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Album Review: Passion Pit – ‘Gossamer’


Gossamer

The electropop band’s sophomore album is sonic bliss



Album Review: Cut Copy – “Zonoscope”


Cut Copy have created one of 2011’s first genuinely exciting albums.



Poetic Memory: Ivan & Alyosha (List)


The indie-folk quartet Ivan & Alyosha comes to us with a nod to Dostoyevsky.



Book Review: “Life” by Keith Richards


The archetypal rock star tells all.



Owl and Bear’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011


Will 2011 mark the return of the rock star?



Live Review: Delta Spirit at Brillobox, November 30th, 2010


The San Diego natives can hold their own against any band touring today.



Live Review: Cloud Cult at Mr. Smalls, November 2, 2010


The indie collective brought its stirring sound to Pittsburgh’s Mr. Smalls.



Watchlist vol. 8: Cloud Nothings (MP3s)


The Ohio band has a hidden depth that belies its lo-fi aesthetic.



Poetic Memory: Parlour Steps (List)


The Vancouver band shares its favorite music-related films.



Interview: Cloud Cult


The Minnesota band tells us about their new album.



Roadside Graves to Play West Coast Tavern on Monday


Roadside Graves are bringing their joyous, knee-slapping live set to San Diego.



Contest: Win Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs on Vinyl


Win a copy of Arcade Fire’s new album, The Suburbs, on fancy-pants vinyl.



Interview: Sleigh Bells


We talk with Derek Miller about producing, the future of Sleigh Bells, and what MIA is really like.



Poetic Memory: Sonny and the Sunsets (List)


Frontman Sonny Smith reveals the influences behind his soothing beach pop.



Villagers – ‘Becoming a Jackal’ (Video)


Villagers

The Irish band casts a wicked spell.



Review: Sleigh Bells – July 3, 2010


Sleigh Bells prove their worth with a ferocious set.



Bonnaroo, 2010, Part 3: Sunday


Bonnaroo in a nutshell.



Interview: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

We chew the fat with Edwarde Sharpe’s skinny front man.



Bonnaroo 2010, Part 2: Friday & Saturday


Who knew jumbotrons could give birth?



Interview: Dr. Dog


The Philadelphia band talks about new material that they have planned.



Bonnaroo 2010, Part 1: Thursday


The things people will endure to see the music they love.



O&B’s Guide to Bonnaroo 2010, Part 2: Who to See


In the second installment of our two-part guide, we give our picks for Bonnaroo’s must-see acts.



Poetic Memory: Alex Kemp (List)


Alex Kemp produces his list of influences.



O&B’s Guide to Bonnaroo 2010, Part 1: Survival


Owl and Bear’s tips and tricks for getting the most out of Bonnaroo.