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2011 Stories by M.T. Richards

Archives: 2013 | 2011
  • SBTRKT: Show Preview

    published October 26, 2011

    Very little is known about Britain's SBTRKT. On his self-titled 2011 debut, the Afro-Caribbean producer born Aaron Jerome drops a... More >>

  • Anika: Show Preview

    published October 19, 2011

    Germany's Anika is a study in paradoxes. Her lyrics convey desperation and self-erasure as she delivers them in an unflappable monotone.... More >>

  • Van Hunt: Show Preview

    published October 12, 2011

    Two years ago, Maxwell drew widespread hysteria from R&B nerds when he released the sleekly sexy BLACKsummers'night. R. Kelly's... More >>

  • Chris Taylor: Show Preview

    published October 5, 2011

    There appears to be very little that Chris Taylor can't do. He's the face of Grizzly Bear, a Brooklyn-based quartet that makes folk... More >>

  • Amon Tobin: Show Preview

    published September 28, 2011

    Rio de Janeiro-by-way-of-London producer Amon Tobin chops and splices samples with the precision of DJ Shadow. He has an ear for... More >>

  • Junior Boys: Show Preview

    published September 21, 2011

    Abstract pop music experienced a renaissance in the mid-'00s. Matmos and the Fiery Furnaces both released career-defining albums, while LCD... More >>

  • Bon Iver: Show Preview

    published September 21, 2011

    Last November, Justin Vernon was plucked from obscurity when Kanye West enlisted him for West's blockbuster album My Beautiful Dark Twisted... More >>

  • Iceage: Show Preview

    published July 20, 2011

    Discomfited teenagers have been belting out fiery rock tunes for generations. But there is something very novel about Iceage. The Danish... More >>

  • Pink Martini: Show Preview

    published June 29, 2011

    Portland's music scene these days often gets pigeonholed as a mix of folk, indie rock, and alt-country. But the Oregon city's most vibrant... More >>

  • Kurt Vile: Show Preview

    published April 20, 2011

    The rusted guitar flourishes and quaking electronic textures of Kurt Vile's new album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, come across like a... More >>

Archives: 2013 | 2011
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