Even if the Walkmen opened their latest album, Heaven, with a song called "We Can't Be Beat," they're still working to get better. The New York-Philadelphia indie-rock act never play the same show twice and eschewed repetition on seven expressive records. The string of accolades for the group launch ... More >>
This was a memorable weekend for our border neighbor folk act Bon Iver. Justin Vernon's band just spent a recent four-night swing performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York -- and if there's not a live album somewhere lurking within all of that, we'll eat our Gimme Noise sunglasses.Also of note ... More >>
See Also:Bon Iver announces remix contest Early this month, Grammy winners Bon Iver decided to harvest the stems to the ten songs on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver and present them to the remixing public for a contest. The creators of the best remix of each song will each bank $1,000 for their efforts and ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: The Walkmen at First AvenueThe WalkmenWith Young ManFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, June 30, 2012Usually, a heralded indie rock act decays, disappears, or revamps over a decade, but the five East Coast-bred gents in the Walkmen have simply grown up before our eyes. No longer ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
A Dangerous Method, Aurora, and more
Photo by D. L. AndersonBon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>
As 2010 winds to a close, many of us here at Gimme Noise have been hard at work drafting up as many lists as humanly possible. Rather than create on unified list of the national albums that we loved this year, we thought it more appropriate to post each of our individual picks for the best albums ... More >>
New album Fondo highlights Touré's time on the road
Il Divo glitters among duller bulbs like The Girl From Monaco, Just Another Love Story
By Our Critics
Alfonso Cuarón takes the long view
'Death of a President' and other film fest trigger-pullers blow away dissent
The Animal Collective evolves
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
First-time director Sofia Coppola turns The Virgin Suicides into a reverie of Seventies adolescence
A decade ago, Derrick May helped invent a dance music that complemented a hollow city, Detroit. Now that May's music has colonized two continents, its maker has disappeared.
Belgian Waffle: Brussels's Compagnie Pierre Droulers leap above the pack in an otherwise indulgent edition of Montreal's International Festival of New Dance.
That's a Wrap: Wim Wenders's stars play out his biscotti metaphor in The End of Violence.