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Emo Revival

Handicapping the Emo Revival: Who’s Most Likely to Pierce the Stigma?

Nov 27, 2013

After years relegated to a punchline, emo is suddenly cool again. We handicap the chances for five of the emo revival's brightest new lights.

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Shad picks five records from the dollar bin at Sonic Boom

Nov 26, 2013

We gave Shad five bucks to spend on dollar-bin records at Sonic Boom. You do the math.

Uncharted - Fiver, Simone Schmidt

UNCHARTED: Simone Schmidt on Fiver, The Highest Order, and why she’s not a throwback songwriter

Nov 25, 2013

A fascinating discussion with Simone Schmidt about the limits of “confessional” songwriting, how failing health relates to sickness of the land, and why she feels out of step with both modern indie and throwback country.

RAMjams Underground Electronic Playlist

RAMjams: James Ferraro’s airport EP, Drake approves Eric Dingus, and post-punk becomes gothy electro

Nov 25, 2013

It's Monday. Here's a playlist to help you survive the day.

Seven Great Interactive Music Videos

Seven Great Interactive Music Videos

Nov 22, 2013

Waste your Friday away with these controllable, enjoyable music videos.

The Unicorns Family Tree

FAMILY TREE: The Unicorns: unpacking the bands of Nick Thorburn, Alden Penner and Jamie Thompson

Nov 21, 2013

We examine the Unicorns universe – the bands that came before and the many, many side projects that followed after the breakup.

Who Will Manage Our Web Presence When We’re Gone?: The Secret Online Afterlife of The Unicorns

Nov 20, 2013

The Unicorns' legacy is potent and lasting, but their mythology has been perpetuated and controlled by a self-appointed online cabal: their fan forum.

Melvins Primer

PRIMER: Melvins: tracing the band from godfathers of grunge to merry doom-sludge pranksters in 10 songs

Nov 19, 2013

Learn to love the godfathers of grunge, rock & roll's interminable cockroaches, the Melvins.