Tag Archives: stars

DEAD BANDS: HUM

by chuck bell The cruelest type of failure is that which occurs after a brief taste of success. Such was the case for Hum, whose single “Stars” received a fair amount of play on college radio stations in 1995. After recording their debut album, Electra 2000, with premier indie producer Steve Albini (Nirvana’s In Utero), [...]

CMJ DAY FOUR: BROKEN

by kevin diamond Last night I saw Broken Social Scene. I can’t hear out of my right ear. I hope that passes. I’m going to write this review in fragments, because that’s how I think right now, and cause it’s, like, BROKEN, get it?! Like a social scene!? Just go with me on this one. [...]

CARIBOU WINS POLARIS

by kevin diamond The Polaris prize: it’s like the Mercury prize for canucks. And who’s more deserving of canuck-of-the-year than The Artist Formally Known As Manitoba himself, Caribou. His psychedelic electronica album won the honors and the 20,000 dollars over bands like Stars, Plants and Animals, Holy Fuck and Black Mountain. We here at Quiet [...]

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: DAY 3

by zander (s) Alright so we’ll shut up about Austin for a while after we get through this one last ACL post. I feel battered after 3 toxic days of music, consumption, and connections. Not to mention the fact that reality bites and I’m back stuck in the middle. I finally made it to my [...]