The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Watch Alvvays Cover The Breeders In Central Park

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Alvvays have been playing a ton of covers at their recent shows. In their hometown of Toronto, they covered Devo and last October they covered the Hummingbirds’ 1987 single “Alimony” with Snail Mail and Hatchie in Brooklyn. Last night, the band headlined the SummerStage in Central Park, playing a set that … More »

Watch Alvvays Cover Devo In Toronto

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AlvvaysAlvvays are in the midst of a five-night run of hometown shows at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall right now. (Snail Mail are opening.) And at both shows so far, they’ve closed their set with a cover of the title track from Devo’s 1980 album Freedom Of Choice, allowing them to rock out a … More »

Watch Alvvays, Snail Mail, & Hatchie Cover The Hummingbirds In Brooklyn

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Alvvays, Snail Mail, & HatchieSnail Mail and Hatchie are opening a few dates for Alvvays on tour right now, and they just played a run of three sold-out shows together at Warsaw in Brooklyn. At the final show last night, for the last song of their encore, Alvvays brought Snail Mail and Hatchie back out to the stage to … More »

Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, Alvvays, U.S. Girls, Weaves Among Polaris Prize Nominees

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Polaris Music Prize Long ListArcade Fire, the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, Alvvays, U.S. Girls, Weaves, Bernice, Partner, the Weather Station, Daniel Caesar, Faith Healer, Propagandhi, and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are among the nominees on the long list for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. The full list of 40 albums up for the honor was announced today … More »

Watch Alvvays Play 3 Songs On CBS This Morning

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Following their Gov Ball set on Friday, Canadian indie-pop outfit Alvvays played on CBS This Morning yesterday for the show’s weekly Saturday Sessions segment. They played three songs from their most recent album Antisocialites — “In Undertow,” “Dreams Tonite,” and “Plimsoll Punks” — which was one of the best albums of 2017. Watch … More »

The National Brought Boxer, Ecstatic Vibes, And A Lit-Up Matt Berninger To Their Inaugural Homecoming Festival

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“OK, let’s party.” Those were the first words out of Matt Berninger’s mouth Saturday night, and man, did he ever. More »

So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?

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“God’s Plan” rules the world. Drake’s dominant single is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn’t caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it’s the most popular track globally … More »

Alvvays – “Pecking Order,” “Supine Equine,” & “Echolalia”

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With their tremendous sophomore LP Antisocialites, Alvvays further established themselves as masters of sighing, shimmering indie-pop. We spotlighted the album with a feature interview and named it one of the best of 2017, but as far as I’m concerned we can never do enough to spotlight an album that kicks off with … More »