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  • 11 months ago

    Velvety-throated German vocalist Clemens Rehbein forms one half of Milky Chance, the mellow indie pop outfit that layers mellow and palatable melodies over the gently bopping beats of DJ Philipp Dausch. Though their sound has wide appeal, Milky Ch...

  • 12 months ago

    The rise of Imelda May has been a slow climb, but a steady one. The singer began to round the Dublin burlesque circuit at 16, and even then, her fundamental traits were in place: pop-noir glamour that takes the blues as its home base, and the kind...

  • 12 months ago

    The rise of Imelda May has been a slow climb, but a steady one. The singer began to round the Dublin burlesque circuit at 16, and even then, her fundamental traits were in place: pop-noir glamour that takes the blues as its home base, and the kind...

  • 12 months ago

    Devendra Banhart has made himself into a phenomenon, if not an out-and-out movement. This is in part aesthetics: oddball lyrical imagery with a barefoot, big-haired, and psychedelic look do about equal work towards crafting his role in re-imaginin...

  • 12 months ago

    The 20-member new-music juggernaut Alarm Will Sound, conceived as a kind of ragtag democracy of intrepid musical adventurers, continues to beguile and delight. The group’s repertoire includes everything from Aphex Twin to Edgar Varese to The...

  • 1 year ago

    Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady -- aka CocoRosie -- mesh folky guitar, piano and harp with electronic instruments, and even tease music out of children’s toys. Their basic premise of “freak folk” has been in place since the 2004...

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