Music

Kid Sister has been around for a while, but this is her first solo album, and it's nothin' but gold....

The Swedish singer/songwriter’s follow-up gleams with maturity....

I got your new awesome album right here. Cryptacize hails from Oakland, CA (fans of Deerhoof will recognize guitarist Chris Cohen) and I've been jamming out to their new record, Mythomania, since it came out a couple weeks ago. Its melodies are addictive (like Nedelle Torrisi's vocals) and moments of endearing twee and weirdness shine through the slow-synth jams and catchy, rockin'-pop hooks. They're hittin' the road next week so click through to see if they're taking over your town. Photo by Denny Renshaw Tue....

Saint Dymphna is full of schizophrenic arrangements, but they are recorded crystal clear....

Eagles of Death Metal roar back into gear with a pounding album....

Bat For Lashes, the Muslims, Indian Jewelry, and other awesome avant-garde bands contribute their take on the Cure in this consummate collection....

Variety rules on this Cure tribute filled with under-the-radar artists....

Those Darlins' debut leaves us thirstin' for more....

Yesterday, Gossip released an online teaser from their upcoming album MUSIC FOR MEN (produced by Rick Rubin). While you have to wait all the way until October 6th for the album to come out, you can stream the first single, 'Heavy Cross' off of their myspace page. Beth Ditto (Bust cover DEC/JAN 2008) rocks hard as hell and MUSIC FOR MEN will be worth watching out for. (photo by Rankin from cover story in Dazed and Confused ) -Peter ...
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