Guitarist Jon Fine’s memoir is an intriguing blend of history, sociology, entertainment, and a healthy dose of after-hours pulp.
Fuse CD Review: The Old Ceremony – Not Just Cool By Association
None of these pedigrees guaranteed that The Old Ceremony’s music would live up to the promise. After all, cool by association does not equal great on one’s own.
Rock Review: The Ego and the Ecstasy of Deerhunter’s “Monomania”
Dramatizing the essence of punk was Bradford Cox’s chief goal while composing “Monomania,” which he describes as a “very avant-garde rock & roll record.”
Pop Music Review: Death Cab For Cutie Drives With the Big Boys
Death Cab for Cutie’s newest album isn’t a big departure from their usual sound, but it is a step in their evolution: the group has a new theme — adulthood.
Coming Attractions: Popular Music in August 2010
Ambient indie-pop and summery surf sounds take over Boston in the second half of August. By Thomas Samph August 13, Deerhunter at Royale At a Deerhunter show, the sight of frontman Bradford Cox’s skeleton-like figure striding on to the stage through a thick mist (sometimes wearing a dress) is as ethereal and spooky as his […]
Popular Music Review: Light and Darkness in The National
Perhaps independent music’s biggest “it” band right now, The National have recently released their fifth album, and appear on the brink of crossing the threshold from well-kept secret to mainstream sensation, if their recent back-to-back sold out shows at Boston’s House of Blues are any indication. By Justin Marble In college, I took a comparative […]