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Grizzly Bear

Jan 01, 2006 Grizzly Bear

Marked by long-stretching vocal harmonies and monk-like chanting, the music of Grizzly Bear is gentle and pastoral, employing a minimal environment of drums and the occasional banjo, augmented by subtle elements of electronica. What began as a home project for founder Edward Droste in his Brooklyn apartment, has since become a full-fledged band that tours the world. More

The Long Blondes

Jan 01, 2006 The Long Blondes

Hailing from Sheffield, England, The Long Blondes go on a first name basis only: Kate (lead vocals), Dorian (lead guitar), Emma (guitar and vox), Reenie (bass and vox), and Screech (drums). Mixing jagged guitars and a little dance with their arty garage rock, the Blondes resemble a mellower, female-fronted version of Franz Ferdinand and hark back to Britpop legends Elastica. More

Margaret Brown

Dec 02, 2005 Margaret Brown

In a scene during Margaret Brown’s ghostly, touching documentary Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt, former Townes manager John Lomax III talks about a small classified ad in a 1976 issue of Rolling Stone that gave an address for the singer-songwriter’s fan club. Although Townes never enjoyed strong album sales, Lomax recalls how several hundred responses to the ad arrived within a month, many of them containing emotionally wrought accounts from fans who had been healed by Townes’ music—some were saved from suicide, others were comforted by his songs after the loss of a loved one. “I just thought, my Lord, the whole world needs to hear this,” Lomax says of Townes’ music. More

Dengue Fever

Nov 02, 2005 Dengue Fever

It began as somewhat of an experiment, but it’s turned into something quite lovely. Four years ago, four dudes went down to Long Beach in search of a female Cambodian singer, were instantly taken with a dazzling young woman named Chhom Nimol. More

Greg Dulli

Sep 02, 2005 Greg Dulli

We had the chance to speak with Dulli about his career, Amber Headlights, the demise of the Whigs, and the projects he has on tap for the future, not the least of which is his highly anticipated Gutter Twins collaboration with ex-Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan. More

Justin Mitchell

Aug 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

Justin Mitchell is the producer and director of the Death Cab for Cutie tour documentary Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road With Death Cab for Cutie, which was recently released on DVD by Plexifilm. More

Shout Out Louds

Jul 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

How does a group of self-proclaimed DIY musicians from Sweden make it to Los Angeles and sign with a major record label? From talking to Adam Olenius, frontman for the Stockholm five-piece, Shout Out Louds, it is not as difficult as one might think. More

Christopher O’Riley

Jun 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

Christopher O’Riley isn’t your typical indie rock fan. He might have a weakness for all things obscure and intricate, but where the average listener might sit down and marvel at the complexity of a Radiohead arrangement, O’Riley can pull up the piano bench and tap out his own arrangement. More

Maria Taylor

May 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

Sometimes, you just can’t catch a break on tour. Maria Taylor, one half of the Southern-gothic pop duo Azure Ray, thought she had scored a deal by landing a cheap room for her band in a Houston Doubletree hotel, and they limited their post-show partying to pizza and watching In Good Company on TV. More