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Frightened Rabbit is on a hot streak. Starting with September of last year and the State Hospital EP, then through the release of Pedestrian Verse in February, and finally last Tuesday with the Late…   Read Story »
It's that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen of the best and brightest. In the three previous annual…   Read Story »
The first time I heard Nine Inch Nails, I was barely fourteen, hanging, unsupervised, with my friend at the time and his older brother — a "bad kid" judging by his pierced ear and Grateful Dead…   Read Story »
Though the current fad is to compartmentalize indie rock of the last decade as something quaint, narrow, and somewhat embarrassing, the Decemberists shouldn't have to worry about the fickle listening…   Read Story »
Heard through the wall of a neighboring apartment, you might confuse Tom Waits's music with Howlin' Wolf's. Then again, you could just as easily mistake it for a long-lost Harry Partch piece, an…   Read Story »
OK, so music culture has become increasingly atomized. There's enough music out there, and enough services to parse it, that anyone can build a library of obscure artists that cater precisely to…   Read Story »
One of the better moments in the last few stumbling seasons of The Office came when James Spader's Robert California offered his thoughts on the Black Eyed Peas: "It's rock and roll for people who…   Read Story »
Le Tigre was a band that was never supposed to be. What was initially founded in 1998 as a backing band for riot grrl legend Kathleen Hanna's lo-fi electronic solo project Julie Ruin ultimately…   Read Story »
At the beginning of August, I drove eight or so hours -- solo -- from my home in Brooklyn to Toronto, Ontario to see At The Gates: a Swedish death metal band whose most recent LP, the all-time…   Read Story »
Aliens land. They've traveled from some distant planet with a specific mission: to find out what this 'rock and roll' stuff is all about. Through some curious coincidence, they find you. "What is…   Read Story »