Tame ImpalaTame Impala's fuzzed-out psychedelia embraces you like a warm drink and a bongload, and right now it's being embraced right back. In fact, in a few short weeks the Australian trio has earned its stripes as a buzz band, 2010 style.
The credentials: They toured supporting MGMT. Thei ... More >>
OK, so imagine you're a girl, and you like to rock. Your mom's boring, your dad likes Beyonce, your brother sneaks away to listen to the Jonas Bros. when no one's paying attention. That leaves you in your bedroom with your garage-sale ukulele and some sort of foggy notion about wanting to learn how ... More >>
Patrick O'DellFatbeats' DJ Rhettmatic
Celebrating record stores as part of the second annual National Record Store Day, which is tomorrow, should be a no-brainer for Southern Californians. After all, the region is the undisputed center of the vinyl industry, with RTI, Rainbo and Erika all pressing ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
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If you're going to drink one clear cola this year, make it Crystal Pepsi. Please.40. No Age-Nouns (Sub Pop)
Face it, *Nouns* is this decade's *Let it Be* (The Replacements, not The Beatles): A ragtag posse of scruffy dudes sonically illustrating their homes with spectacular tunes and pure passi ... More >>
By Noah W. Bailey
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>
By Michael Roberts
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They'r ... More >>