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LIZ PELLY

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Collective Thinking @ Blanc Gallery


In 2010, a group of 20-something art and music enthusiasts transformed an unassuming basement space on Vancouver Street into YES.OUI.SI., a multi-media gallery and gathering spot for young talents that hosted dozens of visual-art shows, film screenings, literary readings, and experimental music performances.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  March 06, 2013

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Primordial Sounds’ label-ready learning curve

Cellars by Starlight
Noah Bond's Allston apartment looks like an antique shop.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 20, 2013

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Beach Fossils | Clash The Truth

Captured Tracks (2013)
Last year in an interview with the Phoenix , Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils said his sophomore album would be inspired by "a lot of frustration from a lot of different sources."
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 20, 2013

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Iceage | You're Nothing

Matador Records (2013)
There's something intriguing about the ways Copenhagen punk band Iceage seem simultaneously to care so much and so little.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 11, 2013

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Bee-havior: ''Festooning the Inflatable Beehive'' at BU's 808 Gallery


An art gallery may seem like an unconventional space for discussions on insect behavior, but Maria Molteni maintains beekeeping is as much an art as a science.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 06, 2013

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La Big Vic | Cold War

Underwater Peoples (2013)
In 2011, La Big Vic released Actually, a retro-futuristic avant-pop album playing skillfully with classical and experimental influences.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 01, 2013



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Katie Crutchfield's travels


Waxahatchee's American Weekend was my favorite record of 2012, an 11-song collection of downcast acoustic-guitar ballads laced with raw, pointed poetry, home-recorded over a week at Katie Crutchfield's childhood home in Birmingham, Alabama.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 30, 2013

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The History of Apple Pie | Out of View

Marshall Teller Records (2013)
London-based quintet the History of Apple Pie's debut LP for Marshall Teller Records is an essential spin for fans of Dino Jr. riffs and early Slumberland indie-pop.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 29, 2013

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Ducktails | The Flower Lane

Domino (2013)
Whereas previous Ducktails albums collaged pop ideas with kaleidoscopic filters and home-recorded hiss, The Flower Lane distills those disparate parts into a more firmly structured songcraft, sewn together with psychedelic guitars and dreamy imagery.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 23, 2013

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Purity Ring’s body of futuristic pop

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The brain of a seamstress must carry an intricate understanding of human anatomy, a knowledge of the body's limbs and joints, and the ways each part flexes into the next.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 23, 2013

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Visualized: Spectacle's one-night art show


This Friday night in Jamaica Plain, multimedia performance space Spectacle will transform for the third installment of All Visual Boston, a one-night art show that will merge a digital slideshow of photographic work with a performance by local experimental musical duo Tooms.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 08, 2013



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What's F'n Next? Nude Beach


Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau, and Jimmy Shelton met in high school on Long Island while playing in punk and hardcore bands like Guadalupe, Dustheads, and Religious Knives.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 08, 2013


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Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks


The corner of West and Noble is a quiet, industrial area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 02, 2013

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Surveying the stacks at Weirdo Records

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Weirdo's Mass Ave storefront feels like a glorified walk-in closet, with neon-pink walls covered in posters and shelves of CDs and LPs ranging from '60s Pakistani folk instrumentals and long-lost 1940s pop crooners to Spanish '80s punk compilations and CDs of noise recordings captured in Jamaica Plain.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 18, 2012

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Ten under the radar: Music overlooked in 2012


Year-end lists are so often are based solely on the records that received the most press.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 18, 2012



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Majical Cloudz | Turns Turns Turns

Arbutus Records (2012)
Devon Welsh is a frequent collaborator with his best friend Grimes, but he's also been recording introspective songs by himself for years.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 10, 2012

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Eternal Summers find trust in others


Eternal Summers started as a guitar-and-drums duo in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2009.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 12, 2012

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How Bazaar: Gifts for craft-lovers

GIFT GUIDE 2012
One of our favorite holiday-season craft fairs is the Boston Bazaar Bizarre, an annual tradition within the DIY crafting community.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 04, 2012

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Chris Weisman | Maya Properties

OSR Tapes (2012)
Chris Weisman is surprisingly focused for someone so intrinsically weird.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 04, 2012
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