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Deconstructing: The Rise, Demise, And Legacy Of The Mars Volta

I woke up on Thursday, January 24, to find the Mars Volta, an old friend, stone dead and on the slab. By now, anyone with…
Joseph Schafer | February 7, 2013 - 1:57 pm

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Deconstructing: Buke And Gase, Doing It Yourself, And The Bounds Of Creativity

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. …
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2013 - 10:51 am

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Deconstructing: How The USPS Is Killing Indie

There is a great episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer, fed up with receiving junk mail, decides to permanently suspend his mail service. Mailman Newman…
James Jackson Toth | January 30, 2013 - 12:14 pm

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Deconstructing: Coachella And The Music Festival Industry

A music festival is a bit like an iTunes playlist. You're not going to listen to everything, but it's great knowing it's all there. And…
Brad Shoup | January 28, 2013 - 12:34 pm

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Deconstructing: Yo La Tengo, Low, And The Creative Potential Of Domestic Bliss

"We're like business associates," Leslie Mann's Debbie frowns to Paul Rudd's Pete in This Is 40, Judd Apatow's sorta-sequel to Knocked Up. "We're like brothers…
Chris DeVille | January 3, 2013 - 12:52 pm

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2012 In Review: Opening The Books On Spotify, Grizzly Bear, And The Economic Plight Of The Working Musician

To a cynic, 2012 might have looked a lot like the Year Of The Bellyache. With musicians from Jana Hunter to John Mellencamp candidly addressing…
James Jackson Toth | December 31, 2012 - 1:33 pm

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2012 In Review: Filling The LCD Soundsystem Void

2012 was the first full year without LCD Soundsystem since James Murphy distilled the fleeting essence of cool into seven-some comically heartrending minutes a decade
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2012 - 12:32 pm

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2012 In Review: The Year In Instrumental Music

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman…
Colin St. John | December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

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2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned…
Chris DeVille | December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

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Deconstructing: How Can Indie Musicians Break Even?

David Thomas, the singer of Pere Ubu, once said that "Rock music is mostly about moving big black boxes from one side of town to…
Doug Moore | December 12, 2012 - 10:00 am

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Deconstructing: Memory Tapes And Life Beyond Chillwave

How does the word "chillwave" make you feel in the waning weeks of 2012? If it doesn't make you say "huh?" it probably makes you…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

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Deconstructing: Trent Reznor’s Legacy

I was listening to An omen_, the just-released EP from Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels­_, and it made me feel a little warm inside.
Joseph Schafer | November 27, 2012 - 3:15 pm

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Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid

"Who the hell is this guy and why is he trying to sell me a warm sack of shit?" This question lit up…
Chris Ruen | November 20, 2012 - 11:25 am

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Deconstructing: Phillip Phillips, The Lumineers, And The Mumford-ization Of Pop

The incessant shopping trips start to make your life feel like a single, unbroken stream of home-furnishings-related commerce when you reach a certain age and…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2012 - 2:28 pm

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Deconstructing: Sufjan Stevens And Christian Music

Sufjan Stevens dropped 59 songs' worth of existential Christmas crisis on the world this week in the form of a five-disc collection called Silver &
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2012 - 12:13 pm