Suspicious Package

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

If you stand too close to an amp, you feel like you're in hell; stand too close to your headphones while Earl Greyhound is playing, and your skin might melt right off. Read More

I Will Be

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

On Dum Dum Girls’ debut, the band channels ’60s girl groups with innocent lyrics about hand-holding and first kisses. Read More
What's in a name? Nothing and everything. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club now goes by the acronym BRMC, which is a move in the right direction, as their full title sounds like the worst kind of throwaway, late-night, drugged jam session. Read More
Hall & Oates isn't a guilty pleasure. Even hip-hop's finest, from De La Soul to Wu-Tang Clan, have been sampling their catchy hooks for years. Read More
The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night, the third full-length from this Canadian-based husband-and-wife duo, is a beautifully composed conceptual rock album that relates a story of war and espionage. Read More

Have One On Me

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Joanna Newsom has never seemed to care much about mainstream appeal. While her fellow freak folkers Devendra Banhart and Animal Collective have racked up acclaim for their more radio-friendly efforts, Newsom has released a triple album, with some songs clocking in at nine minutes long. Read More