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  • 10 years ago

    Nothing's worse than when bands hit the road together solely for convenience--labelmates get strapped together to save the boss man dosh on tour support, or MTV bands adopt buzzy newcomers to edge up their image. But every once in a while a double...

  • 10 years ago

    Sweden is one of those longitudinal oddities, where everlasting sun and everlasting night box back and forth in tune with the seasons, and the country's biggest music acts have a similar double nature. The Cardigans sounded like fluff and sang abo...

  • 10 years ago

    "Introspection!" Such is guitarist Huw Bunford's pithy reply to a question about the theme of Love Kraft, the new album by his band, Wales' Super Furry Animals. A bit later, discussing the album's surf-rockish instrumental, Bunford will add, prett...

  • 10 years ago

    The members of the band formerly known only as Dios deserved to be pissed when metal singer Ronnie James Dio's lawsuit forced them to add the parenthetical "Malos" to their name. But Dio may have done the band a favor. Dios, which translates as "G...

  • 10 years ago

    Prior to starting recording sessions for The Double's second album, drummer Jeff McLeod injured his hand. But what might have dealt the New York quartet a blow instead worked in the young band's favor, as the injury forced The Double to reconsider...

  • 10 years ago

    Though M83 is already four years and three LPs into its recording career, the band is still getting its sea legs as far as touring goes. That makes sense: The French band's self-titled debut, which is only now seeing American release, would be dau...