Meet 4AD's Indians, Denmark's Bon Iver

I first came across Indians entirely by accident courtesy of a CMJ schedule screw-up. On the first night of the annual music marathon back in October, I had been bouncing from the Rockwood Music Hall to Pianos to Cake Shop when the list of bands I had hastily scrawled in a notebook led me to the Living Room on Ludlow for a cozy show with an Irish rock outfit I'd never heard of. I hightailed it to the venue and elbowed my way into the back room, only to look up and see that there was a man onstage accompanied by nothing more than his keyboard and a guitar--which hardly fit the physical description for the five-piece band of Dubliners I was expecting.

Indians, on tour with Other Lives, play the Bowery Ballroom tonight and at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow.

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Live: Doomtree Survive The Flood

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Adam Lange

Doomtree with F. Stokes
Gramercy Theater
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Better than: Getting flooded out at the Bowery Ballroom and canceling the show completely.

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Ducktails' Matt Mondanile Grows Another Limb, Calls It Parasails

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Perhaps even more than James Ferraro, de facto godfather of what the Wire has decided to dub "hypnagogic pop" (they must've known what they were getting into), Matt Mondanile is seemingly an octopus. Separating what normally could be called sessions, or maybe EPs, into different projects, the dude from Ridgewood, NJ is behind Ducktails, a solo effort specializing in hazy, muffled beats and meandering, breezy guitar delay. Now, along with his bands Real Estate and Predator Vision, count the Parasails as a second (or third?) solo project.

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