As is the case with any festival, the time will inevitably come when you have to pick between two bands you want to see that are playing at the same time. Generally, I’d say splitting your time between both is the way to go, but in the end that’s easier said than done. This past […]

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AV Club: In one of their finest covers yet, the A.V. Club has Grouplove cover Andrew W.K.’s party anthem, “Party Hard,” as part of their third A.V. Undercover series. HypeBot: Spotify and Yahoo! cut a deal allowing for the music streaming service’s content to be displayed across the search engine’s network. YouTube: Death Grips films […]

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When we last checked in on Metric’s new album, Synthetica, it was to explore the heavier, grittier sounds the band was playing with on “Youth Without Youth.” The latest track to appear from the upcoming record is the quicker, back-to-basics “Speed The Collapse.” Starting with a simple, menacing, high-pitched guitar riff, the song quickly adds […]

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The Canadian quartet Metric has been a regular Juno award nominee since the band’s first release in 2003 and has since built a career littered with Junos and Polaris prizes for the group’s brand of rock blending electroclash with dancy beats, and Emily Haines’ underrated skill as a lyricist. While much of the the band’s […]

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There’s a pretty simple explanation for what makes School of Seven Bells so great: the harmonies sung by sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza. The girls, who happen to be identical twins, naturally have voices that complement each other perfectly, placing an uncommonly large emphasis on the melodic pattern of the vocals rather than the instrumentals, […]

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