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2013 Stories by Ian Traas

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  • Man Man

    published October 9, 2013

    If you're going by the lyrics of Honus Honus, Man Man's impressively mustachioed bandleader, you'd find life a hideous thing full of loss,... More >>

  • Nine Inch Nails

    published September 25, 2013

    After putting Nine Inch Nails on indefinite hiatus only to come back 3 years later with a brand new album and tour, Reznor seems less like a... More >>

  • The Eagles

    published September 18, 2013

    Everything about the Eagles exudes easygoing Americana. They're your dad's favorite band and a mainstay on classic-rock radio, and seem like... More >>

  • Animal Collective

    published September 11, 2013

    The fact that fans can't agree which Animal Collective album is the best is a testament to the Baltimore group's growth. Last year's Centipede... More >>

  • Deerhunter

    published September 4, 2013

    The last time Bradford Cox came to Minneapolis, he took a heckler's catcalling request for "My Sharona" as an invitation to play the song on... More >>

  • Alt-J

    published September 4, 2013

    No one agrees about Alt-J. The U.K. foursome's Mercury Prize-winning debut album feels cobbled together from a short list of recent indie-rock... More >>

  • Adam Ant

    published August 28, 2013

    It's one of the great shames of the '80s American rock scene that we didn't know what to do with Adam Ant. He arrived on our shores with an... More >>

  • Austra

    published August 28, 2013

    Austra certainly aren't the only band marrying thumping drums to dark gothic overtones, but they win at being the most emotive. Frontwoman Katie... More >>

  • Zeds Dead

    published January 23, 2013

    Club kids used to be fiercely territorial about their favorite subgenres of dance music, but the separating lines have been redrawn so many times... More >>

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