Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sufjan Stevens – Apollo, Manchester – 19 May 2011

When he released last year’s radical album The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens reinforced his longstanding creative distance from most of his peers. In the wake of a mysterious nervous illness, he was inspired to write again by the late … Continue reading

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tUnE-yArDs – ‘You Yes You’

Track 152 on The Playlist. Merrill Garbus is just one drop in an ocean of indie musicians who loop. The live building of a song with a loop pedal probably doesn’t deserve to strike awe into listeners like it once … Continue reading

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The Besnard Lakes – ‘And This is What We Call Progress’

Track 151 on The Playlist. The Besnard Lakes pack their indie rock songs with relentless drones and intense, atmospheric build-up. The greatest selling point of their music is that it makes the touchstones of postrock more accessible than just about … Continue reading

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