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Archive for September, 2014
 
 
 
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Sleigh Bells: Destroying Speakers Since 2009

Today, a venerable volcano of lo-fi indie pop/rock has been erupting from the New York scene (see Vivian Girls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, etc.). Sleigh Bells have taken elements of this scene and infused a grandiose sense of noise a...
 
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Pink Graffiti in Secret Cities

Long-distance collaborations before the internet must have been daunting. Mere words can be transferred easily from one end of the world to another using many methods, but artistic ideas rarely mature properly in circumstances ...

 
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Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle (2010)

Gogol Bordello are unarguably one of the finest live acts today. Like its predecessors, their fifth album struggles to maintain the band's uniquely spontaneous energy through some interesting choices in production. Their stella...
 
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Slothbear Had Qids

There is something very likable about Slothbear, even in addition to their name. Their sound recalls the best parts of vintage college-rock, which is presented with clarity through the band’s surprisingly adept methods of...

 
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Grimes’ Geidi Primes

Claire Boucher may scoff at the idea of a conventional press photo. Conceptual art describes her sound and image better than a forced mugshot, which can potentially depict an artist as restrained or confined to conventional ide...
 
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The Mynabirds

Whether referring to fusions or collaborations, co-creations are often best digested with familiarity of the two or more components at hand. For instance, the food grapple looks like an apple, but its skin tastes like a grape a...

 
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Librarians of Present Passed

Librarians are certainly different than the professionals they take their name from. Their recent material finds solace in its own untidy ambition as opposed to systematic convention, a flexible ideology that allows their pleth...
 
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Sound of Summer

Lauren Tischler takes us through her top entertainment picks for this summer, along with some classic songs that sound best in the heat. Summer does not officially begin for over two months, but it is never too late to get in t...