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Washington rocker debuts solo project

Washington rocker debuts solo project

by Sarah Tanori, Senior Staff Writer // January 26, 2015

Ian Vanek is the drummer and vocalist of art-rock group Japanther, and the artist now focuses his time on Howardian, a solo side project of pure Pacific...

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Tennis serves an ace of an album with 'Ritual in Repeat'

Tennis serves an ace of an album with ‘Ritual in Repeat’

by Sarah Tanori, Staff Writer // January 21, 2015

Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley are Tennis. The duo released their third record “Ritual In Repeat” on Sep. 9 through Communion Music. Looking at...

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Wye Oak gets deep on fourth album

Wye Oak gets deep on fourth album

by Courtney Brown // May 2, 2014

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of the indie-folk duo Wye Oak might be the deepest, most cosmically-aligned artists the music world has seen in a while. Known...

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Icona Pop proves more than a one hit wonder

Icona Pop proves more than a one hit wonder

by Ryo Miyauchi // October 3, 2013

Swedish pop duo Icona Pop has been everywhere in the US this past year, thanks to their summer smash hit “I Love It,” featuring Charli XCX. The song...

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Not a bad summer for under the radar music

by Ryo Miyauchi // August 29, 2013

  Yes, Daft Punk and Kanye West have released some of the most talked about albums this summer. But here are a few more album’s worth checking...

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JJ DOOM teaches hip-hop master class on ‘Kuffs’

JJ DOOM teaches hip-hop master class on ‘Kuffs’

by Kevin Smead // January 22, 2013

The man in the mask is back. Since the late ‘80s, DOOM (English born Daniel Dumile) has had many musical incarnations and was part of numerous exceptional...

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Top new music of the week

by Ryo Miyauchi // December 5, 2012

RECORD OF THE WEEK Solange Knowles has been trying on a rather different outfit as of late, and it’s not just her artsy fashion choices. As recent...

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New Converge transcends genre, is awesome

by Kevin Smead // October 25, 2012

Earlier this year, Inland Empire’s Xibalba released “Hasta la Muerte,” its first release on the new label, Southern Lord. The album was a ball-crushing...

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‘Hz’ is less weird

by Hutton Marshall // September 26, 2012

Animal Collective released “Centipede Hz” on Sept. 4. This is the band’s latest album since “Merriweather Post Pavilion” came out in early...

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Japandroids soar with “Celebration Rock”

by Kevin Smead // June 25, 2012

Courtesy Annika BerglundThere couldn’t possibly be a better name for Vancouver-duo Japandroids’ second full-length studio album, “Celebration Rock.”...

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Jack White’s solo debut exemplifies honest rock

by Courtney Rogin // May 9, 2012

He’s probably the hardest working modern guitarist out there today, or just the most indecisive one, but Jack White is back in a big way, with his...

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Silversun’s new album evolves, lacks finesse

by John Anderson // May 9, 2012

The Los Angeles-based quartet Silversun Pickups is back with its third full-length album, “Neck of the Woods.” Back in 2006, the band’s first...

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