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Haunted by sound, Pile is rising

The five-year-old quartet Pile, among the brightest of Boston's bursting subterrane, makes waltz-time, feel-bad guitar music that is gothic in the non-eyeliner sense: angular songs express the sort of specific, primal anxieties that litter a liberal-arts undergrad's coursework.
By: JAY BREITLING  |  October 30, 2012


Sun Airway | Soft Fall

Dead Oceans Records (2012)
One of the more remarkable evolutions in the contemporary musical underground may be Jon Barthmus's decade-long peregrination from hardcore punk to the ambitious electro-pop of Sun Airway.
By: JAY BREITLING  |  October 09, 2012


Dinosaur Jr. | I Bet On Sky

Jagjaguwar Records (2012)
It's hard to believe, but Dinosaur Jr. released their debut 27 years ago.
By: JAY BREITLING  |  September 12, 2012


The Raveonettes | Observator

Vice Records (2012)
Attentive Raveonettes fans passed the summer anxiously, weighing the implications of the revelation that the duo's forthcoming collection largely sprang from frontman Sune Rose Wagner's Jim Morrison-inspired bender of booze and benzos.
By: JAY BREITLING  |  September 06, 2012
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