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2008 Stories by Austin Powell

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  • Annuals, Minus the Bear

    published November 6, 2008

    Annuals are at the forefront of indie-rock's New Density movement. Comparable to contemporaries Gang Gang Dance, Islands and Yeasayer, the... More >>

  • Built to Spill, Meat Puppets

    published February 28, 2008

    There's nothing more difficult for a rock band than overcoming a mid-life crisis. Built to Spill's first album in five years, 2006's You in... More >>

  • Kevin Devine, the Jealous Girlfriends

    published February 7, 2008

    Perhaps the only thing more damning than being hailed as the next Dylan is being perpetually stuck in the shadow of Conor Oberst. Such has been... More >>

  • MGMT, Yeasayer

    published January 17, 2008

    If LCD Soundsystem is the Sound of Silver, then MGMT strikes solid gold. Essentially the duo of former art students Ben Goldwasser and... More >>

  • Sharks and Sailors, Ume

    published January 10, 2008

    Houston indie-prog outfit Sharks and Sailors' self-titled 2006 EP was one of the year's sleeper hits, a turbulent but precise journey of... More >>

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