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The Weeknd to release “Starboy” November 25

The best type of The Weeknd news is told during the work week. Just as I was reading about why The Weeknd wears his hair the way he does on Wikipedia, I find out from that he has a new album, Starboy, out November 25 on XO/Republic. I am in shock to see the cover art of the album, which shows The Weeknd’s new haircut. Show More Summary

Listen: Dane Law - My Heart Will Go On And On

Dane Law gets me chopping. It's like a Crayloa box set being used at maximum capacity. Or watching a video of you looking at yourself in the recording lens, only being rewound, slowly. Trying to piece your thoughts at that moment completely in reverse, knowing most of what you thought of at that moment, only more like a sleuth. Show More Summary


—no pussyfootting— Now that we got the album outta the way, it’s time for TMT’s premiere of TOMAGA’s new Hands In The Dark LP of the title track, “THE SHAPE OF THE DANCE.” And I’ve never thought of a better way to dance along with a Hands In The Dark release. Show More Summary

Music Review: Macula Dog - Why Do You Look Like Your Dog?

Macula Dog Why Do You Look Like Your Dog? [Wharf Cat; 2016] Rating: 4.5/5 U gliness should be the true goal of art. We can trace a minor literature of degeneration from the work of Alfred Jarry and Baudelaire, modernist primitivism, Futurist noise, art brut, to The Residents and Devo. Show More Summary

Watch: Dirty Projectors - “Keep Your Name”

Dirty Projectors are officially back. After recently teasing new music, the group returns with a video for a new song, titled “Keep Your Name.” The clip is co-directed by David Longstreth and Elon Rutberg. Watch it above, and stay tuned for more DP-related news coming soon. A black bean burger is calling my name, so I gotta go.

Interview: William Tyler

D epending on your perspective, living in America in 2016 can feel like an exciting time of upheaval, a portent that the end of the world is nigh, or all of the above and more. It certainly seems that way to instrumental guitar poetShow More Summary

Autechre announce vinyl reissues of first three albums

English IDM pioneers Autechre are set to drop reissues of their highly influential and much beloved first three albums: their 1993 debut Incunabula, 1994’s Amber, and 1995’s Tri Repetae, widely considered their masterpiece. All three...Show More Summary

? Listen: A Peach Boys - Police Apartment

Just in time to coincide with the start of 2016’s fall TV season, A Peach Boys’ Police Apartment chronicles the late-evening sitcom hi-jinks of 3 crooked cops who happen to inhabit a communal Upper East Side pad. The series’ pilot episode...Show More Summary

Cerberus: A Bleaker Teen Lip - Downgraded Saved Arrow

I kept examining the five-tape batch, bursting at the seams like a bulbous blob of butter in a small soapbox. FTAM Records? Hmmm. Then I saw Peter J. Woods’ unnecessarily middle-initialed name (do you know another Peter Woods?) and KNEW I was at home with mammy and pappy, just waiting for the fahr-werks ta start. Show More Summary

Holy Sons announces new album In The Garden, premieres second single

Holy Sons (a.k.a. Emil Amos of Om, Grails, Lilacs, and Champagne) has released the second single from his new album In The Garden, out October 21 via Partisan. “Robbed and Gifted,” which we have the pleasure of premiering below, is a...Show More Summary

The Caretaker diagnosed with dementia, to release six works recreating its progression over the next three years

The Caretaker, a.k.a. James Leyland Kirby, is responsible for some of TMT’s favorite albums, including 2011’s landmark release, An Empty Bliss Beyond This World. Today, he unveils not only that he was recently diagnosed with having early...Show More Summary

Premiere: 0comeups - “On The Roof Texting”

Third single off 0comeups’ new 12-inch on PTP dynasty is all too real; “On The Roof Texting” is where my mind at always: on my commute home fading out the day, cooking dinner two hours before bed, missing every single train, cold coffee in the shower at 5:03AM, 5:13AM in the morning mirror staring, the work of every clock in Dali time. Show More Summary

Beck reissuing entire discography on vinyl

Speaking to the loser in us all, some of Beck’s cleverest, most acclaimed albums will be reissued by UMe and available on vinyl on October 28. Odelay, Sea Change, and Guero are the first in a series of reissues of his entire DGC/Geffen/Interscope catalog. Show More Summary

Rhys Chatham & Oneida unite behind cacophony, announce collaborative album on Northern Spy

Let’s reasonably assume that collaborations between established musicians might sometimes feel like walking on eggshells, even more so when the musicians are strangers, who brave the risk that one among them might actually insist on, say, using the sounds of those eggshells in the ultimate recording. Show More Summary

Watch: ENTRANCE - “Promises”

Time is a cruel yet forgiving friend / who slaps your face and then holds your hand. Sage lines from ENTRANCE, who is now in all caps, sans “Band” qualifier, and signed to Thrill Jockey (who’ve released his Promises EP). An artist whose...Show More Summary

? Listen: Pender Street Steppers - Berlin Community Radio

I don’t know how people follow or find music. Like, as a child, listening to all this smooth jazz world music really signified family vacations into memories. Or when Landon dropped a mixtape his dad made during various NPR international-radio hours during various times at night, like. Show More Summary

Music Review: LVL UP - Return to Love

LVL UP Return to Love [Sub Pop; 2016] Rating: 3/5 D o you believe in God? Are there moments where you aren’t at least a little convinced that the thump in your chest isn’t guided by some cosmic purpose? On their third album and official...Show More Summary

Film Review: Demon (Dir. Marcin Wrona)

Demon Dir. Marcin Wrona [The Orchard; 2015] Rating: 3.5/5 Poland’s been in the grips of an identity crisis for the lion’s share of the decade, and the results are most easily visible to a foreign spectator through the country’s film exports. Show More Summary

Mix: Guest Mix: Tim Barnes & Jeph Jerman - Greetings From The Versatile Ambience

(MP3 DOWNLOAD) - (PODCAST) For over a decade, experimental musicians Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes have been collaborating both on stage and in the studio, offering obfuscated explorations into the material potentials of a variety of known and unknown sound sources. Show More Summary

? Listen: Yao Guai Cave - “Fallen Angels (demo)”

As Prodigy writ, so it has been set forth— Breathe with me. Breathe the pressure. Come play my game, I’ll test ya. Psychosomatic addict insane. Breathe the pressure. Come play my game I’ll test ya. Psychosomatic addict insane. Come play...Show More Summary

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