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? Listen: John Krausbauer - “Blues for the Grave” (excerpt)

Noise music can be a difficult genre to process, especially when most releases contain songs that hover around or above the ten minute mark. In the fast paced click-bait loving world of music blogging, noise and other strands of cerebral experimental music can get left by the wayside. Show More Summary

Watch: Soul Ipsum - “Vacation”

Car stolen a week before tour. Fate struck when a drifter hot-wired my Subaru, tour is still on. The video is directly self explanatory. It’s a real bummer. If you want to help out a budding musician, GO HERE, GO HERE, GO HERE, GO HERE,...Show More Summary

? Listen: Ynfynyt Scroll - Ynfynyt Scroll Spring Mixtape ‘15

It’s spring in the majority of cities I’ve lived in. It’ll rain every day in Florida until October, Chicago will only see snow two more times in mid May, and Seattle is set to have kids wearing shorts all week. It’s Spring again and spring time means track season. Show More Summary

Gobby drops a “noisy techno” album as Monkeybone called The Roommate

We’ve all been there. Your college roommate gets married and moves out, so you trawl Craigslist for a suitable replacement. You find someone who seems normal enough, and he moves in. He brings his parakeet. He listens to The Joshua Tree 24/7. Show More Summary

Film Review: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (Dir. David Zellner)

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Dir. David Zellner [Amplify; 2015] by Jake Marcks Rating: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, written by brothers Nathan and David Zellner with the latter serving as director, tells a relatively simple story: a young woman travels to a faraway land in search of buried treasure. Show More Summary

? Listen: So So In Luv - “Swerve”

The label Activia Benz is known for their melodic and computerized creations and So So In Luv takes it an abstract step further with their cool-as-a-cucumber, weird-as-a-sea-cucumber single “Swerve”. The minimal (if you can call it that)...Show More Summary

Kid606 to release ambient piano record Recollected Ambient Works Vol.1: Bored of Excitement

After more than 15 years of mostly scrambling the minds of his listeners with his trademark glitchy electronic music and subverting the dominant pop paradigm with classics like The Action Packed Mentallist Brings You the Fucking Jams, Kid606 (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Watch: Dolphins Into The Future - …in Xochimilco

“Os Canais” sprouted on a boat, while wavering inside an old canal system. Inside the memento of the hearth of altepepl Tenochtitlan. Where we dressed ourselves in the highstrung robes of history. And subconsciously warbled a symbolic...Show More Summary

The-Dream starts “art label” with Jay Z called Contra Paris, because he’s basically the coolest person ever

So, The-Dream is starting a new label with Jay Z. Yes. This is magic. But what kiiiiind of label, The-Dream? I mean, dude is allied with Hov’s Roc Nation management company, so you can assume hip-hop, right? WRONG. Because it’s so much...Show More Summary

? Listen: BOAN - “MENTIRAS”

Thanks to the mind-bruising electronic throwdowns issued under the SSLEEPERHOLD moniker, Austin’s José Cota stands out within the remarkably cohesive roster of Holodeck Records as a solitary analog warlord — at once indebted to the John...Show More Summary

Watch: Hot Norwegian - “Carnelilan”

Having had lived in Asheville, North Carolina for four-plus years, I can candidly say that it’s truly a weird place. The town harbors a peculiar strand of counterculture that has frothed and effervesced in its vortex-al woods for centuries. Show More Summary

A.R. Kane, the London duo that coined the phrase “dream pop,” announce reunion

The revered abstract-pop band A.R. Kane have announced plans for a reunion in the upcoming summer. The English duo, who coined the phrase “dream pop,” revealed its intentions to assemble a new touring band and to play at least one show in England in August via a Facebook post. Show More Summary

Music Review: Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol. 2

Sicko Mobb Super Saiyan Vol. 2 [Self-Released; 2015] by Soe Jherwood Rating: Much like the drill rappers and producers of the Windy City, the nascent bop movement is inextricably tethered to the Chicago underground that birthed it. But while some of drill’s most infamous practitioners — Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Reese, etc. Show More Summary

Music Review: Local H - Hey, Killer

Local H Hey, Killer [G&P; 2015] by Joe Hemmerling Rating: Before the internet, it was easier to pretend that we all existed in the world the same way. When our only windows into mass culture were movies, cable TV, radio, and something...Show More Summary

RIP: Mingiedi Mawangu, founder and former leader of Konono N°1

From Konono N°1’s Facebook page: Mingiedi Mawangu passed away last night, in Kinshasa. He was 85. He founded Konono No.1 in the 1960s and invented his own electrified likembe, which gave Konono No.1 its distinctive sound. He led the band and toured with them until a few years ago. He will be dearly missed by his son Augustin and the rest of the band. Show More Summary

? Listen: Evan P. Donohue - Stairway to Evan

Hustlers like Evan P. Donohue gotta lead the masses still kicking around the rock-vibe/Beatles-sceners, and his pathway leads to the Stairway to Evan. Though, he’s conscious of this and the development in conveying voice and thought to listeners by-way of genuine and instinctual talent. Show More Summary

Film Review: Closer to the Moon (Dir. Nae Caranfil)

Closer to the Moon Dir. Nae Caranfil [Mandragora Movies; 2013] by Alan Zilberman Rating: The story behind Closer to the Moon is so bizarre and bleakly funny that it’s difficult to make sense of it. Working with an English-speaking cast,...Show More Summary

Watch: Hey Mother Death - “Highway”

Paper Bag Records picked up the Hey Mother Death 12-inch Highway from last year (their follow up to the S/T three-track compilation), so they made a super lush video for the title track! Having already put out “The Hills” video lastShow More Summary

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld share music video and tour dates

Well, I already told you this once, but I like saying things twice, so here we go: on April 28 saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld have a collaborative album coming out on Constellation. It’s called Never were the way...Show More Summary

? Listen: jtamul - Milk Bottle

Fear is a real and wicked construct evolution has for some reason decided to keep gagged and bundled with pain, happiness, sadness, chill, and the ability to feel nothing. The latter is only obtainable in death (ego or worldly), the rest come and go in fits. Show More Summary

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