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The Last Great New York Band? Parquet Courts have arrived to summon the ghosts of guitar rock by Steven Hyden

  “We’re not dumb. We know we’re dealing with a certain level of expectation.” Andrew Savage of the brilliant Brooklyn-based post-punk band Parquet Courts and I are lingering by the … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Q&A: Nick Cave On the Grinderman Lyrics That Infuriate His Wife the Most – Kory Grow

Nick Cave is a busy man. In 2009, the underground rock hero has released a novel, scored a Viggo Mortensen movie, re-released some of his Bad Seeds records, rewritten the … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Q&A: Broken Bells’ Danger Mouse And James Mercer On The Making And Meaning Of After The Disco – Chris DeVille

With After The Disco, the sprawling and ambitious sophomore effort they’ll release next week, Shins frontman James Mercer and superproducer Danger Mouse cement their band Broken Bells as more than … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sylvan Esso by Ian Cohen

  There are bands that arrive fully formed with a fresh sound satisfying a need listeners didn’t even know they had—and then you have an act like Sylvan Esso, who … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

1980: Rema-Rema – Wheel in the Roses by DEVIN FRIESEN

London’s Rema-Rema existed very briefly, forming in 1979 and breaking up before the end of 1980. Wheel in the Roses is the post-punk quintet’s lone release, a four-song EP that was also … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Sharon Van Etten May Quit Playing Music (and Become a Shrink) by David Bevan

Sharon Van Etten in New York City, March 2014. Photo by Jolie Ruben for SPIN The singer fears that “people who put on my records are sometimes going through hard … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Giana Factory – ‘Lemon Moon’ by Norman Fleischer

Produced by TRENTEMØLLER and drenched in darkness – the Danish girl trio returns with an ambitious sophomore longplayer. Sometimes the music industry is just one big family, although quite often … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nickel Creek: The Virtuosic Bluegrass Trio Reunites

Nickel Creek almost immediately wowed audiences when they burst onto the circuit in the early ’90s. A trio of precocious child prodigies — Chris Thile on mandolin and banjo, Sara … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Fraser: the Cocteau Twins and me by Dave Simpson

The Cocteau Twins had been apart for seven years, the mystique they had attained during their lifetime gradually growing and their influence spreading, when the announcement came that they were … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

For 15 years, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has carried the torch for true rock and roll. The latest edition of the firebrand rock troupe, sees them at their most dynamic. … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment