Whether you're dealing with Black Dice, black metal, or Blue Ivy, 2012 is figuring to be a year filled with dark, rich shades -- none of these half-assed hues, please! These five singles are a cross-section of the bizarre, the boastful, and the quiet moments we spend in noisy spots.
Photos by Nikki MillerAvey Tare December 7, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club Avey Tare, pseudonymed "frontman" of the very popular "collective" Animal Collective, released an album last year called Down There, a piece supposedly inspired by crocodiles. How now, swamp cow?
Your earplugs don't stand a chance.
Prince writes for the ladies & Bob Dylan's childhood lyrics found?
Lily, Bird & Kristofferson hit MPLS, Prince begs for cash, Solid Gold headliners & next week's best new releases.
Complete Soundset '09 lineup confirmed, Ra Ra Riot plays the Current & 36 Hour Songwriting Contest results.
Feedback loops and busted eardrums are in store for you on May 21st.
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
The Year's Best National Albums (A Wholly Objective and Statistically Sound List)
A Tigerbeat6 showcase trades old blips and bloops for Cex, numbers, and stars as eyes
Taking a beating from Black Dice--and loving it
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
The music of Lightning Bolt and Erase Errata speaks volumes