Built to SpillSeven albums in and 18 years on, Built to Spill has become a band for lifers -- there's something about Doug Martsch's leaden, catchy guitar hooks that never gets old, no matter how tightly you pack your earplugs.
The pride of Boise, Idaho, is winding down what will probably be ... More >>
The FutureheadsThe Futureheads streaked out of Sunderland, England, in 2004 in jetstream of U.K. post-punk bands such as Franz Ferdinand (the respective quartets' debut albums came out only months apart) who looked to the likes of Wire, Gang of Four and XTC for inspiration.
The difference-ma ... More >>
Drew ReynoldsMaps & AtlasesIndie-rock has just about exhausted all its permutations, hasn't it?
You think so, and then you stumble across somebody like Chicago four-piece Maps & Atlases, whose don't let their technical prowess and penchant for experimentation (or impressive beards, for that ... More >>
via GogolBordello.comEugene Hütz of Gogol BordelloAs anybody who's witnessed their spectacles at Coachella or the Detour Festival (R.I.P.) can testify, it's all about Gogol Bordello's live shows.
Nothing esteemed producer Rick Rubin could have done on the gypsy punks' recently released fif ... More >>
Drive-By TruckersYou may not have noticed if you don't live in a neighborhood where "y'all" is the prevalent pronoun -- and no, that's not pejorative -- but the Drive-By Truckers have a new album out. "The Big To-Do" is just that, out-sized riffs, growling vocals and sweat-stained rhythms sup ... More >>