While revisiting some of the press upon the announcement of Deerhunter’s forthcoming album Monomania (May 7th on 4AD), I encountered references to Bo Didley, The Ramones, and Ricky Nelson. The phrase “nocturnal garage” popped up a lot, too, whatever that means, as did the words FOG MACHINE / LEATHER / NEON. Basically, Deerhunter put [...]
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The Strokes Comedown Machine RCA You know that moment when you’ve heard enough from a band whom you’ve been following for years? That moment when you decide, “You know what? I really never need to hear a new song by these guys. I’m satisfied with the back [...]
Michael Benjamin Lerner is back with his third release, Dormarion, under the Telekinesis moniker. He recorded the album with Spoon drummer and producer Jim Eno at Eno’s Public Hi-Fi studio in Austin, Texas. On Dormarion Lane, to be precise.
Not much is known about the Italian duo, aptly named — at least at this point in their career — Wildmen. Their single “Haters Gonna Hate,” which comes off their self-titled debut, sounds like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets the Black Lips with a dash of Black Flag. It starts out with a gentle folk [...]
My Thursday at SXSW started at 6:00am at Reagan National Airport. I had a 7am flight to Austin via Charlotte and was set to touch down at 11:30am. I was only going to be in town for a brief stint so something needed to be sacrificed to maximize the excursion into downtown Austin. I dropped [...]