Much better known in Europe than in the US (thanks in large part to John Peel), France's Herman Dune have been around for over a decade, busy pioneering the "anti-folk" movement that has had a mutually influential relationship with countless bands, from Belle & Sebastian...

Time to take a break from the psychedelic video imagery to visit John Vanderslice, in a live collaboration with Magik*Magik Orchestra. This video for "Overcoat" is filmed in the studio during recording, and is from his album, White Wilderness. ...

bass drum of death Garage rock junkies apply within. Bass Drum Of Death's pure and unabated psych rock is sure to catch some people by surprise at SXSW 2011. Their new material is far more tuneful and engaging than their original...

cmj music marathon picks for tuesday, october 19th das racist This hip-hop duo took the internet by force and drilled their single, “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell,” into thousands (perhaps millions) of heads repeatedly, and deservedly so. Not for a...

Upon first listen, it's not surprising to see how John Vanderslice has achieved acclaim in the indie rock world. He has all necessary ingredients -- a soft, sweet voice and well put together instrumentals -- of a non-religious Sufjan Stevens, without the concept albums. Reminiscent...