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What's F'n Next? Poliça

Poliça have come a long way in the past year. When they played the Paradise last September, the Minnesota act opened for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — and it was one of their first shows ever.

By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 05, 2012

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | Hysterical

Deploying the magic touch of indie producer-superhero John Congleton, these five musicians have never sounded more like a rock band, and these 12 spacious, dreamy excursions benefit from the added muscle.
Red General Catalog (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  September 23, 2011

Rogue wave

These days, younger, wiser bands simply don't bat their eyelashes at the majors like they used to.
The allure of the music industry may be long gone, but SXSW can still attract the underground to its edges
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 25, 2009

’Round the outside

Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Tapes N' Tapes

Last time we heard from this young Minneapolis quartet — and if you spend any time on the Internet, you heard a lot — the story had little to do with music.

Walk It Off | XL

By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 15, 2008

Packin' 'em in on Lansdowne Street

Whoever told you that the post-punk revival is on the wane was wrong.
Best Music Poll Party, Lansdowne Street, June 6, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 12, 2007


Under the influence

Like Ann Coulter or pistachio ice cream, the music of Philadelphia five-piece Dr. Dog seems to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it things.
In defense of Dr. Dog
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 18, 2007

Floating on

Like so many indie-rockers raised in the shadow of Northwestern clouds Isaac Brock knows a thing or two about gray skies.
Modest Mouse survive their own shipwreck
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  April 10, 2007

Renewing their vows

Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 04, 2007

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Too bad this Brooklyn-Philly-Boston indie act got tapped as early as they did for the Internet big leagues.
Some Loud Thunder | Self-released
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  February 20, 2007

Wincing the blogs away

In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 17, 2007


Arcade Fire is overrated

Now that the Best of 2006 lists are all finished and everyone has stopped arguing over whether TV on the Radio are overrated, we can get back to discussing whether the Arcade Fire are overrated?
The new year brings new hype
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  January 16, 2007

Indie springs forward

For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007

Going on sale: August 4, 2006

Lewis Black, Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Head Automatica, Madeleine Peyroux, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade

Chop shop pop

The Brighton-based British sextet's voluminous French cuffs of sleeve-worn influences put the “hyper” in hyperlink.
The Go! Team’s referential rock  
By TONY WARE  |  March 14, 2006

Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006


Top 10 Boston CDs: February 12, 2006

Cook eats rock bands for breakfast, Taxpayer and TREOS crack the chart
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  February 15, 2006

Top 10 Boston CDs: February 5, 2006

Termanology scores right Out of the Gate
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  February 07, 2006

Top 10 Boston CDs: January 29, 2006

Comedy of terrors: Dane Cook, Staind, Diecast lead the pack.  
As reported by Newbury Comics
By PHOENIX TOP TEN  |  January 31, 2006

Top 10 Boston CDs: January 22, 2006

Comedy, hipster indie, and nu-metal retain a choke-hold on the charts.
as reported by Newbury Comics
By BOSTON TOP TEN  |  January 25, 2006
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Top 10 local CDs

For the week of January 1 (compiled from Newbury Comics)
By  |  January 24, 2006


Top Ten Local CDs - Week of January 15

Courtesy of Newbury Comics
By  |  January 23, 2006