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How Microsoft Failed To Buy Sub Pop

In 1994, in the immediate aftermath of the Nirvana-driven grunge signing boom, Warner Bros. paid $20 million for 49% of the Seattle label Sub Pop, an arrangement that still stands today. The person who brokered the deal was Dana Giacchetto, a star investment adviser who became as famous for throwing crazy parties with Leonardo DiCaprio [...]

Peter Buck Reveals How R.E.M. Once Sabotaged The Verve

It’s Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and to help us celebrate, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has shared a story about his old band sabotaging the poor blokes of the Verve. Buck sat down with Portland’s Willamette Week for a rare interview, and among other things, reminisced about the time he and his R.E.M. cohorts did [...]

LOST BOY ? – “Wasted”

The latest fuzzed-out, effortlessly catchy guitar band to join the Exploding In Sound roster is LOST BOY ?, a Brooklyn combo that opened for Titus Andronicus on tour last year. Wasted, the EP they’re releasing next month, is primarily a solo effort by frontman Davey Jones (previously of Baked) with some assistance from his Baked [...]

We Are Scientists – “Sprinkles” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Veteran pop-rockers We Are Scientists have a new album out called TV En Français. In keeping with that title, they’ve made a video for single “Sprinkles” that features the band traipsing around Europe playing rock shows and having the time of their lives. Incidentally, I played pool with these guys and Oxford Collapse backstage at [...]