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Hood Pope Confessional

The recirculated air of the Riverside Church's main chapel seems to grow more stale by the minute. Sunlight shines polychrome through stained glass windows. The…
Collin Robinson | March 8, 2016 - 11:00 am

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Old Storms In New Places

Scott Hutchison has errands to run. Cigarettes, coffee, snacks -- you know, all the essentials for a day in the studio. We walk down the…
Ryan Leas | February 4, 2016 - 11:54 am

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Catching The Rain

Bob Mould has noticed the changes. Right there across this street in Williamsburg, that's where he used to park his Dodge Omni, the one that…
Ryan Leas | January 11, 2016 - 9:47 am

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American Beauty: Snapshots Of The National In Transition

I. EAUX CLAIRES In what seems like a quiet hour, loose activity fills the lives of the National's five members. It's that period…
Ryan Leas | November 16, 2015 - 11:59 am

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The Unflinching Gaze Of Chvrches

Tucked away in the corner of a thriving Swedish tech company's Manhattan office, three Scottish musicians are staring intently at their streaming analytics. The stats…
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 12:19 pm

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Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?

Stewart Anderson has had enough. The frontman for noise-pop veterans Boyracer and head of likeminded label 555 Recordings has been releasing music on vinyl since…
Marc Hogan | July 27, 2015 - 11:52 am

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Yes I’m Changing: The Bold Metamorphosis Of Tame Impala’s Currents

Kevin Parker was still working when the taxi rolled up to his home. The sun was setting over Perth on one of those early March…
Chris DeVille | July 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

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Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There's a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana's old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little…
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am

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We Took The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle To His First Pro Wrestling Show In 35 Years

In the crowd at a middle-of-nowhere North Carolina show, an earnest and bearded young man approaches John Darnielle, the Mountain Goats frontman. The young man…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 9:55 am

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Working With The Scars: Death Cab For Cutie Repair Themselves For Kintsugi

Music Hall Of Williamsburg is too small for Death Cab For Cutie. The room has a capacity of 550 people, but feels even smaller today,…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2015 - 10:12 am

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Murder Your Memory: Title Fight’s New Sound And Old Haunts

For reasons nobody seems to entirely understand, the school thought it would be a cool idea to throw a "rave." Of course, we're talking about…
Ryan Leas | February 3, 2015 - 12:33 pm

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Spirit Of 2014: Future Islands Reflect On Their Breakthrough Year

There are a lot of things happening in Reykjavik tonight. This is Iceland Airwaves, after all, one of those festivals where there's an endless supply…
Ryan Leas | December 22, 2014 - 10:53 am

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The Psyche Of Jaime & Mikey: Inside Run The Jewels 2

Killer Mike and El-P are crushing, as Killer Mike and El-P are wont to do. On a brisk, sunny Friday afternoon in San…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2014 - 9:07 am

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This Is The Ether: Reintroducing Merchandise

When you drive through Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, you will pass an endless collection of gas stations and strip malls, the latter seeming to surrender…
Ryan Leas | August 26, 2014 - 11:50 am

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Merchants Of Soul: A Trip To Chipotle And Outside Lands With Spoon

Britt Daniel's Chipotle order: Soft tacos with chicken, mild salsa, cheese, and a side of guacamole. Lemonade to drink, but he opts for Coke on…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2014 - 10:37 am