Tom Murphy

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  • 3 years ago

    Kawabata Makoto, the founder of Acid Mothers Temple, started his career in music in the late 1970s. Whether he experienced Flower Travellin' Band's motes of resonating distortion or the dark, haunted droning of Les Rallizes Dénudés f...

  • 4 years ago

    Though renowned among fans of bizarro punk rock in the West, Melt Banana is still somewhat unknown in its home of Tokyo, where J-pop still reigns supreme. Early in their career, the members of Melt Banana heard the No New York compilation, and it ...

  • 4 years ago

    When he's not busy getting his Ph.D. in French literature, David Macklovitch spends his time making music with Patrick Gemayel as Chromeo, where they assume the names Dave 1 and P-Thugg, respectively. After forming in 2001, the "electrofunk" band ...

  • 4 years ago

    From San Diego, the Donkeys often get lumped in with anyone inspired by the country rock of the '60s and '70s. But even a casual listen to its latest release, Born With Stripes, reveals a band not beholden to a specific aesthetic of times past but...

  • 5 years ago

    Formed in Austin in 2004, Ghostland Observatory has evolved its sound from the raw, noisy electro-funk of its earlier releases into something more danceable. Equal parts electro, psychedelia and glam-rock, the group's songs pivot on Aaron Behrens'...

  • 6 years ago

    Skinny Puppy started in 1982 as a side project of cEvin Key's old band, Images in Vogue. With Puppy becoming a full-time concern in 1986, Key and collaborators Nivek Ogre, Dwayne Goettel and Dave Oglivie spent the next several years putting out se...


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