Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade is the latest Montreal export worth more than a listen. Their first full-length album, Apologies to the Queen Mary, is a driving mix of indie backbeats with psychedelic, artsy, and electronic influences. Like the oft-compared Arcade Fire, the upshot is an eclectic yet tightly produced answer to all the retro rock of late and the vocals share more than a little bit with …

Grooves Magazine

Dubbed laptop rock, noise, minimalist techno, and disco punk (among other off-sounding terms), Grooves magazine covers a wide range of "experimental electronic music." The most recent issue includes profiles of DFA's Juan Maclean, the "goth-hop" pioneer Alias (Anticon), and reviews the emerging Oakland-based group n5md's Run_Return. Clearly geared toward electronic music heads, over 24 pages of reviews and a geeked-out section on the latest equipment …

Beck Live

Known for his artistic collaborations with the likes of Tim Hawkinson and Marcel Dzama on his album art and working with Paperrad on a recent video, Beck's concerts, with live video projections, acoustic versions of songs, and props, also embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to music. Beck's mix of inspiration and laidback California style showed up last week in NYC like when he performed of "Lonesome …