Mark Eitzels still mopey after all these years albeit a little less so these days.
Swearing at Motorists holds steady on the fringe.
Mark Eitzel reopens old wounds with American Music Club.
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
At long last, Edith Frost is done chilling out.
In the World of Him (Touch and Go)
Love Songs for Patriots (Merge Records)
With a heartbreaking sketchbook of nostalgic songs, Mark Kozelek is almost famous.
Former American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel transcends the sadcore label. But don't expect him to jump for joy.
Even My Sure Things Fall Through (Quarterstick Records)
Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
As part of Tuatara, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck heads in new musical directions.
Red House Painter Mark Kozelek wants you to know that he isn't suicidal.
KNAPSACK IS FILLED WITH MORE CHARM THAN MOST GROUPS CAN CARRY.
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