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STRFKR’s New Album ‘Miracle Mile’ Channels Energy, Color and Good Vibes

Illustration by Katie Emory

Emma Dahl

February 27, 2013

Miracle Mile, Portland, Ore. band STRFKR's third full-length album, is a colorful continuation and development of the band's percolating electronic style. The last two albums that the band released were great, of course––but it is this reporter's humble opinion that Miracle Mile is their best yet. Dynamic, sugary and poppy in the best wa...

‘Talk That Talk’ rarely ‘walks the walk’

Alex Hagen

February 23, 2012

Rihanna, the pop world's most prolific star, has released six full-length albums over the past seven years. Her most recent one, Talk That Talk, is an uneven, but cohesive collection of songs that center on love and sex: two topics that have been present throughout her discography. Talk That Talk's ...

Do you wub dubstep?

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Clara Bartlett

October 6, 2011

Ever hear those reverberant drum patterns pulsing at maximum volume on some kid's headphones in the library? Ever go to a party and find yourself dying with intense anticipation of a bass drop? Or hear clipped vocals and a generally repetitive "wub-wub" sound coming from down the hall? What you're probably hearin...

DJ White Shadow talks sacrifice, self-destruction, working with Lady Gaga

DJ White Shadow talks sacrifice, self-destruction, working with Lady Gaga

caitlinhardee

September 15, 2011

Bass pulsed through the arid earth. On Saturday, Sept. 10, IDentity Festival turned The Gorge Amphitheatre into a giant subwoofer, the scenic sweep of cliffs vibrating with sonic power. A sea of tie-dye shirts, glistening skin splattered in neon paint, and girls in fishnets and furry backpacks engu...

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