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MIDNIGHT BOOM MIDNIGHT BOOM
THE XX’S ROMY MADLEY CROFT AND HER BANDMATES ARE UNABASHED CREATURES OF THE NIGHT. By now, you probably know everything there is to know about The xx and their unexpectedly mature, Mercury Prize-nominated 2009 debut: the hushed melodies and low-end frequencies, the intimate, sultry lyrics, the band’s très cool haircuts and trademark black attire, their dearly departed keyboardist, and even lead vocalist and guitarist Romy Madley Croft’s endearing lisp. So when Naked Eye set out to meet Croft on a most à propos gloomy Friday evening in Montreal, we decided to skip th...
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SUMMING UP
SUM 41 DISCUSS THEIR NEW ALBUM, AND HOW THEY DECIDE WHICH SONGS TO CHUCK. Most pop-punk bands who make a name for themselves singing about avoiding homework don’t make it too far beyond th...
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CSS
GETTING HYPED UP ON THE DOWN-LOW. With thumping beats, an off-the-wall sense of style, videos straight out of a ’90s art school project, and song titles like “Music is My Hot Hot Sex,” ...
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ANDREW W.K.
THE PARTY MONSTER AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER CONNECTS THE DOTS I was a child of the 1980s, back when rock stars led debauched lives of sex, drugs and rage antics. For that reason, I wasn’t p...
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ALL THE RAGE BROOKLYN ROCKER
TAMAR-KALI TALKS AFRO-PUNK, AFRO-PUNK AND HER NEW ALBUM, BLACK BOTTOM. Although she has been playing the New York club circuit and building a name for herself for over a decade, Tamar-kali ...
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LOVEHATE RELATIONSHIP
SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS LOVE THEMSELVES, AND DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU HATE THEM. Even in an amorphous pop climate that’s increasingly embracing eccentricity and difference, Semi Precious We...
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SCISSOR SISTERS
THE PARTY NEVER STOPS WITH THE SCISSOR SISTERS. The cover of the new Scissor Sisters album Night Work features an eye-catching clenched male butt clad in tights. It screams gay. “It was...
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JANELLE MONAE
THE ARTIST’S FREAKY POP KNOWS NO BOUNDS. Though it has long been the purview of electro head geeks to wonder if we really are in the Matrix, sci-fi is now quickly gaining momentum in unexpect...
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CHROMEO
OUR SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR SARA BOOBOOSH MOUTHS OFF WITH P-THUGG. It’s been over three years since Chromeo released the electrofunk classic Fancy Footwork, and the fact that the Montreal duo ...
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