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Justin F. Farrar

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  • 6 years ago

    This sucks balls, people. One of my all-time faves, the USA Is a Monster, are breaking up. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for them. They've had an awesome run. But after 10 years, four full-lengths, two EPs, a stack of CD-Rs, and a zillion cold flo...

  • 7 years ago

    Over the last decade, hard rock has flushed itself straight down the shitter. Turn on the radio, and your choices are either K-Rock hell or some Foreigner/Foghat/Boston triple-shot that's been knocking around since '77. Indie brats offer nothing b...

  • 7 years ago

    The Social Registry puts out some righteous jams: Gang Gang Dance, Telepathe, and Psychic Ills are all top-shelf freaks. But the Brooklyn imprint shit the bed when it signed Growing last winter. Despite creating some killer drones in '03 and '04, ...

  • 7 years ago

    Look up any pic of Z02, and you won't believe your peepers: The Brooklyn power trio, all boasting meaty pecs, resemble a Forever 21 train wreck starring Nuno Bettencourt, that one guy from Wolfmother, and an Italo-cokehead from Syracuse who digs T...

  • 7 years ago

    Everybody has a different definition of "indie rock." For this American dude who smoked mad weed and aimlessly wandered some Midwestern campus in the mid-'90s, it will always be about shattered pop buried in temperamental noise and lo-fi amateuris...

  • 8 years ago

    The death of No Depression, which drops its last issue in May, shouldn't come as any surprise: Both print media and the music industry at large are choking to death like dinosaurs caked in volcanic ash. But there's more to this story. What the mag...

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