Oct 15, 2010 Music Issue #33 - Fall 2010 - Interpol

Since Sleater-Kinney went on an indefinite hiatus in 2006, their members have followed dramatically different muses. Carrie Brownstein works for NPR, writing the "Monitor Mix" blog, while Janet Weiss has continued as a drummer and songwriter, both with her own band Quasi, and as an auxiliary member with the likes of The Jicks and Bright Eyes. More

Twin Shadow

Forget

Terrible

Oct 14, 2010 Music Issue #33 - Fall 2010 - Interpol

George Lewis, Jr., aka Twin Shadow, is a Dominican-born small-town Floridian who found his way to Brooklyn, a sensible home for a multi-instrumentalist musician type accused of packing Phil Lynott's hair and Simon Le Bon's voice. Forget features Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor in the role of producer and label operator, no doubt an added turbo boost for this fashionable fella already circumnavigating the blogosphere. More

Oct 12, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

Last year, Chicago-based electronic musician Dexter Tortoriello achieved the ultimate American dream—leaving it all behind. Tortoriello decamped to Hawaii where, before the money ran out and civilization came calling, he and girlfriend Megan Messina created All NightHouses’ stunningly sensitive debut LP. More

Oct 11, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

While the songs of Swanlights play like a logical extension of the progression from the last two albums by Antony and the Johnsons, they also feel like a possible conclusion, and maybe even a necessary one. More

Oct 08, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

Listening to Deerhunter’s second and third albums (Cryptograms and Microcastles) was kind of like watching Neo make that first jump in The Matrix: there was just such a “holy shit”-ness to it all. Here was a band with one record under its belt growing up under our very ears. The distance they traveled over the course of tracks—much less whole albums—was astonishing. On their fourth record (though frontman Bradford Cox seems to record roughly as much as Tupac in his heyday), Deerhunter has settled into a comfortable, yet still thrilling, space. More

Arp

The Soft Wave

Smalltown Supersound

Oct 07, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

After recording 2007's In Light with only vintage analog synthesizers, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos went back to the electronic drawing board and rethought his purity of approach. More

Oct 05, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

The third album by this Texas metal quartet is a sci-fi concept album. If you can get past the thematic silliness, the album is a hell of a trip. If not, you'll be better off waiting for The Sword's next album. More

Oct 04, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

When one thinks of obscure '60s psych rock, one seldom thinks of Illinois. But Spur was the Midwestern gem that could stand toe-to-toe with the greats of the era, mixing psychedelia, pop, countrified jangle, and straight up rock and roll. More

Oct 01, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

The past few years have seen Mark Ronson skyrocket into the higher echelon of producer/DJ/soul/dance music pioneers. More