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"It's kind of like coming full-circle, starting with the Subterranean Pop radio show in 1979 and finally doing this book signing at the Rough Trade Records store in Brooklyn," says Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt. Seventeen years after leaving Seattle and his iconic label behind to focus on his fami ... More >>
Brooklyn's ace pop stylists Ex Cops have it all: the badass moniker, the underground cred (they were 4th Street record shop institution Other Music's first signing to its fledgling label), the swanky veneer and slick, ubiquitous poptones to match. On its debut True Hallucinations, melodious ear cand ... More >>
It's true: fuzzy pop trio Earthquake Party! doesn't have the flashiest origin story. Yes, they are yet another one of those bands that started in a living room as an excuse to dick around and have fun. Yes, for the past three years, they've been hopping from basement show to local venue to basement ... More >>
The Vaselinesthe rascally horny, popcentric duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKeeare, as their classic song from their 1989 debut LP Dum Dum portended, ageless "Teenage Superstars." The twosome formed The Vaselines in 1986, and along with fellow pop- purveyors Glasgowians The Pastels, ... More >>
Kurt Cobain loved them, and so should you
A punk quick fix
A pair of late bloomers, guitarist/vocalist Brian King and drummer/vocalist David Prowse had never been in a band before they graduated from the University of Victoria and started chaffing against responsible adulthood and career jobs. Which meant that when the Canadian duo formed Japandroids--pr ... More >>
The Vaselines are back together
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Lo-fi sunshine stealers Beachniks make music so radiant, enthusiastic, and joyful that it's almost confrontational. An extended, sunburned arm of New York's thriving post-kiwi jangle-punk scene, the ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithFun times at Roxy Cottontail's party. This is what Zach's birthday dinner looked like too. In the week that both Zach and Roxy Cottontail celebrated their birthdays, Rob posted a great moment in Wu-based subway-ad vandalism that became a whole shitload of peoples' Facebook profile ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Scotlands Vaselines reunite, remind you of who they were
Lucky messy punks from Seattle peel down their Christmas stocking and show their context