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The December Sound drop a sonic boom

Sonic mastermind Zack Sarzana (who returned from a sojourn to New York City a while back) and bandmates Jimmy Rossi Jr. and John McGuigan have always had a knack for finding the plot in a vast haze of feedback, occasionally shaping that cosmic stuff into
Grand scale
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 01, 2011
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Getting a sonic high with Ringo Deathstarr

The songs from Austin noise-pop trio Ringo Deathstarr — in particular, the devastating dopamine rush of "So High," which features a string of effects pedals marked "MBV" and "J+MC" and twitchy, whorling waves of feedback and call-and-response male/female
Fully operational
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 01, 2011
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Times New Viking | Dancer Equired

Times New Viking's tour of America's legendary indie-rock labels continues with their first release for Merge after a few albums on Matador and then Siltbreeze.
Merge Records (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  April 29, 2011
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Cold Cave unearth a new wave of noise pop

Wes Eisold didn't realize he was undergoing the experience that would inspire Cold Cave's Cherish the Light Years until the experience was over.  
By REYAN ALI  |  April 22, 2011
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Crystal Stilts | In Love With Oblivion

Slumberland (2011)
Slumberland (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  April 08, 2011
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Parts & Labor | Constant Future

Jagjaguwar (2011)
Jagjaguwar (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 01, 2011


Photos: Best Coast at Paradise Rock Club

Best Coast, No Joy, and Wavves perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on February 4, 2011.
Best Coast + No Joy + Wavves | Paradise Rock Club | February 4, 2011
By STEPHANIE ROSE  |  February 11, 2011

Sweet Bulbs | Sweet Bulbs

Sweet Bulbs guitarist Michael Sheffield previously released tapes with his hardcore-punk band Michael Jordan.
Blackburn Recordings (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 21, 2011