And their singer brings it alone
Those who've long swooned over Jason Lytle's lumberjack/skateboarder synth-pop oeuvre (yes, oeuvre) are familiar with his affinity for lo-fi/half-assed experimental filmmaking -- his tenure with Grandaddy featured quite a few low-budget thrillers. (Here's my favorite.) Now, from his beautiful but ... More >>
Star-studded electronica makes a comeback
This one's for you, Zeke. Jason Lytle (Home Slice Pizza) Explosions in the Sky (Auditorium Shores Stage) SXSW Saturday Afternoon, March 21 So I've got this Grandaddy fixation thing I'd just as soon not gas on about. (Anymore.) Suffice it to say that ex-frontman Jason Lytle remains a person of int ... More >>
M. Ward and Vivian Girls Apollo February 19 I suppose M. Ward has Zooey Deschanel to thank for his first ever gig at the Apollo Theater last night. Volume One, the debut record from She & Him--Ward's much-feted (and highly over-rated) collaboration with Ms. Deschanel--sold 123,000 copies, far mo ... More >>
Why you should never actually speak tolet alone interviewyour favorite band
Confused teens, confused thirtysomethings, and old jazz guys enjoying their dotage
In which the new music editor emerges from hiding to get clocked in the head
Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, and members of Caribou, Underworld and Grandaddy make promises.
Office Space-Pop After the Crash
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.