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Stereogum's tag cloud hovers above The Paper Of Record today, with profiles on Brooklyn alt-rockers in Arts & Leisure and an indie rock dress-up cheat sheet in the Men Styles Magazine. Consider it a…   Read Story »
We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you're the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over holiday break, so let's all trade notes. Stereogum's Amrit Singh kicks…   Read Story »
As we rumble through the music world's Q4, you're gonna start seeing a lot more remixes, special EPs, free live cuts, etc. from bands with earlier quarter LP releases; think of 'em as a gentle nudge…   Read Story »
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Bona fide breakout year for extraterrestrial sonic surgeons Battles, and despite Mirrored's overall excellence, the mounting buzz goes back to "Atlas" -- song and video alike. Of course, we're lost…   Read Story »
Where their classic clip for "Atlas" left Battles as illuminated and exposed as possible (well lit in a windowed 'n' Mirrored cube), the LP's second vid flips the math-y equation, setting the NYC…   Read Story »
For the better part of the long Labor Day weekend, NYC was refreshingly manageable, its population decreased by 30%, according to our full-of-shit metrics. Not so for the Friday night kicking off the…   Read Story »
Any time we mull a Hold Steady post, we know one thing for sure: you guys will definitely give your bashing/loving comments. More so than with most bands. And maybe it's fair -- 'cause the Hold…   Read Story »
?I?m probably the only person that wanted to be a rock critic and failed at it and started a band" is the crux of Jeff Tweedy's shot at a music crit column in yesterday's New York Times. Pretty sure…   Read Story »
Day two brought the heaviness. Could be the warmer temps, or the hangover, but everything we craved on Saturday -- aggression, adrenaline, pulverizing energy -- came tidily wrapped up in Warp…   Read Story »