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Music Review: Tonstartssbandht - Overseas

Tonstartssbandht Overseas [Arbutus; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: Tonstartssbandht (“ton-starts-bandit”) have never fit into a simple schema. Six years and counting as a band and it seems increasingly improbable that the duo of Edwin and Andy White ever will. Show More Summary

Hercules & Love Affair to feast on your dance pants this fall

Hercules and Love Affair’s The Feast of the Broken Heart wasn’t exactly a breath of fresh air, but it IS a giant glitter ball of non-stop, unadulterated fun. I’m talkin’ smear-body-paints-all-over-your-chest-and-hot-pants kind of fun. Show More Summary

Premiere: Sam Hagensen - “one and it’s over”

Straight off the fire that’s brought by ALL them Post-Lifers diggin’ in the Pitt., Sam Hagensen slides right on down like a slice of butter in a baked potato. Now, typically I slice my salad to shreds, grip dat White Owl, and hang on a long burn. Show More Summary

DJ Roc to show em’ how it’s done overseas, dropping new LP TAKE EM’ OUT THE CIRCLE on Shinkaron

DJ Roc is Clarence Johnson, a footwork/juke producer from Chicago (specifically the Southside), and he’s legit. Roc formed a crew called “Bosses of The Circle” and started releasing mixtapes — which means he’s legit. DJ Slugo, the ghetto...Show More Summary

? Listen: Architecture in Tokyo - “FOREVER”

Let’s be real, the 1980s were totally wrong, disco demolition night was a true American tragedy, and Nu-Disco is here to stay… until SoundCloud takes it upon themselves to further ruin everything that was great about them, curating a virtual disco demolition night headlined by DJ Tom “Like the Drum” Wheeler. Show More Summary

Soul Jazz Records are releasing ‘Tropicalia: Ou Panis et Circencis’. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album

Ah, bread and circuses, panem et circenses. The phrase, which refers to a superficial appeasement of the masses, has popped up everywhere since its inception in Roman literature, from The Hunger Games to Star Trek. No kids killing kids...Show More Summary

Watch: DIY?PY??MID - “PION??R”

DIY?PY??MID (Portland’s own CEO of beyond-future bio-software technology, Michael Greene) just hit refresh on a new video for “PION??R,” the second track off his new album V O L U M ? T R I X X.” And just to show that the half-cyborg,...Show More Summary

Night Slugs to launch Club Rez

In terms of reverence, if there’s a secular equivalent to churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious facilities, it wouldn’t be the impactful halls of centuries-old government buildings, nor the culturally significant rooms of the world’s most distinct museums. Show More Summary

? Listen: Seth Graham - “No Overdubs”

“No Overdubs?” Hmmmmm… Well, alright. I’ll trust ya, Seth. But just this once. ‘Cause I’m not about to look foolish on the webzzz. These samples are foolish, though. And not like, “That was a foolish selection, SG,” but more like, “Damn,...Show More Summary

Chain & The Gang touring North America this summer

Hot on the heels of his latest album Minimum Rock N Roll, Ian Svenonius’ current band Chain & The Gang will be touring the West Coast later this month and into August. In a radical gesture of Trotskyist entryism, the tour continues to promote the Gang’s latest LP, itself a piece of acutely meta, post-structuralist garage rock. Show More Summary

Watch: Diane Cluck - “Heartloose” (live)

Holy moly, Diane Cluck is so quaint and sweet that I’m getting “Heartloose.” Er, her personality as a performer and musician makes my heart feel dislodged, but in a WAY WAY good WAY. And although her guitar playing is no Daniel Higgs live, the voice Diane Cluck belts out so serenely makes nearly every bit of me slip away. Show More Summary

inc. to bro it up throughout Europe and the US in August; to play some live dates, too

inc. is the brooding soul duo of brothers and accomplished session musicians Andrew and Daniel Aged. Place D’Angelo and Zomby at two opposing ends of a line segment and the midpoint will be inc. Listen to no world, their debut full-length...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Dir. Chapman Way, Maclain Way)

The Battered Bastards of Baseball Dir. Chapman Way, Maclain Way [Netflix; 2014] by Dustin Krcatovich Rating: Even if you don’t like sports or documentaries about them (full disclosure: that’s usually me), it’s pretty difficult to dislike...Show More Summary

Thurston Moore and Sebadoh announce joint US tour dates

Sometimes wonderful things happen when you least expect it. You get a pay raise at work. You learn that one of those weird Route 66 relic hotels where you can sleep in a concrete wigwam is mere miles away from the city you recently moved to. Show More Summary

? Listen: SPF666 & MikeG - “Warworld”

Portland-based SPF666 and Austin-based MikeG join forces again after their Scorpion Cache remix to create a paradoxically chaotic yet extremely ordered track. “Warworld” keeps seeming like it’s going to bubble out of the pot, but then a cathedral bell or a human scream or a siren keeps it from boiling over. Show More Summary

Music Review: Lotic - Damsel in Distress

Lotic Damsel In Distress [Janus; 2014] by SCVSCV Rating: The simplest party (ritual) often carries with it the pretense of a highly-specified lexicon that requires the participant to be in the know. Often these rituals (parties) areShow More Summary

Ben Frost embarks on massive world tour that massively ignores several massively inhabited US cities

Ben Frost is well-respected, no doubt. His last two albums, By the Throat and this year’s A U R O R A, have been heralded as highlights of modern composition. But curiously, there has not been a single critic that has faulted Mr. Frost...Show More Summary

Hotflush releases new EP from Auden, starts poetry producer trend

The illustrious Hotflush label — run by British nautical enthusiast Scuba a.k.a. Paul Rose — has announced its latest coup in Auden, an upstart UK producer with a debut dropping later this month. His four-track Auden EP covers a range...Show More Summary

Mix: Chocolate Grinder Mix 109 - Waylaid

(MP3 DOWNLOAD) - (PODCAST) Got some heat for you right here. This mix is pure fire. So pumped to get this out into the world. Lot of work went into this one. It’s a stunner. Something about it is just so sick. It’s actually really good. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Ice Orgy - 2

By Strauss on Jul 18 2014 Ice Orgy is about as cold and indulgent as the name suggests. These crawling drones come courtesy of an autoharp and electronics, painting grainy streaks of disharmonious tones, and gently throbbing them into...Show More Summary

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