Tag Archives | indie

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 [...]

Nooch ft. Wale – Just Do It

DMV artist Nooch, who happens to be the son of area legend Boobe, shares a new Wale assisted leak off his upcoming mixtape, Sophomore Slump.  The project is due out next month and will serve as a follow up to 2013′s Rookie Season. Listen below. Previously: Slutty Boyz ft. Wale & Rich Homie Quan – Dinner

LOST BOY ? – “Wasted” (Stereogum Premiere)

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 [...]