At this weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion, 40,000 fans got free tickets to see a diverse lineup of bands, headlined by M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem, and featuring Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, Pavement, Yeasayer, Ludacris and more. Read SPIN's full festival review here.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »