In its recent music issue, Entertainment Weekly declared Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House to be one of the 30 greatest bands working today. Though the duo was number 30, the list also included the legendary Bruce Springsteen and pop sensation Adele. "I saw that thing, and it kinda freaked ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCSS' Lovefoxxx at Ultra 2011.Can CSS be considered electronic music? Barely. Except for a few synthesizers, the band is more about live instrumentation. But it was a welcome relief to ears already tired of the bleeps and bloops that come with attending a festival like Ultra.How ... More >>
Photo by Ivan SantiagoJacuzzi Boys have gone big league. And so it was time for a trip to Glamour Shots.It seems like only yesterday (or a week ago) that we were smiling up at our beloved Jacuzzi Boys while bopping happily through the sparse early evening crowd at the Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party ... More >>
The New PornographersTogether (Matador)It is with a grin and a nodding of heads that the New Pornographers introduce their new album, Together. Unlike their previous effort, Challengers, this album comes in like a lion, eschewing precious and academic pop tunes in favor of a more strident, yet no ... More >>
Quoting Christopher R. Weingarten: Record Store Day AKA "eBay Eve"In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.Based upon the amount of this column devoted t ... More >>
photo by Christopher WilsonBen Bridwell's swelling sonic ambitions were apparent from early in his musical career. Now the frontman and main brain behind Band of Horses, as a member of the Seattle indie act Carissa's Wierd, he had a knack for pushing the borders of jangly, somewhat mopey rock tow ... More >>
Yesterday, we asked the copy machine if we could head home early from the office. We're ready for the weekend. Bring on the deep-toned plucks of an upright bass, the rainbow-hued parades and parties, all-you-can-drink beer, a trip to Miami's fabled Cuban food meccas, and a night of indie blues-rock. ... More >>
Last Night: Flight of the ConchordsBetter Than: All the YouTube videos fit to click.By now, fans of HBO's off-kilter, musical comedy series Flight of the Conchords know that its number is up. The Conchords themselves, the duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, walking a nearly-flawless tightrope ... More >>
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 >>
Wolf Parade reviews the reviewers.
Mudhoney keeps it dirty in '08.
By ANDY VIHSTADT Casino King For those of you holding out for the follow-up to LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Stereogum’s got something to hold you over. The song, “Big Ideas,” will appear in 21, the film adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House. The O.S.T. hits stores Mar ... More >>
Chalk another victory up for the super-cool promoter folks at New Art School. Their latest coup? The legendary Mudhoney!! I don't want to use the "g" word (ok, grunge) here, but they were one of the first rad bands to come out of Seattle in the late Eighties/early Nineties. And of course, they were ... More >>
By ANDY VIHSTADT Sex & Violence For your viewing pleasure: the new Kanye West video, directed by Spike Jonze. Much like his 1995 vid for Wax’s “Southern California” (reminisce here), Jonze shows his penchant for slow motion and fire. Add a shovel-wielding lingerie model to the equation and y ... More >>
By Andy Vihstadt Separated at Birth Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan premiered the first material from their Gutter Twins project on MySpace last week. The duo, dubbed as the “Satanic Everly Brothers,” will be releasing Saturnalia on Sub Pop on March 4. Get on their space to stream a couple of tr ... More >>
Some singles are keepers
WVUM charts the growth of Miami's fledgling indie culture
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Winning Days (Capitol)
The history of Florida courses through the folk music of Miami transplant Iron and Wine
Pretty Girls Make Graves has got your punk rawk anthems
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle
Tune out the empty rhetoric from both the White House and the antiwar camp; you'll hear a new anthem
Canada's Hot Hot Heat comes to a full rolling boil
Out from the Beach, a debut release of cradle-rocking melodies
Since We've Become Translucent "Sub Pop Records"
Nick Drake's sad legacy lives on through Damien Jurado
They're tough. They're rowdy. And they're on the way up. They're L7.
Vinyl might be a dead configuration, but nobody bothered to tell the rock and rollers that