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DeLorean: The Turtles - 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection (1960s)

1960s: The Turtles - 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection by Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on 11-26-2014 I read a review of this box by another writer and the dude got stuck in the question of WHY? Why is this box set being released, who is it for,...Show More Summary

Cerberus: John Dikeman - The Double Trio

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Nov 26 2014 Wow, I was wroooong about that, wasn’t I? You see, about five years ago when my musical tastes started to really fall into the depths of underground extremity, I figured I’d soon be awash in submissions...Show More Summary

The Body and Thou (finally!) tie the knot on upcoming collaborative full-length, out in January

Ending this generation’s greatest will they/won’t they debate once and for all, Thou and The Body have finally announced they’re going to tie the knot in the form of a full-length collaborative LP called You, Whom I Have Always Hated. Show More Summary

? Listen: Architecture in Tokyo - s/t

Last May, “POLYGON???” and “SURF ~ FOREVER” were released under different names on different compilations one day apart. “POLYGON???” was on Pleasure Network Selections Vol. 1 from VSJRP (now ??????? ??????????) under the name ?????....Show More Summary

Moon B announces new tape Lifeworld on 1080p

Wes Gray, the Atlanta-based producer behind the Moon B moniker, has announced a new album, Lifeworld, his first release on 1080p. The tape, out next month, follows Gray’s recent releases on PPU (2013’s Moon B and past May’s II ) andShow More Summary

Premiere: The Velveteens - “Sun’s Up”

Purveyors of Minn-condition cassettes, MJ MJ Records (a.k.a. Micheal Jordan Micheal Jordan Records, a.k.a. 2MJ Records, a.k.a. 46 Records, a.k.a. Y2Jericho Deluxxxe – I made some of those up), have announced Sun’s Up, “Sun’s Up,” and that the sun is up. Show More Summary


How is it that VISHNU gets buried? Within these cold vibez of the web, the delectable derangement of a project should never be lost. Hung, too? Rotten files, tickled, prodded, bent, lamented upon, spoken upon, graced, held, dismissed,...Show More Summary

Interview: Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

by Samuel Diamond • November 2014 Writing this interview in the aftermath of another November Election Day, it’s easy for me to agree with West Coast lyricist Ras Kass’s assertion that human beings are divisive by nature. But even if this is true, there is nothing divisive about the union of Ras and Grand Rapids-raised Cool Edit pro Apollo Brown. Show More Summary

BMG has acquired Vagrant Records, folks, making 2014 the REAL year that punk broke!

OMG! Say it ain’t so! According to this rather lengthy post by FMQB, Vagrant Records — you know: THE GET UP KIDS’ LABEL — just got straight-up BOUGHT the fuck OUT by the MAN… er, “the man” in this case being… wait, BMG Records? They still exist??? Wait, let me double-check that… huh. Show More Summary

Premiere: NMESH - Welcome To Warp Zone!

Well, we’ve really been building up to this moment, haven’t we? Once again, NMESH went all out for y’all. HISTORY: a few months back, just a little after I interviewed Alex Koenig for TMT — touching on his newest album Dream Sequins® — I had suggested he make a Friday mix for Chocolate Grinder, just in passing. Show More Summary

Watch: Halasan Bazar & Tara King th. - “Coeurs Croise?s”

Did you know there are more organs in 8 than in the human body. Crazy stuff, huh? Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. tried to get Guinness out to their recordings, but the crew that does that sort of thing ended listening to the collaborative...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Amanda Feery - Spells from the Ice Age

By Jspicer on Nov 26 2014 Improvised piano compositions seem so rare. Perhaps it’s the shock that such a stately instrument is being used so carelessly, and even the most savant and adventurous feel that to proceed with a record of such improprieties is akin to the first step in a virgin snow. Show More Summary

David Sylvian releases new composition featuring collaborations with the poet Franz Wright, Fennesz, and others

Not content with just getting biographied all the live long day, David Sylvian has recently released a brand new long-form composition entitled there’s a light that enters houses with no other house in sight. Though there’s no word on...Show More Summary

Premiere: Magic Fades - Push Thru

There’s a subtly in Magic Fades’ Push Thru j-card art that I find directly reflects the Portland-based duo’s uniqueness of sound. Upon first viewing this image, one notices shiny-skinned figures rising and grasping out from a grid below them, as if it were the deep end of a pool; this immediate image seems almost expected of Magic Fades to use. Show More Summary


Requested by GRIMD • Compiled by Pywackett I know that feeling. Take a few deep breaths and make sure you are far from any potato and/or tuberous vegetable before listening; they have ears, you know. (Or is it eyes?) 01. Tyvek - “Potato” (Nothing Fits) 02. Show More Summary

Music Review: Burial Hex - The Hierophant

Burial Hex The Hierophant [Handmade Birds; 2014] by Max Power Rating: Five Hierophantic Images Bataille’s Mouth He speculates that the mouth is “the beginning or, if one prefers, the prow of animals.” He speculates that humans, erect, no longer have an anatomical beginning. Show More Summary

Music Review: Teengirl Fantasy - Thermal

Teengirl Fantasy Thermal [Break World; 2014] by Will Neibergall Rating: In 2012, ambient techno duo Teengirl Fantasy had two releases on R&S: “Motif,” a 12-inch single, and Tracer. Both were clean, sophisticated, and affecting in such a way that built upon the delicate muzak of 2010’s 7AM. Show More Summary

Watch: VICTIM! - “Mac?aneta” / “Medo”

VICTIM! is pure punishment. Feel the back of your skull splitting like a metal zippered jacket? It’s because that’s really happening, and music is finally physically taring your apart. “Mac?aneta” is an excellent example of this visually...Show More Summary

ZS announce new LP Xe for January release via Northern Spy

Hudson, New York’s Future-Past Studios is like a sauna for musicians. Brooklyn-based ZS occupied the studio earlier this year, and in addition to the normal perspiration going on, a new album came surfing through their pores — Xe, recorded...Show More Summary

? Listen: Tinder Olympics - “Nasty”

Tinder Olympics has replaced Cokeahontas for my favorite artist name in the game right now. Still all love for you Cokeahontas, but damn y’all: TINDER OLYMPICS. That’s one of those names you see and drop whatever is going on in yourShow More Summary

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