"Hey Miami!" Of Montreal exclaimed via Facebook the other day. "We're kicking off our US tour with Wild Moccasins at Grand Central!"
And boy, we were so hyped! Especially 'cause we'd just chatted with frontguy Kevin Barnes about the new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar! And we'd even met Mr. Of Mont ... More >>
Like some kind of rabid half-human, half-beaver freakshow cooked up in the laboratory of Dr. Moreau, Of Montreal is plowing through the second decade of the new millennium with a psychedelic skill set that employs the best of seemingly disparate gene pools.
Of course, the crux of the band's geneti ... More >>
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What have we learned following Lollapalooza 2012?
Not only do reunions ... More >>
Ikea, Volvo, and electro-pop music -- that's what we think about when someone says Sweden.
And speaking of the European Union's third largest country by area, Swedish indie outfit Little Dragon is almost here!
Earlier this year, the Gothenburg-based group released its third studio album, Ritu ... More >>
When Swedish electro outfit Little Dragon performed at Electric Pickle back in January, S. Pajot noted a few sound issues, saying "[Yukimi Nagano's] vocals were drenched in a little too much reverb and buried a little too deep in the mix. Her singing was sweet and sharp. But she just couldn't cut ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenLittle Dragon's Yukimi Nagano.With Billygoat
Friday, January 28, 2011
Better than: Getting fucked by an extraterrestrial? (See paragraph 16.)
How does Little Dragon travel from gig to gig? Well, if you've spent the last few hours prepping for the Swedish band' ... More >>
Photo by SeekWere you born without an imagination? Then there's no reason to keep using colorless, stock phrases like "synth-pop" to describe Little Dragon's music. With some effort and a few minutes listening time, you'd probably come up with something as quirky, cute, and strangely apt as sing ... More >>
Welcome to Little Dragon land.Have you ever visited Little Dragon land? It's a magical musical netherworld located halfway between creepy and cutesy, where the wind whispers and rages in strange songful bursts of art rock, R&B, and electro-pop.
The days are dusky. The night sky shimmers in ... More >>