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  • Music

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Lemuria Doesn't Let The Distance Keep Them Down

    Lemuria mostly wrote their newest record, The Distance Is So Big, remotely, sending each other videos of melodies, hooks, and songs from their different home bases, but the distance between them has not held them back from creating an album full of catchy songs that capture the high energy '90s indi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    15 Good Songs You Might've Missed in 2010

    Peter Storch​I listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Neil Young: Le Noise

    ​Artist: Neil Young Title: Le Noise Release date: September 28 Label: Reprise Neil Young is a first-rate iconoclast and one of the few successful rock artists who has remained truly uncompromising throughout his long and storied career. Of course, uncompromising can result in inconsistency, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Girl Talk: All Day

    ​Artist: Girl Talk Title: All Day Release date: November 15 Label: Illegal Art Whether sample-happy mash-up act Girl Talk is "good" or "not good" and whether you "like" or "dislike" Girl Talk are completely irrelevant to any discussion regarding Girl Talk. The only things I care about when it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Tierra del Fuego: Queen of the Rendezvous

    ​Artist: Tierra del Fuego Title: Queen of the Rendezvous Release date: December 11 Label: Scapular Winging Through pure happenstance, I witnessed this local band, Tierra del Fuego, on Saturday night play as they played to a small but appreciative crowd at Trunk Space. It just happened to be t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Helmet, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Charlatans, Small Black, and more

    ​It's amazing how much music is released in a year. I've listened to nearly 270 records in their entirety this year, yet I still have a huge stack of unlistened CDs on my desk, several unlistened digital downloads in my iTunes, and a lengthy list of high-profile stuff I never got a chance to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Mini Mansions: Mini Mansions

    ​Artist: Mini Mansions Title: Mini Mansions Release date: November 2 Label: Ipecac One of the biggest musical curveballs of the year has to be the debut record by the Southern California trio Mini Mansions. I say it's a curveball because I wouldn't have guessed such a Beatles-esque display o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Sun City Girls: Funeral Mariachi

    ​Artist: Sun City Girls Title: Funeral Mariachi Release date: October 26 Label: Abduction Sun City Girls' last-ever record -- they've made dozens since forming in Phoenix way back in the early days of West Coast punk -- comes off as a more somber affair. And some of it is downright -- odd to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Daft Punk: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack)

    ​Artist: Daft Punk Title: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack) Release date: December 7 Label: Walt Disney Records I'm a little surprised by the buzz surrounding the release of a soundtrack to a Disney movie. I understand that the kids love the helmeted French house duo Daft Punk and that said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The Parting Gifts: Strychnine Dandelions

    ​Artist: The Parting Gifts Title: Strychnine Dandelions Release date: November 9 Label: In the Red Last week, I didn't have many good things to say about the new record from Kanye West. This morning, a white co-worker walked into my office and said, "I read what you said about Kanye West. Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    ​Artist: Kanye West Title: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Release date: November 22 Label: Roc-A-Fella Fitting, perhaps, that Kanye West's new record, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is one of the final 15 or so new records that I'll be listening to before this Nothing Not New project t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Sharon Van Etten: Epic

    ​Artist: Sharon Van Etten Title: Epic Release date: September 21 Label: Ba Da Bing! If you're relatively unknown as a musical artist, as is Sharon Van Etten, and you name your record Epic, you'd better be damn sure your record doesn't suck. The good news for Van Etten is that her seven-song r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    OFF!: First Four EPs

    ​Artist: OFF! Title: First Four EPs Release date: November 23 Label: Vice Records In 2010, few things seem more ridiculous than a punk supergroup anchored by two guys who made their most indelible marks on American punk rock nearly 30 years ago. But, damn, OFF! pulled off an unlikely feat, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Robyn: Body Talk

    ​Artist: Robyn Title: Body Talk Release date: November 22 Label: Interscope The critics sure do love the Swedish dance-pop star Robyn, who's been releasing Body Talk in chunks throughout 2010 and now has finally dropped the entire album as one 15-song compendium. But there seems to be a commo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange

    Fresh & Onlys, Play It Strange‚ÄčArtist: The Fresh & OnlysTitle: Play It StrangeRelease date: October 12Label: In the RedAnd just like that, I find myself a little bored by the sound plied and, possibly, perfected by San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys. It's the sound that has passed for g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Gospel Claws: C-L-A-W-S

    ​Artist: Gospel Claws Title: C-L-A-W-S Release date: October 26 Label: Common Wall Media Gospel Claws are a local band (Tempe, I've been told) that is currently enjoying a little bit of national exposure, residing in a reasonably high position on some relatively obscure indie-rock-tallying ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Elvis Costello: National Ransom

    ​Artist: Elvis Costello Title: National Ransom Release date: November 2 Label: Hear Music I really wish it weren't the case, but I'd have to file the new record by Elvis Costello under "For Completists Only" (of which I'm sure there many when it comes to Elvis Costello fans). If you heard hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz

    ​Artist: Sufjan Stevens Title: The Age of Adz Release date: October 21 Label: Asthmatic Kitty The new record by indie-music deity Sufjan Stevens is an hour-and-12-minute endurance test, one who's raison d'etre is revealed in the closing seconds of the record's final song, "Impossible Soul." A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    The Corin Tucker Band: 1,000 Years

    ‚ÄčArtist: The Corin Tucker BandTitle: 1,000 YearsRelease date: October 5Label: Kill Rock Stars Who else loves Sleater-Kinney and was disappointed to hear they'd gone on indefinite hiatus after the release of one of their best records, The Woods, in 2006? In my opinion, we're one of the finer bands ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 17, 2005

    Press Play

    Tabb takes a bunch of new CDs for a spin

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Ragin' Up the Road

    Hot Rod Circuit traveled from barren place to less-barren place to get signed. They say the journey was worth it.

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Young at Art

    Finally playing for the right audience, Imperial Teen turns it On

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Lucky Jim

    Versatile indie visionary Jim O'Rourke works on more records than most people get around to buying

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Eyes on the Prize

    Sensitive indie prodigy Conor Oberst discovers new aggression with Desaparecidos

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Working Drone

    Jay Farrar secures his place as an alt-country icon and returns to form with a new solo album

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Loud, White and Blue

    After four attempts at recording an album, the Loud Americans are finally getting heard

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Voices Carry

    GBV's Bob Pollard shoulders some personal burdens with Isolation Drills

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    TV Eye

    Tempe combo reshapes Television's art-punk sound with a lot of volume and a little bit of pop

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Rhythm and Bruises

    Girls Can Tell that Spoon's Britt Daniel is an unlikely soul man

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    Poetic Justice

    Eschewing lizard-king pretense, Rainer Maria offers highbrow rock for the literate masses

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Kind of Like Spitting

    100 Dollar Room (Ganaarecordings/Ohev Records)

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    The Kids Are All Right

    The Pinehurst Kids overcome lineup shuffles and the Grim Reaper with a stellar sophomore effort

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

    New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Reluctant Heroes

    Amid breakup rumors, Archers of Loaf gives indie rockers another fine record to chew on

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Popsicle in the Desert

    Gloritone finds success by keeping it simple and loud

  • Calendar

    October 2, 1997
  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    This Year's Sport Model

    After tinkering with its original mod design, this hard-rocking foursome is ready to cruise off the showroom floor

  • Music

    January 9, 1997
  • Music

    June 6, 1996

    Speed Racers

    Superdrag's out to fill you up with high-octane power pop

  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Survey Says...

    New Times critics look back on the "oohs" and the "ughs" of pop music '95 (results tabulated from individual critics' lists and comments)

  • Music

    March 2, 1995
  • Music

    September 29, 1994
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