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2007 Stories by Ed Masley

Archives: 2007
  • Thee More Shallows

    published May 2, 2007

    Thee More Shallows' offbeat indie rock finds a cozy home in Anticon Records. The San Francisco-based label is known for embracing tweaked hip hop... More >>

  • Stacy's Mom vs. Yolanda at the DMV counter

    published April 25, 2007

    Japan's Mono balances the feral and the fastidious. On previous albums, the post-rock quartet has released oppressive swarms of... More >>

  • Another Marley makes his mark in the reggae business

    published April 18, 2007

    Trans Am 's latest disc, Sex Change, begins with the echo of Afrobeat guitars washing over a trance-inducing synth riff. But things... More >>

  • Kings of Leon

    published April 11, 2007

    The whole point of Because of the Times, according to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, is to throw the unsuspecting listener for a... More >>

  • The blissful strings 'n' things of Amiina

    published April 11, 2007

    For the past eight years, Amiina has been best known as Sigur Rós' string section. Since 2005, however, the Icelandic act has also... More >>

  • Get on the Guest List

    published March 21, 2007

    From the opening track of the brilliantly titled I'll Sleep When You're Dead, it's clear that El-P hasn't lost his feel for hip hop's... More >>

  • Metal boys and their Lesbian lovers

    published March 21, 2007

    Christened with a deliberately deceptive moniker, the hirsute lads in Seattle's Lesbian marry psychedelic metal with prog rock for... More >>

  • Bright Eyes

    published March 7, 2007

    Apparently, that Vote for Change tour really got to Conor Oberst. He opens his latest release, Four Winds, with a violin-fueled title track... More >>

  • Mountain Goats graze through three sold out shows

    published March 7, 2007

    Portland's Charlie Salas-Humara is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist best known as Panther . Like a one-man short-wave set with... More >>

  • Shed excess pop with OK Go's power calisthenics

    published February 28, 2007

    The guys in OK Go are coming off a Grammy win for their video "Here It Goes Again," a classic moment in the history of goofy music videos... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published February 7, 2007

    He's already had his way with Christmas, but has any holiday come closer to practically begging for a John Waters mixtape than Valentine's Day?... More >>

Archives: 2007
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