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Erin K. Thompson

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  • 3 years ago

    Two death-obsessed duos are set to destroy Fitz on Thursday night. Recent Fat Possum Records signees Bass Drum of Death and the Australian two-piece DZ Deathrays combine their raucous, untamed sound for an incendiary tour that should leave everyon...

  • 3 years ago

    Sleigh Bells made one of 2010's most flamboyant debuts with Treats, a mind-boggling clash of hardcore and electro; the sound earned the duo high-profile endorsements from M.I.A., Beyoncé and a slew of critics. How to follow up such a big sp...

  • 4 years ago

    The Norwegian songwriter Sondre Lerche emerged a decade ago as a precocious and angel-faced teenager with Faces Down, a debut of simple yet sophisticated songs composed of Lerche's guitar and sweet falsetto. In subsequent years, Lerche has branche...

  • 4 years ago

    In March 2010, Brooklyn quintet Twin Sister released an EP called Color Your Life. It's a hazy, freewheeling record, especially the standout track, the charming and romantic "All Around and Away We Go." Twin Sister's lush dream-pop sounds a little...

  • 4 years ago

    The Los Angeles sextet Fitz & the Tantrums traffics in a vintage neo-soul sound that originated when front man Michael Fitzpatrick started tinkering around with an antique church organ. FATT, in its current incarnation, eschews heavy rock guitars ...

  • 5 years ago

    More than a decade after recording "Show Me Love," the sugary Max Martin-penned hit that put an 18-year-old Robyn on the pop-culture map in 1997, the Swedish pop singer — given name Robin Carlsson — needed a change. She was tired of "r...

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