Articles by Austin Brown

Amen Dunes Is at Your Service

After purging something dark, Damon McMahon came back with something light—”Freedom,” an album meant to pull you up, in one way or another.

Caroline Says, “No Fool Like An Old Fool”

Caroline Sallee’s group sets itself apart with a generous helping of smeared dream pop and Lynchian, dissonant Laurel Canyon motifs.

Check Your Passport: Revisiting the “Vampire Weekend” Story, Ten Years On

When Vampire Weekend arrived with a highly divisive debut a decade ago, the “preppy Columbia band does world music” narrative was set. But it wasn’t all that correct. 

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