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Indie Music Reviews: ‘Several Shades of Why’ by J Mascis

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Indie Music Reviews:  Several Shades of Why by J Mascis Release Date: March 15, 2011 Sub Pop We have a new review up of Several Shades of Why, the latest album from indie rocker J Mascis. The review was written by Gravy and Biscuits writer Holly Miller-Carufel. J Mascis: Several Shades of Why Review J Mascis Bio More Music Reviews  

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Vivian Girls: ‘Share the Joy’ Review

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Artist: Vivian Girls Album: Share the Joy Label: Polyvinyl Sometimes, there is a band or a record that makes you wish you were a teenager growing up in the 1950s or 60s. With their third full-length release, and first for indie powerhouse Polyvinyl Records, Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls have done just that with Share the Joy. This effort finds the ...

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The Strokes: ‘Angles’ Review

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Artist: The Strokes Album: Angles Label: RCA/Rough Trade Editor’s note: We’re about 50/50 on this album, so here are two of our writers’ opinions. Be sure to check out Angles to make up your own mind and let us know on which side of the coin you fall! Over the past decade, The Strokes have carved out a niche as being 21st century indie/garage rock pioneers. With ...

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Arcade Fire and Bon Iver Artists Team Up for “Alone Together” Tour

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  Arcade Fire and Bon Iver Artists Team Up for “Alone Together” Tour Beginning April 7 in Brooklyn, instrumentalists from some of indie rock’s biggest groups will have the stage to themselves. Violinist Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and pianist Gregory Rogrove (Devendra Banhart) will be joined by percussionist Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) for a five-city East Coast leg, ...

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Indie Music Interviews: Late Cambrian

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Indie Music Interviews: Late Cambrian Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, indie rockers Late Cambrian write melody driven indie rock with existentially charged lyrics. I recently got to chat with the band’s front man, John Wlaysewski about the future of Late Cambrian, traveling to Hong Kong, and Ryan Gosling. Gravy and Biscuits: How did you guys come together to form Late ...

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My Indie Life: Fun Indie Music Show Without Pretense

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There is an awesome show out of Chicago called My Indie Life, which is part of a site called Maybe Hip.  The show features a guy named Rob Silver and a girl named Lexi Scherr, and each week they pretty much just sit on their couch and chat about exciting new indie music from bands that should be famous. “My ...

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Akron/Family: ‘Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’ Review

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Artist: Akron/Family Album: Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT Label: Dead Oceans Akron/Family makes messy albums. The New York City band got their start in 2004 under Michael Gira’s Young Gods label after sending Gira several albums worth of tapes they recorded on makeshift recording equipment in their Brooklyn apartment. Gira describes the unpredictability of their ...

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