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Put Your Back N 2 It

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This album, Perfume Genius's second, sounds like a still-moment widescreen car-crash at first — a horrifying accident beautifully caught by gleaming, descending keys and soft male siren voice. "AWOL Marine" is Mike Hadreas at his most ethereal, the art of ghosting other lost souls musicalized. Put Your Back N 2 It then smokes out that […]

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Got any Capitol Hill Block Party line-up guesses / rumors? My money is on Thurston Moore…

{Photo: Ari Marcopoulos, 2011} I just heard a song from the new Thurston Moore album {set to be released on 5/24 on Matador} and it’s as sweet as a Carpenters cover {listen/download “Benediction” now}.  As Thurston describes the song: “On day one I played the first song sitting in front of a Beck-wired microphone, its […]

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Somebody pinch us: we've got Pavement tickets to give away!

If you’re anything like the rest of the free world, you haven’t seen much of Pavement since sometime in the late nineties. Recording, releasing, and playing live music for the better part of a decade, Pavement firmly established themselves in the lo-fi pool of the ‘alternative’ world in 1989 — that’s just shy of pre-indie, […]

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What to do after the TIG New Pornographers listening party tonight

Tonight is kind of special, and not in a weak beer tasting way. There’s tons of super fun socializing stuff to do! First there’s the Three Imaginary Girls-sponsored New Pornographers’ album Together listening party early at 6 PM at the best coffee shop in Greenwood, Neptune (8415 Greenwood Avenue North). This would be a sweet […]

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Win your way in to see Mission of Burma at the Crocodile

  Fact: everyone loves Mission of Burma. Amiright? Proof: if you happened to be in Boston on October 4, less than a month ago, you were in Boston on Mission of Burma Day. Even more convincing, even Wikipedia loves MOB: Mission of Burma’s efforts are largely concerned with extending punk’s original vocabulary without losing its […]

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Fuckbook

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Only Yo La Tengo could come up with a side project with a name as spectacular as Condo Fucks. Only Yo La Tengo could come up with music that is worthy of such a spectacular name. Fuckbook (a wink-wink, nudge, nudge to the 1990's cover heavy Fakebook), the Condo Fucks "5th" release, plays like 30 […]

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