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2006 Stories by Eryc Eyl

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  • Big Timber

    published December 14, 2006

    Emerging in 2005 from the wreckage of bands like Call Sign Cobra, Pariah Caste and Murder Scene Clean Up Team, Big Timber has waited until... More >>

  • Gojira

    published December 7, 2006

    Croques monsieur. Ponderous films. Ennui. You can now add vicious, monstrous metal to the list of things for which France is famous. Bayonne's own... More >>

  • Lisa Germano

    published December 7, 2006

    Nearing her fiftieth birthday, Lisa Germano has no reason to shy away from the tough stuff. Not that she ever has: Looking back to her early-'90s... More >>

  • Misery Signals

    published November 16, 2006

    Soldiering on without your lead singer is a bold move for any band. Sometimes it really pays off (Faith No More), and other times it totally sucks... More >>

  • P.O.S.

    published November 16, 2006

    Piece Of Shit. Product Of Society. Pissed Off Stef. Regardless of what the letters stand for, Stefon Leron Alexander stands for emotive rhymes,... More >>

  • Every Time I Die

    published November 9, 2006

    When acerbic alt-comic Brian Posehn name-checked Buffalo's Every Time I Die (along with Maiden and Metallica) on his metalcore-mocking "Metal by... More >>

  • Owen

    published November 9, 2006

    Mike Kinsella made a name for himself with his work behind the kit for Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc and many other revered Chicago art-core projects.... More >>

  • Astronautalis

    published October 19, 2006

    Doing his part to make genres and labels obsolete, Florida's Andy Bothwell -- whose nom de musique is Astronautalis -- gleefully rips the indie... More >>

  • Bullet for My Valentine

    published October 19, 2006

    Like pimply, overweight teenagers, the four Welsh boys of Bullet for My Valentine wave their Iron Maiden fan-club cards proudly as they thumb... More >>

  • Asobi Seksu

    published October 12, 2006

    In the mid-'90s, it seemed like there were armies of woman-fronted, shoegaze-inflected outfits conquering the pop charts. The Sundays, the... More >>

  • Thunderbirds Are Now!

    published October 12, 2006

    Beards are now! Thrift-store blazers are now! Manchester United warm-up jackets are now! But most of all, Thunderbirds Are Now! Purveying that... More >>

  • Weird Science

    published October 5, 2006

    Homicidal men in bear suits, ironic boxing-ring deaths and pets made of porcelain all play key roles in We Are Scientists videos, but there's more... More >>

  • Beck

    published October 5, 2006

    Since Beck Hansen first dropped "Loser," it's been both a pleasure and a pain to watch the eccentric musician evolve. From the album-as-fart-joke... More >>

  • The Prids

    published October 5, 2006

    The universal pop-music theme of love takes on intensely personal meaning for Portland, Oregon's Prids. Guitarist/vocalist David Frederickson and... More >>

  • Whirled Music

    published September 28, 2006

    Rifling through stuffed closets of musical instruments and influences, Calexico creates indie world music that has been variously described as... More >>

  • James Murphy and Marcus Lambkin

    published September 28, 2006

    New York City beat bastards James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy just love wiping their french-fry greasy DFA fingers all over other people's... More >>

  • Nada Surf

    published September 21, 2006

    A hit single nearly killed Nada Surf. Too arch for its own good, the 1995 MTV favorite "Popular" doomed the New York trio to novelty status.... More >>

  • Flying the Flannel

    published September 14, 2006

    Though Mudhoney was a catalyst, victim, beneficiary and survivor of the major-label feeding frenzy that swept through the Pacific Northwest in the... More >>

  • Gojira

    published September 14, 2006

    In the quest for the heaviest metal in the universe, it might not occur to most folks to look to France, which is known more for heavy foods than... More >>

  • 1090 Club

    published September 14, 2006

    With wide-eyed innocence and cockeyed optimism, the 1090 Club -- straight outta rock mecca Billings, Montana -- invites you to its loose-limbed,... More >>

  • Snowden

    published September 14, 2006

    Snowden's Jade Tree debut, Anti-Anti, instantly transports listeners to the dark, electro-infused '80s rock of Joy Division, Bauhaus... More >>

  • Junior Boys

    published September 14, 2006

    Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. In the beginning, synth-pop pioneers like Bronski Beat, Soft Cell and Heaven 17 collectively... More >>

  • Facedowninshit

    published September 7, 2006

    Sludgy and mercilessly gloomy, Facedowninshit is not the band to seek for an uplifting pep talk or a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Dwelling in... More >>

  • Centro-Matic

    published September 7, 2006

    Like a 10 p.m. buzz deteriorating into a 2 a.m. depression, Centro-Matic's raucous, feedback-drenched hootenannies career headlong into perfectly... More >>

  • Umbrellas

    published August 31, 2006

    If Chris Carrabba became obsessed with Casios and Coldplay, his next album might sound a lot like Illuminare. Largely the brainchild of... More >>

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