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What's F'n Next? Metz

Toronto, Canada
The joke's on you if you still think Canada is just our laid-back, friendly neighbor up north. Futher proof to the contrary: Toronto's METZ, who would lead you to believe that Canada is one big furious mosh pit.
By: PERRY EATON  |  November 14, 2012


Ash names the alphabet

Do you remember the time I knew a girl from Mars? Probably not, since that Ash hit was from eons ago. But Ash frontman Tim Wheeler does remember, checking in via phone from London.
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  November 16, 2012


The orchestrated pleasure of Eddie Japan

Cellars by starlight
Sitting with Eddie Japan frontman David Santos, there is suspicion he might be a spy. He's well-dressed, to suit any occasion that might arise, and he refuses a drink.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 14, 2012


Kreayshawn battles back

Kreayshawn is a prime example of the type of supernova pop-star cycle that we can expect in the Internet era; not only because of her meteoric rise and almost-as-powerful backlash, but in the way that fame gives her fans and detractors alike such personal access.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 14, 2012


Dan Deacon is coming to America

In 2007, Dan Deacon experienced startling cultural self-awareness.
By: REYAN ALI  |  November 08, 2012


Cellars by Starlight: Human Sexual Response

CDs might now be an outdated medium, but there was a time when everything on the format was available — except for one of the great rock records of the early '80s: 1981's In a Roman Mood by legendary Boston punk/new wave/whatever band Human Sexual Response.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 08, 2012


Kvelertak put rock in a chokehold

Kvelertak's missives come packaged in dark roiling paeans to Norse gods and demonic urges, filled with screamed yearnings and frantic warnings.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 08, 2012


What's F'N Next: Naomi Punk (Olympia, Washington)

In the Pacific Northwest, Naomi Punk started playing in various underground projects as teenagers about 10 years ago, self-releasing online EPs and CD-Rs to the locals, unconcerned with ever being part of the greater "music world."
By: LIZ PELLY  |  November 08, 2012


Earning interest in MillionYoung

It could be said that Mike Diaz, a/k/a MillionYoung, is living through the adolescence of his musical career.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 01, 2012


Pretty & Nice, same as they ever were

Cellars by Starlight
It has been four years since Pretty & Nice released their standout full-length, Get Young , but they are quick to reassure us that their motives have changed little.
By: PERRY EATON  |  November 01, 2012


What's F'n Next: Squarehead (Dublin, Ireland)

On a sunny autumn afternoon on a side street in Brooklyn, I sit outside on a rickety black staircase with Squarehead, chatting about their week.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  November 01, 2012


Globetrotting with Seth Troxler

The last time Seth Troxler played Boston it was to a room of about 50 people. That changes this week when he plays Sónar.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 01, 2012


Neil Young inspires a chill new wave

Over six decades, Neil Young's musical expression has expanded beyond the rock and roll of his nascent years and the folk-rock that brought him his initial burst of renown.
By: ANDREW GRAHAM  |  November 08, 2012


Saint Etienne's love letter

No more than two seconds into Saint Etienne's latest album (their first in seven years), Words And Music (Heavenly/Universal UMC), angelic-voiced Sarah Cracknell opens "Over the Border" with a spoken-word confession over a soft acoustic guitar: "When I was 10, I wanted to explore the world."
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 24, 2012


To the Bathaus

Say what you will about witch house.
By: NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 25, 2012


Mount Kimbie’s wallflower power

Sometimes making a statement from a corner of a room feels truer than making one from its center. Kai Campos — one-half of the London duo Mount Kimbie — believes that reasoning was crucial to his desire to make electronica in the first place.
By: REYAN ALI  |  October 24, 2012


What's F'n Next? Father John Misty

Josh Tillman — a/k/a Tillman, a/k/a Father John Misty — is one hell of a dancer.
By: HILARY HUGHES  |  October 24, 2012


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


What's F'n Next? Swearin'

Allison Crutchfield grew up in the punk-rock world of DIY. And with her newest band, Swearin', she's released one of the best records of the year.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  October 18, 2012


Diplo dishes a Major Lazer

After years of putting his sonic touches on other people's tunes, Diplo is hoping to finally step out into the light on his own.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 19, 2012


The Presets' morning-after party

For the Sydney-based Presets' third album, Pacifica , the attitude shifts from night to day, because after every party comes a new morning.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 18, 2012

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