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Stereolab | Not Music
Despite making their online announcement of an indefinite hiatus last year, Stereolab haven't exactly been sitting on their keyboards.
Drag City (2010)
| November 26, 2010
International sounds of the future
After all, the future is scary, but the past is fun.
Four who grooved to the space age
| August 20, 2010
At what point does present-day genre saturation override a style's era of origin?
The icy synth-pop purr of Class Actress
| July 09, 2010
No sleep ’til Brooklyn
There’s a lot to love about Slumberland Records, the DC-born, Oakland-based label that celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend with sold-out shows in Washington, DC, and Brooklyn.
Maine ties to Slumberland Records’ 20th anniversary weekend
| November 20, 2009
When last we left Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, it was November of 2008, and he was ready to put that year to bed. A couple of months earlier, an eager fan downloading one of Cox's many "virtual seven-inches" had sleuthed out a whole Mediafire folder full
Atlas Sound shines through on Logos
| October 16, 2009
Off the record?
Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
| September 18, 2009
Bachelorette | My Electric Family
Annabel Alpers's debut album for Drag City (as Bachelorette) seems wholly devoted to her first uttered ground rule: "Daydream: Make sure it's good stuff."
Drag City (2009)
| June 05, 2009
Soundcarriers | Harmonium
The first album from this Nottingham-based band is California dippy: whispered female/male harmonies, slack flutes, swinging drums, comping Hammond organs, and a bass player who finds basic funk riffs in every progression.
| May 29, 2009
The Low Frequency in Stereo | Futuro
Unlike some of my fearless reviewers, I suffer from spells of apprehension when confronted by a Rune Grammofon release.
Rune Grammofon (2009)
| March 03, 2009
I can say without fear of clogging next week’s Letters section that Chemical Chords (the new Stereolab album, and their first on 4AD) is right up there in the top three Stereolab albums evah.
Stereolab do it again for the first time
| October 01, 2008
From the first monster-metal riff and warlock scream, it’s pleasantly obvious where Dead Child are headed on their full-length debut.
Attack | Quarterstick/Touch and Go
| April 29, 2008
Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew don’t play in the kind of rock bands that privilege streamlined sonics over the expression of individual creative wills.
Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew go solo
| September 25, 2007
Psapp's assured and charming second album boasts weirder beats and more danceable rhythms than similar efforts by UK ingénues Imogen Heap and Dido.
The Only Thing I Ever Wanted | Domino
| June 20, 2006
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