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Best Coast | The Only Place

It was heartbreaking to see Bethany Cosentino's 2010 full-length debut, Crazy for You, questioned for lacking "overall intelligence."
Mexican Summer (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  May 11, 2012
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Nite Jewel | One Second of Love

Los Angeles songstress Ramona Gonzalez began home-recording dark dance music in 2008, attracting the attention of blogspots and boutique labels with her soulful voice, lo-fi post-disco beats, and distinct sense of weirdo minimalism.
Secretly Canadian (2012)
By LIZ PELLY  |  March 09, 2012
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Indie labels fill the majors' void in 2011

During a year when political conversations are increasingly focused on the widening gap between the rich and poor, the corporate elite versus the rest of the world, it makes sense that arts criticism follow.
DIY or die
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 23, 2011