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In The Studio: Johnny Jewel

From his initial compositions as a noise producer to his post-glam work as half of Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre (Glass Candy’s earliest, semi-No Wave incarnation) to his newfound space-disco …

In the Studio: The Faint

Nearly a decade ago, Omaha, Nebraska-based electro-rock outfit The Faint popularized the white-belt-and-black-bangs aesthetic, but possibly even more noteworthy, they reintroduced the synthesizer into…

Jeremy Jay: Resculpting Pop's Landscape

Los Angeles may quickly be becoming the post-post-punk capital of the States, with bands like No Age, Ariel Pink, and Health claiming its turf. But amidst Angel Town’s noisy clatter, Jeremy Jay, a you…

Q&A: Cryptacize

Cryptacize is not your average Bay Area band. Boasting ex-Deerhoof member Chris Cohen, Kill Rock Stars’ veteran soloist Nedelle Torrisi, and classically trained drummer Michael Carreira, the band esch…

Valet's Vibe Revolution

Honey Owens is a vibe entrepreneur. When she’s not redefining the psych-blues template as Valet, the Portland-based, California-bred artist channels divine noise with heavy psych outfit Dark Yoga. A s…

Q&A: Ghislain Poirier

After remixing everyone from British ragamuffin Lady Sovereign to micro-minimalist Pole, Ghislain Poirier has proven that his subsonic riddims offer much more bounce than your everyday bassline blog s…

School of Language: Pop Parameters

A mere three years ago, the Sunderland, England-based trio known as Field Music surfaced with some of the most multi-dimensional indie-pop tracks this side of the Arcade Fire. Led by brothers David an…

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Gee Vaucher Artwork The odds of receiving an original piece of work from England-based artist Gee Vaucher are slim, unless someone is ready to fork over thousands upon thousands of dollars for one of …

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Death In June Brown Book 20th Anniversary Edition (NERUS/Soleilmoon) Over the last decade, no band has gotten me as psyched as Australia’s Death In June. Between the crushing 909 electro of 1984’s Nad…

Softlightes Save the Planet

Modular Records’ resident indie-rockers Softlightes don’t stop at playing all-ages parties and releasing killer dance records. For this holiday season, the Los Angeles-based band is assuming the role …

Singles Update: Shit Robot, Martini Bros., Growing

Martini Bros. “From Buleaux” Pokerflat You can hate on minimal and deep-house all you want, but you’d be depriving yourself of the bliss that is Martini Bros.’ latest 12″, “From Buleaux.” …

Dub Trio Preps Ipecac Debut

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a band that sounds like a cross between The Melvins and King Tubby. Listen to Dub Trio’s third album, Another Sound Dying, and you’ll understand why. Set f…

Mahjongg Return with K Records

Upon its release three years ago, Mahjongg’s Raydoncong EP garnered a slew of live shows for the band, as well as captivated K Records founder Calvin Johnson, who signed the group to his now leg…

Blood on the Wall Preps Third LP

It’s been nearly three years since one of Brooklyn’s most prized lo-fi noise-rock outfits, Blood on the Wall, released its acclaimed Awesomer. Now, with similar acts like Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and T…

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