Added on December 6, 2012
Alabama Shakes , Animal Collective , Ariel Pink , Bats For Lashes , Beach Fossils , Beach House , best of 2012 , Captured Tracks , Clinic , Cold Pumas , Deerhoof , DIIV , Dirty Projectors , Dum Dum Girls , Grimes , Grizzly Bear , Jack White , Japandroids , La La Vasquez , Laetitia Sadier , mac demarco , Micachu and the Shapes , Mike Turner , Minutemen , Mumford & Sons , Naomi Punk , New Order , Of Montreal , Passion Pit , Pixies , Shins , Tame Impala , Tears For Fears , The Bastards of Fate , The School , Twin Shadow , Wild Nothing , Windowspeak , Yo La Tengo
Dum Dum Girls had a massive year — the Coke Zero of the indie world. You know, same taste as the original formula but not as filling.
Added on April 9, 2012
Adele , Alabama Shakes , Black Crowes , Blur , Boys & Girls , Detroit Cobras , Janis Joplin , Life and How to Live It , Life Magazine , Otis Redding , Sam Cooke , Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings , Stevie Nicks , Stevie Wonder , tina turner , Wilson Philips , Wilson Pickett
Hey, I’m a modern guy. I can dig that art in the 21st Century is all about collage and recontextualization. But as collage artists, Alabama Shakes are essentially just ripping a page out of a 1967 issue of Life magazine and showing to us. Actually, that’s giving them too much credit. Life magazine wrote about the world, Alabama Shakes just writes about Alabama Shakes.
Added on October 29, 2011
Alabama Shakes , blues , Joseph Kyle
Why hark back to the past when there’s something so vibrant, so living, so right on, so bluesy, so vivid?