Music

Aaron Maine of Porches

Speaking to Maine is much like listening to him sing. His words are measured, his speech economic. At first, I thought it was because he was annoyed, or bored with my questions, but I quickly learned that it’s just who he is.

This point is what made me realize why I enjoyed 98.12.28 so much more than the band’s studio albums. It is the rare live album that starkly exceeds the impact of the group’s studio albums precisely because one gets the sense that the artists are pouring everything into the performance.

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I made a point to not listen to a single track prior to the concert.

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Suddenly that Bauhaus cover they did back in 2011 makes a lot of sense.

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The video chronicles the experiences of people staying at the same motel, mapping out different emotions in their separate lives and following the maid who cleans up the aftermath — there’s destructive children, lovers in the bathtub, a duo dancing in a haze, a couple in a bitter argument and a family trying to cope with their displacement by a hurricane.

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It’s exciting to see Kero Kero Bonito, well known for their stellar saccharine J-pop style, experimenting with sounds that are a little edgier and more intense.

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This Valentine’s Day, jam out to the sound of the growing distance between yourself and everyone around you.

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The album is ceaselessly innovative and captivating, each song an exploration of a different genre and emotion.

Join hosts Rebecca Lerner and Anay Katyal as we discuss Chicago rapper Cupcakke, who came on the scene as a teenager with the song "Vagina." Listen for our roundtable analysis from Natalie Zak, Avery Friedman and Zac Gelfand as we delve into Cupcakke's overtly sexual style as well as interviews (

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Stop trying to make emo happen — it’s not going to happen!