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Few indie rock alums have managed to enjoy a career as successful -- and as wildly varied -- as that of Carrie Brownstein. For those of us who came of age in the early '90s, Brownstein was already an…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth LP Wig Out At Jagbags is now streaming online. The collection, which includes the previously heard "Lariat" and "   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »
Typically, in this space, we do the week as a Thursday-to-Thursday thing, and we wait a week to consider any videos that come out the same Friday as this column runs. As you may have noticed, one…   Read Story »
Last month we heard (and dissected) "Lariat," the lead single from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' upcoming Wig Out At Jagbags. Now comes our second taste from the album in the form of director Jay…   Read Story »
The Week That Was had already delivered to us a pretty impressive number of worthy songs for inclusion in this list, and then, outta nowhere, Death Grips dropped a whole new album, giving us 10 more…   Read Story »
In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen's big comeback clip "Hard…   Read Story »
"Lariat" is boilerplate Jicks. Despite being ostensibly upbeat -- even "ebullient" -- the song skates ahead softly with that same graceful melancholy that's been following Stephen Malkmus around…   Read Story »
Malkmus is back! Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks made their big return to the stage (and played a few new songs) last week in Portland, and now they've announced plans for their excellently…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists of Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and Jake…   Read Story »