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Owl and Bear’s Best Albums of 2011

2011 was a mixed bag. Established acts like Radiohead and The Strokes dropped duds on trusting fans, while middle-of-the-road acts like The Drums and Hunx and His Punx raised the bar with surprising sophomore efforts. Floundering bands like Iron & Wine and The Dodos made welcome returns to glory, while others merely treaded water (see She and Him’s Christmas album or MGMT’s “mix tape.”) Continue reading…

Live Photos: Wild Flag at the Casbah, November 1, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

The crowd went wild on Tuesday night as Wild Flag played the Casbah. The supergroup tore through tracks from their fantastic debut album, as well as covers of The Ramones’ “Do You Wanna Dance?” and Television’s “See No Evil.”

Unlike their Casbah show last year, Carrie Brownstein played a more subdued role this time around, frequently letting Mary Timony handle frontwoman duties. Timony for her part was happy to oblige, swinging her guitar around and writhing on the floor during the band’s set-capping jam session. But no matter who occupied the spotlight, Wild Flag delivered the kind of fierce, unadulterated rock and roll you just don’t see from indie bands very often. It was thrilling, it was dangerous, it was elating, and yes, it was wild. Check out the photos…

Video: Wild Flag – “Electric Band”

Super-powered supergroup Wild Flag have just released the video for “Electric Band,” off their stellar self-titled debut album. Like the previously released clip for “Romance,” “Electric Band” shows off the band’s quirky sense of humor. Whereas the former video found the group donning animal masks and taking people on in basketball, in the latter they compete against a group of people wearing bear masks in baseball. We think we’re noticing a theme here.

As we’ve already mentioned, Wild Flag are set to play the Casbah on November 1, and you absolutely should not miss it. The band played one of their first-ever shows at the venue last year and damn near blew the roof off the place, so it’s safe to assume that this time will be even more (wait for it…) electric.