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Born Ruffians | Say It
Over the past half of Warp’s robust 20-year run, the label’s enduring legacy as a vanguard force in electronic music has drifted as its tastes have gone positively eclectic. The mixed-media future folk of Bibio, the experimental soul of Jamie Lidell, th
| May 28, 2010
Bibio | Ambivalence Avenue
Since this new record by Wolverhampton's Stephen James Wilkinson (a/k/a Bibio) has done nothing but delight me, I'm going to honor the sentiments posted to his MySpace blog and spare him the f-word and all variants thereof.
| July 03, 2009
The moving pictures
If one way that bands tie themselves to the past is through sonic reference — Fleet Foxes calling forth Crosby, Stills and Nash, or Animal Collective channeling the Grateful Dead — then there's been a number of bands who tie themselves to the past throu
Pattern Is Movement reanimate the past
| May 15, 2009
Max Tundra | Parallax Error Beheads You
It begins with a MIDI organ and Tundra singing like Little Orphan Annie: “I landed in somebody’s lap, between the iPod and yellow trucker cap.”
| November 11, 2008
It’s been three years since Autechre’s Untilted , and it feels longer.
Autechre loosen up
| April 08, 2008
Hooray for Earth singer/guitarist Noel Heroux spends so much time at his band’s Allston rehearsal space, you could imagine he practically lives there. And in fact he does, sleeping on an air mattress among broken guitar parts and empty beer cans. Hoora
Hooray for Earth’s smashing debut
| September 15, 2006
Forward into the past!
Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
| September 14, 2006
Berklee College of Music has more than 3800 students, and their collaborations and talents populate Boston clubs citywide. Big Willie Green, "Oooh" (mp3 via Myspace) Danielle Scott, "Ghetto Wonderland" (mp3 via MySpace)
Two alumni talents mix it up at Harper’s Ferry
| August 23, 2006
If Lollapalooza, the traveling alterna-tour, was the solution for the ’90s, then Coachella is this decade’s model.
This decade's big music festival gets its own documentary
| March 08, 2006
It remains to be seen whether he can top the pop charts, but J. Jewels has got Diddy-style diversification on lockdown.
New England Idol; Cylob rocks T.T.’s
| February 21, 2006
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