HAUNTED BY SOUND, PILE IS RISING | October 30, 2012
The five-year-old quartet Pile, among the brightest of Boston's bursting subterrane, makes waltz-time, feel-bad guitar music that is gothic in the non-eyeliner sense: angular songs express the sort of specific, primal anxieties that litter a liberal-arts undergrad's coursework.
SUN AIRWAY | SOFT FALL | October 09, 2012
One of the more remarkable evolutions in the contemporary musical underground may be Jon Barthmus's decade-long peregrination from hardcore punk to the ambitious electro-pop of Sun Airway.
DINOSAUR JR. | I BET ON SKY | September 12, 2012
It's hard to believe, but Dinosaur Jr. released their debut 27 years ago.
THE RAVEONETTES | OBSERVATOR | September 06, 2012
Attentive Raveonettes fans passed the summer anxiously, weighing the implications of the revelation that the duo's forthcoming collection largely sprang from frontman Sune Rose Wagner's Jim Morrison-inspired bender of booze and benzos.
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