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07.23.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Let’s talk about chillwave for a quick second. Remember chillwave? It was a style of lo-fi synth-pop so pervasive four years ago that Pitchfork actually started a spinoff site dedicated to it and its hyper-underground offshoots (RIP Altered Zones). By 2011 listeners had already moved on, and these days chillwave is remembered mostly as a punchline, brushed off with the same “LOL what where we ...
10.16.2014 | 102 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Sometimes it feels like Canopies are messing with us. In 2011 the Milwaukee group emerged with a shockingly addictive EP of synth-heavy psychedelic pop, then they all but disappeared for the better part of two years. They reappeared this February with an audacious new track, "Miss You Now," that seemed to promise a comeback, only to fall off the grid once again for another half year. But now it se...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tegan and Sara Go All-In On Pop

 There’s no more challenging dive than the one from a cult perch into the mainstream. Many artists take it only unwittingly, but a few