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Archived Since:May 7, 2008

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Michael Gira assembles excellent festival lineup for Le Guess Who?: Swans, Ben Frost, Xiu Xiu, Jenny Hval, Prurient, Sir Richard Bishop

Imagine that you were in the courtship phase of a relationship with Swans main man Michael Gira and he made you a mixtape to, you know, express his feelings and stuff. Can you imagine how dark and heavy that mixtape would be? In my mind...Show More Summary

Premiere: David Vandervelde - Shadow Sides

David Vandervelde is back under the shade of your ears one more time with “One More Time.” The straightforward slow dance is one of ten off his third full length – and first since 2008 – Shadow Sides. A recording that finds Vandervelde...Show More Summary

Music Review: Gobby - Wallet and Cell Phone [EP]

Gobby Wallet and Cell Phone [EP] [1080p; 2014] by Antichristian Rating: I remember the first time I ate a shrimp head. It had been separated from its abdomen, then fried with all its various legs, antennae, and chelae intact. Those twiggy...Show More Summary

? Listen: Dean Blunt - SKIN FADE [Deluxe Edition]

Way back in January, Dean Blunt dropped an all-originals mixtape called SKIN FADE, and though it came with no info or cover art (or artist name, come to think of it), the mix landed on our First Quarter Favorites list, largely because it was amazing and againunexpected from just about every angle. Show More Summary

Watch: Memory Leaks Onto The Rug - “downhill”

Apparent apparitions. Beguiling behavior. Captured climbs. Drunk drinks. Enticing experimentations. Filmed frames. Gilded glossia. Helpful highlights. Inclined inclinations. Jumbled jargon. Kind krust. Loitering limitations. Manic missions. Show More Summary

? Listen: yeongrak - “bok choy”

I was getting hyped on Shisa’s next dip via Postlife Digital and stumbled into Hope Sick Cola, the relatively new (two digital months = ?) label that hosts a heavy crossover of artists with PLD. Sisha, along side co-Hope Sick Cola heads...Show More Summary

Marble Sky (a.k.a. Jeff Witscher/Rene Hell)’s self-titled 2xLP gets re-release treatment

Jeff Witscher, also known as Rene Hell, plans to raise hell on September 16. How so? By reissuing a double LP of extremely beautiful ambient music from his late-oughts project Marble Sky, of course! Out next month via Students of Decay,...Show More Summary

? Listen: Drone - “Dilemma (REFIX)”

Yes! The world can breathe better now that “Dilemma (REFIX)” exists. Thank you, Drone, for reawakening the best parts of “Dilemma” without adding in any bullshit. It’s just what we need to revisit the highlight of Kelly Rowland’s career (sorry, it’s true). Show More Summary

Method Man and Redman announced as headliners of “The Smokers Club Tour,” cuz that’s a club that really exists!

Oh, but really, come on: stop pretending like you’re not totally interested. Don’t try to play the hipster-irony card here. NSFW or otherwise, you clicked on this headline for a reason, buddy. Let’s go. Yes, there’s a thing called The Smoker’s Club. Show More Summary

Cerberus: VVAQRT - Detainee

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Aug 27 2014 Once or twice a year I get a huge, intimidating package from Hot Releases Recs that thrills me to no end, its contents almost always introducing me to a genre I didn’t know existed. As a conduit...Show More Summary

Film Review: Frank (Dir. Lenny Abrahamson)

Frank Dir. Lenny Abrahamson [Magnolia Pictures; 2014] by Alan Zilberman Rating: From Vincent Van Gogh onward to Robin Williams, there is a fallacy in culture that all geniuses must suffer. Whether through addiction or mental illness, legions of fans think their favorite artist is great specifically because of the problems that befall him or her. Show More Summary

Lil Bibby announces Free Crack 2, confirming rumors that he is the most generous dealer out there

Anyone who has ever dealt drugs (or, in my case, has watched The Wire ) knows that a good strategy for building a customer base is free samples. Everyone loves free samples. You know it, I know it, drug dealers know it, Costco knows it. Show More Summary

Premiere: Drophead vs. Silent Land Time Machine - “I” [Excerpt]

Then: an idea is born, and travels physically from one brain into its surroundings, perhaps taking years to reach new adopters a few bird’s eye inches away on the map, evolving at the rate that mouths and hands and words can carry it. Now:...Show More Summary

? Listen: Rob Magill - The Great Warm Oven

Rob Magill’s talent is remarkable. Like, he doesn’t go all Gucci Mane or Headboggle crazy churning out release after release, not even know what it sounds like post-recording: NO! His prolific nature to record and release relies on equal parts improv AND meticulous composure. Show More Summary

? Listen: Tanner Garza - There’s More To Life Than This

A tattered canvas sign hangs on two poles out there in a small patch of grass between two warehouses in a Houston industrial corridor. “Come One, Come All: See Tanner Garza, The Prestidigitator, Demonstrate His Stunning Feats of Patience.” No exclamation point. Show More Summary

Premiere: Così e Così - Boi Meet Grl

The faux pas swag Così e Così pops off with each release is right up my alley. Like, he had Sam Hillmer featured on Self Exit, production (???) by T Funk and Michael Morley on Being You Black Utopia, and goes for the kill on his third album (out of four) this year, Boi Meet Grl. Show More Summary

Bardo Pond to hydroplane across Europe in September

A whistling approaches. Ladies: for once, this isn’t a case where you’re being harassed by some of the less-evolved and profoundly hopeless members of the male gender. Geeks, far and wide: despite the effort put in, the nonexistent deity...Show More Summary

My Brightest Diamond signs to The Brightest Label and announces Her Brightest Album

Canadian label Paper Bag Records has some extra-dazzling news for y’all, so slap on your Oakleys and pay attention. What was once just your regular old luminous indie rock label has now elevated itself to extra-sparkling status. HowShow More Summary

Cerberus: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Songs of Forgiveness

By Jspicer on Aug 27 2014 There is a fog around the edges. It’s soft, dull. It stays in place no matter how fast I run. All it does it accentuate the shinning sun as it pours down beyond my peripheral. It enlarges my love as I race toward them. Show More Summary

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