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Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: “It’s not about the music, man, it’s about the festival experience.” With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight’s the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you’re looking for a way to close out your SXSW, come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

OMD Cover The xx

When Brandon wrote about OMD’s first new album in 14 years, he said the rise of bands like The xx made this a good time for their comeback. Here’s something to cement the connection. OMD’s cover of The xx’s “VCR” is labeled “Rough Mix,” so perhaps another version is on the way. As is, it’… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010 - 5:21 pm

OMD – “If You Want It (Black Light Odyssey Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

I’m listening to the new OMD more than I imagined I’d be listening to the new OMD. I won’t pretend to like every song on History Of Modern the British synth-pop group’s first album in 14 years (and the classic early ’80s lineup’s first in 24 years), but the percentage of good to bad i… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 11:49 am