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Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the '90s? The '80s? The term was coined a little over 20…   Read Story »
Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who've decided to pack up their knives and never ever get back…   Read Story »
Nick Zammuto, formerly one half of the electro-acoustic duo the Books, has a new project called Zammuto. We've already posted his track "Idiom Wind," and now a new self-titled album is imminent.…   Read Story »
Zammuto is the solo project of Books' guitarist/vocalist Nick Zammuto. His latest track "Idiom Wind" is a pulsating and spacious Dylan-referencing number featuring chill jazz percussion and…   Read Story »
At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing,…   Read Story »
It's worth noting the Phillie Phanatic, a staple of my childhood, makes an appearance in the Books' frantic video collage for "A Cold Freezin' Night." When Jessica wrote up the track, she mentioned…   Read Story »
Frantic samples and a persistent quarter note beat play underneath the main feature of this song: Samples of kids whispering and singing into tape recorders. All their words sound like confessions,…   Read Story »
Offering some sort of sly commentary (or truism) on looks, the Books' "Beautiful People" uses vocal clips about math and science to create its vocal textures. It also says something about the…   Read Story »
Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We sent photographer John Gitchoff to…   Read Story »
That blockbuster Dark Was The Night charity comp is following up on yesterday's Dirty Projectors & David Byrne MP3 with a new song stream every day over at MySpace. Today's taste is a take on Nick…   Read Story »