Christian Hoard


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  • 9 years ago

    Hot Chip's "Ready for the Floor" is an indie dance track you could imagine a Republican liking, all catchy, lustrous synth-bounce topped with Alexis Taylor's sweet, smooth croon. In the video, the slight, bespectacled frontman stumbles around like...

  • 10 years ago

    Four apparently mild-mannered dudes from New York state, Coheed & Cambria have now released four sort-of emo, sort-of prog-rock albums. Nothing terribly unusual there, but consider this: Together, those albums chronicle a sci-fi saga involving a p...

  • 11 years ago

    At Mercury Lounge December 6, Nellie McKay rolled out a dozen songs from her excellent and then forthcoming new album Pretty Little Head. A hundred or so devotees ate up her Dylan impression, her perky banter, and her ad lib about how she should h...

  • 12 years ago

    The Mountain Goats' "Song for Dennis Brown" is one of those dirt-simple acoustic sketches whose utter gorgeousness sneaks up on you: just a secondhand riff framing John Darnielle's murmured, meandering tale of a ruined friend and the impending col...

  • 13 years ago

    A year ago, when the Drive-By Truckers pulled into the Bowery Ballroom for their biggest New York show yet, they didn't try and put on a tight professional show. Instead they joyfully extended their story-songs with well-soused three-guitar mayhem...

  • 13 years ago

    Nowadays, the Neptunes are as famous as most of the rich men they've made richer, and even if omnipresent video sidekick Pharrell Williams gets more small-screen time than male enhancement ads, it's hard to argue he and his reticent partner Chad H...


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