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Passion Pit: Gossamer

Passion Pit | Gossamer

It's now been more than three years since Cambridge-bred Passion Pit birthed debut Manners to critical acclaim, a wait largely the result of a two-year world-touring schedule.
Columbia (2012)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 20, 2012
Off the record: Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan Band | Blues Funeral

Unlike a few of his early '90s Seattle contemporaries who made tons of money, erstwhile Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan has not died, put out shitty records, or made a self-deprecating cameo on Portlandia.
4AD (2012)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 03, 2012
Off the Record: Air - Le Voyage

Air | Le Voyage Dans La Lune

It was inevitable that Air would one day be asked to soundtrack a colorized version of an iconic 1902 silent French film about moon exploration, right? There's the French thing, the moon thing, the kitsch-cool factor.
Astralwerks (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 03, 2012
SIGURROS-LIST

Sigur Ros | Inni

The Icelandic quartet's last album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, came out three years ago, and besides one new instrumental tacked on at the end, the songs here are nothing we haven't already heard (and obsessed over) for years now.
XL (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  November 11, 2011
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Dead Cat Bounce's many meanings

It's never easy to say what a piece of instrumental music "means." So composers give us titles and program notes and, when they get desperate, lyrics.
Wordless stories
By JON GARELICK  |  September 30, 2011
explosions list

Explosions in the Sky | Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Temporary Residence Limited (2011)
Temporary Residence Limited (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  April 29, 2011


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Matthew Stubbs | Medford & Main

Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones.
Blue Bella (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2010