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Stereolab

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Stereolab are an Anglo-French avant-pop band formed in London in 1990. Led by the songwriting team of Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier, the group's music combines influences from krautrock, lounge and 1960s pop music, often incorporating a repetitive motorik beat with heavy use of vintage electronic keyboards and female vocals sung in English and French. Their lyrics have political and philosophical themes influenced by the Surrealist and Situationist movements. On stage, they play in a more feedback-driven and guitar-oriented style. The band also draw from funk, jazz and Brazilian music, and were one of the first artists to be dubbed "post-rock". They are regarded among the most innovative and influential groups of the 1990s.

Stereolab were formed by Gane (guitar and keyboards) and Sadier (vocals, keyboards and guitar) after the break-up of McCarthy. The two were romantically involved for fourteen years and are the group's only consistent members. Other longtime members include 1992 addition Mary Hansen (backing vocals, keyboards and guitar), who died in 2002, and 1993 addition Andy Ramsay (drums). The High Llamas' leader Sean O'Hagan (guitar and keyboards) was a member from 1993 to 1994 and continued appearing on later records for occasional guest appearances.

Throughout their career, Stereolab has had moderate commercial success. The band were released from their recording contract with Elektra Records due to poor record sales, and their self-owned label Duophonic signed a distribution deal with Too Pure and later Warp Records. After a ten-year hiatus, the band reunited for live performances in 2019.

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July 18, 2022

Thyrsis of Etna

The Ontario producer turns to a deep bench of guests—Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Pylon’s Vanessa Briscoe Hay—for a debut album steeped in krautrock’s murky throb.

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July 4, 2022

Stereolab announce 2022 UK and EU tour dates

The tour culminates with a takeover of both stages at EartH in London in December The post Stereolab announce 2022 UK and EU tour dates appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

Stereolab Announce New Switched On Compilation Pulse of the Early Brain, Share “Robot Riot”

The fifth volume of the band’s long-running compilation series is out in September

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March 1, 2022

Stereolab Announce 2022 North American Tour

They’ll hit the United States and Canada in September and October

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January 24, 2022

Terry Tolkin, the music industry veteran believed to have coined the term “alternative music”, has died

Tolkin was an A&R exec who signed bands like Stereolab and Luna to major label deals in the 1990s The post Terry Tolkin, the music industry veteran believed to have coined the term “alternative music”, has died appeared first on NME.

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January 22, 2022

Terry Tolkin, Who Brought Stereolab and Butthole Surfers to Major Labels, Has Died

In addition to DJing and booking shows, he was credited with coining the term “alternative music”

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December 6, 2021

Primavera Sound L.A. 2022 Lineup: Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails, Lorde, Mitski, and More

Stereolab, Low, King Krule, Arca, PinkPantheress, Mustafa and others will also perform at Los Angeles State Historic Park in mid-September of next year

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November 18, 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival London 2021 Live Photos

A gallery of artists performing at Pitchfork’s inaugural London festival, including Stereolab, Iceage, Nilüfer Yanya, and more.

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November 16, 2021

7 Highlights From Pitchfork Music Festival London 2021

Stereolab, Iceage, Moor Mother, Mykki Blanco, and more

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November 3, 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival London Announce Livestream With Stereolab

Girl Band are also playing livestreamed sets at Camden’s Roundhouse on Sunday, November 14

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October 25, 2021

Ookii Gekkou

Propelled by Valentina Magaletti’s masterful drumming and assisted by collaborators like Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, the London group ventures further into its utopian parallel universe.

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October 19, 2021

Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier returns with a new song, ‘New Moon’

Sadier will also embark upon a series of solo dates in the UK this week The post Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier returns with a new song, ‘New Moon’ appeared first on NME.

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October 15, 2021

Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier Shares New Song “New Moon”: Listen

The first offering from her forthcoming solo album, which is due out next year

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June 28, 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival heading to London for five-day event this November

Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth, Stereolab, Black Midi and more will all play the inaugural event, held across the city The post Pitchfork Music Festival heading to London for five-day event this November appeared first on NME.

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May 5, 2021

Hot Chip, Sleaford Mods and Stereolab to headline End Of The Road Festival 2021

The Wiltshire festival returns this September The post Hot Chip, Sleaford Mods and Stereolab to headline End Of The Road Festival 2021 appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Simple Headphone Mind / Trippin' With The Birds

August 3, 2022

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Robot Riot

June 24, 2022

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Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4]

February 26, 2021

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The Super It

February 17, 2021

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Household Names

February 3, 2021

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Dimension M2

January 14, 2021

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Mass Riff

November 12, 2019

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Baby Lulu

October 8, 2019

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Come And Play In The Milky Night

September 5, 2019

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The Flower Called Nowhere

August 14, 2019

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Freestyle Dumpling

July 9, 2019

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Wow and Flutter [7"/EP Version - Alternative Mix]

April 3, 2019

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French Disco [Early Version Mix]

February 20, 2019

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The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music (2018 Remaster)

November 16, 2018

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Peng! (2018 Remaster)

November 16, 2018

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Chemical Chords Extra Tracks EP

November 17, 2008

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Chemical Chords

August 17, 2008

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Fab Four Suture

March 6, 2006

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Margerine Eclipse

January 1, 2004

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Instant 0 In The Universe

October 7, 2003

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Margerine Eclipse (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 2003

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Sound-Dust

August 22, 2001

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Sound-Dust (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 2001

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Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night

September 21, 1999

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Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1999

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Dots And Loops

September 22, 1997

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Dots And Loops (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1997

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Emperor Tomato Ketchup

March 18, 1996

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Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1996

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Lo Boob Oscillator

January 1, 1995

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Pop Quiz

January 1, 1995

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Mars Audiac Quintet

August 8, 1994

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Mars Audiac Quintet (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1994

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Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements

August 24, 1993

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The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music

March 22, 1993

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Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1993

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Peng!

May 26, 1992

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Switched On

April 10, 1992

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Super 45

January 1, 1991

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Stunning Debut Album

January 1, 1991

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