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Allo Darlin' | Europe

It's good to hear a band grow. Like Allo Darlin's first effort, Europe is full of catchy pop songs, and Elizabeth Morris's vocals are still heart-tuggingly direct and intimate.
Slumberland (2012)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  April 13, 2012

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

Big Troubles | Romantic Comedy

I was worried when I heard that '80s jangle-pop maestro Mitch Easter was producing Big Troubles' second album.
Slumberland (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  October 14, 2011
Stilts list

Crystal Stilts | In Love With Oblivion

Slumberland (2011)
Slumberland (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  April 08, 2011

Sweet sorrow

Everybody loves a tidy ending. Episodes of Seinfeld , fireworks finales, a sturdy hem at the base of a pant leg — these things give us faith that the designer knew what he was doing.
A farewell to Pants Yell!
By MATT PARISH  |  November 13, 2009