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8 Great Small-Font Alternatives At Primavera Sound 2016

This year, as we've come to expect, Barcelona's annual Primavera Sound boasts arguably the finest music festival lineup in the world. For its fifteenth installment,…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2016 - 1:18 pm

The Anniversary

Millions Now Living Will Never Die Turns 20

The past is a funny thing. While it grows blurrier the further we're removed from it, certain key memories stick in memory, like persistent burrs;…
Raymond Cummings | January 29, 2016 - 11:08 am

Interview

Q&A: Tortoise On The Catastrophist & The Process Of Making Music Without Limitations

For those of us who came of age in the early '90s, Tortoise -- Chicago's iconic post-rock granddaddies -- were a kind of gateway drug…
T. Cole Rachel | January 12, 2016 - 10:38 am

More Tortoise stories

Brokeback – “Cairo Levee”

"Cairo Levee" is the first single off Brokeback's latest LP Illinois River Valley Blues, which follows the band's 2013 effort Brokeback And The Black Rock.
Pranav Trewn | January 17, 2017 - 2:38 pm

Hear Tortoise Guitarist Jeff Parker’s Ambient Take On Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids”

Jeff Parker, guitarist for Chicago post-rock legends Tortoise, released his first-ever solo album last month. Slight Freedom is a collection of four instrumental mood pieces,…
Peter Helman | January 4, 2017 - 9:56 pm

Premiere

Stream Moon Bros. These Stars

Moon Bros. is the recording alias of Matt Schneider, a Chicago native with a fascination for tender-spoken alt-country and spacey Americana. After years of shuffling…
Pranav Trewn | July 7, 2016 - 9:49 am

The Anniversary

Millions Now Living Will Never Die Turns 20

The past is a funny thing. While it grows blurrier the further we're removed from it, certain key memories stick in memory, like persistent burrs;…
Raymond Cummings | January 29, 2016 - 11:08 am

Tortoise – “Yonder Blue” (Feat. Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley) Video

Tortoise have shared a video for "Yonder Blue," a track off of the recently-released The Catastrophist, the band's first album in six years. The track…
James Rettig | January 26, 2016 - 10:48 am

Watch Tortoise Play The Catastrophist Songs Live For The First Time At Chicago Tour Opener

Chicago post-rock legends Tortoise just released The Catastrophist, their first album in seven years, on Friday. Last night, they kicked off the tour in support…
Peter Helman | January 24, 2016 - 12:29 pm

Stream Tortoise The Catastrophist

Chicago post-rock mainstays Tortoise are back with The Catastrophist, their first new album since 2009's Beacons Of Ancestorship. They announced the record last year with…
James Rettig | January 15, 2016 - 9:10 am

Tortoise – “Gesceap” + The Catastrophist Details

Post-rock legends Tortoise are back with their first new album since 2009's Beacon Of Ancestorship. The record is called The Catastrophist, and it was inspired…
James Rettig | October 6, 2015 - 10:14 am

List

30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

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…
Garrett Kamps | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Trackspotting

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of June 2014: 22 Jump Street, Rectify, The Leftovers, & More

After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I've been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two…
Ryan Leas | June 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

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…
Brandon Stosuy | September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

Beck & Thurston Moore Cover Yanni

In the '90s, Yanni was weirdly present in my life. I only watched Live At The Acropolis once (and maybe halfway through), but someone gave…
Brandon Stosuy | July 1, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Chicago Odense Ensemble – “Soup”

It's no secret Chicago post-rock guys like to play with themselves under various monikers as different collectives and ensembles. Chicago Odense Ensemble expands the scope…
Brandon Stosuy | June 18, 2010 - 4:56 pm
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