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2008 Stories by Jonah Flicker

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  • Wilderness

    published December 10, 2008

    You don't so much listen to a Wilderness album as become completely absorbed by it. The band's densely textured and deceptively simple format... More >>

  • Electronic acts trade laptops for live bands

    published December 10, 2008

    It seems like only yesterday that everybody wanted to be a DJ, or at least to have one in his band. This trend peaked in the late '90s, the era... More >>

  • Love as Laughter gets a boost from Modest Mouse

    published August 27, 2008

    Sam Jayne, the architect behind Brooklyn's Love as Laughter, has been toiling away at this rock 'n' roll thing for a long time. The story... More >>

  • The War on Drugs

    published July 23, 2008

    We're only halfway through 2008, but Philadelphia's The War on Drugs claims one of this year's most exciting debuts. On Wagonwheel... More >>

  • The moral dilemmas of a liberal Nugent fan

    published June 18, 2008

    It's hard to be apathetic when it comes to the infuriatingly fascinating Detroit rock legend Ted Nugent. He presents a musical and moral... More >>

  • Islands

    published June 11, 2008

    Since his days with the Unicorns, Islands' mastermind Nick Thorburn has revealed himself as equal parts pop genius, musical theater admirer,... More >>

  • Tapes 'n Tapes

    published May 7, 2008

    After so much blog and print buzz for Tapes 'n Tapes' excellent 2005 debut, The Loon, expectations were high for the Minnesota indie... More >>

  • Peter Morén

    published April 30, 2008

    It's hard to keep a frontman happy. Today's lead singers often harbor dreams of going it alone once they gain success with their bands, from... More >>

  • Del tha Funkee Homosapien

    published March 26, 2008

    "Never rearrange my stuff to sell units/Do it, then you can't come back again." So claims the Funkee Homosapien on "Raw Sewage," the first... More >>

  • Instruments of Science and Technology

    published February 6, 2008

    Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Richard Swift is something of a Cole Porter–Paul McCartney hybrid, constructing pop tunes built upon... More >>

  • Black Mountain's Psychedelic Sprawl Needs a Roadmap

    published January 30, 2008

    Vancouver's Black Mountain drew from a deep well of psychedelic-rock firewater when recording its self-titled debut, which was released in... More >>

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