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Dope Smokers: Spider Bags Venture to the Dark Side on ‘Frozen Letter’
Strange things are brewing in the brain of Spider Bags frontman Dan McGee. On Frozen Letter, the group's arresting fourth album (excluding a singles collection),…
August 6, 2014
Frankie Rose Offshoot Beverly Work Out Shimmering Dream-Pop on ‘Careers’
Sometimes a song is so good it becomes a crazed obsession. Example: The nearly-perfect "All the Things," from the debut outing by Brooklyn's Beverly, a…
July 1, 2014
White Lung Push Their Searing Rawk Beyond the Red on ‘Deep Fantasy’
Led by the stern and fearsome Mish Way, who seems to proclaim the end of the world every time she sings, Vancouver's furious White Lung…
June 16, 2014
Neil Young Evokes an Imaginary Past, Fetishizes Lo-Fi on ‘A Letter Home’
"What the hell?!?" is an appropriate first response to Neil Young's A Letter Home. Not for its content: Echoing Bob Dylan's Self Portrait, Young covers…
May 27, 2014
TEEN’s Faux-R&B Ploy ‘The Way and Color’ Elevates Discomfort to a Fine Art
Fronted by former Here We Go Magic keyboardist Teeny Lieberson (joined by sisters Lizzy and Katherine), Brooklyn's TEEN has made intriguing moves from the start.
April 22, 2014
The Men Bash and Jangle Through the Joyously Aimless ‘Tomorrow’s Hits’
Very funny, guys, calling your fourth album Tomorrow's Hits, when there's nothing remotely commercial — or forward-looking — about such a sweltering orgy of noise.
March 5, 2014
NYC Art-Pop Fixtures Cibo Matto Return With the Charmingly Unnerving ‘Hotel Valentine’
Everyone has them: those unguarded moments when unfiltered joy or unbridled terror washes over you like a tidal wave. Kids experience such raw feeling naturally;…
February 13, 2014
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