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Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship

The ‘Omaha Sound’ is a term used, now somewhat loosely, for bands based in or around Nebraska’s largest city. The term first came to my attention when I featured Old Canes a few years back. Omaha’s most prominent label, S...

Radiohead – The King of Limbs (2011)

The King of Limbs contains some of Radiohead’s most fascinating material to date, even if it lacks the infectious aspects of rock and electronic that their past releases flaunted. Their eighth LP sits more in the realm of Kid A...


Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Initial exposure of electronic acts Burial and Neon Indian went beyond their infectious music and distinctive methods. While William Bevan (Burial) and Alan Palomo (Neon Indian) revealed personal facts about their projects as t...

New Radiohead: “Lotus Flower”

Here is the first unveiled track from upcoming Radiohead LP8 The King of Limbs, which will likely be released sometime in the next 24 hours. In the meantime, check out this bizarre video of “Lotus Flower”. Even back...


Dirty Beaches – Badlands (2011)

If I were to play Dirty Beaches’ debut full-length, Badlands, loudly in my apartment, my neighbors would likely suspect one of two things. Either I pulled out an old-fashioned phonograph and started playing tattered vinyls of e...

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage probably appreciate movies like The Deer Hunter, the 1978 classic that depicted the inhabitants of a small, factory-dependent town shortly after the Vietnam War. These portrayals of ex-soldiers/steel...


New Radiohead Album, The King of Limbs, Out 2/19

Radiohead announced today that their new album, The King of Limbs, will be available for download this Saturday, February 19th.

Silver Swans’ Secret

I am accustomed to quality material from Twentyseven Media. The NYC-based label broke out local bands like The Drums and This Is Ivy League, exposed underrated Swedish gems (Acid House Kings, Irene, Pelle Carlberg) to American ...


Coma Cinema – Blue Suicide (2011)

“Is your heart too big for you to know that its broken?” asks Mat Cothran (sole member of Coma Cinema) on the yearning denouement of Blue Suicide. Cothran is ostensibly obsessed with the past, dwelling on failed tryst and subs...

Interview with Chiddy Bang

Alternative hip-hop has blurred the lines between genres since the late 80’s. Recently, up-and-coming hip-hop artists like Hoodie Allen and Das Racist have kept this tradition alive by sampling popular indie anthems like ...