Matthew Herbert

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Sound and vision

When I hurried into a large tent to catch Micachu (a/k/a Mica Levi) and the Shapes at SxSW this past March, my back was killing me.  I was in shit shape. This would normally be the point where the writer’s woes get turned around by the subject’s music.
You can be old and like Micachu and the Shapes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 10, 2009

Micachu & the Shapes | Jewellery

Jewellery 's regressive auditory freakout is part of its greater complexity.
Rough Trade (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 23, 2009

James Holden

In the compartmentalized dance community, James Holden’s debut full-length is a surprising departure from the progressive house that’s given him a following.
The Idiots Are Winning | Border Community
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  January 22, 2007

House party

U’d rere Skye is the Morcheeba chick, who could have been a pretty hip/cool high school chorus instructor ($25/hour) if she hadn't right-place, right-timed herself as trip-hop's last girl scout.
Matthew Herbert, August 23 at Irving Plaza
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 29, 2006

Soul brothers

Hunter and Lidell's music shares something deeper than demographics: an abiding interest in the classic Southern R&B of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Both men prove that blue-eyed soul didn’t die with Hall & Oates.
James Hunter and Jamie Lidell
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 21, 2006

On the Racks: May 30, 2006

Plus, Jamie Lidell and Herbert get in the mix.
Sophie Barker, Les Claypool, and Peeping Tom  
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 31, 2006