Unmitigated cool never goes outta style. Ever. Especially when said cool comes from one of the originators. See then it's something at once insidious and divine, a thing in and of itself, unexplainable, indefinable and blessed beyond belief.That kinda cool also tends to be highly emulated. And no ... More >>
America's rock and roll nerds got put back in their place, and we all benefited.
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycling v ... More >>
With Do the Bambi, Stereo Total boils a pot of electro soup for the playful soul
Miranda July pries open the profound tyranny of doubt
Le Tigre wants you -- naked and marching