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Show Review: Aldous Harding’s Transfixing Set at Mohawk

Aldous Harding is the kind of artist you just can’t brush aside. Her songs are haunting and penetrating. They hang around like a low, gray cloud cover, blanketing everything in a soft, diffuse…

Aldous Harding Brings Powerful, Austere Pop to Mohawk Monday 6/19

Last month, rising artist Aldous Harding released her sophomore album, Party, which has already garnered high praise from a variety of outlets. Emphasizing an austere, hushed vocal style and restrained, minimal arrangements, Harding’s gothic pop…

Austra Shares Title-track From Upcoming EP

Austra has shared the title-track from their forthcoming four-song EP, due out June 17th on Domino Records. Although “Habitat,” like other Austra songs, is built around frontwoman Katie Stelmanis’ dynamic and impressive voice,…

Xiu Xiu Announces New Album, Shares “Stupid in the Dark”

Most impressive about Xiu Xiu is Jamie Stewart’s complete commitment to his art. The most recent Xiu Xiu show I saw was sold out, but attention and attendance have waned over the decade…

Austra and DIANA at Mohawk: Live Review

It must necessarily be considered kind that the bands started more than half an hour late on the outside stage at Mohawk last Friday night. Because if they had begun on time, I…

New Track: Austra – “Painful Like”

We continue to be impressed with Austra. Their show opening for The xx in Austin was outstanding and frontwoman Katie Stelmanis can belt it out like no one else. The synthy art-pop group…

Austra Shares New Video for “Home”

We wrote previously about the forthcoming album and single from art-pop group Austra. “Home” was released in advance of Olympia, which is out June 18th on Domino. Today the group released a video for…

Austra Announces Album, Shares Track “Home”

Art pop group Austra is all set to release a new record, Olympia, on June 18th via Domino. It has been two years since the release of their last album, Feel It Break, and since…

The xx with Austra at ACL Live

The xx have defied all probability since 2009, because they’ve been a buzz band since 2009. Rather than burning out in a blaze of productivity or fading away with a hurried, lackluster sophomore…

Album Review: Companion – Companion

After years of a fruitful career releasing albums under her own name on the small but noteworthy Park the Van label, Pepi Ginsberg has formed a band with some friends. The project and…

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