Posts Tagged ‘Wavves’

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 7

We've got spies, vices and vagina—you know, all the stuff that Official Washington totally loves. But do not accuse Far Out vs. Hot Dang of catering to anyone. This weekly assemblage will confound you at times. But its mysteries are thrilling. Are you strong enough to handle them?

New agers actually have bodies and make noise
"The [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs For Drunkenly Stumbling Home

So you like to have a good time—why does everyone have to bug you about it? Now and then you go out with the boys or the girls, and you put back a few. You don't remember how many, and why should that matter? I mean, really, you're just taking the edge off, and you'll [...]

“What’s the Question, Again?”: A Trippy Interview with Ganglians

There are two questions Sacramento, Calif.'s Ganglians say they're asked all the time: Is the band named after ganglion cysts? (Those are gross and kind of cool, frontman Ryan Grubbs said Tuesday, but no.) Also, what's it like to trip on ayahuasca?
Grubbs said he loves talking about psychoactive drugs almost as much as taking them. But he and his [...]

Leak Proof: Wavves, Radiohead, Weezer, The Flaming Lips

Weezer: "(If You Are Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To"
If ever there was a rock star who needed to get back in touch with his lowly teenage self, it's Rivers Cuomo. Weezer's best moments were driven by nostalgia for D&D, heavy metal, and awkward romance–all things the singer has been unable/unwilling [...]

Leak Proof: Camera Obscura, Reading Rainbow, R.E.M.

A weekly roundup of unreleased songs, new singles, and assorted musical detritus as it trickles out to the Web.
Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career"
The other Scottish indie-pop band paddles down a river of reverb with a lone buzzing guitar hook to guide it. But like similar minded Glasgow-based peers Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura is [...]

Music 2008: Indie Rock Rediscovers The Joys Of Tape Hiss

In a good way, indie rock got smaller in 2008.
D.C. rediscovered its love for vinyl (the story of the year is the resurgence of the mom-and-pop record store). A neighborhood—Mount Pleasant—stood up against anti-live-music NIMBYs. Even a local band or two seemed to surprise all of us (Deleted Scenes).
There's a new underground, a real underground, [...]