2014 Stories by RAYMOND CUMMINGS

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  • Sol Cat

    published April 23, 2014

    A fluid, insistent guitar style that's disco at moments and flanged at others, plus a magnetic, over-enunciating frontman? Yes, that's Nashville's... More >>

  • Actress

    published April 9, 2014

    In Darren J. Cunningham's hands, beats splinter, frequencies seethe, melodies are rendered resolutely disconsolate. And while the energy level... More >>

  • Danny Brown

    published March 26, 2014

    You can't confuse Danny Brown with any other rapper. His voice leaps from stereo speakers like a garish jack-in-the-box, half-mad and... More >>

  • Coke Weed

    published March 5, 2014

    It’s a mystery why Coke Weed hasn’t maintained a higher profile. The Ben Harbour quintet is three churning, hook-hemorrhaging... More >>

  • Angel Olsen

    published February 19, 2014

    That 100 proof voice grabs you by the throat at jump, strokes your cheek tenderly, leads you through rollicking barroom arrangements that are... More >>

  • Total Slacker+Perfect Pussy

    published February 5, 2014

    The hype doesn’t come from the allegedly risque name but rather the raw, no-bullshit velocity. Every Perfect Pussy song is a blast-bomb of... More >>

  • Cibo Matto

    published February 5, 2014

    Japanese food-rap duo Cibo Matto cut two excellent records in the 1990s, then disappeared into the solo-joint ghetto. Their sound — a... More >>

  • Outer Spaces

    published January 29, 2014

    At some point during the last few years, Cara Beth Satalino adopted "The Outer Spaces" as the name for the winsome folk-pop singles and EPs she... More >>

  • Mutual Benefit

    published January 29, 2014

    The music of Mutual Benefit always seems to emerge from an especially complicated loom, with heartbreaking, massed vocals, soaring strings,... More >>

  • Eagulls

    published January 22, 2014

    As high-octane debuts go, Eagulls's Eagulls is a doozy, an able re-invigoration of post-punk potency without minimalist baggage that isn't... More >>

  • Prurient

    published January 15, 2014

    Woe be to you, as-yet-unborn musicology grad student tasked with anthologizing each and every musical styling Dom Fernow commits to digital tape.... More >>

  • Homeboy Sandman

    published January 8, 2014

    The joy Homeboy Sandman brings to his work is infectious. Furiously rhymed verse are his finger paints, the ludicrously playful beats chosen... More >>

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