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The Owl and Bear Podcast vol. 163

I don’t know what “all right” even means

Poetic Memory: The Yellow Dress (List)

The twee-pop band shares its influences

Poetic Memory: Bone Quida Ida (List)

San Diego’s most intriguing new act shares his influences

Video: TV Girl – “Baby You Were There”

The SD duo premieres their new stop-motion video

Stephin Merritt Unveils His ‘Obscurities’

Download a new song from the rare tracks compilation.

Interview: The Silent Comedy

The Silent Comedy’s Jeremiah Zimmerman gets chatty.

The Magnetic Fields Get ‘Real’

The Magnetic Fields - Realism

The Magnetic Fields are their own worst enemy. Beginning with 1991’s Distant Plastic Trees and ascending through classic albums Holiday and The Charm of the Highway Strip, the quality of the band’s output finally crescendoed to dizzying heights with 1999’s ambitious, unparalleled opus 69 Love Songs. The monstrous album was so brilliantly exhaustive, and set […]

Boy Without God Has “Soul” (MP3)

Boy Without God

Within seconds of hearing Gabriel Birnbaum’s deep, syrupy vocals, several names spring to mind. Evoking Magnetic Fields singer Stephen Merrit, but with the folksy croon of Handsome Family vocalist Brett Sparks and the slurred swagger of Elvis Costello, Birnbaum draws from a plethora of influences for his solo project, Boy Without God. Though a mere […]