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ENTER THE XL + GUITAR MOVES

ENTER THE XL + GUITAR MOVES
ENTER THE XL + GUITAR MOVES PLAY LIKE A PRO SWEEPSTAKES XL and Guitar Moves are giving you a chance to win a prize worthy of a pro: • A Gretsch™ White Falcon® guitar autographed by the Guitar Moves artist of your choice • 5 years of strings from XL • A Planet Waves™ accessories pack • A trip to NYC for a tour of the D’Addario factory GO TO DADDARIO.COM/PLAYLIKEAPRO BY 12.20.13 TO ENTER. #PLAYLIKEAPRO Watch Guitar Moves at noisy.com/guitarmoves  Read More →

SIGUR RóS

SIGUR RóS
SIGUR RóS Kveikur [XL] What is it about Sigur Rós? By rights, this Icelandic band shouldn’t be anywhere near popular enough to headline Madison Square Garden or appear on The Simpsons, and yet in the first half of 2013, they’ve done both, building anticipation for this, their seventh album of elliptical, ethereal, strangely enchanting “dream rock,” as many describe their sound. This time out, “nightmare rock” sometimes seems the better... 

Atoms for peace

Atoms for peace
ATOMS FOR PEACE Amok [xl] When Thom Yorke needed musicians to back him on a 2009 solo tour, the Radiohead frontman laid the foundation for one of the more puzzling supergroups in recent memory. Among those he enlisted was Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, a perpetually shirtless slap-and-pop funkateer whose people-pleasing main band couldn’t differ more from Yorke’s. The other members—producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney), drummer... 

TITUS ANDRONICUS

TITUS ANDRONICUS
TITUS ANDRONICUS Local Business [XL] Somehow, Titus Andronicus stitched together a punk concept album about the Civil War and New Jersey on 2010’s brilliant The Monitor. The Garden State rockers take a less narrative approach on their latest, an autobiographical unburdening by frontman Patrick Stickles. He details an inadvertent electrocution on the jaunty sing-along “(I Am the) Electric Man,” a short stint living in New York City on the terse... 

BOBBY WOMACK

BOBBY WOMACK
BOBBY WOMACK The Bravest Man in the Universe [XL] Soul legend Bobby Womack has always tried to adapt with the times. On his first mainstream effort since the mid-1990s Womack takes another bold step forward, embracing programmed beats and electronic vibes as a new setting for his ageless voice. Co-produced by Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, much of the album is rooted in that act’s sonic territory. But the electronic bent not only spares Womack... 

SIGUR RÓS

SIGUR RÓS
SIGUR RÓS Valtari [XL] Sigur Rós’ indefinite hiatus certainly didn’t last long. A mere two years after the Icelandic quartet publicly questioned its own future (and frontman Jónsi released a solo album), they have returned with a sixth studio album. Clocking in just shy of an hour, Valtari is in many ways a more subdued affair than previous efforts. Tones are soft, and anything remotely raw is muted into a subtle buzzing in the background.... 
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