Last week, ATG posted about  former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman’s new gig as Father John Misty. I had the pleasure of seeing the man in action at Rock and Roll Hotel last Sunday. The venue was packed, with tension mounting as Tillman and his emotionally-heightened persona waited backstage. He opened up with “I’m Writing a […]

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A long time ago in a northwestern town far away, I learned of a band — more of a myth really — called Hot Bodies in Motion. I can’t describe their style of music any better than the band themselves so, in their words, it’s “baby-makin’ mammal funk, laced with old-school blues roots.” Almost a […]

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Sometimes the last place I want to be is in this urban metropolis. You feel me? With more than fifty percent of the world’s population living in cities, it was only a matter of time before indie rock got the blues. The Seattle outfit Whalebones takes my thoughts and expresses them concretely in their video […]

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Fleet Foxes took 2011 by storm with the release of Helplessness Blues, ending the year at the top of nearly every “best of” list thanks to the album’s gorgeous harmonies, sweet melodies and bespoken lyrics. They came through D.C. twice, and anyone who was at their Merriweather Pavilion will attest that it was a borderline […]

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It’s no secret that I am absolutely, positively, 100% head over heels for The Head and the Heart. Ever since their angelic harmonies on “Lost in my Mind” made their way to my ears, I have not been able to stop listening. Today, they put out their third video for “Down in the Valley” from their self-titled […]

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[vimeo 20374855 557 313] In the wrong hands, I can easily imagine Craft Spells‘ “After The Moment” being laid over re-purposed ’80s home video footage. Thankfully, the Seattle solo outfit recruited Tyler T. Williams, who is also responsible for Entrepreneurs‘ fantastic video for “Bubblegunk” (check it out after the jump), to take care of the […]

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