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Features

Monday, April 28 2014

Getting Naked, Playing with Guns: An Interview with Andrew Jackson Jihad

They started out as a fiery "folk-punk" outfit, but have drifted far away from such genre confinement. The band tells us about Nicholas Cage films, Temple Grandin, and why their new album is about not one, but multiple apocalypses.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 22 2014

Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Mark Everett admitted that Cautionary Tales was an uncomfortable record to make, but what's most unsettling is how familiar it sounds.


Tuesday, April 15 2014

Hospitality: Trouble

Indie pop for indie pop scholars.


Monday, February 24 2014

St. Vincent: St. Vincent

To stay alive, you have to improvise. Learn from the master.


Tuesday, November 12 2013

Laurel Halo: Chance of Rain

As its title suggests, Chance of Rain hinges on contingencies.


Tuesday, October 29 2013

Moonface: Julia with Blue Jeans On

Spencer Krug wields the love song like it's the best sword in his collection.


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