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Music Review: Forma - Physicalist

Forma Physicalist [Kranky; 2016] Rating: 3/5 A ccording to Brooklyn kosmische trio Forma, whose newest album Physicalist comes titled after an ontological field of thought concerned with the “physical” nature of all things in existence, the concept of a fully improvised, shape-shifting musical approach is a loaded and perhaps misleading endeavor. Show More Summary

TMT Comics: Dream Diary - “Tell Mom”

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Matmos to tour West Coast with their washing machine this December

Uh. Say, I know that it’s tough to think about anything that happened more than like two weeks ago in this age of instant on-demand internet gratification, but… you guys remember back in March when veteran electronic music super-duoShow More Summary

Live Blog: Riot Fest Chicago 2016

Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Douglas Park; Chicago, IL [September 16–18] by Joe Hemmerling on 09-27-2016 2 016 promised to be a momentous year for Riot Fest. The organizers accomplished nothing short of the impossible by facilitating a reunion of the core members of Misfits, a small miracle that catapulted the Fest to a headline-making musical event. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Das Black Milk - Mid-Level Blues

I feel Das Black Milk are far too cool for me. This nearly-cassingle length matchbox of a cassette strikes the flint hard. It sparks and sizzles, lighting the cigarette in panoramic slo-mo. It’s James Dean hair and Jan and Dean’s dead man curve; racing for pink slips amidst a full midnight moon. Show More Summary

Magic Fades announce new USB album A.S.M.R. on French label PERMALNK

I know what you’re (possibly) thinking. Here comes another album riding the wave of the ASMR hype tsunami in part set in motion by the Holly Herndon track “Lonely at the Top” (from the album Platform ), and so now we’re imminently subject to roughly 50 minutes of a woman whispering nothings that are as sweet as they are creepy. Show More Summary


Roads near my house lined with trees, driving. Almost fall, browning leaves soon to be pulled away by the wind. Late September. Upbeat French house music stained with euphoric pop blares over my speakers. I’m feeling happy, immersed in the frenzied bliss of CLUBKELLY’s debut EP. Show More Summary

? Listen: new economy - new economy

I’ve been looking forward to this moment. People have “taken it there, but never to this unintentionally [blatant] limit. Like, all at once, reality television soundtracks on cassette are like THE WAVE. And nobody ever gonna listen to...Show More Summary

Music Review: Bellows - Fist & Palm

"S taring out your car window, I feel my size." The opening line from the Bellows' single "Thick Skin" evokes a certain turn of feeling, an external bolt of stimulus that sits deep in the brain, a note both small and powerful.

Music Review: Against Me! - Shape Shift With Me

I am 19 and we just broke up and my ears want loud things. I ask Lauren, tattooed whirl of a bartender, petting a potted plant ("they can feel it, you know?") if she's heard the new Against Me! record. "They're a little mainstream for me, you know? Arena rock, right?" I confront how invested she is in stroking that particular fern. Show More Summary

Chris Cobilis announces Room40 album inspired by “Funniest Home Videos”

Australian composer Chris Cobilis has announced a new project in collaboration with poet Kenneth Goldsmith (UbuWeb) and Spektral Quartet. This Is You will be released October 28 via Room40. Through this new work, the composer sought to understand the social and historical meaning of the long-running television show Funniest Home Videos. Show More Summary

Via App announces new album “Sixth Stitch” on Break World Records

New York-based techno producer and former 1080p associate Via App has a new album on the way. Sixth Stitch is coming out November 11 via Break World Records.

Listen: Quay Dash - “Shades On Top Down”

Each track on Quay Dash's new EP Transphobic feels club-fit, whether the spot's damp and blunty or pouring $13 well shots—and all the wonderful variations in between. "Shades On Top Down" bumps at an especially infectious bubblegum pace as her quick sass and wit skip along with the warm keys and cute zips of Korean producer Hongsamman.

Cerberus: Luciernaga - Sleeping/Wandering

I know I don't have to worry about Luciernaga, nee Jao Da Silva, at all; he's going to get in touch when he needs to with his carefully curated wares. He's not like that tape-label-ownin' guy in NYC who kept mispronouncing Goebbels.Show More Summary

Weezer to reissue first six albums on vinyl

It seems almost Make Believe that anyone would want to buy Weezer's third, fourth, fifth, and sixth albums on vinyl, just to add a little bit of warmth to the progressively insufferable songs of Rivers Cuomo. Yet on October 28, Geffen...Show More Summary

Listen: Orange Car Crash - “Simple Things”

The octaves in unison, the melodies clean; forgery is beside the point. The whole thing is scrubbed clean against the metal ritmo basin, in a round motion, into a round cut. The basin is ripe with rust and filled with rain water. A little of it drizzles out the drill-holes at the base of the ritmo. Show More Summary

Gucci Mane reveals “Woptober” details, shares new video

Finally-free Gucci Mane has been wasting precious little time in getting new music out into the world. With one album under his belt this year (July's recorded-in-six-days Everybody Looking ) and his ankle now free of its house arrest monitor, Gucci Mane's new new album Woptober is already set to go.

Music Review: Bellows - Fist & Palm

Bellows Fist & Palm [Double Double Whammy; 2016] Rating: 3.5/5 “S taring out your car window, I feel my size.” The opening line from the Bellows’ single “Thick Skin” evokes a certain turn of feeling, an external bolt of stimulus that sits deep in the brain, a note both small and powerful. Show More Summary

Music Review: Against Me! - Shape Shift With Me

Against Me! Shape Shift With Me [Total Treble/Xtra Mile; 2016] Rating: 3/5 I am 19 and we just broke up and my ears want loud things. I ask Lauren, tattooed whirl of a bartender, petting a potted plant (“they can feel it, you know?”) if she’s heard the new Against Me! record. Show More Summary

Premiere: Yoshino Yoshikawa - “Opt Out”

Ultra pop-star Yoshino Yoshikawa has aligned with the universe to bring 2016 another piece of glory on the ever kawaii’d label Zoom Lens with the release, Event Horizon. Drawing upon equal parts 32-bit instrumentals and jBot vocals, “Opt Out” draws a happiness within the blue feels of season change that heightens the on-coming autumn delight. Show More Summary

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