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2008 Stories by Jonathan Garrett

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  • Wire

    published October 15, 2008

    In the wake of the lackluster Manscape and The First Letter in the early '90s, many had no doubt already prepared a mental epitaph... More >>

  • You'll remember your first time with the Virgins

    published October 1, 2008

    The Virgins may be a touch inexperienced, but in this case, naiveté proves to be an asset. Their self-titled debut, released this past... More >>

  • Brazil's CSS get heavy on their sophomore album

    published July 30, 2008

    Life may not always imitate art, but it's a lot more fun when it does. Just ask Cansei de Ser Sexy (a.k.a. CSS). When the Brazil-based band... More >>

  • Fleet Foxes

    published July 16, 2008

    Over the past several years, Sub Pop has become quite the animal collective: first Wolf Parade, then Band of Horses, now Fleet Foxes. The sunny,... More >>

  • Canadian Pride

    published June 11, 2008

    Not too long ago, being Canadian was more of a liability than a selling point for a band. Constantines guitarist and backing vocalist Steve... More >>

  • No Age: Nouns

    published May 21, 2008

    NO AGE Nouns Sub Pop Verbs might have been the more fitting title for the... More >>

  • The Kills; Telepathe

    published May 7, 2008

    If love really is just a dialogue, as the Kills claim on their latest single "Cheap and Cheerful," it's a good thing that they don't have much use... More >>

  • VHS or Beta

    published May 7, 2008

    What if you threw a fantastic dance party and no one came? Might want to ask Craig Pfunder. His band, the Louisville, Kentucky-based VHS or Beta,... More >>

  • Janet Weiss joins forces with Stephen Malkmus

    published March 12, 2008

    STEVEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS Real Emotional Trash Matador On Pavement's "Gold... More >>

  • Gutter Twins

    published March 5, 2008

    Greg Dulli, of Afghan Whigs fame, seems to be in a nostalgic mood lately. Last year, his old band was the subject of a retrospective, and to... More >>

  • The Hives

    published February 27, 2008

    There was a time not too long ago when Howlin' Pelle's absurd boasts and puffery might have been mistaken for fact. In 2001, following the... More >>

  • A Place to Bury Strangers

    published February 13, 2008

    On their self-titled debut, A Place to Bury Strangers offer an especially unruly take on the proto-shoegaze of the Jesus and Mary Chain.... More >>

  • Super Furry Animals

    published February 13, 2008

    In retrospect, 2000 turned out to be a pivotal year for the Super Furry Animals. First, the band put out Mwng, a collection of songs... More >>

  • The Whigs

    published February 6, 2008

    THE WHIGS Mission Control ATO Records "River and ocean, a wave in my heart/We got... More >>

  • Vampire Weekend

    published January 30, 2008

    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Vampire Weekend XL Recordings Thanks to last year's widely... More >>

  • The King Is Dead, Long Live the King

    published January 23, 2008

    LOUIS XIV Slick Dogs and Ponies Atlantic Records Jason Hill, frontman for the San... More >>

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