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Sonny & the Sunsets, ‘Tomorrow Is Alright’ (Fat Possum)

Fanciful whimsy and weary self-deprecation should be at odds, but Sonny Smith invokes them both with a shrug on his band's low-key garage-pop debut. Originally…
Abigail Everdell / August 13, 2010

Health, ‘::DISCO2′ (Lovepump United)

This Los Angeles quartet augment the scathing buzz-saw noise and artillery percussion of last year's Get Color album with a batch of audaciously free-handed remixes.
Abigail Everdell / June 9, 2010

High Places, ‘High Places vs. Mankind’ (Thrill Jockey)

This Los Angeles–via-Brooklyn duo, known for wide-eyed naturalism and home-crafted, sample-based songwriting, explore an edgier mood on their second album. Rob Barber intensifies the band's…
Abigail Everdell / March 22, 2010

Dum Dum Girls, ‘I Will Be’ (Sub Pop)

Kristin Gundred used to front San Diego post-punk band Grand Ole Party, but nowadays she's known as "Dee Dee," the enigmatic, perpetually black-clad force behind…
Abigail Everdell / March 21, 2010

Hot New Band: Thao With the Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen has a strange feeling about loitering in airports. "I love it!" exclaims the sweet-voiced singer-guitarist. "You can even ask the dudes" -- bassist-keyboardist…
Abigail Everdell / December 1, 2009

Review: Real Estate, ‘Real Estate’

As evidenced by song titles like "Pool Swimmers" and "Let's Rock the Beach," New Jersey–based foursome Real Estate traffic in placid, self-consciously coastal summertime jams.
Abigail Everdell / November 17, 2009

Just Us Girls

"This is what I'm talking about!"
Abigail Everdell / September 15, 2009

Vivian Girls, ‘Everything Goes Wrong’ (In the Red)

On their second album, Brooklyn's garage rockettes bob through another bar-rage of deadpan, harmony-laden Spector speedballs. While the Vivs split their brief debut between love's…
Abigail Everdell / September 1, 2009

Woods, ‘Songs of Shame’ (Shrimper/Woodsist)

Woods may move in fuzzy lo-fi circles (frontman Jeremy Earl runs the Fuckittapes and Woodsist labels, which have released records by Wavves, Psychedelic Horseshit, and…
Abigail Everdell / August 14, 2009

Box Elders, ‘Alice and Friends’ (Goner)

On their debut album's title track, Nebraska brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre describe a slap-dash neighborhood band who sings that "anything you wanna do should…
Abigail Everdell / August 10, 2009

Various Artists, ‘The World’s Lousy With Ideas Vol. 8′ (Almost Ready)

Since 2007, the World's Lousy series, compiled by Brooklyn obsessive Harry Howes, has excavated worthy punk/garage/shitgaze lesser-knowns (including Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Pink Noise)…
Abigail Everdell / June 27, 2009

Crocodiles, ‘Summer of Hate’ (Fat Possum)

Through drum-machine slaps and guitarist Charles Rowell's fuzzy, pulsating chords, Crocodiles' other half, Brandon Welchez (a dead ringer for Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There),…
Abigail Everdell / May 20, 2009

David Byrne, Sharon Jones, Feist Rock for Charity

David Byrne, the National, Feist, Bon Iver, and Sharon Jones, among others, performed at New York's Radio City Music Hall Sunday night for Dark Was…
Abigail Everdell / May 4, 2009

The Warner Music/YouTube Breakup and the Future of Online Video

Last Christmas Eve, singer Amanda Palmer posted a message on her blog: "If you hadn't noticed, all of the Dresden Dolls and Amanda Palmer official…
Abigail Everdell / March 26, 2009

Crystal Antlers, ‘Tentacles’ (Touch And Go)

In 2008, this SoCal stoner-rock sextet joined the troika of excellent Crystal bands (Castles, Stilts) on the strength of a self-released EP (produced by Mars…
Abigail Everdell / March 19, 2009

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