Nick Hall

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  • 6 years ago | Commentary

    Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, wherein we give you the lowdown in 75 words or less. Today, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Grooms (pictured above), Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Converge, ...

  • 6 years ago | Commentary

    Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, wherein we give you the lowdown in 75 words or less. Today, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Ancestors, AU, the Mountain Goats, Brian Setzer Orchestra and xx af...

  • 6 years ago | Commentary

    Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Grand Archives, Yo La Tengo, The Big Pink, Girls and Taken By Trees after the jump...

  • 6 years ago | Music News

    If you think seeing a Black Francis show is essentially the same as seeing a Frank Black show, and that both are at least roughly analogous to seeing a Pixies show, you're wrong. When Charles Thompson launched his new stage persona, Frank Black, a...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Martin Sexton is a singer's singer. Whereas most male vocalists are tethered by timbre to a particular style, Sexton bends his voice with the fluid flexibility of a skilled instrumentalist, adapting to fit his frequent stylistic tangents with aplo...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Neil Halstead's path toward his current incarnation as a dusty-road crooner of gentle reverie has been one long process of elimination. The hallmarks have been there since his shoegazing genesis in Slowdive, where the melancholic nostalgia of his ...

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