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Music Review: The Melvins - Hold It In

The Melvins Hold It In [Ipecac; 2014] by Simon Chandler Rating: For as long as I can remember, The Melvins have been pegged as a sludge band, and for as long as I can remember, this classification has been nigh-on useless. Yeah, there’s...Show More Summary

Music Review: The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold

The Rural Alberta Advantage Mended With Gold [Saddle Creek; 2014] by Ben Roylance Rating: If we look at The Rural Alberta Advantage’s three albums as a planned trilogy, we see a resonance between the cover artworks of their debut, Hometowns, and this, their third album, Mended With Gold. Show More Summary

Ghostly International fundraises for The Sight Below, who had $50k in gear stolen back in May

Some people have no heart, and I’m not referring literally to the victims of Kano’s infamous Fatality. Figuratively, some people have no heart, in the sense that they’re so utterly bereft of a moral compass that they’re willing to ignore and/or trample sentimental value all for the sake of increasing their personal wealth. Show More Summary

? Listen: AyGeeTee - The Lightning Speed of the Past

It’s weird that people feel the need to break out of confined spaces rather than living, adapting, and progressing their already provided shape and dynamic on this earth. Imagine now, being trapped in the black/white (grey?) cloud confined...Show More Summary

The Go-Betweens to release G Stands for Go-Betweens Volume One anthology

Fantastic news for those of you looking to soundtrack an eight-hour walk in the park: Domino Records has just announced G Stands for Go-Betweens Volume 1, an anthology celebrating the formative years of the legendary Aussie pop quintet The Go-Betweens. Show More Summary

? Listen: Goh Lee Kwang - TwoThreeTen

With pincers raised, insectoids chirp fife-and-drum signals to home base. The signals march the long wire beneath pond scum, mercury, and salt. At home base, a pneumatic tube spits out the signals onto a voice plate, whose cosmeticsShow More Summary

Film Review: For Those in Peril (Dir. Paul Wright)

For Those in Peril Dir. Paul Wright [Protagonist Pictures; 2013] by David Feinberg Rating: Half an hour into watching For Those in Peril, I texted my father (under whose name I write) if he’d be upset if I outright panned a movie. He...Show More Summary

RIP: Mark Bell, LFO producer and Björk collaborator

From Resident Advisor: Mark Bell of LFO has died. Alongside Gez Varley, Bell formed LFO in the late 1980s. After Farley left the group in 1996, Bell continued to produce solo under that name. He was a close collaborator with Björk, producing her 1997 album Homogenic and six other LPs, including 2011’s Biophilia. Show More Summary

Watch: Weyes Blood - “Some Winters”

Anyone else feel like there’ll soon be a turf war resurgence in female singer-songwriters? I think the last time that happened, Joanna Newsom shut it down with Ys (TMT Review), which is probably both fair and safe to [write], with aShow More Summary

Fatima Al Qadiri tours the world, sometimes alone, sometimes with Future Brown, always within our collective hearts

Fatima Al Qadiri, we shall never forget you! As time marches on, you shall remain within our hearts! Keep that in mind as you hop the globe, much as you will throughout the remainder of the year. We believe in you, Fatima! You put out...Show More Summary

Billy Co)))rgan and the Smashing Pumpkins are (maybe) releasing a doom metal album

Billy Co)))rgan and the rest of the members of the Smashing Pumpkins))))))))))))) (that’s approximately how many parentheses Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson use in their band name, right?) are making a doom))) metal))) album))). Wooo))),...Show More Summary

? Listen: Willie Green - Rebel Queen

Willie Green’s Rebel Queen is a perfectly pulpy instrumental suite. And it’s not just the boldly colored cover art or the table-of-contents-style track list that makes it so; it’s the frenetically paced action that characterizes these beats, all of which run shorter than 2:30. Show More Summary

Cerberus: B L A C K I E - Imagine Yourself in a Free and Natural World

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Oct 13 2014 Seemingly lost in the couch cushions of noise-rap for almost a decade, Houston-bred B L A C K I E (technically pronounced ‘Blackie All Caps With Spaces’) does it well and may very well have technically done it first. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: I have loved you all these years and I still love you. Won’t you please come back to me!?

Requested by Broken • Compiled by XANELCAVA Same problem here.. so these are the songs I’ve been listening to do deal with this. 01. Taeyang - “Eyes, Nose, Lips” (RISE) 02. Joanna Newsom - “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie” (The Milk-Eyes Mender) 03. Show More Summary

Om Unit shares details of new EP for Metalheadz, announces North American tour

London producer Jim Coles a.k.a. Om Unit grew up with Goldie’s Metalheadz label as a huge influence. Now, everything comes full circle with the veteran drum & bass and jungle imprint signing off Coles for his latest release, Inversion. Show More Summary

? Listen: James Ferraro - “COB”

There has to be thousands of little, secret baggies hidden within the high-rises of the world. These bags are out of sight, tucked in the oak money drawer, hidden in the satin pants pocket. The rich-boy scuffles, bounces, struts to that...Show More Summary

Music Review: D/P/I - MN.ROY

D/P/I MN.ROY [Leaving; 2014] by Birkut Rating: In 2012, Alex Gray dropped HEAD TEAR OF THE DRUNKEN SUN, the first release under his Purple/Image moniker. The attention it received was modest, and it remains almost buried under the staggering volume of material that Gray has since produced. Show More Summary

Music Review: Gut Nose - Filthy City

Gut Nose Filthy City [Styles Upon Styles; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: Gut Nose is the project of New York-based Andrew Vagabundo, whose last name proves weirdly aptronymic, as he makes meandering yet interconnected music on his first full-length album for Styles Upon Styles. Show More Summary

Film Review: Kill the Messenger (Dir. Michael Cuesta)

Kill the Messenger Dir. Michael Cuesta [Focus Features; 2014] by Dustin Krcatovich Rating: Look, I get it. When you have an important story to tell, especially something indicative of our own government’s gross corruption and the ramifications...Show More Summary

Watch: Profligate - “Laughing Song”

Never has “You love to laugh/ I love to laugh too” sounded so deeply unnerving as on Profligate’s “Laughing Song.” The track comes from their latest album Finding the Floor, which also so happens to be Not Not Fun’s 300th release gestures champagne flute in NNF’s direction as to toast. Show More Summary

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