Kasia Galazka

The Past Lives of Laura Marling Paste Magazine
Anti-ingénue Laura Marling seems to embody weathered spirits in her spindly 18-year-old frame. The alt-folk singer/songwriter is quickly becoming the U.K.’s new darling—and she finds the wise-beyond-her-years accolades a bit silly. “I know a lot of people my age do exactly the same thing,” she says. “It’s completely relative to the person, you know?”

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The Past Lives of Laura Marling
Paste Magazine

Anti-ingénue Laura Marling seems to embody weathered spirits in her spindly 18-year-old frame. The alt-folk singer/songwriter is quickly becoming the U.K.’s new darling—and she finds the wise-beyond-her-years accolades a bit silly. “I know a lot of people my age do exactly the same thing,” she says. “It’s completely relative to the person, you know?”

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Band of the Week: Beach HousePaste Magazine
Beach House’s otherworldly music is a sly pickpocket of reveries from that delicate time between when your head hits the pillow and you hazily submit to slumber. Although “dream pop” sounds like would what happen if Rainbow Brite got the hankering to rock, it’s nevertheless become the elected label for the band’s muted sound.

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Band of the Week: Beach House
Paste Magazine

Beach House’s otherworldly music is a sly pickpocket of reveries from that delicate time between when your head hits the pillow and you hazily submit to slumber. Although “dream pop” sounds like would what happen if Rainbow Brite got the hankering to rock, it’s nevertheless become the elected label for the band’s muted sound.

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Band of the Week: Grizzly Bear Paste Magazine
Paul Simon likes Grizzly Bear. At least that’s what drummer Christopher Bear deduces from Simon staying for the entirety of one of the band’s recent New York City sets, which wrapped up with a cover of the legendary songwriter’s jaunty “Graceland.” The schoolboy nervousness of meeting the legend dissolved amidst a half-hour conversation about the Beatles. “It’s just funny talking to someone like that who has probably met and played and hung out with them a number of times,” says Bear, whose name is merely coincidental.

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Band of the Week: Grizzly Bear
Paste Magazine

Paul Simon likes Grizzly Bear. At least that’s what drummer Christopher Bear deduces from Simon staying for the entirety of one of the band’s recent New York City sets, which wrapped up with a cover of the legendary songwriter’s jaunty “Graceland.” The schoolboy nervousness of meeting the legend dissolved amidst a half-hour conversation about the Beatles. “It’s just funny talking to someone like that who has probably met and played and hung out with them a number of times,” says Bear, whose name is merely coincidental.

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4 to Watch: The Cave Singers Paste Magazine
Stalactites and stalagmites aren’t a cozy image. But The Cave Singers live in what seems like suburban-sitcom ease: a Seattle house complete with a yard and a basement practice space. Having only played together for a year, these subterraneans have barely had time to create a bustle in their hometown’s saturated music scene. “Pretty much everybody who you’re going to encounter on the street, in a bar, or in a restaurant is in a band,” says guitarist Derek Fudesco.

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4 to Watch: The Cave Singers
Paste Magazine

Stalactites and stalagmites aren’t a cozy image. But The Cave Singers live in what seems like suburban-sitcom ease: a Seattle house complete with a yard and a basement practice space. Having only played together for a year, these subterraneans have barely had time to create a bustle in their hometown’s saturated music scene. “Pretty much everybody who you’re going to encounter on the street, in a bar, or in a restaurant is in a band,” says guitarist Derek Fudesco.

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