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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
Warp (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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.
Warp (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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
By DEVIN KING  |  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.”
Domino (2008)
By DEVIN KING  |  November 11, 2008


It’s been three years since Autechre’s Untilted , and it feels longer.
Autechre loosen up
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008

Dinosaur rock

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
By WILL SPITZ  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006

Berklee beatz

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
By DAVID DAY  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 08, 2006

Idol threats

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  
By DAVID DAY  |  February 21, 2006