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Iceage | You're Nothing

Matador Records (2013)
There's something intriguing about the ways Copenhagen punk band Iceage seem simultaneously to care so much and so little.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 11, 2013


Bee-havior: ''Festooning the Inflatable Beehive'' at BU's 808 Gallery

An art gallery may seem like an unconventional space for discussions on insect behavior, but Maria Molteni maintains beekeeping is as much an art as a science.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 06, 2013


La Big Vic | Cold War

Underwater Peoples (2013)
In 2011, La Big Vic released Actually, a retro-futuristic avant-pop album playing skillfully with classical and experimental influences.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 01, 2013


Katie Crutchfield's travels

Waxahatchee's American Weekend was my favorite record of 2012, an 11-song collection of downcast acoustic-guitar ballads laced with raw, pointed poetry, home-recorded over a week at Katie Crutchfield's childhood home in Birmingham, Alabama.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 30, 2013


The History of Apple Pie | Out of View

Marshall Teller Records (2013)
London-based quintet the History of Apple Pie's debut LP for Marshall Teller Records is an essential spin for fans of Dino Jr. riffs and early Slumberland indie-pop.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 29, 2013


Ducktails | The Flower Lane

Domino (2013)
Whereas previous Ducktails albums collaged pop ideas with kaleidoscopic filters and home-recorded hiss, The Flower Lane distills those disparate parts into a more firmly structured songcraft, sewn together with psychedelic guitars and dreamy imagery.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 23, 2013


Purity Ring’s body of futuristic pop

The brain of a seamstress must carry an intricate understanding of human anatomy, a knowledge of the body's limbs and joints, and the ways each part flexes into the next.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 23, 2013


Visualized: Spectacle's one-night art show

This Friday night in Jamaica Plain, multimedia performance space Spectacle will transform for the third installment of All Visual Boston, a one-night art show that will merge a digital slideshow of photographic work with a performance by local experimental musical duo Tooms.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 08, 2013


What's F'n Next? Nude Beach

Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau, and Jimmy Shelton met in high school on Long Island while playing in punk and hardcore bands like Guadalupe, Dustheads, and Religious Knives.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 08, 2013


Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks

The corner of West and Noble is a quiet, industrial area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 02, 2013


Surveying the stacks at Weirdo Records

Cellars by starlight
Weirdo's Mass Ave storefront feels like a glorified walk-in closet, with neon-pink walls covered in posters and shelves of CDs and LPs ranging from '60s Pakistani folk instrumentals and long-lost 1940s pop crooners to Spanish '80s punk compilations and CDs of noise recordings captured in Jamaica Plain.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 18, 2012


Ten under the radar: Music overlooked in 2012

Year-end lists are so often are based solely on the records that received the most press.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 18, 2012


Majical Cloudz | Turns Turns Turns

Arbutus Records (2012)
Devon Welsh is a frequent collaborator with his best friend Grimes, but he's also been recording introspective songs by himself for years.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 10, 2012


Eternal Summers find trust in others

Eternal Summers started as a guitar-and-drums duo in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2009.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 12, 2012


How Bazaar: Gifts for craft-lovers

One of our favorite holiday-season craft fairs is the Boston Bazaar Bizarre, an annual tradition within the DIY crafting community.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 04, 2012


Chris Weisman | Maya Properties

OSR Tapes (2012)
Chris Weisman is surprisingly focused for someone so intrinsically weird.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 04, 2012


What's F'n Next? | Heaven's Gate

After disbanding his punky noise-pop four-piece Sweet Bulbs last year, guitarist Mike Sheffield dove right into assembling his new Brooklyn band Heaven's Gate by having them open a show he'd already booked for touring friends.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 03, 2012


The Evens | The Odds

Dischord (2012)
In 2006, Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Embrace, etc.) began focusing his energy on the Evens, a duo with former Warmers drummer Amy Farina.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  November 21, 2012
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