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2005 Stories by J. Edward Keyes

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  • Jahcoozi

    published October 27, 2005

    So let's get the obvious out of the way first: Yes, Jahcoozi's singer is from Sri Lanka, the group does play a glitched-up brand of electro, and... More >>

  • Quio

    published October 20, 2005

    Now that Lady Sovereign and Dizzee Rascal have conditioned enough ears to accept the kind of flow that rhymes "garage" with "carriage," German... More >>

  • Rogue Wave

    published October 20, 2005

    Poor man's Shins no more, California's Rogue Wave moves past the dwarfish indie rock that defined its debut into grand, 70mm glory on its second... More >>

  • Colder

    published October 13, 2005

    When Ian Curtis took that final spin on the ceiling fan in May 1980, he momentarily took with him the stern gray guitar rock that was dominating... More >>

  • Lawless Element

    published October 13, 2005

    Lawless Element is an odd combo, a mixed-up mash-up of old-school posturing and neo-futurist neon tubing. Instead of rat-a-tat drum machines or... More >>

  • The New Pornographers

    published August 18, 2005

    You could almost touch the hesitation when people finally got an earful of Electric Version, the New Pornographers' 2003 follow-up... More >>

  • A Certain Ratio

    published August 11, 2005

    It was inevitable that part of the fallout of the post-punk/punk-funk riot that recently wrapped its icy fingers around indie rock would be... More >>

  • Mobius Band

    published August 4, 2005

    Because indie rock has settled into a kind of polite earnestness best characterized by well-intentioned pasty-faces like Youth Group, and because... More >>

  • Minotaur Shock

    published August 4, 2005

    Well, someone had to play OMD in rock 'n' roll's never-ending '80s remake -- why not Minotaur Shock? We mean that as a compliment;... More >>

  • Colleen

    published May 19, 2005

    Twinkling bells, trembling guitars and tiny music boxes -- these are the things that make up Golden Morning Breaks. A low and haunting... More >>

  • Spoon

    published May 12, 2005

    Sneaky and subtle where other bands are brash and overstated, Austin's Spoon has enjoyed a comfortable anonymity for the bulk of its nine-year... More >>

  • Artson

    published April 28, 2005

    Artson enters the game with a pedigree: He was a member of the legendary Rocksteady Crew, and his record boasts guest shots by Tash of Tha... More >>

  • Quasimoto

    published April 28, 2005

    A full five years after the landmark The Unseen, producer/MC/chronic chameleon Madlib once more huffs helium and becomes the high-pitched... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published April 14, 2005

    Snakier and spookier than anything on the recent Trojan or Studio One compilations, Down Santic Way boasts incredible focus where the... More >>

  • TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

    published March 31, 2005

    For the better part of the '70s, TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo ("TP" for tout puissant, or "all powerful") served as the house band for the tiny... More >>

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