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Anthony Carew

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By Anthony Carew

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Upcoming Album Release Dates Created: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Sort through the glut of new releases with this guide to the upcoming indie-music release schedule.
    • Real Estate 'Atlas' Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Real Estate's third LP's another jangly trip back to the green lawns and leaves of their New Jersey childhoods.
    • 10 Last-Minute Picks for SXSW 2014 Created: Thursday, March 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
      Ex Hex, Glass Animals, Nothing, Protomartyr, Your Friend: 10 bands building late buzz for SXSW 2014.
    • 10 Awesome SXSW 2014 Shows Created: Friday, March 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      Trying to make sense of the madness in Austin? Here's a handy list: 10 killer bills at SXSW 2014.
    • 10 Awesome SXSW 2013 Shows Created: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      Trying to make sense of the chaos in Austin? Here's ten killer bills at SXSW, most of which feature Mac DeMarco.
    • 10 International Acts to Watch at SXSW 2014 Created: Monday, February 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014
      Bands from all over the world are heading to Austin for SXSW. From Boogarins to Vaadat Charigim, here's 10 you better not miss.
    • 10 Bands to Watch at SXSW 2014 Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014
      In Austin for SXSW 2014? Here's ten bands, from Connections to Seoul to Solids, you best keep your eye on.
    • 10 Bands to Watch in 2014 Created: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
      FKA twigs, Haerts, Mas Ysa, Temples, and Thumpers headline 10 bands primed for a 2014 breakout.
    • Savages 'Silence Yourself' Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014
      The much-hyped London post-punks deliver a debut LP with a central thesis: bands should say more, people less.
    • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks 'Wig Out At Jagbags' Created: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
      On his sixth solo album, the former Pavement-leader draws inspiration from the NBA, Memphis soul, and rock nostalgia.
    • Top 50 Albums of 2013 Created: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013
      The moment My Bloody Valentine issued their third album, 2013 was a great year for indie music.
    • Volcano Choir 'Repave' Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
      The second Volcano Choir LP inches closer to the second Bon Iver LP, repaving post-rock with golden vocals.
    • Guide to the 56th Grammys Best Alternative Album Nominees Created: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
      With Vampire Weekend, The National, and Neko Case on the docket, the 2014 Best Alternative LP nominees are weirdly good...
    • Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album Created: Sunday, September 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
      A year-by-year history of every Grammy nominee in the always-confusing Best Alternative Album category.
    • Blood Orange 'Cupid Deluxe' Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      The 2nd Blood Orange LP ropes people from Friends, Chairlift, Dirty Projectors, and Kindness into a loving pastiche of early'-90s pop.
    • Top 10 Breakout Bands of 2013 Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      From Autre Ne Veut to Waxahatchee, via Chvrches and Savages, here's 10 indie acts who treated 2013 as a coming-out party...
    • Interview: Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend Created: Thursday, December 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
      The VW frontman defends himself against charges of cultural appropriation.
    • Moonface 'Julia with Blue Jeans On' Created: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
      On his third Moonface LP, Spencer Krug spills his peculiar, particular lyricism over solitary piano.
    • 10 Last-Minute Picks for CMJ 2013 Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
      From HSY to SWF, Tweens to Weaves, Body Parts to Wet, here's ten bands bringing last-minute buzz to CMJ 2013.
    • 10 Bands to Watch at CMJ 2013 Created: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
      From Arp to Coke Weed, Glasser, Sisu, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, here's ten standouts from CMJ 2013.
    • 10 International Bands to Watch at CMJ 2013 Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
      From Finnish synth-poppers to Australian oddballs, here's 10 choice foreign acts en route to CMJ 2013.
    • Of Montreal 'Lousy with Sylvianbriar' Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
      Ditching the twitchy glam-funk and sex-talk, the 12th Of Montreal laces weary county-psych with bitter lyrics.
    • Cass McCombs 'Big Wheel and Others' Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
      Cass McCombs sprawling double-album feels far more like a slog than a joy.
    • Luke Temple 'Good Mood Fool' Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
      On his fourth solo LP, Here We Go Magic's leader joyously chases oddball ideas and '80s-pop pastiche.
    • Mercury Music Prize Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
      The annual prize for the best British or Irish album has earnt a reputation for awarding the unexpected.
    • 2013 Mercury Music Prize Nominees Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
      You can expect the unexpected with the Mercury. But what unexpected should we expect in 2013?
    • Polaris Music Prize Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
      The annual Polaris Music Prize rewards the best Canadian album of the year, judged solely by artistic merit.
    • Mazzy Star 'Seasons of Your Day' Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
      17 years after their last LP, Mazzy Star return, sounding like no one but themselves.
    • Mazzy Star - Artist Profile Created: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
      Their narcotic balladry went platinum in the '90s, then they disappeared. The story of Mazzy Star.
    • 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List Guide Created: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
      There's some great Polaris contenders in 2013: Godspeed!, Metz, Metric, Purity Ring, Young Galaxy. Who will win?
    • 30 Best New Bands of 2013 Created: Friday, August 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
      From Boogarins to Weaves, Haerts to Vår, Béisbol to Wampire, here's indie music's Class of 2013.
    • Braids 'Flourish // Perish' Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013
      The more-electronic second LP for Braids is another trance-out in repetitious figures and inscrutable moods.

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