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Mitski’s ‘Your Best American Girl’ Is Obviously a (Turbulent) Love Song

Song lyrics are always subject to interpretation, but it was surprising (to me, anyway) to learn…

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Pixies Surge Back With ‘Um Chagga Lagga’: Best New Song of the Week

The email subject header was direct: “Pixies Announce New Bass Player, CD, Tour,” all of…

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Erin McKeown Gives Love an Earnest Look on ‘Sugar in a Pie’

Erin McKeown wrote the songs on her new EP “According to Us” long before “Hamilton”…

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Bringing Big Thief’s Visceral ‘Masterpiece’ to The River

Joan Holliday first invited me to do the “Best New Song of the Week” spot…

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Debating the Song of the Summer on ‘The Colin McEnroe Show’

Summertime: that blessed stretch of warm-weather freedom, tied together with a season-defining piece of music —…

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Zambonis Members Branch Out With Donald Trump Spoof ‘Mr. Drumpf’

Inspired by John Oliver’s brilliantly constructed takedown of Donald Trump on “Last Week Tonight,” Connecticut musicians Dave Schneider…

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More Than a Punny Name: Phonosynthesis Shows Chops on ‘Gruvhaus’

Two things that tend not to sit well with me: band names that are puns, and…

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Who Better Than Jack White to Advise Kermit the Frog?

There’s something oddly comforting about the news today that Jack White will appear on the…

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Salvation Alley String Band Faces Death in ‘Merciless Scythe of Time’ Video

Sooner or later, Death is coming. We all know it. Matt Silberstein just seems more…