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Photo courtesy of Epitaph Records

Even if the album isn’t as smart as it pretends to be, there will never be songs as fierce as “New Noise” or “The Shape of Punk to Come.” Read more

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Every now and again, the stars align and something strange happens. An unexpected phenomenon, so bizarre and random, that scientists rush to their respective labs to study the mystery. Read more

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Photo by Gus Black

By all accounts, Mark Everett—the main dude behind Eels—is not a pleasant dude. I mean, hell, just look at his body of work: Since the ’90s, he’s produced enough twinkling, self-loathing songs to fill Pain Lake (a real lake in Ontario!). Read more

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I’m ready for Chromatics to rip my simple synth-loving heart out. Read more

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“You’re holding up the line!” he yelled. It was classic, uppity white guy behavior. Chilli didn’t seem bothered. Read more

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