New Music Monday: Shopping

As soon as guitarist Rachel Aggs, bassist Billy Easter, and drummer Andrew Milk started in on their propulsive beats, it was like the crowd had been struck by lightning. The arms came uncrossed, the chatter ceased, and the crowd became a messy, sweaty, glorious dance pile. Read more »

New Music Monday: Pure Bathing Culture

On the dreampop band’s new album, Pray for Rain, singer Sarah Versprille comes into her own. Read more »

New Music Monday: Bad Bad Hats

The Minneapolis trio’s album Psychic Reader is upbeat dreampop with a lonely soul.  Read more »

The Avant-Pop Poetry of Julia Holter

On her gorgeous new album, boundary-pushing musician Julia Holter weaves electronic beats with poetic lyrics.  Read more »

Song Premiere: Sick of Sarah's "Blind"

This June, Twin Cities indie rock band Sick of Sarah is releasing their first EP in four years, Anthem. And today we’re debuting a new song off the album, “Blind.”  Read more »

The Indie Intimacy of Angel Olsen

“I swear, Angel Olsen was just staring at me… I wonder what she’s thinking,” I whispered to my friend during Angel Olsen’s show August 3rd at Pickathon, a three-day music festival held just outside Portland, Oregon. Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: Jenny Lewis on the Absence of God

I have never understood why reporters so rarely ask Jenny Lewis about the rich religious critique that has pervaded her work since the earlier days of Rilo Kiley. There is just so much there. I think I will scream if I hear another reporter ask her what it’s like to look hot in indie music,... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and that Goddamn Rush of Adrenaline and Blood

So, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, songwriter and poet laureate of the... Read more »

B-Sides: Sacha Sacket

I first heard Sacha Sacket’s exquisite voice in 2004, when he performed on my university campus to promote his then-new album, ... Read more »

B-Sides: Lykke Li Brings the Drama On Tour

Lykke Li is on tour! Read on for my experience of the Swedish musician’s performance in Portland this weekend. Read more »

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