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Colin Stetson Talks ‘New History Warfare’ Album Featuring Justin Vernon

Colin Stetson's maximalist, lung-wrenching meditations on bass saxophone often incorporate imagery of powerful animals. And at recent live shows, he has taken to sharing a…
By: Alex Spoto / January 22, 2013

Niki & the Dove Frolic in the Forest, Chat About Their Tour

In the gorgeous new video for their 2011 single, "The Fox," dramatic Swedish synth-pop duo Niki & the Dove perform the haunting song live i…
By: Alex Spoto / August 31, 2012

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Hates Snakes, Pain, Evil

Lee "Scratch" Perry has a simple message: love people, love nature, destroy evil. His delivery, though, is not so simple. The reggae legend speaks i…
By: Alex Spoto / August 31, 2012

Psycho Beach Party: Hear the Growlers’ ‘One Million Lovers’

When their long-awaited, Dan Auerbach-produced project was indefinitely shelved, the Growlers struck out on their own to cut something more true to form: a garage…
By: Alex Spoto / August 30, 2012

Inside Tame Impala and Melody’s Echo Chamber’s Unlikely Partnership

Melody's Echo Chamber surfaced in late June via a lone, mysterious single. The dreamy fuzz gem "Crystallized" came seemingly out of nowhere, adding a psychedelic…
By: Alex Spoto / July 24, 2012

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s Ounsworth on Splintered Band’s Future

It’s been almost a decade since endearingly yelpy indie outfit Clap Your Hands Say Yeah won the hearts of the blogosphere without the help of…
By: Alex Spoto / July 17, 2012

Debo Band’s Danny Mekonnen on His Music’s Ethiopian Roots

In an amusing twist, one of the hottest Ethiopian bands going lives in Boston. Led by saxophonist-mastermind Danny Mekonnen, the 11-member Debo Band plays lush,…
By: Alex Spoto / July 12, 2012

You Have 24 Hours to Watch Last Night’s Dirty Projectors Show

Brooklyn art-rock auteurs Dirty Projectors teamed up with NYC live music moguls Bowery Presents for a brief, 24-hour YouTube broadcast of last night's set at…
By: Alex Spoto / July 10, 2012

Watch Twin Shadow’s Bloody ‘Five Seconds’ Clip

George Lewis Jr. ruffles his trademark coiffure and spills some blood in Twin Shadow’s new, Keith Musil-directed video for "Five Seconds," a motorcycle odyssey that…
By: Alex Spoto / June 21, 2012