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Broken Records — Let Me Come Home

More emotional Scottish rock!


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Having fallen head over heels for Frightened Rabbit in 2010, I was more than excited to hear another emotion-laden Scottish band when Broken Records’ “Let Me Come Home” was passed my way. The album did not let its Scottish brethren down.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

The Indie Rock Poster Book — Yellow Bird Project and Andy J. Miller

Indie designers take indie songs and make indie posters. What’s not to love?


Nonfiction

Stephen Carradini
Yellow Bird Project is a charity organization that allows musicians and visual artists to do what they do best for charity: create art.
 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Antlers — Burst Apart

A baby-makin’ record about not baby-makin’.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
“Burst Apart” by The Antlers is a baby-makin’ record about not baby-makin’.
 
Thursday, June 9, 2011

VOTD: Sufjan Stevens live at WNYC

Watch Sufy play ‘Pleasure Principle’ with half of The National

Last week on his Postpostrock.com blog, Daniel J. Kushner published a terrific, three-part interview with neon gaff tape-wearing indie Americana folk artist Sufjan Stevens that focused on his most recent release, the odd but intriguing departure, “The Age of Adz.” Sufjan’s not known to give many interviews, so I definitely encourage you to give this one a read.

Attentive viewers will recognize one of the Dessner brothers (they’re twins, so bonus points to whoever can tell me which one it is) on this intimate live-in-studio session for WNYC radio in New York, and attentive listeners will recognize the song as the end of Sufjan’s epic suite, “Impossible Soul,” from “The Age of Adz.”

by Matt Carney 07.26.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: The National prove they can make anything depressing

And they didn’t even need to make their own video to do it.

A little while back, mopey indie rockers The National contributed the song “Exile Vilify” to the “Portal 2” soundtrack. The video game teamed up with the Brooklyn band to host a contest to find the best fan-made video for the song. We now officially have the winner of that contest.

I give you the world’s saddest hand puppet:



You can watch a bunch of other fan vids on the “Suggestions” bar of the YouTube page for the hand puppet video. But I don’t recommend it, as listening to “Exile Vilify” more than once will completely eviscerate your spirits.

You can follow the band on Twitter here.
by Matt Carney 08.10.2011 2 years ago
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Seeker Lover Keeper — Seeker Lover Keeper

Classic folk tunes from some young Aussie gals.


Folk

Matt Carney
Just when I was about to write off the debut LP from Australian lady-singer collective Seeker Lover Keeper as a collection of overly subdued, wannabe Feist mishy-mash, a shocking and attention-grabbing drum machine hooked me back in on the sixth track, “Rely on Me,” midway through the album.
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Playing with senses

The Spy’s latest show balances music and wine to produce a hybrid of sensory pleasure.


Food and Drink Features

Jenn Scott
Currently trending in the wine world is pairing your favorite vino with your favorite jams. Not the stuff you put on bread — the stuff you play loudly on your speakers.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
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