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2007 Stories by Travis Ritter

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  • Dodos

    published August 16, 2007

    God forbid I ever lump Meric Long in with all those coffeehouse clowns and puke-pop darlings who fancy themselves singer-songwriters, but in... More >>

  • The Lonely H

    published August 9, 2007

    Only the fresh faces of The Lonely H, five longhaired kids barely out of high school, bear the markings of just how young they are. Their music is... More >>

  • T.I., Yung Joc, Ciara, T-Pain, Lloyd

    published August 2, 2007

    In terms of hot summer bangers, 2007 is being dragged like roadkill underneath 2006's whip. Both T.I.'s Grammy-winning "What You Know" and Yung... More >>

  • Kid Koala

    published July 26, 2007

    Chinese-Canadian turntablist Eric San, better known as Kid Koala, isn't your regular bread-and-butter DJ. He's your mom's favorite DJ. He suffers... More >>

  • Get Him Eat Him

    published July 19, 2007

    If Providence, Rhode Island, quintet Get Him Eat Him sounded as threatening as their name implies, it would be easy to misconstrue them as a band... More >>

  • Lifesavas

    published May 31, 2007

    Portland, Oregon-based hip-hop group Lifesavas have a lot riding on the CD they released just last month, Gutterfly, which is the follow-up... More >>

  • Eliot Lipp

    published May 24, 2007

    IDM, blip-hop, glitch-bop, beatronic — whatever you want to call it, very little music remains as pure, untouched and uniquely refreshing as... More >>

  • Morrissey

    published May 24, 2007

    As front man of The Smiths, Manchester-raised singer/songwriter Morrissey, with his striking physical features, ambivalent sexuality and... More >>

  • KTRU Outdoor Show

    published April 5, 2007

    The absolute perfect way of taking in the sounds of Norway's 120 Days is to listen to the group on a late-night drive along a very dark, desolate... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo

    published April 5, 2007

    Throughout its 22-year history, Hoboken trio Yo La Tengo has been making music that's like a quiet storm brewing off the coastal horizon -- one... More >>

  • Antelope

    published March 22, 2007

    Certain punk purists will only say a band is "punk" if they adhere to the formula that has been around since the beginning: simple,... More >>

  • Clipd Beaks

    published March 22, 2007

    Oakland's carnal art-punkers Clipd Beaks are living proof of a gateway drug. There's a particular rush that comes with listening to the... More >>

  • Menomena

    published March 15, 2007

    Technological advancements in the ways music can now be recorded are marvelous, and Friend and Foe, the second proper full-length from... More >>

  • Black Eyeliner Blitz

    published March 1, 2007

    Although Jared Leto is now 35 years old, he will forever be associated with high school. Thirteen years ago, Leto starred as the rebel Jordan... More >>

  • The pAper chAse

    published February 1, 2007

    Harnessed by an avenging, sinister and violent tone, the masterful Dallas quartet The pAper chAse are as meticulous with their sound as a serial... More >>

  • Ghostland Observatory

    published January 25, 2007

    Austin-based Ghostland Observatory say they're "not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their... More >>

  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

    published January 4, 2007

    More than a year ago, pop quartet Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin was unknown outside of their native Springfield, Missouri. But music... More >>

  • Yppah

    published January 4, 2007

    For many years, Houston-bred DJ/producer Yppah, known to friends and family as Joe Corrales, was a turntablist who went by the name DJ Giant. Last... More >>

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