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4 Jun 2013 // 10:06 PM

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.

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“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.

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27 Sep 2012 // 10:04 PM

Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze EP

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

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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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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