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  • Interpol's Fourth Full-Length Feels Flat

    published August 19, 2010

    On Interpol's self-titled fourth album, the onetime kings of the New York indie-rock scene are still the well-groomed gloom merchants that... More >>

  • Indie Rockers Versus Make an Artful Comeback

    published July 29, 2010

    The influential New York indie-rock band Versus, which made two highly regarded records in the 1990s (Secret Swingers and Two Cents Plus... More >>

  • Beach Fossils

    published July 29, 2010

    As if they were the anti-Wavves, Brooklyn's Beach Fossils wring from their kick-back, lo-fi stoner beach pop impossibly clean, intertwining guitar... More >>

  • Jaill

    published July 22, 2010

    "Yes, I'm running as fast as I can / Toward a stunning and imperfect plan." The couplet appears midway through That's How We Burn, the fine... More >>

  • M.O.T.O.

    published July 1, 2010

    For nearly 30 years, pop-punk rascal Paul Caporino and M.O.T.O. (Masters of the Obvious) have been forging timeless sing-along punk with... More >>

  • Stars

    published June 24, 2010

    The Canadian band Stars was the first musical act to publicly boycott Arizona in the wake of the passage of the controversial... More >>

  • Crystal Castles, Against Me!, and Blitzen Trapper; June 8 Was a Record-Release Bonanza

    published June 10, 2010

    When you write an album review every single weekday — as I have done at New Times' music blog, Up On The Sun, since January 1 —... More >>

  • Sleigh Bells

    published May 27, 2010

    Treats, the debut record by the Brooklyn boy-girl duo Sleigh Bells is one big sugar rush, a summertime explosion of electro pop that, by... More >>

  • The Black Keys

    published May 20, 2010

    The blues take a back seat on The Black Keys' sixth record, Brothers, and the results are impressive. The two-man band from Akron, Ohio,... More >>

  • LCD Soundsystem

    published May 13, 2010

    If LCD Soundsystem's third record will indeed be the band's last (as main man James Murphy has indicated), at least they're going out on top. Not... More >>

  • Night of the Hunter

    published May 6, 2010

    Late bloomers hold a special place in our hearts. They represent perseverance, new directions, and second acts. Such is the story of Long John... More >>

  • Beach House and Other Indie Bands Are Escaping to the Beach in 2010

    published April 15, 2010

    Spread out the blanket, hoist the umbrella, slather on the SPF 50, sip a beer pulled from the cooler, and gaze at the pelicans dive-bombing the... More >>

  • Hope for Sun

    published April 15, 2010

    Spread out the blanket, hoist the umbrella, slather on the SPF 50, sip a beer pulled from the cooler, and gaze at the pelicans dive-bombing the... More >>

  • Nothing Not New: I'm No Critic But I'm Also Not a Fan. I'm a Listener

    published February 18, 2010

    They say everyone's a critic. That doesn't include me, apparently. Even though I am paid to write about music — thanks to my role as... More >>

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