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2013 Stories by Nick Murray

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  • LET'S DUET

    published April 24, 2013

    Unexpected cross-genre collaborations can result in both head-banging brilliance (take Skrillex and A$AP Rocky’s “Wild for the... More >>

  • NEW MOON

    published April 24, 2013

    “You know what I hate?” Vampire Weekend composer and producer Rostam Batmanglij asked The Fader early this year. “When you go... More >>

  • WHERE BROOKLYN AT?

    published April 24, 2013

    The more things change, the more people’s facial hair stays the same—such is the legacy of Walt Whitman, the bearded Brooklyn poet... More >>

  • FASTEST GIRL IN TOWN

    published April 17, 2013

    Though she and Blake Shelton form country music’s most beloved couple since Faith and Tim, Miranda Lambert’s best tunes are often... More >>

  • VINYL FEVER

    published April 17, 2013

    So far, the month of April hasn’t been kind to the indie record store. Bleecker Bob’s closed its doors last weekend, and now, on... More >>

  • ON THE RISE

    published April 17, 2013

    Maya Jane Coles’s rise has been slow and steady: In 2008 and ’09 she released 12-inches on U.K.’s Dogmatik, then came her... More >>

  • STAY GOLDEN

    published April 17, 2013

    Last June, Brooklyn’s 18-year-old rapper Joey Bada$$ had listeners pinching themselves when his 1999 mixtape celebrated—and gloriously... More >>

  • Let Them Eat Cake

    published April 10, 2013

    The perks of being a DJ on New York City hip-hop radio: DJ Prostyle does drive time on Power 105—the perpetual 
runner-up to ratings... More >>

  • DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'

    published April 10, 2013

    “Jerry, just remember,” George Costanza once said to his comedian BFF, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.” Somewhere... More >>

  • TAPPED OUT

    published April 10, 2013

    At this point, Marnie Stern is only competing with herself: If her debut, In Advance of the Broken Arm, was good, then follow-up This Is It was... More >>

  • CROSSOVER KING

    published April 3, 2013

    Since catching mainstream ears as the skinny Providence transplant behind the Diplomats’s reunion track, “Salute,” AraabMuzik... More >>

  • BLITZKRIEG BOP

    published April 3, 2013

    Once a group of New York City punks unafraid to mess with a little rhythm, 2009 It’s Blitz! singles “Zero” and “Heads Will... More >>

  • GIRL ON FIRE

    published April 3, 2013

    However you feel about Alicia Keys—whether you love her voice and piano chops or find those same qualities boring and bland—you know... More >>

  • MOMI Makes a Spectacle of YouTube and MTV's Best

    published April 10, 2013

    There may be a moment, perhaps on the subway as it enters Queens, when you may wonder, "What's the point?" Why bother filling up a museum with... More >>

  • TWIN SHADOW

    published March 27, 2013

    In P.S. Eliot, Alabama identical twins Allison and Katie Crutchfield had one of the best indie pop bands in recent memory, releasing two LPs and a... More >>

  • THE FUTURE

    published March 27, 2013

    Four out of five hip-hop publications agree: After a half-decade of neo-traditionalists and neo-neo-traditionalists, New York is back, baby, and... More >>

  • ORCHID FLOWER BOMB

    published March 27, 2013

    Over the past few years, the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show has been an occasion to commission new work from French designer... More >>

  • BUILT THIS CITY

    published March 13, 2013

    If the Diplomats—for tonight’s purposes that’s Harlem rappers Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey... More >>

  • ONE LAST KISS

    published March 13, 2013

    Few could have predicted that 16 years 
after first arriving on our TRLs, Z100s, and Top 40s, this missundaztood pop star would be not only... More >>

  • LEADERS OF THE OLD SCHOOL

    published February 20, 2013

    In an era of automated radio playlists and MCs rapping over mp3s, the great hip-hop DJs from years past still stand tall, and for your dancing... More >>

  • POP PRINCESS

    published March 13, 2013

    If the 2010s have produced a better pop single than Sky Ferreira’s “One,” we’ve yet to hear it. Just 18 when the song was... More >>

  • Sibling Rivalry

    published March 6, 2013

    On “Latch,” the first single from British house duo Disclosure, the brothers Lawrence use dubstep wobbles sparingly but effectively.... More >>

  • IN A SMALL TOWN

    published March 6, 2013

    If he weren’t already a singer, Craig Morgan would make a good subject for a country song: Born in Tennessee, this married father of four... More >>

  • KINGS OF DANCEHALL

    published March 6, 2013

    When it comes to dancehall dons Beenie Man and Mr. Vegas, few have been so good for so long. The former was still a child when he released his... More >>

  • EAST VILLAGE VICE

    published March 6, 2013

    If you have trouble listening to Kavinsky’s music (specifically the Lovefoxxx collaboration “Nightcall”) without seeing Ryan... More >>

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