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Purple Mountains | Purple Mountains

WHO IS HE? Indie-rock singer-songwriter David Berman, the former Silver Jews leader who retreated from music in 2009, saying he wanted to a) "stop before (he) got bad," and...

Ada Lea | What We Say in Private

WHO IS SHE? A Montreal indie-rock singer-songwriter who is also a painter and visual artist. WHAT IS THIS? Her outstanding and distinctive debut album, which grew out of a tortuous...

Chinatown Slalom | Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

WHO ARE THEY? An up-and-coming Liverpool quartet who reportedly reside in a raucous party house down the street from where one of The Beatles grew up — which is...

Throwaway | What?

WHO ARE THEY? Remember The Gong Show? Remember The Unknown Comic? The guy who told jokes with a paper bag over his head? This is sorta like that. Except...

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF | Last Punk Standing

WHO ARE THEY? The ridiculously prolific English singer-guitarist — who is also a painter, writer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, rabble-rouser, iconoclast and all-around shit-disturber when he isn't making music with...
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Indie Roundup (Barely Legal Edition) | 18 New Tracks For Your Weekend

Welcome to another Friday afternoon — and another onslaught of press releases from publicists trying to clear their desks before the weekend. All I can do is rake them...

Violent Femmes | Hotel Last Resort

WHO ARE THEY? The Milwaukee folk-punk oddballs who debuted more than 35 years ago with the immortal cuts Blister in the Sun and Gone Daddy Gone — and who...

Brian Eno | Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks Extended Edition

WHO IS HE? The onetime Roxy Music keyboardist, longtime ambient soundscapist and visionary superstar producer of U2, Talking Heads, Devo and others — accompanied here by his multi-instrumentalist brother...

Mike Love | 12 Sides of Summer

WHO IS HE? The Beach Boys’ co-founding vocalist, longtime live frontman, frequently overlooked songwriting contributor and more outspoken yang to the introverted yin of cousin, collaborator and sometime competitor...

Replacements, Blink, Goo Goos & More Announce Upcoming Releases

It's another big day on the fall album calendar — assuming you care about new releases from pop-punk vets, singer-songwriter supergroups, Canadian country stars, classic rockers and pretty much...

Beyonce | The Lion King: The Gift

WHO IS SHE? The queen of all she surveys. And — more pointedly — the voice of leonine love interest Nala in this critically panned but commercially successful computer-animated...

Nas | The Lost Tapes 2

WHO IS HE? Nasir Jones, the Queensbridge rap legend who kicked off his recording career 25 years ago with the groundbreaking debut Illmatic — and went on to deliver...

Iggy Azalea | In My Defense

WHO IS SHE? Well, no wonder you've forgotten. It's been more than five years since provocative, swaggering Australian rapper Iggy Azalea released her debut The New Classic. Even in...
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Late-Night TV Music (2/3 Edition) | July 18, 2019

As the one and only Meat Loaf taught us so many years ago, two out of three ain't bad. That was certainly true of Thursday's late-night TV musical lineup....
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Troy Fernandes Serves Up a Summer Anthem With Sizzling Single Darling

Troy Fernandes is heating up the summer with the hip-swivelling groovefest Darling — available now! The latest sonic celebration of the Montreal singer-songwriter's Trinidadian and Portuguese roots, Darling serves up an...
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Indie Roundup | A Dozen Cuts To Complete Your Thursday

500 Miles to Memphis have their hands full, 18th & Addison are their own worst enemies, Jack West stages a revival, Temptress huff some Pam and more in today's...
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Iggy Pop’s Free Tops This Morning’s New Album Announcements

Your bout of post-Pop depression is officially over. Three years after Iggy Pop announced he was going to retire from recording, he's returning to active duty with a new...
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Late-Night TV Music (Coincidence Edition) | July 17, 2019

Some people believe there are no coincidences in life. I don't know what they would make of Wednesday's late-night musical lineup, which featured three very different female performers. First...
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Indie Roundup (Immortality Edition) | 15 Tracks To Liven Up Your Midweek

Alice Gray is bedeviled, Sixteen Scandals are all thumbs, Calcedon sees the future, Micah Erenberg drops the chicken and more in today's Roundup. I had lunch today with an...

Chance the Rapper’s The Big Day Tops Today’s Album Announcements

When is a debut album not really a debut album? When it's Chance the Rapper’s disc The Big Day. Sure, the disc (pictured above) will be the Chicago artist's...

Back Stories | My 2016 Interview With David Crosby

With the David Crosby documentary Remember My Name opening this week, it seems like a good time to revisit my fall 2016 interview with the folk-rock legend. I had...
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Random Number | Gil Scott-Heron: Whitey on the Moon

Amid all the moon-related musical performances and playlists you're sure to encounter during this week's 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, here's a number that I suspect...
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Late-Night TV Music (No-Brainer Edition) | July 16, 2019

Some mornings, choosing a clip to top this post is easier than others. Today it's a no-brainer. There's only one option: David Crosby’s killer rendition of his 1969 classic...

Girl Pow-R Say This Is Us in New Single

Canadian popsters Girl Pow-R aim to inspire once again with their latest release This Is Us. Hot on the heels of this year’s Never Let Go, This Is Us comes...
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Indie Roundup | Eight New Songs You Need This Tuesday

Robert Ellis spaces, Boy Scout parties, Whitney cruise, THC finger you and more in today's Roundup. Does anybody else have a craving for birthday cake? 1 Space is truly the...

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