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  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The Five Best New Acts of 2011

    ‚ÄčEvery year, a shit load of music drops. Some of it's good, most of it's bad, but it's almost impossible to sift through it all to find the juicy stuff without experiencing autotune-induced madness. Relax. We've done the heavy lifting for you. Sorting through the mess of music released ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Go Yuck Yourself

    The London-based group keep a stiff upper lip while staring at their shoes

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Release the Sounds: Vampire Weekend, 'Contra'

    ‚ÄčThere are a few basic reasons why fans will gravitate toward Vampire Weekend's slightly evolved sophomore release, Contra (out today in the U.S. on XL Recordings). Besides retaining their white-knuckle grip on Afro-pop imitations and sugar-coated existentialism, they're still as bouncy ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007


    My Morning Jacket

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Elvis Perkins at Spaceland

    Providence's Elvis Perkins plays Club NME at Spaceland tonight, along with Pernice Brothers. Perkins' despondent (yet somehow soothing) vocals are somewhat reminiscent of crooners Jeff Buckley, Colin Meloy (eh) or Rufus Wainwright—but minus all that excessive theatricality. And recently sign ... More >>

  • Features

    March 24, 2005

    Cons & Tricks

    The Willowz: Not yet, guys