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Music Review: Krill - A Distant Fist Unclenching

Krill A Distant Fist Unclenching [Double Double Whammy/Exploding in Sound; 2015] by Alex Griffin Rating: Nothing about Krill is ever unclenched, unless it is to be clenched again, and rapidly. Visual tableaux brought to mind by thisShow More Summary

Hopscotch 2015 lineup announced, which includes GY!BE, TV on the Radio, Prurient, Lawrence English, and maybe like one or two other bands

Hot diggity-dog! What a SCOOP! When last we left this epic story of tragicomic “experimental” music-festivalship amidst these trying times of war, poverty, and canine flu, we were telling you all about how “experimental” music-makerShow More Summary

Film Review: Wild Tales (Dir. Damian Szifron)

Wild Tales Dir. Damian Szifron [Sony Pictures Classics; 2014] by 80s Tom Hanks Rating: Though it fell out of vogue years ago, filmmakers are still attempting to work in the “everything is connected and profound” trope that was popularized by Magnolia and, for many, derailed by Crash (2004). Show More Summary

? Listen: Ventla - “Ricoh Elemex”

Betwixt the realm of justification and acceptance, sandwiched between reality and imagination, lies an undenyingly prolific entity by the name of Ventla. Haunched atop a steed of impressive prowess and supierour skill known as musicianship,...Show More Summary

Pure Ground announce new album Standard of Living on Chondritic Sound

Aw, man. I’m so tired right now that I thought this “Pure Ground” story coming in off the TMT newswire would be about coffee! Turns out it’s not about coffee at all. It’s about the dang L.A.-based electronic duo Pure Ground! Oh well…...Show More Summary

Tom Diabo’s Dark Star album reissued by Captured Tracks’s Body Double imprint

Back in the late 1970s, Thomas Eicke (a.k.a. Tom Diabo) was just another punk kid in Wuppertal, Peter Brötzmann’s hometown and good candidate to Germany’s own Manchester. A brain cancer diagnosis changed Diabo’s life, as he spent most of the 1980s battling the disease. Show More Summary

Watch: Chicklette - ”(()) TWIZTED AT THE CUBE” ((øƒƒicial vid£ø))

I ain’t gonna stop dropping Chocos about new Chicklette shit. From “The Loneliest Bitch” on Goaty to her predatorial single, advancing to her full-length, UNFAITHFUL (TMT Review), Chicklette is building up a characterization of herself that is purely intended for meltdown. Show More Summary

Remy Banks releases higher. mixtape, shares “exhale.” video, goes on tour. with Earl Sweatshirt

Dear reader: I will level with you. Queens MC Remy Banks is employing a specific stylistic choice in his mixtape and song titles as of late. It involves lowercase letters and periods. With that in mind, I considered writing this whole article in lowercase with sporadic periods in the middle of sentences. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Wonderfuls - Only Shadows Now

By Jspicer on May 19 2015 A Liverpoolian brood and a laissez male croon. Wonderfuls latest is a stark and cold set with the voice of Mark Knopfler colliding with the emoting of Nico. A moody affair plucked out on guitar and synth, these are the simple word poems of Bobby Bot matching the unknown north beyond the band’s Brisbane and Gold Coast home. Show More Summary

? Listen: NON RECORDS (Chino Amobi, ANGEL-HO, Nkisi) - “Death Drop From Heaven” [mix] / “Mimesis As Threat”/ “LUXURIOUS (CREDIT CARD MIX)” / “STOMP”

1. “NON is a collective of African artists, and of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power. The exploration of...Show More Summary

Spotify set to announce new streaming service called Spotify Now

Sure, it could be a wise strategy, but it also reeks as the business equivalent of that scene in Shaun of the Dead, where Shaun and his friend come across a zombie for the first time in their backyard and, overcome with fear and confusion,...Show More Summary

Music Review: Holly Herndon - Platform

Holly Herndon Platform [RVNG Intl./4AD; 2015] by Ed Comentale Rating: Holly Herndon’s latest collection of avant-garde electronic music is smart, innovative, politically urgent, and very, very sensual. Make no mistake, it’s laptop music through and through. Show More Summary

Music Review: Knxwledge - Hud Dreems

Knxwledge Hud Dreems [Stones Throw; 2015] by Soe Jherwood Rating: In and amongst the digital wreckage of the internet, the beat tape has gained considerable stock as a release mechanism, chiefly by placing a premium on the virtue of incompleteness. Show More Summary

Feature: D’A - Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival 2015

by jrodriguez6 • May 2015 For all its cosmopolitan cache, Barcelona did not have a festival devoted to high-profile, commercially viable independent cinema until quite recently. In its fifth year, Barcelona’s Festival Internacional de Cinema D’Autor (D’A, for short), goes far beyond filling that void. Show More Summary

Three Lobed assembles 5LP box set ft. Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Six Organs, and more

Those lucky ducks at Three Lobed Recordings are living the dream. Everyone knows that being a record company is the single coolest thing anyone can do, and now they’ve taken that to a new level by assembling a box set of collaborative...Show More Summary

? Listen: fluff pup - fuck fluff pup

The haunted quality of digital-audio slow motion is both foretelling and retrograded. In one hand, you have a language being presented that’s further from robotic or alien, but manipulative and incandescent with fringed sounds that speak on levels of the originator, the schemer, the program, the computer, and the way it’s presented. Show More Summary

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (Dir. George Miller)

Mad Max: Fury Road Dir. George Miller [Warner Bros; 2015] by 80s Tom Hanks Rating: I’ve never known the feeling of having five consecutive sex bouts with five different partners (call me old fashioned), but I imagine it feels like the overwhelming combination of exhaustion and adrenaline left by Mad Max: Fury Road. Show More Summary

Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl) vocodes announcement of new album Meridian on Thrill Jockey

I’m sure Evan Caminiti’s been aware of modular synthesizers for some time now, but only recently has his passing acquaintance (in lieu of guitar) transformed into a full-blown love-affair, bolstered as it was by a recent trip to an obscure county fair located in an unspecified city. Show More Summary

Girl Band win award for most misleading name, tour the US to celebrate

How four guys from Dublin, Ireland came to call themselves Girl Band while playing some of the most punishing post-punk music you’ve heard since the term post-punk was invented will forever remain a mystery. What is far from mysterious...Show More Summary

Premiere: Yàocavé - Selected Extreme Pop Works Vol. 2: Fehérlófia’s Candy Flippin’ Danse Mix @ Poisson Noir, 02/20/2015

If I’m understanding this correctly, Yàocavé performed at Poisson Noir this past February, played and recorded Selected Extreme Pop Works Vol. 2: Fehérlófia’s Candy Flippin’ Danse Mix, and then put Marcell Jankovics visuals to it. The mix is total overload, like a combination of Eco Reject Mixtape from last year and the 2015 Ponibbi Dazed Mix. Show More Summary

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