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By Coby Chafets On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Miguel Gallego of The Dicktations discusses his new album

Miguel Gallego is the prolific Columbia student/rock and roll prince behind Dicktations and Drug Pizza, as well as his solo project Miserable Chillers. I spoke with him briefly about the new Dicktations record, More...

By Coby Chafets On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Pixies: Indie Cindy

Pixies Indie Cindy (PIAS America) Do you have any idea how excited I was when I learned there was going to be new Pixies music? Could you hear the collective cry of joy from Pixies fans the world over? Were you, More...

By Coby Chafets On Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Green Day: Uno!

Green Day Uno! (Reprise Records) Before listening to Uno!, the last time I heard Green Day was probably during a study session for a pre-algebra test. I’m not ashamed to say it; Green Day was a huge part of More...

By Coby Chafets On Friday, June 29th, 2012

Justin Bieber: Believe

Justin Bieber Believe (Island Records) It amazes me that Justin Bieber is a controversial figure in music. He’s so extraordinarily bland that it seems silly for anyone to get worked up over his career. He’s More...

By Coby Chafets On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Daydream Vacation Discuss their debut album Dare Seize The Fire and More

Daydream Vacation is the new collaboration between Asya of Smoosh and Dave Einmo of Head Like A Kite. Their debut album, Dare Seize The Fire, comes out on June 19th. I talked to vocalist Asya about living in Sweden, More...

By Coby Chafets On Friday, May 18th, 2012

Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded (Cash Money) I still don’t know quite what to think of Nicki Minaj. Her guest verses on songs like Kanye West’s “Monster” and Drake’s “Make Me Proud” More...

By Coby Chafets On Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Maps & Atlases: Beware and Be Grateful

Maps & Atlases Beware and Be Grateful (Barsuk Records) On Trees, Swallows, Houses, Maps & Atlases’ terrific 2006 EP, the group does an amazing job of articulating what kind of band they want to be. More...

By Coby Chafets On Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Willis Earl Beal: Acousmatic Sorcery

Willis Earl Beal Acousmatic Sorcery (XL Recordings) When people talk about this record, they almost always start with Beal’s biography: Army service, medical discharge, homelessness, and his habit of leaving More...