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Max Tundra

On his first full-length album in six years, this U.K. producer and multi-instrumentalist seamlessly weaves electronic and non-electronic elements into each of his songs. It's the defining characteristic of Tundra's sound. >More

The former frontman of A Tribe Called Quest returns after a nine-year leave of absence he never really chose to commence. To the detriment of hip-hop and popular music of all kinds, Q-Tip has been caught in disagreements with record labels that have kept his solo work out of distribution. >More
 Eagles of Death Metal

The co-leaders of this Palm Desert, Calif. band haven't always acted like perfect gentlemen. Josh Homme served probation time for a 2004 barroom brawl. And Jesse Hughes went through rehab some years ago to beat his drug addiction. But often it's the guys who aren't so perfect who know how to have the most fun. >More
 My Brightest Diamond

Though My Brightest Diamond - a.k.a. singer/songwriter Shara Worden - may be most famous for donning a cheerleader outfit as part of Sufjan Stevens' band for his 2005 Illinois tour, her work as a solo artist has drawn more comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Björk and Antony Hegarty of Antony & the Johnsons than indie folksters like Stevens or cheerleader dance-pop. >More
 Harmonious Wail

It's been more than 20 years since Sims Delaney-Pothoff founded the Madison gypsy swing outfit Harmonious Wail. Over the years, he's used his formidable talent as a mandolin, guitar and ukulele player to shape the sound of one of Madison's most enduringly creative bands. >More


Bands less accomplished than Deerhoof would grate nerves if they played the kind of dissonant garage rock that's become the trademark sound of this San Francisco band. But there's a musical narrative to almost every Deerhoof song, and that's what keeps their angular fuzz from imploding. >More
 TV on the Radio

Good music is an authentic and original sound experience capable of moving human emotion. Great music is culturally transformative, perfectly comfortable in its own skin and groundbreaking in its stylistic approach. >More
 Time Since Western

Anytime you're feeling down/Just come to me/I'll get you out of town. Those words don't just open the seventh track of this debut album by ex-Pale Young Gentlemen bassist Andy Brawner. They describe the intent of all 10 songs. >More
 Blackout Jack

Judging from the overlap of credits on their albums' liner notes, local hard-rock bands the Treats, Droids Attack and Blackout Jack like to collaborate. But unlike the bluesy grunge-pop of the Treats and the punk influences of Droids Attack, Blackout Jack ventures into the cathartic drones of psychedelic hard rock. >More
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