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Album Review: Passion Pit – ‘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)


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.