This year's Coachella Festival has wrapped, and it was a great weekend for fans of indie music. Sunday's closing night sets in Indio, CA, included Kanye West, the Strokes, Duran Duran, and PJ Harvey. Other highlights of the three-day event: Mumford & Sons' coming-out show as global best-sellers; Arcade Fire's epic multimedia performance; Erykah Badu'sspine-shifting soul revue, and Cage the Elephant's ebullient stage dives.
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 »