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Dan Deacon, “Gliss Riffer” review: Having fun is easier said than done

Having fun is sometimes easier said than done. By the sounds of Dan Deacon's “Gliss Riffer,” it can even be hard work.

Having fun is sometimes easier said than done. By the sounds of Dan Deacon’s “Gliss Riffer,” it can even be hard work.



Hundred Waters owes Super Bowl XLIX, awkward Letterman moments for surge of success

With help from Skrillex, Coca-Cola and awkward moments with Letterman, indie-pop band Hundred Waters is looking ahead to a dream year.

With help from Skrillex, Coca-Cola and awkward moments with Letterman, indie-pop band Hundred Waters is looking ahead to a dream year.



Sonny and the Sunsets, “Talent Night At The Ashram” review: A mixed, musical film festival

Sonny and the Sunsets' "Talent Night At The Ashram" is Sonny Smith's seventh album in four years, with no signs of slowing down—but maybe he should.

Sonny and the Sunsets’ “Talent Night At The Ashram” is Sonny Smith’s seventh album in four years, with no signs of slowing down—but maybe he should.



Watch: The 10 best Saturday Night Live musical performances

Watch: The 10 best Saturday Night Live musical performances

To commemorate Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary, we look at ten of the best musical performances on the program over the years.



Father John Misty, “I Love You Honeybear” review: Trading one-liners for sincerity

Father John Misty, "I Love You Honeybear" review: Trading one-liners for sincerity

On his sophomore album, “I Love You Honeybear,” Father John Misty trades one-liners for sincerity—and achieves an album of far deeper impressions.



Bob Dylan, “Shadows In The Night” review: Ironic covers of Sinatra tunes

Otherwise devoid of surprises, Bob Dylan’s “Shadows” manages to cast a unique (if dim) light on Sinatra by cutting trim renditions of his most forlorn music.

Otherwise devoid of surprises, Bob Dylan’s “Shadows” manages to cast a unique (if dim) light on Sinatra by cutting trim renditions of his most forlorn music.



Vinyl Me, Please: Boulder service brings record shopping to your door

A look at Tyler Barstow and Matt Fiedler's Vinyl Me, Please, which outfits thousands of customers' record collection from a basement in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Brad + Jen.

A look at Tyler Barstow and Matt Fiedler’s Vinyl Me, Please, which outfits thousands of customers’ record collection from a basement in Boulder.



Jessica Pratt, “On Your Own Love Again” review: Folk medium finds her stride

Jessica Pratt's "On Your Own Love Again" is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.

Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again” is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.



Belle and Sebastian, “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” review: Bold, misguided aspirations

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.



Panda Bear, “Grim Reaper” review: This is the first worthy listen of 2015

Just two weeks into 2015, Panda Bear's weird, psychotronic soundtrack sets a high bar for this year's releases.

Just two weeks into 2015, Panda Bear’s weird, psychotronic soundtrack sets a high bar for this year’s releases.