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Wednesday, May 14 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Days of Abandon

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's third full-length Days of Abandon finds the band in flux, with a new sound that's crisper and cleaner.


Tuesday, February 18 2014

Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits

Bad Self Portraits is another outstanding release from a really crucial and important group who is on the cusp of shedding its relative anonymity for bigger and better stages.


Tuesday, February 4 2014

Andrew Bird: I Want to See Pulaski at Night

Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.


Monday, February 3 2014

Emily Jane White: Blood/Lines

White's fourth album finds her playing bolder music with a daring conceit, but the results are decidedly mixed.


Thursday, November 14 2013

Tokyo Morose - “Every Night” (video) (Premiere)

Grand Rapids quartet merge delicate yet arresting vocals, fluid guitars and airy synths in debut music video.


Monday, September 16 2013

We Call It Living the Dream: An Interview with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

The acclaimed Missouri indie-poppers talk with PopMatters about whether to name a song "Harrison Ford" on their new album (they did), being forced to play a song on Russian television, and their love of J-Pop.


Friday, September 6 2013

Superchunk: I Hate Music

I Hate Music is undeniable proof that creating something with resounding beauty is the ultimate defiance of death.


Sunday, August 11 2013

Washed Out: Paracosm

Paracosm has the feel of a world-weary adult peeking in on the dreamworld he concocted as a youth and subsequently grew to abandon so long ago.


Tuesday, June 25 2013

The Songs Fall Out of the Air: An Interview with Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse discusses his latest album, The Happiness Waltz, and the elusive magical moments in music: the balance between family and career, his long-time partnership with producer Brad Jones and what really makes a good song tick.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Wild Nothing: Empty Estate EP

Wild Nothing's latest EP finds the indie-pop band trying their hand at a new, bigger sound with mixed results.


Camera Obscura: Desire Lines (Reviews) [4.Jun.13]
TEEN - “Paradise” (stream) (Mixed Media) [26.Apr.13]
Laura Stevenson: Wheel (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
Ben Lee: Deeper Into Dream (Reviews) [30.Oct.11]
Matt and Kim: 29 June 2011 - Terminal 5, NYC (Notes from the Road) [15.Jul.11]
The Deer Tracks: The Archer Trilogy Pt. 1 EP (Capsule Reviews) [25.Apr.11]
The Bell: Great Heat (Reviews) [11.Apr.11]
Polock: 22 March 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [30.Mar.11]
If By Yes: Salt on Sea Glass (Reviews) [22.Mar.11]
Rachel Goodrich: Rachel Goodrich (Capsule Reviews) [20.Feb.11]
Elk: Let’s Get Married (Capsule Reviews) [13.Feb.11]
Paper Aeroplanes: The Day We Ran Into the Sea (Capsule Reviews) [31.Jan.11]
Rubblebucket: Triangular Daisies EP (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.11]
Vanity Theft: The Anatomy EP (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jan.11]
Momus: Hypnoprism (Reviews) [16.Jan.11]
Johanna and the Dusty Floor: The Forest EP (Capsule Reviews) [11.Jan.11]
Gregory and the Hawk: Leche (Reviews) [9.Dec.10]
Glasser: Ring (Reviews) [17.Oct.10]
Synth Pop Matters: The Silly Kissers (Sound Affects) [12.Jan.09]
The 1900s: Cold & Kind (Reviews) [18.Oct.07]
Brunettes can have fun, too (News) [12.Oct.07]
Oh No! Oh My!: Between the Devil and the Sea (Capsule Reviews) [28.Aug.07]
Fourth of July: Fourth of July on the Plains (Capsule Reviews) [27.Aug.07]
Stuporhero: Last Star Shining (Capsule Reviews) [22.Aug.07]
The Go Find: Stars on the Wall (Capsule Reviews) [23.Apr.07]
Jessie & Layla: Kinetic (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.07]
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