Melissa Locker
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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 up with Chaz on and chatted about musical age limits, the joys of listening to Buckcherry, and really wanting Taylor Swift to tweet at him.

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 has been on the road for months, but during one of their stopovers in New York, we talked to Austin Brown —one of the quartet’s two vocalists — about his worst show ever, writing songs, and find out where he weighs in on the eternal tacos versus burritos debate.

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 to play some tunes including Nu Shooz and talk about his band of “unstrategic ding dongs.”


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