Fiery Furnaces: I’m Going Away

Like their namesake, the Fiery Furnaces exhibit a flame-like propensity for shifting and moving rapidly. This is evident both in their music, which is spontaneous and unpredictable, and in their career —each of...

Japandroids: Post Nothing

From its first yelped chorus, Japandroids ooze joyful and carefree innocence. It’s not that their music is particularly happy or gentle—quite the opposite. It’s that this simple drum-and-guitar combo sounds str...

The Dead Weather: Horehound

The Dead Weather debuted to much hype and fanfare, mostly (only?) due to the presence of Jack White, the mysterious impresario behind The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. While it’s certainly not going to sati...
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Brooklyn Refugee

Rebecca Fanya, an acclaimed musician and backup vocalist, follows in the noble footsteps of music’s greatest sidekicks. After doing time in the trenches alongside contemporaries like Peter Gabriel, Youssou N...
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Doing The Unthinkable

Metalcore isn’t exactly the most mainstream of genres, but Darkest Hour have managed to do the unthinkable—make hardcore sell. They’re one of metalcore’s most commercially and critically successful bands, and ...
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Speck Mountain Provides Sweet Relief

For a delicious mid-summer treat, indulge in Speck Mountain’s new album, Some Sweet Relief. Then, check them out at Bruar Falls on July 15. Their intoxicating blend of disco and ambient psychedelia is a perfect...
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Priestly Sins

British Steel, Judas Priest’s 1980 classic, was the soundtrack to the lives of millions of angry white teenagers. Now that the Reagan years are over, Priest is celebrating the album’s 30th birthday in style, at...
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Def Leppard Won’t Die

Throughout the ranks of underpaid, overworked interns in music magazine offices everywhere, a single cry rings out-why won't Def Leppard die? After all, they've been through trials and tribulations that would b...