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Last March, Australian-based indie rocker Courtney Barnett released her breakout album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, and as the title of the album suggests, Barnett’s music is comical and expansive, managing to be both emotionally bare and humorous. The stories contained within her songs string the listener along, holding tiny truths within their carefully constructed, and at times overwhelmingly specific, contexts. Today, Courtney Barnett released the music video for...
Rock music needs no defending. It's absolutely awesome, and probably a big part of the reason why most people started loving music in the first place. Truthfully though, a lot of the elements that made rock interesting several decades ago started to become boring upon endless repetition. But then, something incredible happened. Different voices began to take those elements and bend them to fit different agendas. Women began to gain confidence, and came for...
This creaky, fall Monday morning opened with some really good news: Sleater-Kinney, the Olympia, Washington-born band at the nexus of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes, is returning with a tour and new album after an eight-year hiatus. In the time since the band announced their break, singer Carrie Brownstein has gained fame for her acting, both in the sketch show Portlandia and the Amazon hit Transparent, as well as played with the supergroup Wild...

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