The National

On their fourth release, Alligator, the National's lead singer and head lyricist Matt Beringer sounds like he's relating some kind of schizo bedtime story. Beringer'…
By: SPIN Staff / April 29, 2005


New York five-piece Benzos probably own a half dozen copies of Radiohead's Kid A between them. From the sound of their debut LP, Morning Stanza…
By: SPIN Staff / April 27, 2005

The Mountain Goats

John Darnielle, the man behind the Mountain Goats, might just be the only person on the planet who can make the act of drooling sound…
By: SPIN Staff / April 26, 2005

The Cloud Room

Puns notwithstanding, there is something euphoric about the Cloud Room. The songs off their self-titled debut album boast synth-pop hooks that should appeal to eve…
By: SPIN Staff / April 22, 2005

Luke Temple

Luke Temple could be the latest in a line of Jeff Buckley interpreters. He sustains the same pretty-yet-despondent tenor, and touches on the same subject…
By: SPIN Staff / April 21, 2005

Love As Laughter

After years spent on indie-rock circuit, kicking out garage rock gems with the best of them, Love as Laughter have released a slightly quieter record…
By: SPIN Staff / April 20, 2005

Mary Timony

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
By: SPIN Staff / April 18, 2005

The Good Goodbyes

Crafted in the harsh southwestern sun, indie-pop journeymen the Good Goodbyes manufacture bright, poppy sounds that betray their desert origins. The Good Goodbyes are something…
By: SPIN Staff / April 15, 2005

Of Montreal

Hometown: Athens, Georgia…
By: SPIN Staff / April 13, 2005

Bloc Party

Hometown: London, England…
By: Peter Gaston / April 11, 2005
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