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 »