Priests Announce Hiatus

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PriestsAfter seven years and two albums, Priests, the great and fiercely beloved DC rock band, are going on hiatus. The members of the band have been alluding to a long break on social media for a while, but they made it official this morning, sharing a warm and loving statement with the public. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Musicians Pledge To Boycott Amazon Events Over ICE Contract

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Amazon-Ice-protestThis December, Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computer and web hosting arm, will host Las Vegas’ Intersect Festival, the service’s first music festival. There’s no acknowledgement of Amazon’s involvment in the festival’s promotional materials. Last week, dance producer the Black Madonna, booked to perform at Intersect, reacted with outrage upon learning that Intersect … More »

Joyero – “Evacuate” & Gauche – “Body Count”

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Joyero-and-GaucheRecently, the venerated North Carolina indie Merge has been running a 7″ subscription service called Born Under A Good Sign. Back in May, two of Merge’s promising newer artists — both projects that feature members of other bands — released a split 7″ that included a couple of vinyl-only songs to subscribers. But … More »

Stream Gauche’s Debut Album A People’s History Of Gauche

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Gauche-A-Peoples-History-Of-GaucheWithin its ranks, the DC band Gauche includes members of two of our greatest groups, Priests and Downtown Boys. Based on that alone, you should pay attention to them. If you know Priests and Downtown Boys, then you know that both bands make taut, electric, urgent underground rock music — music that more or less … More »

Priests – “Mother” (Danzig Cover)

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A couple months ago, Priests released their very good sophomore album, The Seduction Of Kansas. Today, they’re releasing something else very good: a cover of Danzig’s heavy metal hit “Mother,” which they recreate with a disco sheen. “This whole album (Danzig) is actually pretty sexy, something it doesn’t get enough credit for. We … More »

The Story Behind Every Song On Priests’ New Album The Seduction Of Kansas

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Priests-The-Seduction-Of-KansasIn the beginning of 2017, Priests released their debut album Nothing Feels Natural. It was a long-awaited confirmation that this was one of the most exciting young rock bands of our time, and it wound up ranking towards the top of our list of the best albums of that year. Just under two … More »

Priests – “Jesus’ Son” Video

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Priests’ sophomore album, The Seduction Of Kansas, comes out at the end of the week. The Washington, DC band has shared two singles from it so far, its title track and “Good Time Charlie,” and today they’re putting a third and final track before its release. “Jesus’ Son” opens the album, … More »

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

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bbymuthaStereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own BandMore »

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

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Charly BlissStereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »