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What I’m listening to: Animal Collective

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 11:32 AM
Is the best band of 2009 still the best band of 2012? We investigate. How strange it must be to be Animal Collective in 2012. In the past 3 1/2 years since the release of “breakthrough” record Merriweather Post Pavilion (actually their eighth, but the first taste for many fans), the Baltimore... Read more

What I’m listening to: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 11:10 AM
LA weirdos Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti release one of the strangest (and best) records of the year There’s no doubt that Beverly Hills rocker Ariel Pink is one of the stranger figures in rock music today. Since rising to prominence 2 years back, the pink-haired, armpit-drumming, self-destructing... Read more

What I’m listening to: Purity Ring

Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:38 AM
Believe the hype. This record rules. In the past 18 months since the release of the very first Purity Ring song, “Ungirthed,” the Canadian duo has proven two things: first, that they’ve truly created a unique and recognizable sound (breathy, ghostly, and slightly ominous)—and... Read more

What I’m listening to: Dirty Projectors

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 10:42 AM
The Brooklyn band returns with their 6th LP, which might be their most accessible yet Dirty Projectors are, in many ways, the ultimate critic’s band—their quirky, spastic melodies and cryptic lyrics the type of highbrow art rock that makes bloggers and journalists go crazy. (Is it any... Read more

What I’m listening to: Mister Heavenly

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 10:23 AM
Ryan “Honus Honus” Kattner and Nick “Diamonds” Thorburn—two-thirds of vintage-inspired collab Mister Heavenly—are two of the most creative and spirited performers I’ve had the pleasure to see live—a superlative I feel comfortable making even excluding... Read more

XPoNential Fest ’11 is sweaty and inspired

Monday, July 25, 2011, 11:34 AM
Attending a music festival in 100+ degree heat takes commitment. It is not an activity for the weak of heart. If you are willing to venture outdoors and spend all day in the grass in such conditions, it is because you, my friend, are hardcore. And when ALL festival goers are of the hardcore variety... Read more

What I’m listening to: Girl Talk

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:05 AM
There’s a new Girl Talk album out, it’s true—and you can download it for free from Illegal Art. Its name is All Day and it’s the 5th full-length from pop culture mash-up guru Gregg Gillis. But since you already know this (and probably have been listening to nothing else since)... Read more

Watch Bonnaroo from your couch

Friday, June 11, 2010, 1:44 PM
When one of my best friends called me from the road to Tennesee on Wednesday, I couldn't help but be jealous. Not just because of the road trip, but because of the destination. As he spends the weekend in the heat with a bunch of other sweaty, likely intoxicated people, I'll get to watch some of the... Read more

CocoRosie’s trip-hop carnival

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 4:01 AM
The tale of half-Cherokee sisters CocoRosie (real names: Sierra and Bianca Casady) reads almost like a fairy tale: music siblings, with a nomadic upbringing; separated at a young age when parents divorced…only to reconnect later and propel themselves to fame with an armful of tunes originally... Read more

Photos: Of Montreal at the TLA

Friday, June 4, 2010, 12:31 PM
Remember those Of Montreal tickets we were giving away? Well, the show happened last week and all was well and just as crazy as an Of Montreal show usually is. Check out Matt LaRoche's pictures below and you'll probably be sad you didn't enter the contest. It really looks like more of a circus than... Read more
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