Review // Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan

Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors have always come across as more of an experiment than a traditional band. Between their 2003 debut The Glad Fact and 2009’s landmark Bitte Orca, singer/songwriter David Longstreth and his collaborators treated each album as an opportunity to explore new, uncharted sonic territory. Like scientists of sound, they drew from such diverse palates as African drumming patterns […]

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Review // Atlas Sound: Parallax


Bradford Cox is, unmistakably, a profuse creator.  His raging appetite for permuting the various DNA strands of his leading post-punk outfit, Deerhunter, proves an insatiable creature.  Speaking in absolutes, the lifeblood of his very being is music.  When he’s not reintroducing bygone subgenres of punk and psychedelia through Deerhunter (his devoted wife) or Atlas Sound […]

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Review // The New Pornographers: Together


Matador – 2010 The New Pornographers, a Vancouver-based alt-pop septet, debuted in 2000 with their first full-length, Mass Romantic, and have since iterated permutations of their sound through four other LPs:  Electric Version (2003); Twin Cinema (2005); Challengers (2007); and last year’s Together.  During the past decade, the group’s presence has expanded to occupy featured […]

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Review // Twin Shadow: Forget


4 AD / Terrible – 2010 There’s a vigorous culture of nostalgia experimenters out there in the wilds of hipsterdom.  From H&M and American Apparel’s cigarette pants, to the neo Boho and Blitz accoutrements Soho natives wear on the isle of Manhattan, to the practically encyclopedic knowledge DC hipsters have of David Bowie’s discography (from […]

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