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Film Review: White God (Dir. Kornél Mundruczó)

White God Dir. Kornél Mundruczó [Magnolia Pictures; 2014] by Jeff Miller Rating: Genre can be a confounding thing. At its most benign, it can be an easy and helpful way to describe and categorize a work of art. At its worst, it can be used to label, pigeonhole, and lump in a variety of different, unclassifiable styles. Show More Summary

Radiohead’s OK Computer to be preserved in the US National Recording Registry, like a cat tied to a stick

That’s right: get your slovenly, uncouth asses back to the back of the line, American bands! Once again, Great Britain — a.k.a. “the REAL country” — is providing the world with all the cultural cache it could ever need or want. Since...Show More Summary

Watch: The Cyclist - “Hot House”

“Make sure you’ve had your morning coffee first,” is the only warning The Cyclist gave me while sending over the video of his 100% Silk EP title track, Hot House. Like, if you thought “Bones In Motion” was bugged, “Hot House” will haunt your nightmares. Show More Summary

Noveller and The Soft Moon plan to tour their dreamy wares together in April

One of my most memorable concert experiences was a Sonic Youth show where the band got so deep and groovy that I fell asleep. Actual sleep. Not that the show was boring, it wasn’t, it was just so insanely mellow that it became soporific. Likely to slot into that same awesome/soporific axis is Sarah Lipstate’s awesome Noveller live shows. Show More Summary

? Listen: Ministry - “The Game Is Over”

Yes, this is a post for that Ministry, and not any new band that’s decided to call themselves that - yet, because yours truly is a former high school-era confused goth/rivethead/raver, and just had to write something (anything!) up on...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Life Partner - Have I Demon?

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Mar 26 2015 Life Partner’s Have I Demon? is so easy to underestimate, like the first time you heard Archers Of Loaf or tasted pesto. Give it time to sink in and show you its best uses before you utter, “Jesus...Show More Summary

Hopscotch Music Festival chooses Owen Pallett as improviser-in-residence for its 2015 edition

The full lineup for the 2015 edition of Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival won’t be announced until sometime next month, but in the interest of keeping our interest until that time (not that they had to try), Hopscotch has just announced...Show More Summary

Music Review: Exploring Jezebel - On a Business Trip to London

Exploring Jezebel On a Business Trip to London [Blackest Ever Black; 2015] by Simon Chandler Rating: Let’s talk about men. If we’re to take Dominick Fernow’s word (or music) for it, they’re fucked up. They’re stranded in a post-feminist, post-queer, post-racial, and post-nationalist environment, and they don’t know what to do. Show More Summary

Music Review: Eaves - Hue [EP]

Eaves Hue [EP] [Hush Hush; 2015] by Nico Callaghan Rating: Eaves’s “official” debut Hue isn’t set in a flux between “functional” electronica and experimental workouts like some tend to point out. Instead, there’s an evident push andShow More Summary

Feature: SXSW 2015: PC Music Showcase

by Mike McHugh • March 2015 By the time the doors finally swung open for PC Music’s huge showcase, the line of festivalgoers waiting patiently outside the Empire Garage stretched back for a couple of blocks. One badge-holder told meShow More Summary

Premiere: Karmelloz - “Paradise Island (Karmelloz And C Plus Plus 2032 Dub)”

HOKO Sounds got their humor game poppin’ always. Titles are super important in the music slang, and pairing a collaborative “2032 Dub” by Karmelloz and C Plus Plus of Inversion’s “Paradise Island,” with Andre3000’s honeydewed sample,...Show More Summary

SHAPE brings Lorenzo Senni, Gábor Lázár, and more to new Dresden festival, ICAS

ICAS, a global network of non-profit art organizations, has announced a new experimental music and art festival. The event is called ICAS Festival (appropriately enough) and is more like a “festival of festivals,” as 20 organizations...Show More Summary

Film Review: Serena (Dir. Susanne Bier)

Serena Dir. Susanne Bier [Magnolia Pictures; 2015] by Jspicer Rating: “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” The window dressing of Serena is immediate. The Smokey Mountains play home to the logging camp that will often house the players. Show More Summary

? Listen: Basic House - “Prye of Bro”

Phrases and words taken, unchanged from the first link I came across after googling “dystopian speeches” while listening to Basic House’s “Prye of Bro” from his upcoming project: BEGIN TRANSCRIPT I would never forgive myself if I didn’t...Show More Summary

The Roots announce eighth annual Roots Picnic, unveil lineup of just potato salad

On May 30, The Roots will bring their Annual Roots Picnic to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier for the event’s eighth iteration. The announced lineup for the Picnic is as follows: Potato salad. Just lots and lots of potato salad. Mounds upon...Show More Summary

Watch: QT - “Hey QT”

Last year is back! “Hey QT,” the quintessential earworm tapeworm of 2014 by Q(uinn)T(homas), refuses to leave our digestive tracts. The combination “future pop sensation”/Energy Elixir has released a new hi-def video + an iTunes “pre-order.”...Show More Summary

No Joy offer some joy with new album More Faithful, announce dates

Reader, I am deeply unhappy. You might say that I have no joy. I also have No Joy news, specifically about a new No Joy release on Mexican Summer and Arts & Crafts (for Canada). The album is called More Faithful, but each day I actually grow less and less faithful that a hand will reach forth into the abyss to lift me up. Show More Summary

Premiere: Samantha Glass - “Garden of Instinct”

That Sunday night drive out to your favorite visual in town. A perfect haze that catches the glimmer in your eye. Spectacles of night-vision shatter the reality of destination. But this is the way to the spot : “Garden of Instinct.” Samantha Glass in the front seat, sheathing the bloody dagger. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches

By Jspicer on Mar 25 2015 In the abyss where vaporwave waterfalls into the void, there exists the bottomless pit of our post-[] culture. It empties into the ravine of nothingness but the piling garbage of existential meaning never gathers. Show More Summary

Music Review: Amnesia Scanner - ANGELS RIG HOOK

Amnesia Scanner ANGELS RIG HOOK [Gum Artefacts; 2015] by Adam Devlin Rating: This is aesthetics. A wet splash, then dismantled breaks. Androgynous voices speak and signify: millennial coolness, digital deities (“Google Krishna”), post-capitalist society; a body’s value is innate (“I hand the driver a flake of skin and a fingernail”). Show More Summary

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