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Theo Bleckmann takes on Kate Bush
It's easy to inflate an artist's reputation with words like "visionary," but in the case of Theo Bleckmann, it's apt.
| June 15, 2012
The Futureheads | The Chaos
"I wish that I could stop the noise," sings Barry Hyde not long into The Chaos . It sure doesn't seem that way.
| June 18, 2010
This bird can sing
For any artist, there comes a time when you must assess just what it is you have to offer the world.
The voice of Florence and the Machine carries to the States
| April 02, 2010
SXSW 2010: British Invasion
These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.
WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
| March 26, 2010
Everybody please stop calling Alan Palomo "nostalgic." When I check in with him last Friday, the dude seems far more interested in whatever is on the horizon than whatever's in the past.
The radiant, repressed pop of Neon Indian
| March 05, 2010
Toro Y Moi | Causers Of This
Toro y Moi's debut is a leap into a tactile æsthetic where surreal and sometimes unstable atmospheres lure listeners into simple, soulful songs.
| February 05, 2010
For evidence of the breakdown of the capitalist system, look no farther than the proliferation of vampire and zombie movies.
| January 08, 2010
A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
| August 28, 2009
"It's so hot!" Bat for Lashes multi-instrumentalist frontwoman Natasha Khan was sweating it out between songs en route to her piano stage left. "So are you!" yelled a girl in the crowd.
Bat for Lashes, live at Paradise Rock Club, August 13, 2009
| August 21, 2009
"I grew so weary of playing by myself on the laptop. I felt so controlled by the computer."
It's a pleasure keeping the Field on repeat
| May 15, 2009
Bat for Lashes | Two Suns
Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
| April 10, 2009
A voice from on high
On his new album The Crying Light, Antony Hegarty lifts his voice without raising it.
The second coming of Antony and the Johnsons
| February 18, 2009
He loves the ’80s
“My relationship to the music of the ’80s is very genuine. There’s no irony to it.”
M83 recaptures your youth
| May 28, 2008
I think it may have been sometime in the 1970s that the term “unauthorized” became sort of cool.
Axl Rose, Albert Goldman, and the renegade art of rock biography
| February 15, 2008
Of all the CD-release parties ever thrown by Boston bands, the Cello Chix’ show for their new, self-released Under the Covers featured the best Jethro Tull medley.
Cello Chix at the Lizard Lounge, February 8, 2008
| February 12, 2008
Pretty doesn’t mean wallpaper
Everybody knows that a bass player in a band is supposed to be the quiet one. Temper, "Wee Regret" (mp3)
Pete Sutton holds onto his Temper
| January 30, 2007
Crossword: 'Don't say it'
I hate the starred entries, and so should you!
| January 10, 2007
Who is that girl?
Petra Haden is making a career out of covering the un-coverable.
Petra Haden, Museum of Fine Arts, October 25, 2006
| October 26, 2006
Lisa Germano wants to know my cat’s name. Said cat has just yowled as she walked through the kitchen, where I’m talking to Germano long-distance, so I oblige.
Connecting with Lisa Germano
MARY K. ZAJAC
| October 03, 2006
This two-CD reissue of Italian disco tracks from 1978 to 1982 has sharply electronic, sound-effected, atmospheric music full of speeded-up funk and slowed-down soul.
A Retrospective of Italian Records | IRMA import
| June 14, 2006
On the racks: June 13
Joan Jett, Futureheads, Hot Chip, Sonic Youth, Matthew Sweet, and more. Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
| June 14, 2006
“Only the greats have somewhere to come down from,” wrote the late critic Ian McDonald.
Prince returns to his ’80s roots
| April 18, 2006
If you’ve seen Din play clubs, odds are you’ve been both impressed and confused.
LONGHAIR MUSIC | Din
| April 10, 2006
Game of Cat & Mouse
Perhaps the best argument that Acoustic Coffee is a good thing is the simple fact that an undeniable and unique community of musicians has claimed it as their own.
With Acoustic Coffee as home base, a group of musicians make some noise
| March 29, 2006
British chanteuse Imogen Heap wrote, recorded, and financed Speak for Yourself by herself, remortgaging her London flat to bankroll the project.
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF | RCA
| January 13, 2006
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