In February 2011, Brooklyn Vegan did an interview with Deafheaven frontman George Clarke -- only a year after the formation of his band, more than two years before their world-devouring Sunbather,…   Read Story »
Hindsight is 20/20. Justin Timberlake had every reason to think his good favor would never run out. Throughout the first few months of 2013, his surprise return to music was an unqualified…   Read Story »
Best Coast's new EP Fade Away came out yesterday. It sounds... like Best Coast. There are distorted guitars, sugary girl-group vocals, simple major-key chord progressions, jaunty tempos, arching…   Read Story »
Neutral Milk Hotel reunited Friday in Baltimore and again Saturday in Richmond, the seminal psych-folk outfit's first performances together in nearly 15 years. Everybody reunites these days, even the…   Read Story »
The singularity is approaching. Not just the dystopian rule of sentient robot overlords as prophesied by every sci-fi movie ever, but sure, that too. (Have you seen what Google wants us to put on our…   Read Story »
Last Saturday I attended the inaugural Breakaway Music Festival, a one-day fest targeted at college students, held in a modest soccer stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Headliners included Bassnectar, Empire…   Read Story »
The first thing to understand about Wise Up Ghost is that it isn't a vanity project. Yes, the new LP, released yesterday on Blue Note, is a full-length collaboration between Elvis Costello and the…   Read Story »
Big Sean is one of hip-hop's worst misnomers, and not just because the guy is only five-foot-eight. Everything about the Detroit rapper screams "twerp." In his inexplicably frequent guest spots on…   Read Story »
About a week and a half ago, the sports-and-culture website Grantland crowned OutKast's "Hey Ya!" the "Best Song of the Millennium," an accolade awarded just before the tenth anniversary of the…   Read Story »
Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch took the stage at Pitchfork Music Festival last month wearing white pants, a tight black T-shirt, and a black jacket, looking like a character from Grease or…   Read Story »