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SXSW 2012, Day 3: The Men

Doesn’t anybody ever wonder where all the umph went in indie rock? Sure, we get the occasional outlier like Sleigh Bells or Fucked Up that isn’t afraid to shred its way to your heart. But even then, where did all the reckless abandonment of production and disregard for “the system” go? If you have askedRead more…

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SXSW 2012, Day 2: Shearwater

Shearwater have made some big changes this year, but none of them seem to be hindering Jonathan Meiburg’s energy. They switched labels and switched producers. They are no longer writing within the “trilogy” story arc of Palo Santo, Rook, and The Golden Archipelago. Meiburg has even stated that their live presence will be quite differentRead more…

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SXSW 2012, Day 2: Imperial Teen

At this point, Imperial Teen should be a household name. They’ve been carving out a name for themselves in the indie rock scene since the mid-1990s and have opened up for Hole and Marilyn Manson. Their mix of post-grunge alternative and new wave earned them SPIN’s 4th best album of the year with 1996’s Seasick,Read more…

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