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2011 Stories by BILLY GIL

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  • Dinosaur Jr.: A 'Bug,' or a Feature?

    published December 8, 2011

    "Freak Scene" is one of those DNA-changing songs. When you hear its insistent metallic jangle and J Mascis' "whatever, dude" warble, you're... More >>

  • CSS Are Recharged and Ready to Rock

    published April 14, 2011

    CSS blew up in 2006 with a fresh, addictive take on new rave, replete with chintzy keyboards and anthemic choruses about alcohol and making... More >>

  • Toro Y Moi Outlasts Blog Trends

    published March 17, 2011

    Chazwick Bundick (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) released his debut album a little late to the game. The first single off Causers of This, "Blessa,"... More >>

  • Asobi Seksu Get Synth-sual

    published March 3, 2011

    New York's Asobi Seksu have spent the better part of the past decade making music that can only be described as "powergaze"—combining the... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo Watch the Wheel Go By

    published February 17, 2011

    There are two possible results when a decades-old band go on tour but play no new material and haven't even bothered with reinvention for... More >>

  • Chromeo: Almost Totally '80s

    published February 10, 2011

    As far as jokey electro bands from the 2000s go, the floor is littered with also-rans who never amounted to much more than novelty—anyone... More >>

  • Cold War Kids Are Ready to Step Up

    published January 20, 2011

    * This article was modified on Jan. 20.Cold War Kids are hoping their next step is a big one. They've achieved midlevel stardom... More >>

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