The Antlers Seek Peace in the Unknown on ‘Familiars’

When Peter Silberman, frontman for the Antlers, read the funerary text Tibetan Book of the Dead this past fall, he started thinking about people's inner…
By: Harley Brown / May 20, 2014

Greg Gives Peter Space to Fuse Chamber-Folk With Dub

Dub music is often thought of as an almost mystical force, a kind of ghost in the machine, but to hear Greg Haines and Peter…
By: Philip Sherburne / May 20, 2014

Swans Hold Court, Preach ‘To Be Kind’ at Bowery Ballroom

Swans rained their terror down on New York City's Bowery Ballroom last night, on behalf of their Essential new album, To Be Kind, a colossal…
By: SPIN Staff / May 19, 2014

The Orwells and Twin Peaks Desecrate These United States

The Orwells have been making a mess across the country for the last few weeks, touring in advance of their new album, Disgraceland, which dro…
By: SPIN Staff / May 13, 2014

Broken Twin Commands Devastating Darkness on ‘May’

There's sad music and then there's sad music; music that's just plain devastating. Death Cab for Cutie made sad music, whereas Elliott Smith's was devastating.
By: Garrett Kamps / May 13, 2014

M.I.A. and A$AP Ferg Bring the Party to Queens

On Friday, May 9, M.I.A. headlined the Knockdown Center, inviting all the women in the audience to dance onstage to "Y.A.L.A." and "Bad Girls." Tra…
By: Jolie Ruben / May 12, 2014

Pantha du Prince Reboots His Experimental Techno With the Triad

Is Pantha du Prince's Hendrik Weber unpredictable? Count on it. How do you peg a mercurial German producer who's been content to spend the last…
By: Scott Mcdonald / May 12, 2014

Body Music: tUnE-yArDs’ Undulating Brilliance

Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of tUnE-yArDs are eating dinner at a vegan Chinese restaurant in Oakland called Golden Lotus. The scene is busy and…
By: Geeta Dayal / May 9, 2014

Morrissey Seems at Peace, Generates Drama in San Jose Tour Opener

Morrissey may have willfully resisted maturity for over 30 years, but he nevertheless came across flatteringly dignified on Wednesday's opening San Jose stop on hi…
By: Barry Walters / May 8, 2014

King Tuff Promises Mystery and Sex on ‘Volcanic’ New Album

"The place you gotta go to change / Is deeper into the strange." So sings King Tuff — a.k.a. 31-year-old singer-guitarist Kyle Thomas — o…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2014
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