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El Pintor sets Interpol back on track

El Pintor sets Interpol back on track

Eli Jace October 2, 2014 Comments Off

Beware the gloom mood descending on downtown. It’s been four years since Interpol’s last album and even longer since they’ve put out a cohesive piece of music. With El Pintor, their fifth album, the

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Ten years later Death From Above 1979 follow up debut

Ten years later Death From Above 1979 follow up debut

Eli Jace September 23, 2014 Comments Off

Ten years ago Death From Above 1979 released their debut, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine–a perfect album of deadlocked distorted rock sleaze. Then, the group went dormant and broke up. Surging quietly back

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Five things I learned about the American Music Scene as a Frenchman

Five things I learned about the American Music Scene as a Frenchman

Matt Baggins September 23, 2014 Comments Off

A Gonzo Report On The American Music Scene Now, regular readers of this site might know that I’m a French music writer who recently moved to America for college. While I did spend a

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On Being a Number One Fan

On Being a Number One Fan

Matt Baggins September 23, 2014 Comments Off

I’ve always been something of a fanatic. Friends have seen my work and called me a “machine”. So perhaps it’s natural I’ve always been attracted to the idea of being a number one fan.

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Ryan Adams Welcomes Back Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams Welcomes Back Ryan Adams

Eli Jace September 15, 2014 Comments Off

The Man with the Golden Temper Tantrum returns . The fourteenth album by Ryan Adams is the most appropriate one to be self-titled. On Ryan Adams we hear the convergence of Country Ryan and

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The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

Matt Baggins September 13, 2014 Comments Off

I’d barely heard of Witch Mountain three months ago. Now I’ve seen them live three times and gotten into all sorts of hijinks with them. Yet, my sudden obsession with the band came at

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6 Hottest Acts of Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

6 Hottest Acts of Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

Conor Davies September 3, 2014 Comments Off

Renowned for its alternative picks and styles, the Reading & Leeds Festival has allowed thousands of young people to celebrate the end of their summers for decades now. But as the festival becomes increasingly

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Reflecting the Negative with Windhand

Reflecting the Negative with Windhand

Matt Baggins September 2, 2014 Comments Off

“Yeah we can do the interview whenever you want brother,” such where the first words I ever heard from a member of Windhand, and I haven’t looked back since. I was first introduced to

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Fennario’s Coffee, local music, and the American summer

Fennario’s Coffee, local music, and the American summer

Matt Baggins August 21, 2014 Comments Off

I still don’t understand America. I’m not sure I get the core tenets of what Americans are all about. In this strange hyper speed chrome world, they all lock themselves off in cars and

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Hamilton Leithauser lurks in the night on “Black Hours”

Hamilton Leithauser lurks in the night on “Black Hours”

Eli Jace August 18, 2014 Comments Off

“Do you wonder why I sing these love songs,” Hamilton Leithauser sings against the wind, “when I have no love at all?” The track, “5 AM,” opens his debut solo album, Black Hours. He

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