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  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Blake Sennett's breathy, breakable delivery is as overly dramatic as a LiveJournal entry, and his dear-diary lyrics are even more so. "And if you see me down at the liquor store, please don't tell my dad," he moans on "Greeting in Braille," with t...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    On the back cover of the CD booklet that accompanies Richard X's first full-length is an anti-piracy statement from EMI Music (Astralwerks' parent), a strongly worded missive reminding listeners about the danger of the Internet. Strange, really, s...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Near the end of the Roots' sixth album Phrenology is a song (the 10-minute-plus "Water") that underlines, italicizes and boldfaces the problem that has always plagued the group: It is too smart, too thoughtful, too much for hip-hop. Sliding over d...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    On their fourth album, Clem Snide show they have a Soft Spot for the other side of summer, the mellow melancholy that creeps up on you at the end of a lazy backyard barbecue or the ash-end of a bonfire at the beach. It's a narrow window of time wh...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Never understood why the Hives were the ones tagged as Your New Favourite Band (from Sweden, anyway), when The (International) Noise Conspiracy does virtually the same thing, only better. Actually, I do: The Hives play it Swede and lowbrow, hoping...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    BLACK. We hear someone softly speaking in Italian, then... FADE IN: A HOTEL ROOM EARLY EVENING The room is in slight disarray. Whoever is staying in the room has been here a while. A few room-service trays are stacked on a table. The bed is made, ...