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2010 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • Evangelista

    published February 16, 2010

    Centered around former Geraldine Fibbers frontwoman Carla Bozulich (and featuring a shifting lineup of other musicians), Evangelista sound like a... More >>

  • The Clientele+Vetiver

    published February 16, 2010

    The Clientele, from England, have spent the past decade perfecting their brand of pretty, pastoral indie pop; any filmmaker looking to soundtrack... More >>

  • The Growlers

    published February 9, 2010

    Buzzy SoCal dudes with mellow surf-bum 'tudes, the Growlers kick out scruffy, sloppy jangle-pop jams that sound like they were rescued from some... More >>

  • Hanne Hukkelberg

    published February 9, 2010

    Though she appeared alongside Regina Spektor and Switchfoot on the soundtrack to 2008's Prince Caspian, this young Norwegian... More >>

  • Citizen Cope

    published February 9, 2010

    After putting out three consecutive albums on three different majors, this mushmouthed roots-jam guy is self-releasing his new one, The... More >>

  • RARE ODDITIES

    published February 2, 2010

    Provided that TV on the Radio and Animal Collective don't spring any unexpected surprises on us, Yeasayer are likely to soak up much of... More >>

  • Chilly Gonzales

    published February 2, 2010

    Every Thursday this month, the Canadian avant-cabaret eccentric is hosting what he's calling a "piano talk show," in which he'll do a presumably... More >>

  • Utada

    published February 2, 2010

    Despite a massive following in Japan and a newish American album with production by Stargate and Tricky Stewart, Utada hasn't yet managed to build... More >>

  • Motion City Soundtrack

    published February 2, 2010

    The appealingly dorky Warped Tour vets from Minnesota just notched a respectable Top 20 Billboard debut with My Dinosaur Life, yet another... More >>

  • Here We Go Magic

    published January 26, 2010

    I'm a big fan of Contra, but if it's latter-day indie-dude approximations of Paul Simon's Graceland you're still after, you might do... More >>

  • Suzanne Vega

    published January 26, 2010

    Despite its overall noir-folk excellence, Vega's 2007 Beauty & Crime didn't make much noise outside the singer's established pack of... More >>

  • The-Dream Syndicate

    published January 19, 2010

    Assessing Love vs. Money upon its March 2009 release, I regarded The-Dream's lyrical obsession with name-brand luxury goods as evidence... More >>

  • Timbaland

    published January 19, 2010

    The future-pop producer's recent Shock Value II has so far failed to deliver a hit as inescapable as those from its 2007 predecessor... More >>

  • Beach House

    published January 19, 2010

    These Baltimore gauze-pop purveyors are poised to go big-time with this month's release of Teen Dream, their excellently titled Sub Pop... More >>

  • BELLE DU JOUR

    published January 12, 2010

    Last year, she turned heads (and the occasional stomach) with her penis-smashing performance in Lars von Trier's Antichrist, and now Charlotte... More >>

  • THE TWILIGHT HOUR

    published January 12, 2010

    Spiff up the Topsiders, kids—the boys are back in town. This week, New York's premier band of globe-tripping Ivy Leaguers, Vampire... More >>

  • Joe Pernice

    published January 12, 2010

    The Scud Mountain Boys/Chappaquiddick Skyline/Big Tobacco/Pernice Brothers dude is currently on tour supporting his debut novel, It Feels So... More >>

  • Final Fantasy

    published January 12, 2010

    Former Arcade Fire adjunct Owen Pallett spent much of 2009 doing fine string-arrangement work for the high-profile likes of Pet Shop Boys and... More >>

  • Nick Jonas & the Administration

    published January 5, 2010

    Judging by the crispy white-soul sound of his debut solo single, "Who I Am," Nick Jonas was definitely the Jo Bro responsible for their sweet Huey... More >>

  • Oh! You Pretty Things

    published January 5, 2010

    The lovely ladies of Brooklyn’s Au Revoir Simone haven’t done much to alter their simple synth-pop sound over the course of the... More >>

  • Doveman & Friends

    published January 5, 2010

    Local avant-rock fixture Thomas Bartlett is Doveman but, for last year's The Conformist, he corralled an impressive roster of hipster-fave... More >>

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