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2004 Stories by Tony Ware

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  • Isis

    published December 30, 2004

    It's amazing math and science majors don't outnumber metalheads at an average Isis show, as the Boston-born, LA-based quintet's insistent cadences... More >>

  • The Go! Team

    published December 16, 2004

    Brighton, U.K. band The Go! Team offers eleven deep, custom-carved grooves of retrofitted breakbeat soul and new millennial mashup. Like the... More >>

  • Lusine

    published December 2, 2004

    Seattle's Jeff McIlwane -- a.k.a. Lusine, formerly Lusine and Lucine icl. -- parlayed his studies in sound design into releasing material equally... More >>

  • Camp Classic

    published November 25, 2004

    Named for the act of two lesbians sitting, legs outstretched and interlocked, to rub their pussies together, New York's Scissor Sisters may be... More >>

  • Neko Case

    published November 11, 2004

    Unlike other country & western stars, Pacific Northwest chanteuse Neko Case doesn't traffic in heartache, but comeuppance. "You get what you... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 4, 2004

    Nearly a year after the release of DFA Records Presents: Compilation #1, the New York label continues to compile its output with the aptly... More >>

  • Roni Size

    published November 4, 2004

    Roni Size After coming up on Bryan Gee and Jumping Jack Frost's V Recordings, the Mercury Prize-winning, Bristol-based Roni Size then... More >>

  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

    published October 21, 2004

    East Coast pub-punk troubadour Ted Leo is a mad pundit in the tradition of Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg, and Shake the Sheets is his... More >>

  • Le Tigre

    published October 21, 2004

    No woman is an island. But in 1999, New York-based electropunks Le Tigre suggested one could be, since the DIY dance-punks -- fronted by Bikini... More >>

  • Mouseketeers

    published October 14, 2004

    If German electronic producers Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma were to switch professions and tackle architecture, maybe they could be the new Frank... More >>

  • Interpol

    published September 30, 2004

    Whereas New York fashion plate quartet Interpol's brooding 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, was ladled with reverb-laden post-punk,... More >>

  • The Faint

    published September 16, 2004

    Whereas gritty dramatists such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, and Devo once existed in a vacuum, flouting pop tradition with idiosyncratic,... More >>

  • Sleep Chamber

    published July 15, 2004

    Icelandic trio Múm collages memories, the more indistinct the better. Whether it's detritus of digitally accosted acoustic sources, or the... More >>

  • Superpitcher

    published April 15, 2004

    Cologne, Germany's Aksel "Superpitcher" Schaufler is in love, as the title to his debut LP indicates. Erase all images of women inspired by Swiss... More >>

  • See/Hear

    published March 4, 2004

    Producing and reproducing crisply delineative yet densely rhythmic textural techno, Detroit-bred DJ/producer Jeff Mills weaves a nuanced... More >>

  • Rump Shaker

    published March 4, 2004

    Every few years since the mid-Eighties, the true revival of "electro" has been heralded. The depth charge 808 drum machine and scratchy freestyle... More >>

  • Micromanagement

    published March 4, 2004

    Soon after the advent of electronic composition -- commencing with the breech birth of electric instrumentation, which came kicking and squalling... More >>

  • Luomo

    published March 4, 2004

    It is said that a watched pot boils more slowly. Well, the genre coined as microhouse certainly has many a gaze -- journo at least -- turned on... More >>

  • Savath & Savalas

    published January 29, 2004

    Shuffling between pseudonyms like Delarosa and Asora (currently retired), Prefuse 73 (most popular), and Savath & Savalas (now receiving the... More >>

  • Chicks on Speed

    published January 8, 2004

    Since forming in Munich in 1997, Chicks on Speed has evolved from a proto-electroclash pastiche to a boutique busker of buzzing electro. The... More >>

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