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2006 Stories by Ray Cummings

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  • Sonic Youth

    published December 7, 2006

    The SYR series of recordings were the right idea at the right time. Issued via Sonic Youth's imprint — beginning in 1997 and continuing,... More >>

  • Pepper

    published November 30, 2006

    It's a safe bet that Pepper grew up on a steady diet of Sublime, Sugar Ray, and post-1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers, with the occasional grunge snack.... More >>

  • Anathallo

    published November 9, 2006

    Don't let those could-be-Finnish song titles fool you. Anathallo hails from Michigan, its name draws reference from a Japanese folktale, and its... More >>

  • Yellow Swans

    published October 12, 2006

    The Portland, Oregon-based duo of Pete Swanson and Gabriel Mindel Saloman effectively straddle the worlds of both freeform noise and more... More >>

  • Monstrous

    published September 7, 2006

    "I'm rich and famous/With a million-dollar contract/But it's not around," Monstrous guitarist/singer Led Gethway brags disingenuously over the... More >>

  • Tortoise

    published August 31, 2006

    The cloaking of A Lazarus Taxon in immaculate, arty, black-and-white photographs of car accidents seems antithetical to this boxed set's... More >>

  • Sonic Youth

    published June 8, 2006

    You've gotta love the contradictory impulses at work in the title, a clever enjoining of modesty and arrogance emblematic of Sonic Youth's... More >>

  • Regina Spektor

    published June 8, 2006

    Regina Spektor's tricky tongue and fading Russian accent separate her from the ever-expanding crowd of Tori Amos/Fiona Apple wanna-bes who sport... More >>

  • Prodigal Sunbomber

    published May 18, 2006

    There's a focused single-mindedness to every Excepter song that hints at humorlessness behind the decks. So it's a pleasant surprise,... More >>

  • Art Brut

    published May 18, 2006

    Much of U.K. outfit Art Brut's appeal lies in the wide-eyed incredulity of frontgeezer Eddie Argos, the need he constantly feels to state (and... More >>

  • Matmos

    published May 4, 2006

    Raging rats in rattling cages? Surgical sound pollution? Bring it on, say San Francisco electronic duo Matmos -- it's all grist for the mill of... More >>

  • Wilderness

    published April 27, 2006

    For a band based in Baltimore, Wilderness sure is in touch with its British side. The band's just-released Vessel States and self-titled... More >>

  • Islands

    published April 6, 2006

    Please excuse Nick Diamonds and Jaime T'ambour while they resurrect themselves. If you'll recall, they bought the proverbial farm at the... More >>

  • Anna Oxygen

    published February 23, 2006

    This Is an Exercise provides more evidence that one's playmates don't necessarily determine one's own character. Anna "Oxygen" Huff's many... More >>

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