Apr 01, 2006 Web Exclusive

Cate Shortland didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a filmmaker or rubbing shoulders with international celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, but that’s where the Australian director found herself two years ago when her feature-length debut, Somersault, premiered as a selection in the festival’s Un Certain Regard, a category that favors new talent. More

Apr 01, 2006 Web Exclusive

Last October, Tangiers released their third proper LP, The Family Myth, a smart and subtly humorous collection of jagged, tense pop, featuring twelve rolling, hook-laden, off-kilter melodies, jangly guitars that alternately rip and sparkle, and a rhythm section that is no-apologies bombast More

Apr 01, 2006 Spring 2006 - The Raconteurs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut full-length Fever to Tell sounded like a high school yearbook. It's a loud but uncertain art-punk screed, full of black humor and wicked riffs but with little ambition. Singer Karen O's squeals and moans and beer-slinging are sex-crazed without being especially sexy. It's aggressive and commanding but only hides the band's insecurities about what they really have to say. It's a portrait of young artists caught in the middle of growing up. More

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