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2011 Stories by SARAH MADGES

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  • Rhett Miller

    published December 21, 2011

    Researching this brief, I found that some amateur last.fm impressionist tagged a Rhett Miller song as “a campfire and a tent and a... More >>

  • Wye Oak

    published December 7, 2011

    Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner form the ultimate complementary duo: While Wasner sings throaty melodies over dreamy guitar strums, Stack plays... More >>

  • Why?

    published December 7, 2011

    Why?’s sound is as much a question as their name. Some lump it under the “indie rock” umbrella, others call it art-rap or... More >>

  • Harry and the Potters

    published November 30, 2011

    What Joe DeGeorge of Harry & the Potters calls the “longest joke ever,” others call the founding of wizard rock. Joe and Paul DeGeorge... More >>

  • Sondre Lerche

    published November 16, 2011

    When it comes to genre, Sondre Lerche is a Renaissance man: Moving from '80s style pop to garage rock and psych folk, he consistently delivers... More >>

  • Thirty Seconds to Mars

    published November 16, 2011

    If you're playing word association games, “Thirty Seconds to Mars” might be the first thing you blurt out when you hear your partner... More >>

  • The Airborne Toxic Event

    published November 9, 2011

    At their best, the Airborne Toxic Event features Stephen Merritt’s baritone voice and wit, Arcade Fire’s orchestral arrangements and... More >>

  • Kurt Vile

    published November 2, 2011

    A mix of homemade bedroom pop, Springsteen sentiment, fuzzed-out guitars, an almost-underwater aesthetic, and songs that can be as lengthy and... More >>

  • Saves the Day

    published November 2, 2011

    Saves the Day showed a new lineup and a new attitude with 2011’s Daybreak, a record replete with power chords and a “keep on... More >>

  • Panic! at the Disco

    published October 26, 2011

    Panic! at the Disco has changed a lot in their six year career: Aside from dropping and re-adding the exclamation mark, they’ve also lost... More >>

  • Slow Club

    published October 26, 2011

    Although they share both labels and a folksy aesthetic, Slow Club is more than just Sheffield’s answer to Tilly and the Wall. Armed with... More >>

  • New Found Glory

    published October 19, 2011

    Leave it to Ween to play a show that puns off a pagan holiday. With songs that run the gamut from stoner lo-fi to parodic prog rock, the... More >>

  • Ween

    published October 19, 2011

    Leave it to Ween to play a show that puns off a pagan holiday. With songs that run the gamut from stoner lo-fi to parodic prog rock, the... More >>

  • Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

    published September 28, 2011

    For over a decade, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra has been making a name for itself, though a long and protean one, by churning out... More >>

  • Stars

    published September 28, 2011

    Over the years Stars have gone from layered instrumentation and narrative lyrics to a more electro-pop sound complete with chugging rhythms and... More >>

  • Mates of State

    published September 28, 2011

    Indie duo Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner are partners through marriage and music, which (like the not-quite-played-out DIY electro-pop of their... More >>

  • Iron & Wine

    published September 28, 2011

    If you’ve watched any American TV drama since 2002, you’ve probably heard Sam Beam’s wispy voice and nimble guitar-picking. But... More >>

  • Japanther

    published September 28, 2011

    With more than a dozen releases, ranging from LPs to seven inches and splits, Ian Vaneck and Matt Reilly have accomplished a lot in their 10 years... More >>

  • Plain White T's

    published September 28, 2011

    There’s something enjoyably nostalgic about Plain White T’s’ music despite the fact that no one exactly “grew up listening to... More >>

  • Kevin Devine

    published September 28, 2011

    Kevin Devine marks a special breed of “indiespective” (introspective indie) guitarists who manage to mix the melodic with the... More >>

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