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Black Moth Super Rainbow | Cobra Juicy
Rad Cult Records (2012)
Technology makes secrecy well-nigh impossible, so Black Moth Super Rainbow settle for employing it as a narrative device.
| October 09, 2012
Tame Impala | Lonerism
Modular Records (2012)
Australia's Tame Impala make music as the Lester Bangs character describes it in Almost Famous : if and when their psychedelic rock and roll "chooses you," it begs for intimate consumption.
| October 03, 2012
Purity Ring | Shrines
Ever imagined what it would be like to hear an angel-voiced woman recite a book of fairy tales in the back of a nightclub at 2 am as drowsy synth lines float through the speakers?
| July 17, 2012
Photos: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club
Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman | Paradise Rock Club | June 3, 2012
Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman played the Paradise Rock Club on June 3, 2012.
| June 05, 2012
Grimes | Visions
The debut record from Grimes, an alias of the Montreal-based Boucher, kicks off the peculiarity parade by presenting song titles steeped in cutesy affectation.
| January 31, 2012
Cloud Nothings | Attack on Memory
With Attack on Memory , the third full-length from Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings, 20-year-old frontman Dylan Baldi approaches new, drastically darker material with the same empty-bottle angst that made his previous releases so appealing.
| January 24, 2012
O'Brother | Garden Window
Triple Crown/Favorite Gentlemen (2011)
O'Brother's bio for their debut album, Garden Window, reads in part: "Native American tradition believed taking a picture of someone also took a piece of their soul. O'Brother views this album in the same vein. It captures a piece of them at a time in their lives that they will never get back."
| January 10, 2012
Cardinal | Hymns
Fire Records (2012)
After a nearly two-decade silence, chamber-pop duo Cardinal emerge from their near-mythic hibernation with the sleepy-eyed, Beatles-underwater gem "Northern Soul," which crawls out of the speakers as if to say, "Yeah, we've been gone since 1994 — but really, don't mind us!"
| May 21, 2012
Dave Mustaine's righteous path
Now sober, the ginger frontman is not only sharing a bill with Metallica, but the stage in an end-of-the-night jam to celebrate the Big Four, along with Slayer and Anthrax, and commemorating 30 years of pioneering thrash by playing select gigs around the world, including New York's Yankee Stadium next month.
| August 24, 2011
A postmodern dance lineage sings
Brown's newest work, Les Yeux et l'âme , is a suite of dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Pygmalion , which Brown directed in Europe last year.
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| August 23, 2011
Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher talks new music, the Oasis breakup, and 'shithole' Glastonbury
Back in March, I caught up with Liam post-soundcheck in Paris, when he called to talk about his new gig, Noel taking credit for the success of Oasis, and how he is scaling back the partying -- but not to Chris Martin of Coldplay levels.
| August 17, 2011
Sun Araw | Ancient Romans
Sun Ark/Drag City (2011)
The hypnotic fifth LP by Sun Araw — the five-year-old solo project of Angelino Cameron Stallones — is a double-vinyl spiral through deep zones of neo-primitive psych-drone noise.
| August 16, 2011
Little Dragon | Ritual Union
Peacefrog Records (2011)
On Ritual Union, the third full-length from these mechanical soul weirdos, Little Dragon have managed to get way catchier and also a great deal stranger.
| July 12, 2011
Washed Out | Within and Without
Sub Pop (2011)
Two summers ago, a number of glo-fi buzz bands surfed trendy chillwaves around the blogosphere, reaching mild popularity amongst fans of subtle, retro dance beats and laid-back vibes.
| July 13, 2011
Brown Bird shape the sound of human existence
Ghosts in the marina
Last fall, Brown Bird officially downsized to two incredibly-talented partners in vocalist/guitarist/percussionist David Lamb and MorganEve Swain handling fiddle, cello, upright bass, and vocals.
| May 25, 2011
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
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