Archive: Hype

Yesterday's Papers

In less than a year, Wavves (aka Nathan Williams) has gone from next-big-thing to next-big-backlash. (Richard A. Lipski/TWP) In case you missed it in Sunday's paper, our own Chris Richards had a very nice read about the half-life that bands experience in the accelerated world of the blogosphere. It focused...

By David Malitz | October 12, 2009; 07:24 AM ET | Comments (1)

Please Explain To Me ... Grizzly Bear

The only time I saw Grizzly Bear, I was literally bored to tears. (I yawned so much that tears did start to roll down my cheeks.) Two years later, the band can do no wrong. But I'm still baffled. (Click that first link for Pitchfork's 9.0 review. Why does...

By David Malitz | May 26, 2009; 04:56 PM ET | Comments (8)

SXSW Leftovers: Talkin' [Expletive] With Psychedelic Horse[expletive]

Psychedelic Horse[expletive], taking no prisoners. As I was talking to Psychedelic Horse[expletive] dude Matt Whitehurst on Thursday night outside of Soho before his band's set at Siltbreeze's SXSW showcase, I knew he was going off. But listening back to it as I was transcribing left me slackjawed and somewhat conflicted....

By David Malitz | March 26, 2009; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (4)

Ten Popular Acts From 2008 That People Won't Admit To Liking By 2011*

* If not sooner. 1. Katy Perry 2. MGMT 3. Justice 4. Duffy 5. Kimya Dawson/Moldy Peaches 6. Leona Lewis 7. Girl Talk 8. Sara Bareilles 9. Bon Iver 10. Jonas Brothers...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 16, 2008; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (5)

"Chinese Democracy" Endurance Test

So last night "Chinese Democracy" started streaming on the Guns N Roses MySpace page. Today I decided to give it a listen, if only to see how long I could last. The answer: about 17 seconds into the second track, "Shackler's Revenge," which absolutely sounds like a song that has...

By David Malitz | November 20, 2008; 03:37 PM ET | Comments (6)

Vampire Weekend = Lily Allen (I Mean That as a Compliment)

Vampire Weekend is the BEST! No, Vampire Weekend is the WORST! No, you're both wrong, now settle down. (Tim Soter) That was the personal conclusion I reached toward the end of Vampire Weekend's show Wednesday night at the Rock and Roll Hotel. (Here's my "official" review from today's paper.)...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2008; 06:07 PM ET | Comments (3)


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