MARNIE STERN | THE CHRONICLES OF MARNIA | March 13, 2013
In the arena of charming and entertaining indie-music figures, Marnie Stern stands unopposed.
NO REST FOR BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD | March 13, 2013
Blackbird Blackbird's 2012 EP Boracay Planet takes its name from two sources: Boracay — a beach-filled, postcard-perfect island in the Philippines — and a dream Mikey Maramag had about the tourist trap, despite never having visited.
WILD BELLE PUSH MAGICAL BUTTONS | February 11, 2013
Wild Belle's multi-ethnic allegiances — Afropop, reggae, and rocksteady — fuse into American indie-pop and classic rock. Results are, at varying times, tropical, tepid, and tempestuous.
THE LUMINEERS AIM FOR THE RAFTERS | February 01, 2013
Jeremiah Fraites isn't famous — at least not yet. The drummer of the Lumineers, the folk trio who experienced an outrageously fruitful 2012, is talking to me two days before appearing on the January 19 Saturday Night Live, but he doesn't sound convinced that his band have crossed the fame threshold.
PHANTOM GLUE COME INTO FOCUS | January 23, 2013
Variations of "nightmarish" and "psychedelic" come up repeatedly as Matt Oates describes his band's work — which makes sense, given that Phantom Glue trace their roots back to Slayer, the Jesus Lizard, and cult post-hardcore act KARP.
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