Tag Archives: Kevin Barnes

The Evolution of Apes & Androids

In an age where stylistic repetition and rampant commercialism appear to outweigh creativity and individualism in contemporary music, discovering an artist who tackles the beauty of innovation both in the studio and during live performances is a rare treasure. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2007: #20 to #11

———————————————————————————————– 20. The Field – From Here We Go Sublime With the excess of charming indie-pop generating from his native Sweden, Axel Willner likely took a slight risk in choosing the stylistic vein of his solo project, The Field. Though … Continue reading

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Bark Bark Bark "Haunts" In Debut

Seeing the rampant success of bands like Xiu Xiu and Man Man, Jacob Cooper must have been considering all aspects when deciding on the name for his new solo project. Following the currently popular band-naming ritual of duplicating an one-syllable … Continue reading

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Of Montreal releases new video and tour EP

When I reviewed Of Montreal‘s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? about four months ago, I was completely obsessed with the record. In a sense, it was the perfect example of how Of Montreal are one of the most consistent … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY PLAYLIST

Look on the bright side, we’re approximately halfway through the work week. Only two more days until Friday. So far this week, I’ve rediscovered Pizzicato Five for the twentieth time. Sure, they are one of the most successful Japanese acts … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Of Montreal‘s new album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? held some high personal expectations for me. This is partly because the band has released a respectable album every year since 1997, with head songwriter Kevin Barnes’ brilliant melodies and … Continue reading

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