The Constantines are back, but it’s best not to get too attached.
When the members of Canadian punk band the Constantines
ended their four-year hiatus earlier this year in honor of the reissue
of their landmark 2003 album, Shine a Light, they had a few
Who: Kira Clark (vocals, guitar), Keith McGraw (drums, samples).
Sounds like: A funeral procession through ice and
mud that long ago lost the path to the burial site but continues to
trudge on ad
Interviewing a 6-foot-8 singing clown named Puddles poses some interesting problems.
starters, the man behind the makeup, performance artist Mike Geier,
prefers to keep himself distan
Who: Kevin Rafn, Daniel Rafn.
Sounds like: If Ween’s 2000 record, White Pepper, delved deeper into the ’80s synth-pop territory explored on the Magnetic Fields’ The Charm of the Highway Strip
A crew of Mexico City producers unite dance-culture cliques.
Servers have cleared all the dirty dishes
and tables from a large wooden warehouse in Mexico City. The comida
corrida, a cheap lunchtime cafeteria, has closed. Night arrives in the
city, but i
Tim Hecker isn’t a tortured soul. He just plays one on record.
Sound artist Tim Hecker spends a lot of interviews correcting misconceptions about himself, chief among them that he is not
a 19th-century European vampire. It’s an understandable mistake,
[FIRST-WAVE SKA] Amid the clamor for freedom from British
rule, Jamaican musicians began stewing R&B, jazz and island music,
arriving at something that over time has been both internationall
Beach pop from the Oregon Coast gets its groove from relationships gone bad.
Like so many indie-rock bands, Holiday Friends started in
college. Founding members Scott Fagerland and Jesse Wityczak began
writing songs together in 2008 while students at the University of