Recording Special: Panda Bear

Style: Chamber Choir Meets Techno? Tomboy is a dense study in electronic music, where dub rhythms form a watery foundation for guitars that sound like layered synths. On top is the nonpareil beauty of Noah Lennox’s voice. “The voice is a special thing for me,” he says. “It’s my favorite way of wanting to translate […]

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Single File: Destroyer, Panda Bear, Peter Bjorn and John

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Destroyer – Kaputt – “Kaputt” Dan Bejar talks of chasing girls and cocaine in a dream-like state with a bobbing bass line and retro jazz appeal. Though the percussion and beautiful saxophone solos paired together are befitting for an ’80s perfume commercial, it’s breezy, clean and calming. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo […]

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Asheville Puts On A Dark Costume For Halloween’s MoogFest

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Asheville in the fall, nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is an alluring place. But approaching the Asheville Civic Center from the hillside below on the first night of MoogFest, which took place over this past Halloween weekend, concertgoers must have felt oddly out of place. Once inside the empty shell arena, […]

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10 Artists To See At MoogFest

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Whether your thing is knob-twiddling IDMers, dance, funk bands or psych-rock, MoogFest has you covered. And, wisely, they’ve programmed it so that fans will have to make some hard decisions. Girl Talk or Panda Bear? Thievery Corporation or Jonsi? Here are 10 artists we don’t want to miss. MGMT and Kuroma Okay, technically two bands. […]

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Moogfest Adds Panda Bear, Hot Chip, Girl Talk

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Get ready for an outrageous Halloween weekend. Moogfest (which runs from 10/29-10/31 in Ashville, North Carolina) has just announced new artists to their ever-expanding line-up. And none of them are boring. The festival, named after sonic innovator Robert Moog (pronounced “Mohg,” by the way), will feature a who’s who of hipster bands, hip hop acts […]

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Animal Collective at It Again, More Projects Planned for 2009

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Animal Collective at It Again, More Projects Planned for 2009

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