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Nite Jewel, ‘One Second of Love’ (Secretly Canadian)

Ramona Gonzalez, the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and visual artist behind Nite Jewel, follows a path trod by similarly rising acts like Zola Jesus, Neon…
Marc Hogan / March 13, 2012

Bowerbirds, ‘The Clearing’ (Dead Oceans)

Raleigh folk duo widens studio palate, crafts their most memorable bit of gnarled, moonlit strummery to date.
David Bevan / March 12, 2012

Bang on a Can All-Stars, ‘Big Beautiful Dark and Scary’ (Cantaloupe)

Accessibly outside neo-minimalism suggesting Philip Glass with bigger balls.
Richard Gehr / March 12, 2012

Narrows, ‘Painted’ (Deathwish, Inc.)

Mathcore supergroup (ex-Botch and Unbroken) sounds too angry to calculate infinity, hulks out instead.
Kory Grow / March 12, 2012

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, ‘Concering the Entrance Into Eternity,’ (Important)

Lutist and filmmaker smolder with ragged glory, poised grace.
Grayson Currin / March 12, 2012

We Have Band, ‘Ternion’ (Naive)

Aiming for Holy Ghost-esque nu-disco; only succeeding in Human League parody and '05 Bloc Party redux.
Puja Patel / March 12, 2012

Fanfarlo, ‘Rooms Filled With Light’ (Canvasback/Atlantic)

Indie team sings what they know ("Shiny Things," "Deconstruction"); frilly, punchy orch-pop trifle.
Keith Harris / March 12, 2012

The Magnetic Fields, ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’ (Merge)

Tragedy is universal, but not everyone can agree on what's funny, and even fewer people bestow comedy with lasting value. This applies to all the…
Barry Walters / March 12, 2012

Bruce Springsteen’s Soul Revival at the Apollo, By the Numbers

As the E Street Band took the stage at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday night, each member touched the venue's famed tree stump…
Luke McCormick / March 12, 2012

Kanye West and Rihanna Help Brad Pitt ‘Make It Right’

When Kanye West played New Orleans last summer, he started his Essence Music Festival set atop a scissors lift in the middle of the Mercedes-Benz…
Alex Rawls / March 11, 2012

The Men, ‘Open Your Heart’ (Sacred Bones)

For hardcore (or post-hardcore) Brooklyn DIY types — their lives a jumble of comically seedy underground shows held in basement dungeons, dank warehouses, condemned lofts,…
Rob Harvilla / March 9, 2012

DJ Sliink, ‘Vibrate EP’ (Body High)

Spiked sirens and Baltimore club abounds Brick Bandit commands sweaty voguers to "Put Cha Back In It." We get low.
Puja Patel / March 9, 2012

White Rabbits, ‘Milk Famous’ (TBD Records)

Vertigo alert: Itchy, Missourian indie-rockers add spacey sheen to tense melodies, evoke Martian neurotics.
Jon Young / March 9, 2012

Yellow Ostrich, ‘Strange Land’ (Barsuk Records)

NYC bedroom chamber-popper tears down wall for a wild rumpus of loops, horns, percolating percussion.
Melissa Giannini / March 9, 2012

I See Hawks in L.A., ‘New Kind of Lonely’ (Western Seeds)

Fine country-rock trio's acoustic foray: old age, overdoses, suicide, boho nostalgia.
Richard Gehr / March 9, 2012
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