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Tuesday, November 11 2014

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: IX

After a few albums of focused hard rock, Trail of Dead confidently begins to reintegrate the more pop-oriented experimentations that killed their early '00s buzz.


Monday, November 10 2014

Willie Nile - “Once in a Lullaby” (audio) (Premiere)

The prolific New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile trades in his rock and roll lineup for a set of piano ballads with his latest album, If I Was a River. "Once in a Lullaby" beautifully distills the album's ethos.


Monday, November 3 2014

By the Numbers?: An Interview with Kasabian

Following the release of their new album 48:13, Kasbian guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno discusses ripping off the Silver Apples and ponders why, even now, people still aren't getting the joke.


Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets

"Madchester" veterans return after 20 years and manage not to embarrass themselves too much. Cue the sound of one hand clapping.


Thursday, October 30 2014

Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Daniel Lanois has upped the ante with Flesh and the Machine by pledging to search "for something that’s never been heard before".


Tuesday, October 28 2014

Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.


Monday, October 27 2014

The Church: Further/Deeper

An album that moves the band onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.


Friday, October 24 2014

The Posies: Failure

Over two decades on, Failure remains a rewarding listen, steeped in its time yet sweetly out of place.


Wednesday, October 22 2014

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.


Tuesday, October 21 2014

Loose Buttons - “Two Wolves” (video) (Premiere)

Loose Buttons draw some aesthetic inspiration from the likes of Wes Anderson for their latest video, "Two Wolves".


Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
Thurston Moore: The Best Day (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
Dinner and a Suit: Stay EP (Capsule Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation (Sound Affects) [16.Oct.14]
Johnny Marr: Playland (Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
JAWS: Be Slowly (Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
Plug in Stereo: Plug in Stereo (Capsule Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
OK Go: Hungry Ghosts (Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Loud Quiet Loud: The Top 15 Pixies Songs (Sound Affects) [2.Apr.14]
Beck: Morning Phase (Reviews) [24.Feb.14]
Broken Bells: After the Disco (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
20 Questions: Nico Vega (Sound Affects) [17.Jun.13]
Surfer Blood: Pythons (Reviews) [10.Jun.13]
Big Deal: June Gloom (Reviews) [4.Jun.13]
Primal Scream: More Light (Reviews) [12.May.13]
The Strokes: Comedown Machine (Reviews) [24.Mar.13]
The End of R.E.M. (Sound Affects) [23.Sep.11]
They Might Be Giants: Join Us (Reviews) [18.Jul.11]
Buffalo Tom: Skins (Reviews) [16.Jun.11]
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