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Band To Watch: Aquilo + “Better Off Without You (Body Language Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

When your band’s fourth show ever is at Glastonbury, the pressure is on. Luckily, Aquilo — the project from 20-something Brits Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham — are up for the challenge. More »

By: Melissa Locker / June 30, 2015 - 11:40 am

Turntable Interview: Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundick, has been on the road for months. The multi-instrumentalist has brought his unique brand of synthesized electro-R&B dance music to Europe, North America, and half a dozen festivals in support of this year’s Anything In Return, his third proper full-length album. During one of his stopovers, we caught u… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Turntable Interview: Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts songs are riotous affairs, by turns blistering, bubbly and intense, but their albums are nothing compared to their live shows. The hard-touring Brooklyn four-piece has developed a reputation for raw, boisterous, and wild shows, although it’s hard to tell who is enjoying them more — the band or the audience. The band ha… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 30, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Turntable Interview: The Dismemberment Plan

As you may have heard, the Dismemberment Plan, the funky, funny, frenetic DC hardcore band, is back. Uncanney Valley, the band’s fifth album and their first since 2001, is out now and before heading out on tour, the Plan’s frontman Travis Morrison hopped up on Turntable.fm to play some tunes including Nu Shooz and talk… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 17, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Turntable Interview: HAERTS

HAERTS have had an enviable ascent in the rock world, having only been playing together for little over a year but still possessing the ability to craft perfect pop songs like the irresistible “Wings” and “All The Days.” The NYC-based band has also already toured with Shout Out Louds, Atlas Genius, Fitz And The Tantrums,… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 3, 2013 - 4:53 pm

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David O'Russell ? Hahahahaha He's not a fucking Leprechaun. It's David O. Russell.
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