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The recorded rebirth of Mean Creek
Outside their rehearsal space, Mean Creek are standing with their hands in their pockets, excited to dig into some discussion about their anticipated new record, Youth Companion .
| October 12, 2012
Bloc Party regain their post-punk edge
When Bloc Party announced in 2009 that they were taking a break, the band's future was a big question mark.
| September 14, 2012
The tight post-punk structure of Autochrome
Sitting around the kitchen table listening to music with Autochrome bassist/singer Jeff Bartell and guitarist Richard Murillo, I realize that before we even started talking, we certainly agreed on this: when the guitar kicks in on "Senses" from their fo
| March 30, 2012
25 years later, Buffalo Tom's frontman looks back at the early days
Buffalo Tom was on its way up. But back then, the farthest imaginable point "up" for a band like us was to be able to tour the States and Europe, maybe headlining places like the Channel or even, in our wildest dreams, the Orpheum. This was P.N. (pre-Nir
Career in rock
| November 18, 2011
From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells
There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
| July 29, 2011
Blank Dogs | Collected By Itself 2006-2009
Mystique is a powerful tool, as Mike Sniper knows well, since it helped get Blank Dogs, his bedroom-project-turned-band, a healthy amount of press.
Captured Tracks (2011)
| May 20, 2011
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Expanded Collectors Editions | Let Love In | Murder Ballads | The Boatman's Call | No More Shall We Part
The four classic albums that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released between 1994 and 2001 served as a crucial transition.
| May 13, 2011
Cold Cave | Cherish the Light Years
The '80s have been dead for a while, but the decade's goth-rock/post-punk/synth-pop sounds still maintain cultural prestige.
| March 25, 2011
Mogwai | Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will
There's a fine line in the post-punk instrumental world between mind-blowing musical ecstasy and, uh, whatever is playing underneath the guy who says, "Well, there's an app for that."
Sub Pop (2011)
| March 18, 2011
Photos: Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club at the Paradise
Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club play live at the Paradise Rock Club on January 19, 2011.
Tokyo Police Club + Two Door Cinema Club | Paradise Rock Club | January 19, 2011
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| February 04, 2011
Gang of Four roar back with post-punk fury
The history of popular music is littered with musical questioning, from "Why must I be a teenager in love?" to "Who put the bomp in the bomp buh-bomp buh-bomp?" But when pop turned to rock and artists began to attempt to wield their popular might in orde
Still in uniform
| February 04, 2011
White Lies | Ritual
If the bombast of Ritual is any indicator, nights out with White Lies must be dramatic, humorless affairs. Life-altering monologues will be recited, voices will be raised, glasses will be smashed, blood will be spilt.
| January 14, 2011
Scarlett is the new Black
Olneyville's finest post-punk/goth/sludge metal outfit went missing for the better part of 2010, but we're ecstatic to report that Lolita Black has returned with a new lead singer in Ms. Scarlett Delgado.
Lolita Black finally land new singer
| October 29, 2010
Born Ruffians | Say It
Over the past half of Warp’s robust 20-year run, the label’s enduring legacy as a vanguard force in electronic music has drifted as its tastes have gone positively eclectic. The mixed-media future folk of Bibio, the experimental soul of Jamie Lidell, th
| May 28, 2010
Crime In Stereo | I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone
Crime in Stereo are fighting to grow out of hardcore.
Bridge Nine (2010)
| March 12, 2010
There is a surge in polyglot music, but despite its force, a strain of conservatism (one that has always run through indie rock) is keeping pace.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new homonymous album is filled with well-worn lyrics.
| February 10, 2009
Review: Franz Ferdinand's Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
On their third full-length, Franz Ferdinand continue to kick out that post-punk/disco thrust that made past singles "Take Me Out" and "Do You Want To" such loosened-skinny-tie pleasures.
| January 27, 2009
Wilderness | (k)no(w)here
This could prove strenuous, but the album is more contemplative than didactic — a (k)no(w)here that’s difficult to study but easy to inhabit.
| October 28, 2008
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