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JOYFULTALK MUUIXX [Drip Audio; 2015] by Alan Ranta Rating: One of the great mysteries of the Canadian indie music scene is the career of Jay Crocker. The enigmatic musician has obviously flirted with occasional success: His contributions...Show More Summary

iLoveMakonnen and Rich The Kid announce joint mixtape, release track

It’s joint mixtape season! After Drake and Future released their juggernaut of a “mixtape” last month, Migos and Young Thug announced their Migo Thuggin tape, and Fetty Wap and French Montana’s Coke Zoo was announced shortly after. Today, we have another announced collabo tape, this one by Rich the Kid and iLoveMakonnen. Show More Summary

Premiere: L A N D - “Labyrinithitis”

L A N D first surfaced in 2012 with the spectral post-jazz experiments captured on Night Within, a record that straddled the border between dark ambient meditation and noir drama. Legible piano performances shared space with abstracted...Show More Summary

Co La announces West Coast tour, carbonates new track

Will Matt Papich’s friends be offering tray champagne service this time around, even though the risk is surely higher since audience members will smash their flutes on the heads of the people in front of them? Gone are the days in which...Show More Summary

Watch: SODA lite - “Days of Glory”

Like the worst meme copy/paste hyper color HD picture frame you can auto-photo a selfie within, SODA lite envisions “Days of Glory.” At turbo speeds through fields of sequel infinity, “Days of Glory” accentuates the spasms of PC Music with a wit and creativity that’s probably still as spastic and Chipmunk’d as EASYfun or Bronze. Show More Summary

? Listen: Dogs in Ecstasy - “Welcome 2 Hell”

If you’ve read any of my previous posts for TMT or Decoder, you know that I’ll always have a soft spot for my hometown, Milwaukee, WI. I can’t see myself living there again anytime in the near future, but I love that city, and I love a good chunk of the music coming out of there. Show More Summary

Interview: Meg Baird & Lea Cho (Blues Control)

by Mr P • October 2015 Earlier this year, two of TMT’s favorite artists, Meg Baird and Lea Cho (Blues Control), had a hearty conversation via Skype. One might even call it epic. It was held just a few weeks before Baird released herShow More Summary

? Listen: Germ Class - “Theres Only One Way Up”

Meandering vocals, similar to the dubbed-out aura surrounding “Theres Only One Way Up,” presents Germ Class as equal-parts experimentalism and Zola Jesus. Sub for the operatic pop vibe, Germ Class continues that distant pop brought and built up by previous musicians Eklin and Bebe Fang on the label’s discography roster. Show More Summary

Carly Rae Jepsen announces fall dates, universe keeps on shifting

For some time, Carly Rae Jepsen was just your run-of-the-mill Canadian pop singer. Then she put out her 2015 album E·MO·TION. Then Tiny Mix Tapes put that album on our Third Quarter Favorites list. Now look at her! International superstar!...Show More Summary

Premiere: Barnaby Bennett - “Lewis” (ft. Tigerwing)

What I dig most about Canadian folk-electronic’teer Barnaby Bennett is his unpredictable creativity. There’s always a tinge of unique collaboration, country private-press vibe, with technical patience, exploration, and sonic trickery. Show More Summary

Music Review: Laurel Halo - In Situ

Laurel Halo In Situ [Honest Jon's; 2015] by Adam Devlin Rating: Reading through all the different uses of the phrase “in situ” on Wikipedia kind of feels like going over a laundry list of inspirations for a new Laurel Halo record. The...Show More Summary

RIP: Carey Lander of Camera Obscura

From Camera Obscura: It is with the greatest sadness, that we must share the news that Carey passed away peacefully this morning after her illness with cancer. We have lost our friend and band mate, and our deepest sympathy goes outShow More Summary

Unsound Festival accused of satanism, forced to cancel shows and find new venues

Unsound is a music festival that has been running since 2006, originating in Krakow, Poland, and having since hosted iterations in New York, London, Toronto, and Adelaide. Until recently, nobody had accused the fest of having any satanic affiliation. Show More Summary

Film Review: Deathgasm (Dir. Jason Lei Howden)

Deathgasm Dir. Jason Lei Howden [Dark Sky Films; 2015] by Neurotic Monkey Rating: For years we’ve been warned of the satanic effects of heavy metal music. Whether it’s some holy roller preacher, the PMRC, or films like The Gate or Trick...Show More Summary

? Listen: Color Plus & AceMo - “SEAG.01”

Color Plus gets back from a West Coast tour with FUGITIVE, immediately hooks up with Karma caretaker and Swim Team squad-NRG man AceMo, and amid that night, “SEAG.01” became legendary audio. Coming in at nearly six minutes, this bottle-service banger will get you shrugging at $3k spilled champagne, at the club, on the dance floor, fucking burning. Show More Summary

Watch: Young Thug - “Power”

Young Thug out there. Like, he wildin’ –for sure. But he legit got all the weirdo points. It’s hood investment. Or pure travel in the negative art, oblivion sky range. And the beat is always off on everything, with some obligatory non-intention. Show More Summary

? Listen: ki/nu - Amigo

So there’s this bottomless pit of a genre called “beat music”, and it’s goddamn packed to the brim with meh producers who copy each other. Everyone has a sp-404. Everyone uses heavy doses of that specific sampler’s Vinyl Sim, DJFX Looper, and Filter. Show More Summary

Soul Jazz releases new edition of “100% Dynamite!”

Soul Jazz is giving you another chance to get your Taki-stained sweaty hands on their biggest-selling reggae release, the now classic 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica. Originally released just shy of 20 yearsShow More Summary

Premiere: Phillips & Jensen / Derek Rogers / Skullcaster - Patra / A Physical Ascension / Revaluation

Within a fortress of analog gear somewhere in LA, Tim Phillips and George Jensen link up their rigs and let the healing ambient vibes pour out into the open air. Looped synth melodies hang in the mix for minutes at a time, compounding with steel drum patches and pan flutes into pristine New Age jams. Show More Summary

Live Blog: Circuit Des Yeux

Circuit Des Yeux Le Bourg; Lausanne [09-25-2015] by Simon Chandler on 10-09-2015 “There is something deep inside of you,” Haley Fohr resounded as Circuit Des Yeux’s intimate set in Lausanne began under hushed lighting and the fluttering...Show More Summary

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