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Interview: Hey Mother Death

by C Monster • November 2014 From Halifax to Paris, Boston to Benton Harbour, Hey Mother Death absorb the “music of life” that surrounds them, and thrive on encapsulating their adventures through sonic interpretation. Lost in the aesthetics...Show More Summary

Rone announces new LP on InFiné, has a sleepover seance with his BFFs

French electronic producer Rone a.k.a. Erwan Castex has been parterned up with Parisian label InFiné since 2008’s Bora 12-inch. Now, Castex returns with his third LP, Creatures, which will see a release early next year. So far, he’sShow More Summary

Premiere: Cuticle - “Faberge Tear”

Brendan O’Keefe’s Cuticle project holds a special place in my heart: his debut LP, Mother Rhythm Earth Memory was one of the first, if not the first, records I purchased from L.A. label Not Not Fun. In the three years since I don’t think I’ve revisited a record as much as I have with MREM, and those syrupy vibes still get me every time. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Anne Waldman - Oasis at Biskra

Only in Cerberus do I get the opportunity to receive and review pieces of work like this one, a new collection of thoughts from renowned poet Anne Waldman, here collaborating with musicians like Daniel Carter on sax and trumpet, Thurston Moore on guitar, and more.

253-song charity compilation announced with unreleased music from Autechre, Bibio, and Orbital

Touched Music, a UK electronic label that was created to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, has announced its second charity compilation, Touched Two. This time around, 253 artists have contributed music to the cause,...Show More Summary

? Listen: Nocturnal Dance Concert - Stretching In The Moonlight

I always get a different image in my head of Rob Magill recording/performing. Like, Nocturnal Dance Concert’s usual guitarist, Dan Masiel, is studying for a Ph.D. in some SUPER SPECIFIC history right now at some school in Connecticut or Pennsylvania, and I picture Rob on tenor and Celeste M. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: A Mix to Help My Boyfriend Kick His Nicotine Habit

Requested by Snibe • Compiled by Mr. Urine This mixtape has a story. Boyfriend hears the pleas from his loved ones. Boyfriend takes a good look at himself and realizes how unhealthy and costly his smoking habit is. Boyfriend gives up smoking cold turkey. Show More Summary

Music Review: Black Spirituals - Of Deconstruction

Black Spirituals Of Deconstruction [SIGE; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: In unceasing repetition, Of Deconstruction extracts understanding from a system stripped temporally bare. An auditory nude in descent, the radiant black body of Black Spirituals’ debut album bridges subconscious desire with studio-savvy free-improvisation. Show More Summary

Music Review: Dan Bodan - Soft

Dan Bodan Soft [DFA; 2014] by Will Neibergall Rating: If last year was the year that R&B exploded into a field of new experimentation, populated largely if not exclusively by male and non-black artists and producers, this year is the...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Better Angels (Dir. A.J. Edwards)

The Better Angels Dir. A.J. Edwards [Amplify Releasing; 2014] by Derek Smith Rating: “Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it’s right, that sudden familiarity, a sort of recognition, as though they were creating...Show More Summary

Film Review: V/H/S: Viral (Dir. Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)

V/H/S: Viral Dir. Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead [Magnet Releasing; 2014] by Jeff Miller Rating: Horror movie fans are as predictable and trusting as the characters that populate our beloved genre. Show More Summary

Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches) embraces dry, wintry, scaly skin, releases two songs as Last Lizard

Last we heard from Alex Zhang Hungtai, he was breaking news and our hearts via the dissolution of his long-running project Dirty Beaches, though he promised, via Twitter, “NEW PROJECTS NEW MUSIC COMING SOON 2015” (caps-lock his). Well,...Show More Summary

? Listen: Newbody - “Wut U Do (Cromie & Sage Caswell Remix)”

All u silkworms are in for a treat this time around, thanks to American dance duo Newbody. If they are indeed an L.A./Detroit duo as 100% Silk claims, that makes total sense, ‘cuz it captures some of the timeless Detroit-y vibe while...Show More Summary

Pioneer’s latest digital deck makes not being a DJ virtually impossible

We all know that DJing is pretty much the greatest thing anyone can do with their spare time; however, lugging those bulky compact discs or, heaven forbid, vinyls along to clubs is such a chore, it almost makes me not want to DJ sometimes. Thankfully,...Show More Summary

Feature: AFI Fest 2014

by Derek Smith • November 2014 Film festivals are fickle beasts. In L.A. in particular, the Hollywood apparatus demands its penance in the form of red carpets, studio debuts, and galas — the type of occasions that sadly have a stranglehold...Show More Summary

? Listen: Moon Bros - Frijolillo

A previously digital-only full-length effort from Chicago project Moon Bros (guitarist Matt Schneider) entitled Frijolillo gets a second chance to quietly split open your dome thanks to a small run cassette edition on Haley Fohr’s L&L Records. Show More Summary

Watch: Profligate - “Girl Full of Joy”

Rick Weaver just bouncing all OVER the place, wtf? Well, HERE, he’s getting heavily involved with some video directing and editing, starring a fairly familiar cast, and the bludgeoning sounds of Profligate’s “Girl Full of Joy.” But it makes sense, since Rick is in Form A Log with Noah Anthony. Show More Summary

Apple to maybe relaunch Beats Music in March… or maybe not… but probably? It’s really still up to Bono.

So, I’m sure you all remember every single thing that happened to you two months ago, right? So there’s probably no real need for me to rehash the sensational piece we wrote at that time about how Apple was rumored to be shutting down “the streaming-music, all-you-can-stand-for-$10-a-month-style subscription service founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Show More Summary

? Listen: Yung Hurn - “Breakin’ Thru” / “Hurnin’ N Burnin’”

I have total confidence in Yung Hurn. If his previous endeavors have any proof that lyrics come naturally to the fellah, then you’ll probably be cracking up to “Breakin’ Thru” and “Hurnin’ N Burnin’.” Yo, and pain medz make you go THROUGH things. Show More Summary

Strange Wilds sign to Sub Pop, just in time for the Sub Pop Thanksgiving Feast

As a kid, our Thanksgiving dinners weren’t that great. Tofurkey from a can. Cranberry mash from a box. And a pie that came from a tin just labeled “PIE” and didn’t taste like anything, yet somehow reminded you, the eater, of pie. After...Show More Summary

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