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Out: From the MFA to the Pavilion, Passion Pit return to Boston
When Passion Pit were conceived five years ago out of an Emerson College dorm, the result of a Valentine's Day gift of love songs Michael Angelakos crafted for his then-girlfriend, electro-pop really hadn't yet taken hold of popular alternative music.
| June 29, 2012
Layering pop with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
First impressions are everything, whether you're looking for a job, a date, or coming across a band for the first time — particularly one with a goofy-ass name that's made you ignore them for months.
| December 16, 2011
David Lynch | Crazy Clown Time
Psychically separating Crazy Clown Time from David Lynch's peerless filmmaking legacy is sort of like guzzling Lynch's signature brand of coffee until overstimulation compels you to write Twin Peaks fan-fic erotica staring Agent Cooper and the Log Lady,
Sunday Best Recordings (2011)
| October 29, 2011
Ritualz | Ghost Ass Witch
A genre of music based in darkness is always the most sensitive to light, especially the kind of illumination that comes from the scorching laser beam of pop-culture attention.
| March 25, 2011
Exploring the frosty electronic pleasures of Brahms
Naming your band after a mighty musical figure whose work has preceded your group's by almost a couple of centuries takes some moxie, but don't mistake this choice for hubris. It's not quite a tribute, says Brahms's Cale Parks, but rather a way to chann
| February 25, 2011
The Hundred in the Hands | The Hundred in the Hands
Eye-rolling hipsterdom may have reached new heights with Brooklyn boy/girl duo the Hundred in the Hands, who lifted their moniker from the Fetterman Massacre of 1866.
Warp Records (2010)
| October 22, 2010
Love by the numbers
Khaela Maricich, of the Portland, Oregon-based, low-budget electro-pop group the Blow, and Britain’s dauntingly young and talented folk star Laura Marling don’t, frankly, deserve to be lumped together like this.
The Blow and Laura Marling make their cases at SPACE Gallery
| May 07, 2010
Hot Chip | One Life Stand
Four albums into a career that appeared to begin as an art-school goof, Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti.
| February 19, 2010
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