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Beach House's artful myth

Victoria Legrand opened her notebook and saw the word "Myths." "There were no other words on the page," says the Beach House singer and keyboardist. VJust JMythsM. . . . I hadn't even remembered writing it. It was magical. A total sign."

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 12, 2012

What's F'N Next: Niki and the Dove

Of all the near-perfect things to emerge out of Sweden over the past few decades, from IKEA’s meatballs to Peter Forsberg’s playoff beard, perhaps the country’s most impressive import has been electro-pop.
Stockholm, Sweden
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 28, 2012

King Tuff | King Tuff

King Tuff keep a low profile, but they're not afraid to talk a mean game.
Sub Pop
By PERRY EATON  |  June 01, 2012

Father John Misty | Fear Fun

J. Tillman's new solo outfit, Father John Misty wastes no time taking chances.
Sub Pop (2012)
By PERRY EATON  |  May 11, 2012

Beach House | Bloom

For most bands, being labeled "formulaic" is an insult.
Sub Pop (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  May 04, 2012

Memoryhouse | The Slideshow Effect

When Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion created Memoryhouse, they never intended to start a band.
Sub Pop (2012)
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 24, 2012

sub pop reissue cd review

Sebadoh | Bakesale [Reissue]

Generally, Lou Barlow's sad-sack lyrics and confused-young-man shtick are most potent to the young and overemotional. But compared to 1996's Harmacy , Barlow's maudlin tendencies are relatively reined in throughout Bakesale's 15 straightforward rockers
Sub Pop (2011)
By GARRET MARTIN  |  July 01, 2011

Lou Barlow talks the talk

He may have been born in Dayton, Ohio and settled down in Los Angeles, but for a lot of us, Lou Barlow will always be a Western Mass kid.
The Sebadoh frontman on life, love, and J.
By MATT PARISH  |  March 25, 2011

No Age | Everything In Between

What are a couple of LA noise rats like No Age trying to say with a stargazing track like "Katerpiller" smack in the middle of their new album?
Sub Pop (2010)
By MATT PARISH  |  September 24, 2010

Black Helicopter beat the odds

In the anything-goes '90s, it was tough to stick out like a sore thumb, but somehow Boston's Green Magnet School managed to do it — and do it like champs.
Black Helicopter's new full-length, Don't Fuck with the Apocalypse , maybe their best yet. But it was a tough birth.
By MATT PARISH  |  July 09, 2010

Wolf Parade | Expo 86

Wolf Parade kick-start their third album by getting right into rambling poetics.
Sub Pop (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  July 02, 2010


Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo

Look, I get it: the last thing we need right now is yet another band who can be described as “sun-baked,” “reverb-soaked,” or even just “psychedelic.” But Avi Buffalo (I know! An animal name to boot!) are worth your attention for a few reasons.
Sub Pop (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 28, 2010

CocoRosie | Grey Oceans

Freak-folk fans disappointed by the relative accessibility of recent efforts by Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom should check out CocoRosie’s latest.
Sub Pop (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 21, 2010

Male Bonding | Nothing Hurts

The ’90s generated lots of terrific pop culture — Sandman comics, Pulp Fiction, decent Mortal Kombat games, etc. — but quiz Male Bonding on their favorite product of the decade and, if they’re telling it straight, the London trio are bound to pick Americ
Sub Pop (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 30, 2010

Dum Dum Girls | I Will Be

Kristin Gundred serves up a slightly softer version of the concise, lo-fi throwback bliss that the White Stripes perfected with “Fell in Love With a Girl” in 2002.
Sub Pop (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  April 02, 2010

Review: Vivian Girls at Great Scott

Could there be a more appropriate soundtrack to this past weekend's premature taste of spring than a Vivian Girls show?
A sliver of summer in Allston
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 12, 2010


Nirvana | Live at Reading and Bleach

Here in the Internet Age, we tend to think that we made possible the overnight transformation from blog-buzz baby to arena-rock idol.
DGC/Sub Pop (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 06, 2009

How it feels to be something (back) on

Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 25, 2009