2018We’re excited to announce that A 3rd Stereogum Christmas Show will take place at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on Thursday, 12/6. This year’s show will be headlined by Priests, with Empath and Nervous Dater opening. All three acts have been (or, cough, will be) featured on our annual … More »

Rachel Lightner – “Yeah…” & Greg Mendez – “Better”

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Rachel Lightner & Greg MendezRachel Lightner heads up the great Brooklyn rock band Nervous Dater and Greg Mendez is a Philadelphia songwriter who has amassed an impressive collective of material, and together they’ve paired up for a split EP featuring four new home-recorded songs from each of them. More »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017

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For a music fan, few experiences rival listening to a new artist and recognizing their potential for greatness — or, in some special cases, witnessing someone capture that magic completely the first time around. We at Stereogum aim to be ahead of the curve — it’s our job! — and every fall we highlight the … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Stream Nervous Dater Don’t Be A Stranger

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A lot of Nervous Dater’s debut album is concerned with feeling like a fake — to yourself, to your friends and lovers, to employers, to anyone that you’d want to take you seriously. There’s a serious case of imposter syndrome threaded throughout Don’t Be A Stranger, and lead vocalist Rachel Lightner translates her rush of … More »