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Music, BeatBox Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and James Shaw tweak their pulsing electronic assemblage into a mass of pastiche moments. The British duo's latest full-length, Temporary Pleasure, nods to acid's undulating squelches, freestyle's syncopation, machine soul's compressed bleep-beats, and bristling electrohouse.…
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Music, All Shook Down Pickups Amnesia: Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club

Pickups Amnesia: Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club

View more photos in "Silversun Pickups & Metric @ Verizon Droid Launch."Indie rock music met tech at last Friday's Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, where Canadian Band Metric and Silverlake band Silversun Pickups played to…
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Music, Reviewed Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco apes much of what made the late '80s fertile as well as fetid. On the British duo's full-length debut, James Ford and James Shaw revel in the pure HiNRG and hip-house that propelled Todd Terry, Tommy Boy,…
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Music, Reviewed Metric

Metric

We first encountered Metric singer Emily Haines as the meek but cute voice on Broken Social Scene's "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl." "Park that car, drop that phone/ Sleep on the floor, dream about me," she sings over and over…
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