Features

Wide Right

Wide Right's lead singer Leah Archibald could be the daughter of Heart's Ann Wilson. She has a similar timbre to Wilson during her "Barracuda" period,…
By: SPIN Staff / June 2, 2005

Matson Jones

Cellos have never sounded quite so badass as they do accompanying the wounded vocals of Anna Mascorella and Martina Grbac in the Denver-based art-punk quartet…
By: SPIN Staff / May 31, 2005

My Chemical Romance

By: Andy Greenwald…
By: SPIN Staff / May 31, 2005

Dressy Bessy

There's something about Dressy Bessy's brand of blissfully infectious mod-pop that makes me want to wear bright pink and yellow and hold hands and go…
By: Jessica Grose / May 26, 2005

Maria Taylor

Call it revenge of the guest vocalists: First there was Leslie Feist, of the Broken Social Scene fame, who recently released her solo debut Let…
By: SPIN Staff / May 25, 2005

Off the Wall

As I write this column, the Michael Jackson trial remains in progress. By the time you (read: society) see this column, it's possible that hi…
By: SPIN Staff / May 25, 2005

Four Tet

On the second track off Fout Tet's new album, Everything Ecstatic, a simple-yet-persistent drumbeat and a cute humming voice that sounds something like a bumblebee…
By: SPIN Staff / May 23, 2005

The Oranges Band

The Oranges Band's second LP, The World & Everything In It, is a variety pack of indie-rock charms. Lead singer Roman Kuebler sounds like a…
By: SPIN Staff / May 20, 2005

Shout Out Louds

In the grand tradition of the Cardigans, Ace of Base, Abba, and other former and extant members of the Swedish invasion, the Shout Out Loud…
By: SPIN Staff / May 19, 2005

Lucero

If Lynyrd Skynyrd were less Deliverance and more The Sound and the Fury, they could be Nashville, Tennessee's own Lucero. Lucero's new album, Nobody's Darlings,…
By: SPIN Staff / May 18, 2005
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