The internet's stomach continues to churn over our Top 20 Worst Hipster Bands post, which -- as I noted in our "correction" -- inspired widespread anger and funny death threats involving oral sex from sharks. Someone even whined that it made him want to quit writing about music. Boo hoo!
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Monday, August 27
Summer's here and the time is right for a pure-pop escape. Sisters Chelsea (lead vocals and guitar) and Justine Brown (drums) lay down a simple, unabashedly irony-free form of pop that layers '60s garage rock with dreamy harmonies. "I'm just a piece of g ... More >>
Divine Fits features Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Britt Daniel from Spoon. Watching the new act at the Bootleg last night was probably a lot like watching a Phoenix rise from the ashes. Boeckner served as lead singer and guitarist, while Daniel played bass.
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[Editor's note: Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. Be sure to also check out the archives.]
You really haven't heard Kanye West and Jay-Z's "H.A.M." until it plays while you dig into a slab of Animal's balsamic pork ribs, delicata squash, arugula and p ... More >>
Beach House's "Used to Be" video, directed by Matt Amato.
The Walkmen with Beach House
The Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theatre
By Chris Martins
Following Wolf Parade offshoot Johnny & the Moon, the Fonda was filled with buzzing patrons, but Baltimore's Beach House rolled back the chatter w ... More >>
Some might say this was the finest work Jason Bateman would ever do.
20. Al Green-Lay It Down (Blue Note)
What more did you want from Al Green? Did you want him to wear Levar Burton sunglasses and use auto-tune? Did you want him to do a ladies only tour? Did you want him to employ interplanet ... More >>
Image Via Natalie Dee
In case, you were wondering, I do have a pair of boombox pants and yes, they're quite comfortable.
10. King Khan & The Shrines-The Supreme Genius Of.... (tie)
If my review of Khan's Pitchfork Fest set didn't convince you, this interview that ran today should seal the ... More >>
I won't deny it. Things started spiraling rapidly downhill the moment I started compiling mixtapes of my favorite non-hip hop songs released this year. Vampire Weekend? Santogold? Hercules & The Love Affair? I kind of wanted to kick my own ass or at the very least give myself a wedgie. Of cour ... More >>
Regardless of what you think of their music, you've got to respect Wolf Parade. When Apologies to the Queen Mary dropped in late 2005 and every music journo prematurely slapped "next Arcade Fire" tags on them, they very easily could've played the comparison to the hilt, touring relentlessly, made ... More >>