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2014 Stories by Harley Oliver Brown

Archives: 2014 | 2013

    published June 11, 2014

    Food, Kelis’s sixth album, released in April, was a kind of catharsis for the r&b singer. After being unceremoniously dropped by Jive... More >>


    published June 11, 2014

    Reggie Watts is a comedian, beatboxer, singer, pedal-looper, and performance artist, more often than not at the same time. Instantly recognizable... More >>


    published June 4, 2014

    Earlwolf the album may not be happening, but the duo of Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt from hip-hop collective Odd Future spit their... More >>


    published June 4, 2014

    La Roux, aka Elly Jackson, has returned after a five-year absence with an album fittingly titled Trouble in Paradise. Since her self-titled debut... More >>


    published May 28, 2014

    The Strokes are back in a big way. Before they play Governors Ball, a performance being presented as their long-awaited hometown reunion following... More >>


    published May 21, 2014

    Get out your crocheted bikini tops, fuzzy multicolored boots, and sealed bottles of water for the Electric Daisy Carnival, the annual EDM festival... More >>


    published May 14, 2014

    Michael Eugene Archer, otherwise known as D’Angelo, he of the silky-smooth croon and Adonisian pelvic muscles, sits down with Nelson George,... More >>

  • Fleetmac Wood

    published May 7, 2014

    Before you make any assumptions about anything named Fleetmac Wood, let’s get one thing straight: no covers. This London-based DJ collective... More >>


    published May 7, 2014

    ODESZA is part of a group of Seattle bands leading a small, pretty-sounding revolution against the EDM bangers that have dominated the dance music... More >>


    published May 7, 2014

    ODESZA is part of a group of Seattle bands leading a small, pretty-sounding revolution against the EDM bangers that have dominated the dance music... More >>

  • Protomartyr

    published April 9, 2014

    Detroit's Protomartyr debuted in 2012 with No Passion All Technique, a title at once representative of the articulate post-punk band and... More >>

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    The War on Drugs' New Album is the Sound of Quitting

    published March 19, 2014

    About a year and a half ago, the War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel broke up with his girlfriend. He also quit smoking, drinking coffee and... More >>

  • Tensnake

    published March 5, 2014

    Back when Tensnake was making a name for himself by remixing Lana Del Rey and the Pet Shop Boys, he never thought Nile Rodgers would ever respond... More >>

  • Jungle

    published March 5, 2014

    There’s a new soulful, sensual J and T in town besides Justin Timberlake. Those initials are the noms de plume of the two men that... More >>

  • Howler

    published February 26, 2014

    The little Minneapolis band that could, Howler was picked up by U.K. indie stronghold Rough Trade after their debut EP found its way into the... More >>

  • 'Stones Throw'

    published February 26, 2014

    You could say that Stones Throw is having a moment. Founded in 1996 by DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf, the “indie label out of... More >>

  • Wild Beasts

    published February 26, 2014

    It’s been a few years since Wild Beasts released the excellent Smother, and the Kendal, England four-piece are back with their fourth... More >>

  • Baio

    published January 29, 2014

    The remixes and Balearic pop jams Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio makes on his own time as BAIO may not win him a Grammy, but in the meantime... More >>

  • Egyptrixx+Sinden

    published January 22, 2014

    With his 2010 EP “The Only Way Up,” Egyptrixx helped shape the amorphous yet distinctive and influential London label Night Slugs.... More >>

  • Octo Octa

    published January 22, 2014

    Octo Octa's Mike Morrison, a Brooklyn-based beatmaker signed to rising Los Angeles dance label 100% Silk, found himself musically and... More >>

  • Jessy Lanza+The-Drum

    published January 8, 2014

    After providing backing vocals for Ontario Junior Boys’ 2011 morose opus It’s All True, Canadian singer Jessy Lanza enlisted... More >>

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