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  • King Krule: Show Preview

    published December 11, 2013

    Archy Marshall is only 19 years old, but as King Krule, the singer-songwriter expresses a kind of cloud-ridden doom that sounds a decade or so... More >>

  • Lissie: Show Preview

    published December 4, 2013

    Elisabeth Maurus, professionally known as Lissie, grew up listening to a range of musicians: country artists, singer-songwriters like Sarah... More >>

  • The Tubes: Show Preview

    published December 4, 2013

    "The more things change, the more they stay the same" is as cliché as cliché can get, but the proverb sure rings true once you... More >>

  • Waxahatchee: Show Preview

    published November 27, 2013

    By trade, Katie Crutchfield is a singer-songwriter, but in action as Waxahatchee, she's more like a butcher whose voice and six-string double... More >>

  • Marijuana Deathsquads: Show Preview

    published November 20, 2013

    Minnesota has already left its imprint on music history by gifting the world Bob Dylan, Prince, the Andrews Sisters, and the Replacements. But... More >>

  • Thundercat: Show Preview

    published November 13, 2013

    When Nintendo bigwig Hiroshi Yamauchi died in September, tributes from videogame fans poured in from all around. Bassist and... More >>

  • Teen Daze: Show Preview

    published November 6, 2013

    Jamison sure loves his natural scenery. The last-name-lacking chillwave/dream-pop beatsmith and Canadian citizen behind Teen Daze consistently... More >>

  • Peaches: Show Preview

    published November 6, 2013

    In 2000, Merrill Beth Nisker opened her debut album as Peaches with some mischievously vivid filth: "Sucking on my titties like you wanted me,... More >>

  • Larry and His Flask: Show Preview

    published September 4, 2013

    Lifting a meme-friendly Internet image for an EP cover when you're a folk/bluegrass/punk outfit is an inauspicious opening move, but Larry... More >>

  • Prefuse 73: Show Preview

    published August 21, 2013

    Sprawling discographies often go hand-in-hand with successful electronic musicians, and Prefuse 73 is as fine an illustration of that as... More >>

  • Pink Martini: Show Preview

    published August 7, 2013

    Pink Martini wholeheartedly believes in the power of sprawl — at least of a certain type. Though the Portland group has frequently... More >>

  • Candye Kane: Show Preview

    published July 24, 2013

    Some believe the blues can be properly realized only by people who have experienced some serious shit. By that criterion, Candye Kane is... More >>

  • Tijuana Panthers: Show Preview

    published July 17, 2013

    Semi-Sweet is an exquisitely apropos name for Tijuana Panthers' second and latest record. First, the sugary: The Los... More >>

  • Deafheaven: Show Preview

    published July 10, 2013

    Black metal can be serious business. Take a look at the conversation surrounding Deafheaven. The S.F.-based five-piece, which was formed... More >>

  • Rubblebucket: Show Preview

    published July 3, 2013

    If you're reading this, it's likely that you're at least two decades removed from wading around one of those ball pits you'd find in... More >>

  • Prince Rama: Show Preview

    published June 26, 2013

    And now we praise the experimenters, the thinkers, the weirdos kissing the fringe. Prince Rama, a Brooklyn trio steered by sisters... More >>

  • Baths: Show Preview

    published June 26, 2013

    In a fall 2011 interview — nearly a year and a half after the release of Baths' Cerulean — Will Wiesenfeld mulled... More >>

  • Geto Boys: Show Preview

    published June 19, 2013

    The Geto Boys sure have had a weird trajectory. The Houston sons rose in the late 1980s, digging their lyrical fingernails deep into grim,... More >>

  • Mount Kimbie: Show Preview

    published June 12, 2013

    Looking for a crash course in the delicate art of speaking a lot but not saying much? Just Google some interviews with the members of Mount... More >>

  • Pharoahe Monch: Show Preview

    published June 12, 2013

    For an MC so loaded with technique and bright ideas, Pharoahe Monch has had a really rocky run. Things started swimmingly, with the Queens... More >>

  • Madlib: Show Preview

    published June 5, 2013

    If eating dinner is anything like making music for Otis Jackson Jr., the man must never leave the goddamn table. The California producer/rapper... More >>

  • Akron/Family: Show Preview

    published May 29, 2013

    For an outta-left-field, pseudo-band-beef, no recent example is more intriguing than Akron/Family calling out the Lumineers. It's... More >>

  • Elliphant: Show Preview

    published May 22, 2013

    Sometimes, it's best to completely disregard musicians' thoughts on their own work. Case in point: Elliphant architect Ellinor... More >>

  • Dillinger Escape Plan: Show Preview

    published May 15, 2013

    The video for the Dillinger Escape Plan's "When I Lost My Bet" doubles as a nifty intro to the Morris Plains, N.J.-based outfit. The... More >>

  • Machine Gun Kelly: Show Preview

    published May 8, 2013

    When it comes to performance venues, Machine Gun Kelly's devil-may-care attitude has produced some immensely entertaining results. The... More >>

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