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2005 Stories by Abigail Clouseau

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • Metric

    published October 5, 2005

    I wonder what Metric (and sometimes Broken Social Scene) frontwoman Emily Haines was like in high school. Like most emerging indie rock icons, she... More >>

  • Calla

    published October 5, 2005

    At a record release party for the band's previous effort, Televise, New York's Calla played an entire set in total darkness save for a... More >>

  • The Fall

    published September 28, 2005

    I've done some bad things in my day; I suppose all of us have. Still, I've recently been turned around, for good this time, and I owe it all to... More >>

  • Her Space Holiday

    published September 28, 2005

    "In a dream you called me up and asked me quietly if I would like to meet you for a drink, but when I got there you just looked at me as you spoke... More >>

  • Joggers

    published September 28, 2005

    I recall fondly the thrill of arriving at a random high school house party to find a band playing. Most of the time this meant terrible songs and... More >>

  • The American Analog Set

    published September 21, 2005

    The American Analog Set's latest full-length, Set Free, should provide the score to some pretty quintessential autumn moments this year:... More >>

  • Death Cab for Cutie

    published September 7, 2005

    When a band like Death Cab for Cutie manages to approach gold record sales with help only from the tiny Seattle-based label Barsuk and, via Fox' s... More >>

  • Mobius Band

    published August 10, 2005

    There's an urgency missing from The Loving Sounds of Static, the debut full-length from the Brooklyn (via small-town Massachusetts)... More >>

  • The White Stripes

    published June 22, 2005

    Why Jack and Meg chose "Blue Orchid" as the first single from their latest full-length is a bit of a mystery. The song is crammed with unexciting... More >>

  • Gorillaz

    published June 8, 2005

    I'll admit I was stumped when I first saw the iPod commercial featuring "Feel Good Inc.," from Gorillaz's new Demon Days. That lazy Britpop... More >>

  • Stephen Malkmus

    published June 8, 2005

    I don't know about you, but I got scared for a second when Stephen Malkmus released his second solo effort, Pig Lib. While that record had... More >>

  • Stars

    published March 23, 2005

    Blame it on global warming or the tap water. Blame it on health care or G-dubs. Whoever's at fault, Canada is simply kicking our ass these days... More >>

  • No Sympathy for the Demo

    published March 16, 2005

    I remember watching Oliver Stone's outlandish portrayal of the Doors, after having spent numerous hours practicing rock star poses in front of a... More >>

  • Mobius Band

    published March 16, 2005

    "Starts Off With a Bang," the first song from Mobius Band's debut EP for Ghostly International, might be a bit of a misnomer as far as titles go.... More >>

  • Doves

    published March 9, 2005

    When the Doves released their debut in 2000, Lost Souls, it was clear that there was something different about the Manchester quartet's... More >>

  • Adam Green

    published March 2, 2005

    It wouldn't be that surprising if, in the storeroom of a strip-mall novelty shop somewhere, Beck, Har Mar Superstar, and Adam Green meet monthly... More >>

  • Crooked Fingers

    published March 2, 2005

    You don't call your record Dignity and Shame unless you're intending something wholeheartedly poignant. Unfortunately, in modern music,... More >>

  • Lou Barlow

    published February 9, 2005

    The name Lou Barlow always comes up when discussing low-fidelity indie rock, so it's odd that he's never put out a solo record. A crucial part of... More >>

  • Jason Anderson

    published February 2, 2005

    Once, in a dank back music room of a venue, hidden on the wrong side of the tracks in Denton, Texas, a town only the Mountain Goats sing fondly... More >>

  • Low

    published January 26, 2005

    It was intriguing to hear that Low's new full-length, its first for Sub Pop, was being touted as texturally "aggressive." But what did that mean?... More >>

  • Magnolia Electric Co

    published January 19, 2005

    Contemporary. Midwestern. Indie. Rock. Four words that conjure images of skinny introverts with guitars, the sort who make up band names for their... More >>

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