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.
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.