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Album: Purity Ring - Shrines

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?
4AD (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  July 20, 2012
Off the record: Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan Band | Blues Funeral

Unlike a few of his early '90s Seattle contemporaries who made tons of money, erstwhile Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan has not died, put out shitty records, or made a self-deprecating cameo on Portlandia.
4AD (2012)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 03, 2012
off record - The Big Pink

The Big Pink | Future This

The Big Pink's name is forgettable and their sound is too generic to describe. Sneering electronic dance-rock heavy on synths and slowed-down '90s rave beats? They might as well be the Klaxons.
4AD (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  January 13, 2012
Gang Gang Dance brooklyn music

Gang Gang Dance trip the light fantastic

Some musicians craft songs meant to elicit an emotion, and some fashion sonic mazes for the listener to get lost in. Over the course of a decade-plus career in shape-shifting psych, Brooklyn's Gang Gang Dance have found a way to do both.
Everything time
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 08, 2011
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tUnE-yArDs | w h o k i l l

Armed with a few delay pedals, a smattering of percussive devices, and a fucking ukelele , she creates a vocal army of one.  
4AD (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 27, 2011

Deerhunter | Halcyon Digest

The only reason Halcyon Digest doesn't get a perfect four stars is that absolute classic isn't Deerhunter's style.
4AD (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 01, 2010


Reunited and it feels so . . . heavy

Lead Throwing Muse Kristin Hersh has often said that she doesn't write her songs so much as channel them, so it wasn't surprising that at times it felt like tonight's sold-out crowd was witnessing an onstage exorcism.
Throwing Muses, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 14, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 17, 2009

Department of Eagles | In Ear Park

Rare is the side project that outstrips the better-known band, but Dan Rossen, one of the main men of Grizzly Bear, does just that with his “other band,” Department of Eagles.  
4AD (2008)
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 21, 2008