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Tuesday, June 4 2013

Camera Obscura: Desire Lines

Tracyanne Campbell doesn’t have the feeling of “French Navy” inside of her anymore, and four years on, her songs aren’t about the solace of romance or even the thrill of it.


Monday, May 13 2013

“Good Intentions Evaporate Under Hot Lights”: An Interview with the Breeders

They started out under the shadow of the Pixies, but Kim Deal's band the Breeders not only became a beloved indie-rock staple, they also broke wide into the mainstream with Last Splash, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Josephine Wiggs walks us through the album's creation, its new live legacy, and her feelings towards that little classic known as Pod.


Thursday, September 27 2012

Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze EP

No mere perfunctory stopgap, this new EP sees the enigmatic band further venturing into beauteous bleakness.


Wednesday, September 29 2010

His Name Is Alive: The Eclipse

There is no story; or if there is a story, it isn’t well written. The album plays like a collection of out-takes, some of them quite beautiful but nonetheless without cohesion.


Tuesday, June 8 2010

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

Some thought that Ariel Pink would be nothing without his tape fuzz and helplessness. Man, were they wrong.


Monday, November 2 2009

Get Holy: An Interview With John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

Upon the release of the Mountain Goats' latest album, the band's founder and songwriter talks about the literary influences on his prolific output and the biblical theme of his latest opus.


Thursday, February 5 2009

The Lines: Flood Bank

Band leader Rico Conning calls this a "Pulp Fiction" edit of his excellent post-punk band's only two full-length albums.


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