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2007 Stories by Austin Powell

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  • Guitar Wizards

    published June 14, 2007

    Combining the otherworldly power of literature with that of the almighty riff, Harry and the Potters represent the next generation of schoolhouse... More >>

  • Peel, Tammany Hall Machine, Lalaland

    published June 7, 2007

    With a refreshing slice of indie pop perfection, three of Austin's sharpest young bands usher in a new wave of summer dormancy. Peel, in... More >>

  • Melt-Banana, xbxrx, Count Dracula's Weed Smuggling Jam Engine

    published May 24, 2007

    There should be a natural law which states that the more digital disillusionment permeates a given area, the greater and more proficient its... More >>

  • Pretty Girls Make Graves, Moros Eros, The Moonrats

    published May 24, 2007

    After five years and a handful of releases, Seattle's Pretty Girls Make Graves is no more. The young dance-rock group ended things on amicable... More >>

  • The Rapture, Shiny Toy Guns

    published May 17, 2007

    In the California desert during Coachella it's always time to boogie. At this year's festival, the Arctic Monkeys strapped on their "Dancing... More >>

  • Clientele, Beach House

    published May 17, 2007

    Proceed with caution if you plan on mixing alcohol or sedatives with this dreamy indie line-up. Clientele winces the night away with a gorgeous... More >>

  • Nomad

    published May 10, 2007

    The life and music of Red Hunter, better known as Peter and the Wolf, moves like the wind through chimes: weightless, pensive and meditative. The... More >>

  • Bright Eyes, Oakley Hall, McCarthy Trenching

    published May 10, 2007

    Bright Eyes' seventh full-length, Cassadaga, which was produced by Mike Mogis and features cameos from Gillian Welch and M. Ward, takes its... More >>

  • Frog Eyes

    published May 10, 2007

    In the diverse realm of literary indie rock—inhabited by bands such as Okkervil River, Mountain Goats, Centro-matic, Rock Central Plaza and... More >>

  • Tapes 'n Tapes Press Pause

    published April 19, 2007

    Along with like-minded contemporaries Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Minnesota's Tapes 'n Tapes has come to epitomize the power of digital media in the... More >>

  • Clouds

    published April 12, 2007

    Not to be confused with the psychedelic British trio from the late '60s and early '70s, Clouds, the latest from Cave In shredder and vocalist Adam... More >>

  • Mast at the Helm

    published April 5, 2007

    Brooklyn's Ratatat has beat-making down pat with their aptly titled sophomore record, Classics (XL). With more guitar parts than a Lynyrd... More >>

  • Chairmen of the Board

    published March 29, 2007

    Producers are the oft-overlooked wizards behind the curtain, pulling strings and pushing buttons, molding the shape and texture of an album. They... More >>

  • Deerhoof

    published March 8, 2007

    In the increasingly complicated zoology of indie rock, the tracks of artistic San Francisco outfit Deerhoof remain easy to spot, but difficult to... More >>

  • Howling Hex

    published March 8, 2007

    A true musical nomad, the random tangents and musings of Neil Michael Hagerty have led to more than a few puzzled looks and general WTFs over the... More >>

  • Chasing After Deer

    published February 22, 2007

    Let me not be too consumed with this world Sometimes I want to go home And stay out of sight for a long time. —From... More >>

  • Close-up

    published February 22, 2007

    Grizzly Bear's Yellow House is a cinematic masterpiece. The sophomore album by the Brooklyn-based quartet borrows both the Beach Boys'... More >>

  • Red Sparowes

    published February 15, 2007

    The phoenix flight of instrumental rock outfit Red Sparowes continuously rises and falls, peaks and dismantles, with beauty and grace. The... More >>

  • Ben Kweller

    published February 15, 2007

    History will remember Ben Kweller with a tampon stuffed up his nose. The 24-year-old songwriter plugged in and rocked out during his Austin City... More >>

  • The Roots, Lupe Fiasco

    published February 15, 2007

    After more than a decade and eight albums, everyone should understand and appreciate the underlying equation of Philadelphia hip-hop group the... More >>

  • The Autumn Defense

    published February 8, 2007

    John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone could be the next Simon and Garfunkel. Though based in Chicago, the two men who constitute the Autumn... More >>

  • The Black Angels

    published February 8, 2007

    Dylan was wrong; the times aren't changing, only repeating. Austin sextet the Black Angels descend from the thirteenth-floor elevators with an... More >>

  • This Will Destroy You

    published January 25, 2007

    The earth is not a cold, dead place, at least not in Texas, which has produced some of the finest and most carefully crafted instrumental... More >>

  • A Hawk and a Hacksaw

    published January 11, 2007

    Connecting the two enchanted bodies of water that encapsulate The Way the Wind Blows—one set in Galisteo, New Mexico, the other in... More >>

  • T.I.

    published January 11, 2007

    In the rap game equivalent of Henry IV seizing the throne from Richard II, T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., crowned himself King. The... More >>

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