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DEAD BANDS: COMMANDER VENUS

by chuck bell In a time when most major labels are dying, Saddle Creek Records have remained one of the most self-sufficient, resilient indie labels in the United States today. They built their name on the strength of their three biggest, top-selling bands: Cursive, Bright Eyes and The Faint. What most people don’t remember is [...]

THE TAILORS: COME DIG ME UP

by joel chaffee There are brief decisions on Come Dig Me Up, The Tailors second release that irritate like a handshake and a smile that is too sincere. Happily, this makes the rest of the album surprisingly inventive and substantial, and I’m not smirking. The nine songs presented are thoughtful, crafted. Perhaps similar to Teenage [...]

KNOW YOUR LABEL: TEAM LOVE RECORDS

by alyssa coluccio Conor Oberst’s brainchild, Jenny Lewis’s introduction as a solo artist, and the coolest library you’ll ever encounter: just a few reasons why Team Love Records should be your new favorite. Artist: Tilly and the Wall Song: Bad Education Artist: Popup Song: Dreams Like These …

CONOR OBERST & BEN KWELLER ROCK TERMINAL 5

by marc evan Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band set a new high standard for folk rock. I have been fortunate enough to see many great rock shows recently. Most of these so-called great shows are a reflection of the performers getting up on stage and playing their music well. This was not the [...]