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Feature: 2014: Favorite 15 Labels of 2014

by TMT Staff • December 2014 While we may casually reference it a lot (etc. etc. etc.), Tiny Mix Tapes does not take a univocal stance on late capitalism. Admittedly, some of the strange forms and permutations it continues to spawn are necessary for what we do. Show More Summary

Feature: 2014: Favorite 50 Songs of 2014

by TMT Staff • December 2014 More songs exist right now at the end of 2014 than have ever existed before. The same can be said of film, garbage, and human remains. Time functions in this manner. New songs pour into the anonymous abyss of iTunes at a rate faster than ears will ever hear them. Show More Summary

? Listen: LossLess Beats - LossLess Beats

Through 2014 – or, generally since Napster brought about a new hobby into my life – I’ve been scouring the internet for that right piece of music esoterica sink itself into my ear drums. The hunt is typically worth the stalk, shot and sting. Show More Summary

? Listen: lee (asano+ryuhei) - 55555

Rising voice out of Japan and Thailand, things are coming full circle for lee (real name Ryuhei Asano). A few years after popping up on Tumblr blog Awd Castles (now Odd Castles), lee found home court solace with OC and released ( u _ u ) (copies still available!). Show More Summary

Jason Lescalleet plans subscriptions for monthly series, new collaboration with Aaron Dilloway, answers our questions!

Tape maestro Jason Lescalleet, who really always wanted to be a magazine when he grew up, has recently announced that he will soon be one step closer to achieving his childhood goal by becoming something to which you can subscribe! Or,...Show More Summary

Premiere: Ender Belongs to Me - Artifacts

Couple weeks ago, I got some disorganized e-mails from a label and a musician. Typically I hate this sort of affair, but these fellahs were poignant (oddly) in their meanderings, which made me melt, mildly. Got a link to this music and was enamored by the ambivalence of how casually common is sounded, next to its harshly experimental tone. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Dylan Shearer - Garagearray

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Dec 05 2014 My first instinct upon hearing Garagearray is doubtlessly going to be disappointing to those who read my rave-up on Dylan Shearer’s last record, but I have to put this out there: If it sounded...Show More Summary

Watch: Eets - “north flower”

Welcome to auditory and visual grit and grime. GodsConnect is still at it, sniffing out Flavor Flav’s attempted peacekeeping. Eets first sniffed it out, though. He used it. Flipped it. Killed it. Smashed it. What have you. #flungout “north flower” is just a taste off of Eets’ newest split cassette with VIK on Burnt Tapes. Show More Summary

Premiere: Muyassar Kurdi - “I’m Not Really Here I’m Just Going Through the Motions”

Multi-instrumentalist Muyassar Kurdi flits across the Chicago scene as a benevolent fixture of DIY shows, informal house jams, and magick rituals, glimpsed in the corner of a dim room swaying under a veil to the rhythms pouring from the PA. Show More Summary

Weyes Blood announces North American tour, featuring all of your favorite presidential summonings

Haunting my butt. Even if the name of Weyes Blood’s newest album does (unintentionally, as it turns out) take from a 1961 film explicitly having to do with hauntings, I personally didn’t get that impression at all listening to the LP...Show More Summary

? Listen: Color Plus - Reworx

There’s an interesting dynamic between modern technology and at-home creativity. You can take now any genre of music, find its most esoteric song, along with a production/mixing program (both the song and software FOR FREE), and then fuck on some musical zones people have yet to even fathom. Show More Summary

? Listen: Rob Jacobs - “Walking Outside And It’s Dark”

Rob Jacobs, leader of the devotional trio Wei Zhongle, is a rare personality operating within the aged style of vocal experimentalism – an organic breath that recalls the latent spirituality of musical processes. The man pools secret knowledge into deep wells of tight songcraft; he’s engaging, powerful. Show More Summary

Chromatics announce new album Dear Tommy, may or may not sound exactly like The Who now

When you’re Johnny Jewel of Chromatics, you don’t give a FUCK about Christmas or Hanukkah or New Years Eve or Boxing Day or any of that stupid shit. Nope. When you’re the sexy, funky, electro-cosmic Johnny Jewel-Chromaticstein, you only care about… motha-fuckin’ Valentines Day. Show More Summary

Premiere: Magic Fades - “Ecco”

Like the same kitsch of an air-brushed Myrtle Beach muscle shirt, braided pink extensions in tight rows, and sandals with bottle openers on the soles, Magic Fades’ new album Push Thru is the equivalent of these features adorning a dolphin splashing out the ocean and perfectly arcing it’s body over the sunrise. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Campbell Kneale/Antony Milton/Kiyoharu Kuwayama - CKAMKK

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Dec 05 2014 Birchville Cat Motel and A.M. (aka Antony Milton) toured together in 2006, and at some point decided to record a few eternal drones together in a studio in Japan. Being ahead of the drone curve...Show More Summary

Apple allegedly removed songs on consumer iPods downloaded from their competition

Seems insane, but about 10 years ago a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple for some unsavory business practices. Allegedly, the California electronics giant deleted songs from consumers’ iPods without any prior warning, explicitly because the music was obtained from their competitors. Show More Summary

? Listen: Moonsicles - “Slow Owl” / “Coyote Pretzel”

I’m really obsessed with the idea of rock bands forming to make music that is largely divorced from any traditional notion of rock music. This isn’t entirely a new idea but in recent years, there’s been a huge influx of bands like Zs, Horse Lords, Sunn 0)) and others who have created works that continually challenge exactly what a rock band is. Show More Summary

Film Review: Revenge of The Mekons (Dir. Joe Angio)

Revenge of The Mekons Dir. Joe Angio [Strand Releasing; 2013] by David Feinberg Rating: The Mekons have always ranked with, say, the French language or cult classic serial drama The Wire in terms of things I want to/should be familiar...Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Magic mushrooms at the beach! Life is IMMENSE.

Requested by tiltil • Compiled by whiterabbit “Immense” doesn’t even begin to describe, right? Anyhoo, this mix is inspired by the music I was into the last time I was on magic mushrooms at a beach. Hope you have fun, stay safe, and don’t get so whacked out that you think it’s appropriate to “return your phone to Mother Ocean” like I did. Show More Summary

Feature: 2014: What Is “Critical” About Contemporary Music Criticism?

by James Parker and Nicholas Croggon • December 2014 What was music criticism in 2014? Or, more precisely, what was “critical” about it? How exactly is offering a critique different from, say, regurgitating a press release or clicking...Show More Summary

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