1 month ago | Music Features
Having smoothed over their explosive 2010 breakup, the duo of King Khan and BBQ locked themselves in a basement early this year and let the spirits get to work. “When we started recording again, in a way it was more fun than we’d ever had,” says K...
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The songs on Heartless Bastards' latest record reflect both the band's relentless touring life and the breadth of styles the group embraces. So in a number of ways, says singer-songwriter Erika Wennerstrom, the Restless Ones title is especially fi...
1 month ago | Concerts
As the songs were coming together for their sophomore album, the members of punk quartet Timeshares felt like the band was settling into a stronger identity. Already Dead, the follow-up to 2011’s Bearable, is a record of big guitars, sing-along me...
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In making 2013's Dormarion, Telekinesis frontman Michael Lerner says he was "bit by the synth bug." Recording his band's third album in Austin, with Spoon's Jim Eno producing, Lerner for the first time got to experiment, just a tantalizing bit, wi...
2 months ago | Music Features
They're subtle — and sometimes sung in Spanish — but the questions that are scattered across Calexico's Edge of the Sun carry the thrust of the album's themes. Where? What? Why? The questions are prominent on an album about progressing, searching,...
2 months ago | Indie Rock
The roots of Titus Andronicus' new magnum opus, the 29-track, 93-minute, five-act punk rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy, came quietly and quickly. In two evenings, a week apart from one another, when the band was on the road in early summer ...