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  • 5 years ago

    Erika M. Anderson used to live in South Dakota, but then she moved to California; her first project, Gowns, released a single album, called Red State; “California,” from her new solo record under the name EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints, ...

  • 5 years ago

    The New Orleans-based Curren$y is a weed rapper, which means his job is to make something usually associated with directionless demotivation seem badass. The art of weed rapping is the art of bragging about surpassing low expectations, and there a...

  • 5 years ago

    Here's an academic question: What do artists do, exactly? Tell stories? Advance causes? Or something trickier? If you're, say, a 20-year-old Nashville singer-songwriter and newly minted tabloid superstar, what exactly should you be trying for with...

  • 5 years ago

    On May 18, Miley Cyrus released a song called "Can't Be Tamed," the title track to her new album, out now. Cyrus, of course, is one of the Disney Channel's recent brood of teenage multimedia moguls, the star of a sitcom called Hannah Montana, the ...

  • 6 years ago

    Here Lies Love, conceived and composed by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, features 23 vocalists, 21 of whom are female, and one of whom is David Byrne. (The other dude is Steve Earle.) It narrates, in that usual patchy and nebulous rock-opera way, th...

  • 6 years ago

    These days, the once-revolutionary Concept Album is a bit of a joke, but Stephin Merritt, leader of metamorphic indie-pop group the Magnetic Fields, is so fond of the form that he dabbles in Concept Bands. His Gothic Archies recorded two albums of...


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