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2008 Stories by Ian Mathers

Archives: 2008
  • Free Blood's Awkward Sex Jams

    published November 5, 2008

    John Pugh may have quit dance-punk maestros !!! to focus on a mere side project, and Madeline Davy may design clothes when she's not serving as... More >>

  • Predictable But Pristine Pop From Stereolab

    published August 19, 2008

    It's jarring to stumble upon "Pop Molecule (Molecular Pop 1)" in the midst of Stereolab's 11th album; for a band otherwise so devoted these... More >>

  • The Constantines' Kensington Heights

    published April 15, 2008

    As the biggest thing to ever come out of my hometown of Guelph, Ontario, the Constantines' maturation into Canada's apocalyptic poet laureates... More >>

  • Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster...

    published April 1, 2008

    For a band about whom most of the talk (pro and con) has focused on their unrelenting giddiness, Los Campesinos! have produced a debut that's... More >>

  • Excepter's Debt Dept.

    published March 25, 2008

    People don't bother with music that's truly inscrutable—there's no point. And yet, it always feels like you're about to figure... More >>

  • Smile Like You Mean It

    published January 1, 2008

    It's unfair to call Kate Nash the anti–Lily Allen, but "Foundations," the standout on Nash's debut, Made of Bricks, might just be the... More >>

Archives: 2008