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Monday, April 2 2007

Of Montreal

A friend of mine complains that his students draw dark, depressing images. I suggested they start listening to Of Montreal...


Monday, March 26 2007

A Hammock and a Brook: An Interview With Explosions in the Sky

After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.


Sunday, March 25 2007

Good Times, Other Realities: A Conversation with Panda Bear

Whether with Animal Collective, through his solo work, or via a handful of other projects, Noah Lennox (or Panda Bear) makes a kind of disruptively joyful, emotionally affecting music operate on some sort of limbic plane to change your mood.


Panda Bear: Person Pitch

Animal Collective's Noah Lennox returns for his third solo outing. The tunes are fantastic, but their thrill is not without limits.


Wednesday, March 7 2007

Arcade Fire

There's nothing like spending Valentine's Day out in the cold...


Tuesday, March 6 2007

Arcade Fire can’t rein in its ambition

Maybe all I need to convince me of its wondrousness is a memorable experience at Coachella. That's what it took for Funeral to stick, after all.


Monday, March 5 2007

Band of the Year: An Interview with Arcade Fire

The artistic license offered by an indie label led to the darker and more ambitious Neon Bible. It brims with arrangements that include a symphony orchestra and a choir recorded in Budapest, Hungary, and a massive church organ. "It felt sometimes like we were making a film rather than a record," Win Butler says.


Thursday, March 1 2007

Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

After the dreamlike euphoria of Funeral, this much-hyped follow-up wakes up with one mother of a hangover.


Wednesday, January 31 2007

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah resists labeling - and big label interest

A scrappy band from Brooklyn releases a scrawl of a CD and distributes it entirely on their own. An Internet buzz spreads word of the disk, and over the course of a year, it goes on to sell a miraculous 100,000 copies.


Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Depression, isolation, infidelity, violence; Of Montreal once more in top form.


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