Balam Acab puts a spell on you
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. New York's rumbling violin and guitar duo itsnotyouitsme create a doleful soundtrack for rainy days and crumbling cities. With just two men and an army of pedals, they cull the transcendent-yet-tang ... More >>
From friend-of-SOTC and Fader boss Julianne Shepherd comes the deepest, most thoughtful piece yet on Queens' own gleefully deranged rap heroine Nicki Minaj, who explains somewhat her hurricane of goofy/lascivious voices: "Anybody that knows me knows that I have a very, very bipolar persona ... More >>
The uneasy return of ambient music
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