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And Metal In A Post-Deafheaven World
In February 2011, Brooklyn Vegan did an
with Deafheaven frontman George Clarke -- only a year after the formation of his band, more than…
January 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm
Justin Timberlake performs at Barclays Center on November 6, 2013 in New York City. *** Local Caption *** Justin Timberlake
Deconstructing: Justin Timberlake And The Dangers Of Overexposure
Hindsight is 20/20. …
November 19, 2013 - 3:46 pm
Deconstructing: Best Coast And “It All Sounds The Same”
Best Coast's new EP
came out yesterday. It sounds... like Best Coast. There are distorted guitars, sugary girl-group vocals, simple major-key chord progressions,…
October 23, 2013 - 12:16 pm
Deconstructing: Neutral Milk Hotel And The Real Value Of Solo Performance
Neutral Milk Hotel
Friday in Baltimore and again Saturday in Richmond, the seminal psych-folk outfit's first performances together in nearly 15 years. Everybody reunites…
October 14, 2013 - 4:17 pm
Deconstructing: HAIM, Lorde, And The Monogenre
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…
October 3, 2013 - 4:10 pm
Deconstructing: Chvrches, Icona Pop, And The Decline Of Guitar Rock
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.
September 20, 2013 - 4:05 pm
Deconstructing: Elvis Costello, The Roots, And Album-Length Team-Ups
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,…
September 18, 2013 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Big Sean and 2 Chainz visit BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on September 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/FilmMagic)
Deconstructing: Big Sean, 2 Chainz, And The Racial Politics Of Punchline Rap
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…
September 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm
Deconstructing: LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” And Trying To Define The Best Song Of The Millennium
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…
September 11, 2013 - 1:16 pm
Belle & Sebastian
Deconstructing: Belle & Sebastian And Nostalgia Versus Reinvention
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…
August 26, 2013 - 12:44 pm
Deconstructing: Lauryn Hill’s Rise And Fall, 15 Years After
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill currently sits inside a prison cell in Connecticut. The neo-soul legend is approximately halfway through a three-month sentence inside the Danbury penitentiary, located…
August 23, 2013 - 12:48 pm
Deconstructing: Death Grips’ No-Show Live Show And What We Expect From Concerts
When Death Grips "
chose not to arrive in Chicago
" for their scheduled set at Lollapalooza 2013, it led to outrage in
August 7, 2013 - 2:32 pm
And Indie Rock Gentrification
Ten years ago today, five words forever changed the nebulous concept known as indie rock: "
Welcome to the O.C., bitch.
" That dialogue was in the…
August 5, 2013 - 12:48 pm
Deconstructing: Dead Girlfriends, Mansplaining, And When Being An Ally Goes Wrong
Former Elite Gymnastics member James Brooks released a new four-track EP this week called
under the moniker Dead Girlfriends. Its concluding cut, "On…
July 31, 2013 - 11:51 am
Deconstructing: The End Of Maxwell’s And Leaving New Jersey
Doors opened at 8, but really a few minutes past, the other week in Hoboken, and the audience -- mostly young, mostly male -- drifted…
July 31, 2013 - 11:07 am
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