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Diamond Rings | Free Dimensional

"Love is a drug, and it's the only one I'm dealing," raps gender-bending synth-pop siren John O'Regan deep into his sophomore album.
Astralwerks (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  October 19, 2012
Off the Record: Air - Le Voyage

Air | Le Voyage Dans La Lune

It was inevitable that Air would one day be asked to soundtrack a colorized version of an iconic 1902 silent French film about moon exploration, right? There's the French thing, the moon thing, the kitsch-cool factor.
Astralwerks (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 03, 2012

The Good Natured | Skeleton

The seven-song Skeleton EP is a combination of two previous import EPs, sounding already like an immediate best-of, compiling six Good Natured studio tracks and a (throwaway) remix.
Astralwerks (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 30, 2011

Dom | Family of Love

After writing and recording most of his debut record in Worcester bedrooms with DIY sweat,beat-up paisley guitars, old Casios, and computer programs, this time he's upgraded to a proper studio session with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, B
Astralwerks (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 05, 2011

Free Energy stage a live dance party

Bad news for people who like bad moods: Free Energy are about to ruin your shitty day.
Rock science
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  November 19, 2010

Bryan Ferry | Olympia

From the Kate Moss cover pic to the A-list of guest stars to the reunion with original Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay, Olympia screams, "EVENT!"
Astralwerks (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 22, 2010


Kylie Minogue | Aphrodite

Pint-sized Aussie sexpot Kylie Minogue's 11th studio album is titled Aphrodite , but if we're referencing Greek mythology, perhaps Sisyphus would be more appropriate.
EMI/Astralwerks (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 16, 2010

Love by the numbers

Khaela Maricich, of the Portland, Oregon-based, low-budget electro-pop group the Blow, and Britain’s dauntingly young and talented folk star Laura Marling don’t, frankly, deserve to be lumped together like this.
The Blow and Laura Marling make their cases at SPACE Gallery
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2010

Continental drift

It's fitting that when I finally get Jean-Benoît Dunckel on the phone, he's just stepped off a plane.
Flying the friendly skies of Air
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 19, 2010

Hot Chip | One Life Stand

Four albums into a career that appeared to begin as an art-school goof, Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti.
Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2010