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French Band Ulan Bator Finally Makes It to America
Published 05/01/2013 at 11:30 a.m.
A few tracks from En France/En Transe, scheduled for release later this month, are available on the band’s website; they point to a rawer sound reminiscent of Ulan Bator’s debut album, which Cambuzat says is a result of the band ...
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Returns to Its Roots for 'Meat and Bone'
Published 01/09/2013 at 10:43 a.m.
If you’re not familiar with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the opening track on the band’s new album Meat and Bone gives you a good idea what the trio is all about, musically and even philosophically. “Black Mold” is a ...
After Moog Delight: A MoogFest Recap
Published 10/31/2012 at 10:37 a.m.
AC Entertainment’s third annual installment of MoogFest in Asheville last weekend may have been scaled back to two days instead of three and may have featured fewer acts, but there was still plenty to see and hear.
Michael Gira Raises Swans From the Dead to Play Their Most Challenging Music Yet
Published 10/17/2012 at 10:59 a.m.
It wasn’t the biggest news in the entertainment world, but to a certain segment of the population it was a big deal when, in 2010, Michael Gira announced Swans would reform. Following a somewhat acrimonious ending in the late 1990s, ...
All of Me: It's a Thin Line Between Nika Danilova and Zola Jesus
Published 02/08/2012 at 11:56 a.m.
Nika Danilova hails from rural Wisconsin, where she began making music as a teenager under the intentionally provocative (for rural Wisconsin) name Zola Jesus.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius Continues to Blaze Analog Trails
Published 10/05/2011 at 11:23 a.m.
Few arists have been as influential on future generations of electronic musicians as Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius and their groups Cluster and Harmonia.
The Vaygues Climb Out of the Garage With New 7-Inch Single
Published 05/04/2011 at 4:01 p.m.
The vinyl-crammed confines of Lost and Found Records, where Vaygues’ singer/organist/guitarist Nathan Moses has worked for over a decade, is the perfect place to discuss the band’s history, future, and new 7-inch record.
Sweden’s Skull Defekts Team With Daniel Higgs to Create Primal, Powerful Rock ’n’ Roll
Published 04/06/2011 at 1:03 p.m.
The Skull Defekts have a well-defined template from which they rarely deviate, creating a repetitious, rhythmic powerhouse of a sound created by two drummers and two guitarists, with everybody taking turns adding texture with electronics and synthesizers.
Various Artists: 'Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976'
Published 03/23/2011 at 9:45 a.m.
Some singles, such as the Panthers’ “Malkaus” and the Fore Thoughts’ “Jungee,” sound nearly indistinguishable from a beach-party record an American band might have released, but the B-sides are more bhangra than Baja.
Fine Peduncle Explores Sex and Spirituality Through Electro-Soul
Published 03/02/2011 at 12:12 p.m.
Though it sounds like a word used to describe a creepy older relative you don’t want your kids around, “peduncle” is actually an anatomical term referring to various types of connective stalks found in plants, fish, insects, arachnids, and human ...