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Guest Lists: The Phoenix writers + WFNX staff select their top tracks of 2012
Listen in this weekend (December 23 to 25) and the next (December 29 to January 1) to hear songs from each contributors list as well as their thoughts and other surprises.
| December 21, 2012
The emotional electronics of Hot Chip
"You don't always just feel one thing at one time," says Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip's nerd-genius frontman, referencing the grand ambiguity of pop music.
| July 13, 2012
Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day
While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
| June 08, 2012
Lissy Trullie | Lissy Trullie
Lissy Trullie sounds simultaneously hungry and tepid, as if Trullie wants to make a big splash, but her album lacks the conviction or vision to make it happen.
| March 16, 2012
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Billed as a collaborative project, the debut from Boston-bred producer and video artist Ghostdad and Spank Rock–associated XXXChange and Chris Devlin feels a lot more like a loosely-curated DJ set than a cohesive album.
Vice Records (2011)
| February 11, 2011
Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
| April 30, 2010
The Nightly News with Paul Driscoll [Video Edition]
| March 30, 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.
| February 19, 2010
The future is now
Even with all the promise of the new year ahead, it's hard not to feel a little stiffed in the Future of Mankind department. Here it is, 2010, and there's nary a flying car to be seen.
No teleportation, but lots of rad new albums
| January 01, 2010
Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit
In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART
| July 31, 2009
Micachu & the Shapes | Jewellery
Jewellery 's regressive auditory freakout is part of its greater complexity.
Rough Trade (2009)
| March 23, 2009
Review: Franz Ferdinand's Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
On their third full-length, Franz Ferdinand continue to kick out that post-punk/disco thrust that made past singles "Take Me Out" and "Do You Want To" such loosened-skinny-tie pleasures.
| January 27, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
The beat goes on
It’s been seven years since DFA Records authorized scads of ostensibly soulless hipsters to relax a little and shake their asses the way young people ought to.
DFA’s heyday may be a whole heydecade
| August 26, 2008
Almost Famous: Micah Salkind
"You can’t throw a stone here without hitting an artist."
Providence Black Repertory Company
| June 04, 2008
This Sunday, a shitload of important reading-period assignments will go seriously undone at Tufts, when Chicagoan proto-hop masterminds Yea Big and Kid Static roll up on campus.
Yea Big D and Kid Static want you to fail your classes
| May 06, 2008
Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor [VIDEO]
| March 05, 2008
Hot Chip: Made in the Dark
NYC hipsters the DFA introduced the US to Hot Chip as pocket-protecting purveyors of geeky but hypnotically gorgeous dance tunes.
| February 12, 2008
DJ Kicks: Hot Chip
For years, the DJ Kicks series on the K7 label represented genre defining at its finest.
| April 30, 2007
Matthew Dear is the golden child of US techno.
Matt Dear comes spinning to town
| March 14, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
Nights on the town
In last year’s “Circuits” year-end wrap-up, we heralded the reach of Boston out to the world at large. This year, things got pretty radical inside the Hub. We Are Cassette, "Angels We Have Heard on High" (mp3)
A year in the local clubs
| December 18, 2006
Wired for sound
In the hideyholes and squares all around our expansive city, pockets of electronic-music action can be found churning and yearning. Paul Dailey, "Live in Portland" (mp3)
Paul Dailey nationwide; Jimmy Van M at ID
| December 06, 2006
Going on sale: September 8
Badly Drawn Boy, Lez Zeppelin, Hot Chip, Lot Six, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| September 05, 2006
On the racks: June 13
Joan Jett, Futureheads, Hot Chip, Sonic Youth, Matthew Sweet, and more. Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
| June 14, 2006
On the racks: May 16, 2006
Plus new records by Radio 4, Rock Kills Kid, and Ben Folds.
T Bone and the Raconteurs show their roots
| May 16, 2006
Techno files - side
| March 23, 2006
By the time the four-man disco band take the stage at Great Scott, the crowd is so jammed into the Allston venue, you’d swear it was a Saturday night.
Hot Chip live, plus the return of the Orb
| March 20, 2006
Their next album will be produced by the DFA. Their debut, originally released in the UK in 2004, namechecks Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ween, and Yo La Tengo.
COMING ON STRONG | Astralwerks
| February 22, 2006
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