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Mahogany comes to town
You get all the shimmering, over-processed guitars, all the feather-light vocals, and all the intense volume without the unsightly Doc Martens or ugly Beetlejuice tights.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 22, 2008



Robots have a MySpace page
Picture it: Sicily, 1914 . . . no, no, wait, sorry, make that Cape Cod, 1994.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 08, 2008


Meet the new Amys

Neo-soul torture from the sub-Winehouses
Brace yourselves: we’re doomed to at least a summer of sub-Winehouse neo-soul torture.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  April 01, 2008


MGR versus Xela

New tracks
On March 25, Barge Recordings, a young Brooklyn label with roots in Boston, unveils the first in a series of split releases that will be available on vinyl and for MP3 download.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 25, 2008


A very loud empire

Death by Audio's DIY artists
Work those connections, because the Holy Fuck show at the Middle East upstairs this Friday is already sold out.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 18, 2008



 Amplive's Rainydayz Remixes, approved by Thom
“We wanted to make you aware that you need to get approval before making arrangements of other writers’ work” — oops.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  March 12, 2008


Mad lulling

Mia Doi Todd's dark folk
Attendees of this week’s José González show on March 13 at the Paradise will be treated to an opening set from LA’s Mia Doi Todd.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 04, 2008


Indie invasion

Blogs like
Green living and government-subsidized health care and education are breeding smart indie-pop acts by the dozen.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  February 25, 2008


Melancholy holiday

Downloadable Valentines from Mobius Band
Given their predilection for moody, textural, electro-organic soundscapes and songs that resonate with melancholy disillusionment, Mobius Band don’t seem the type to buy into a Hallmark holiday.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  February 19, 2008


Rock Band

Supplementing Harmonix's 58-song set list
Would more Britpop be too much to ask?
By: RYAN STEWART  |  February 12, 2008


No advil, no booze

Sampling the Frozen Food Section
...Musing on science fiction, existentialism, and stalker ex-husbands.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  February 05, 2008


Electronic spin

Jason Drakes stakes his own claim
Drake has posted a free download-only covers EP.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 28, 2008


Classical shebang

Stephen Drury's modernity
Ain’t nothing’s free — but leave it to the troublemakers at New England Conservatory to kick that idea into last century.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2008


Buzz babes

The new "It" girls
Among the top contenders early on: a mom setting the tone of a teen-pregnancy flick.
By: VICTORIA WELCH  |  January 14, 2008

Under African Skies

Awesome Tapes from Africa
“Awesome Tapes from Africa” — the name says it all.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 27, 2008


Awesome tapes from Africa

Sometimes the name says it all
The music runs the gamut from Ghanaian gospel to Nigerian highlife, dulcet Malian folk to polished Kenyan hip-hop.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 07, 2008


Legally previewed

A look at 2008's anticipated releases
Here’s a look at some of January and February’s more anticipated releases and their legally available free previews.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  December 31, 2007


Remembering Cast King

A downloadable discography
At 81, J.D. “Cast” King had attained rock-star notoriety — which doesn’t make much sense.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 26, 2007


Vowel free

Rcrd Lbl's free and legal downloads
Rcrd Lbl pays both artists and labels like Warp and Modular in exchange for permission to post songs.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 17, 2007


Brooklyn calling

Good music in the outer borough
Below are new sounds from four very different Brooklyn acts.
By: NICK SYLVESTER  |  December 10, 2007


Just a baby label

Audio Eagle Record's Ohio Rock
A week ago Thursday, Great Scott got a thick slab of prime Ohio grass-fed rock in the form of Gil Mantera’s Party Dream.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 03, 2007

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