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18 Dark Bands To Watch In 2011

It’s not news that popular indie rock got a bit darker in 2010. Look no further than regular topics of conversation around here — Zola Jesus, CREEP, Cold Cave, Salem, Tamaryn, Blessure Grave, Locrian, Gatekeeper, Frank (Just Frank), Crystal Castles, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Minks, oOoOO, Silent Diane, ///▲▲▲\\\, anyone else who got labeled “witch… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Soft Kill – “Sea Of Doubt”

We posted Soft Kill’s “Borders Comfort” in January. Here’s “Sea Of Doubt” another great, romantic, classic-sounding death-rock track from Toby and Shiloe Grave’s excellent debut An Open Door. We’re told the couple bonded musically over a shared interest in Howard Devoto, the Cure, Wire/Colin Newman, and Killing Joke and that the album’s “an open dialogue… More »

By: brandon / March 10, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Soft Kill – “Borders Comfort”

Soft Kill is the project of Toby Grave and his wife Shiloe Alia (aka “two people playing like five”). It’s Grave’s first project after dissolving Blessure Grave — owners of one of the 20 most overlooked albums of 2010 — but he isn’t labeling it the new Blessure Grave band. It’s a separate entity entirely,… More »

By: brandon / January 17, 2011 - 1:14 pm