A veteran of many a cold winter, Mehan was born in Montreal and reared in Southeastern Wisconsin. After four years spent earning a degree in Japanese literature at the University of Chicago, he spent a year living in Japan before finally landing in Washington D.C. A technology policy activist by day, Mehan spends his nights listening to, watching, photographing and writing about music. You can visit his personal website at www.mehanjayasuriya.com.
Recasting themselves as proper ensembles, both Twin Shadow and Glasser successfully sought out bigger, fuller sounds.
18 Nov 2010
Anyone who says that Belle & Sebastian don't know how to have fun clearly hasn't seen the band play live recently.
20 Oct 2010
Much like Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter's live show finds the band splitting the difference between ambient noise and delicately constructed pop.
19 Oct 2010
Well curated, organized and executed, the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival announced the arrival of a new stop on the summer festival circuit.
15 Sep 2010
Transcending the stereotype of the morose singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten proved more personable than her melancholic songs let on.
10 Sep 2010
The Eels' Mark Oliver Everett (aka "E") discusses his latest LP, Tomorrow Morning, reveals what the Eels and Prince have in common, why he hopes his next book is boring, discusses the dangers of being bearded around police officers.
23 Aug 2010
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