David Karpel

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Like a swarm of mosquitoes, a few male singer/songwriters (Dashboard Confessional, Bright Eyes, Pedro the Lion) have been making us itchy of late. Their melodies and lyrics are intimate, introspective, and infectious; they gather press, shout-outs...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Having come together in that infamously infamous Northwest city of killer needles, branded caffeine, illicit greens, spilling suds, carbonated punk, thriving anarchy, and irreverent, irrelevant, or dead rock heroes of yore, PGMG drops a debut stal...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    This antiamnesiac elixir is a peppermint-flavored treat. In addition to maintaining the red-and-white design theme on their third full-length, the trashy-chic White duo from Detroit again strips bare the rock to find... more rock. With nothing oth...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    The protorockers of Milemarker rouse cold-truth ruminations on breaking free from worst-case scenarios. Combining punk arithmetic and ethereal synthesizer with wraithlike singing, their fourth full length (first on indie stalwart Jade Tree) crysta...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Spitting polysyllabic Ginsberg-gushes with his substratum voice, Aesop Rock raps his visions with smart-bomb precision. On his fourth release, Labor Days, he's a frenetic storyteller, updating his namesake's plainspoken lessons with free-flowing e...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Listening to Okeeblow, the final release on Mike D's now-defunct label, Grand Royal, is akin to sampling an audiophile's eclectic mix of son-of-the-'70s classic-hit favorites or a nostalgic Rhino Records best of the name-your-era compilation. The ...