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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 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

Q&A: Este Haim On Days Are Gone, What’s On Her iPod, And Selling Real Estate

The three Haim sisters — Este (25), Danielle (23) and Alana Haim (21) — plus drummer Dash Hutton, have spent the last year churning out some of the best power-pop around and playing must-see live shows around the world. After we named HAIM a Band To Watch last year, they’ve been featured on dozens of… More »

By: Melissa Locker / September 27, 2013 - 12:19 pm

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