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Archived Since:May 7, 2008

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Broadcast’s classic, long-OOP LPs to be repressed, will make your spring much dreamier

Before we begin, for those not familiar with Broadcast’s stunning oeuvre, over the course of their existence, this space-age group of dream pop experimentalists built on the foundation of forbears like The United States of America. Starting...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Valiska - Shifts

By Strauss on Jan 28 2015 Apparently we live in a world where such a thing as “post-ambient” exists, according to one citizen’s review of Shifts via his Bandcamp profile. And you know, I don’t know if I really want to live in a world where such a thing exists. Show More Summary

Watch: Marie Davidson - “Balade Aux USA”

Montreal’s foremost analog electro chanteuse Marie Davidson has some ideas about America. She has visited the country and toured it at length. She knows its rest stops, its highways, and its suburban streets. The video for “Balade Aux...Show More Summary

Biosphere and Deathprod split LP announced on Touch, said to be perfect for crane operators

Sixteen years might seem like a long time in any human context, but accompanied by the wading ambience of Biosphere and Deathprod (Geir Jenssen and Helge Sten, respectively), it’s almost as if Abraham Lincoln is just now sailing across...Show More Summary

? Listen: Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson - “The Trip” (an extract)

Icelandic avant-garde artist Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, of the longstanding experimental group (now duo) Stilluppsteypa, has a substantial catalog of solo work. A new collection of minimal sound abstractions from Sigmarsson is to be released this week by The Helen Scarsdale Agency. Show More Summary

Lotic to release Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle Records

Lotic’s DAMSEL in DISTRESS mix (#16 on our 2014 list) pummeled us last year with its multifarious forms of sonic violence and discursive progressivism. Lotic, a.k.a. 25-year-old J’Kerian Morgan of the Berlin-based Janus collective, had...Show More Summary

Premiere: Nola Gras - Living In Darkness (Under the Covers) EP

I’m typically not into cover songs. However, this is where the unique musical capabilities of Nola Gras emanate: in his ability to RE:adapt genre and swap musical intuition. These abilities are exactly the reason why I’m totally down...Show More Summary

? Listen: Marika Hackman - “Before I Sleep”

After feathering the clutch, an idle semi sheds the interstate and rests with running lights: a still illusion behind waves of dry heat. The other semi cranks and turns over into a straight line and cruises across the flats, splitting heat at the stake. Show More Summary

Film Review: R100 (Dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto)

R100 Dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto [Drafthouse Films; 2014] by Neurotic Monkey Rating: You are what you love, not what loves you. —Adaptation That quote, whimsical and inspirational as it may be, echoed throughout my head while watching Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R100, a gonzo S&M comedy that’s propelled by humiliation, beatings, and other para-sexual acts. Show More Summary

Toro Y Moi to tour North America and Europe this spring to get a jump on the May Day market

Oh, shit. I’m sorry. I just feel so bad, everybody. But, I’m pretty sure that ever since I totally single-handedly leaked the news of Toro Y Moi’s new album What For? coming out on April 7 via Carkpark here on the TMT site by accident,...Show More Summary

Premiere: Unlikely Friends - “Golden Telephone”

Y’all. When is the LAST time you tried making a physic.”l mixtape from radio-play, LPs, CDs, and/or other cassettes? I picked up a wire from Radioshack on Thursday after having three drills up in my gums/skull for about an hour (totally...Show More Summary

Cerberus: The Frightening Lights - The Frightening Lights

By Jspicer on Jan 28 2015 It’s of little coincidence that French label Bruit Direct would end up releasing a Melbourne-based chanteuse’s brilliant interpretation of chanson. Though I doubt it was Elizabeth Downey’s intent or even the direction of partner Dan Hawkins’ noir-ish accompaniment, the winsome darkness can’t be ignored. Show More Summary

Jenny Hval signs to Sacred Bones, announces North American tour dates

Jenny Hval, our favorite non-black metal Norwegian artist (sorry Jan Garbarek), has signed a deal with Sacred Bones Records. The Brooklyn label, home to some of the most interesting underground music in recent memory (Pharmakon, Cult...Show More Summary

? Listen: Schwarz - “The Official Schwarz Sample Pack”

Baltimore producer/DJ Schwarz is equal parts high energy hype man and motivational speaker. His Thunderzone trilogy, including the 2k13 anthem “U R Beautiful,” lifted me out of some dark places. The Schwarz persona, which at first seems like a complete joke, becomes all the more endearing when you realize that all of this is dead serious. Show More Summary

Feature: Frederick Wiseman (director of National Gallery, Titicut Follies)

by Paulo Scarpa • January 2015 With a career spanning 50 years and more than 40 films, Frederick Wiseman has covered all sorts of institutions in his documentaries, ranging from the controversial depiction of a psychiatric hospital in...Show More Summary

Music Review: Björk - Vulnicura

Björk Vulnicura [One Little Indian; 2015] by Gabriel Samach Rating: Vulnicura is a deeply tortured album. It is tortured in the way that the conversations in your head are. The arguments and confessions that rattle back and forth inside your skull. Show More Summary

Watch: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - “Love After Love”

A Year With 13 Moons, the upcoming album by the now Brooklyn-based dream brutalist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, is intended to be a continuation of the themes from 2010’s Love Is a Stream. And “Love After Love,” the single from the forthcoming...Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Pop Music for the Nihilist

Requested by WLGYL • Compiled by Daddy Dada Imagine the stages of grief as a circle and not a line, when “denial” and “acceptance” are paradoxical homologues. Without further ado: here, arranged for your aural pleasure, an assemblage...Show More Summary

Shit and Shine want to mess with your mind “54-Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral” at a time

Craig Clouse is many things, and one of those things is a man with a dream. Specifically: a dream to repeatedly offend the boundaries of taste, logic, and definition. The vehicle with which he achieves that dream is his band Shit and Shine, which due to Google now implementing some nanny blocker, I can apparently no longer plug into Google. Show More Summary

TMT Comics: Are We Not Men? - “Blow it up”

by Richard There • Richard There - Are we not men?:

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