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ISSUE Project Room announces new label Distributed Objects, initial releases from Sabisha Friedberg and Sergei Tcherepnin

Having apparently grown tired of simply issuing projects and projecting issues, New York’s ISSUE Project Room has recently announced plans to start a small record label called Distributed Objects. Until now, of course, the space hasShow More Summary

Pelican, filling their beaks with succulent Russian atmosphere, announce live album Arktika

Eschewing the typical migratory pattern of the pelican, the Chicago-based metal/post-rock band flapped their majestic wings to St. Petersburg, Russia last year. But what would a pelican want to travel to Russia for, be it bird or band? Well, I cannot speak for birds (no man can), but I can speak for bands: Pelican played a show in St. Show More Summary

Interpol expands fall tour for El Pintor (known by the band as “Ol’ Pirten”)

New York’s arena mopers Interpol have been releasing a steady stream of post-punk revivalism since the early aughts — first they were an inventively derivative version of Joy Division, then they were a pleasingly derivative version of themselves, and then they just kinda sucked for a while. Show More Summary

Premiere: Land Observations - “Return to Ravenna”

Land Observations’ fascination with history and geography has led to the forthcoming concept album The Grand Tour, a solo-guitar, instrumental homage to a well-worn path of enlightenment through Europe, wherein the heights of fashion, nature, history, and architecture can be absorbed. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Lime Works - Mild Infection

By Jspicer on Jul 18 2014 My dream date was Roy Montgomery but he was always too dirty. So I would pretend to clean him up. Make sure he was shorn, dressed proper, and then slowly introduce him to my family. Might start with some of the Kranky stuff because everyone still pretended to try to understand music in the ’90s. Show More Summary

Watch: The Deep Freeze Mice - Live at the Electric Theatre in Leicester, UK (1982)

Night People Records JUST JUST JUST released The Deep Freeze Mice’s Best Of 1979-1988, which features all their solid/classic/frosty tracks from way back when. Sorta like what Pacificity Soundvisions did last year for Vox Pouli!, only not in album form. Show More Summary

Film Review: Venus in Fur (Dir. Roman Polanski)

Venus in Fur Dir. Roman Polanski [IFC Films; 2013] by Gram Hummell Rating: A long tracking shot supernaturally drifts into a derelict theater on a stormy night in Paris. Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), a frustrated playwright with his first directing gig, is about to call it quits after a full day of shoddy auditions for the lead role. Show More Summary

Brazilian psych wonders Boogarins embark on epic world tour bigger than that huge Jesus statue in Rio

In the afterglow of the World Cup and its associated fever, anything that is remotely Brazilian is tres chic right now — you could literally spray paint a soccer ball and a Brazilian flag on a moldy mattress and sell it for top dollar on Craigslist at the moment. Show More Summary

Music Review: “Weird Al” Yankovic - Mandatory Fun

“Weird Al” Yankovic Mandatory Fun [RCA; 2014] by Joe Hemmerling Rating: There’s a peculiar saintly glow surrounding “Weird Al” Yankovic. My earliest communal listening experiences took place in front of a tape deck in my friends’ bedrooms, where we played Off the Deep End or The Food Album over and over, laughing until we couldn’t breathe. Show More Summary

Watch: Macho Blush - “Slow War Fast War”

Macho Blush doesn’t permit us to climb the paralyzed stairs; they are frozen in a frame that occasionally jumps and skips to black, sometimes replaced with microscopic solar fossils and follicles captured by shaky zooms. We must speculate, with dread, what lies at the top of the stairs. Show More Summary

NGUZUNGUZU plan to tour Europe in an unpronounceable furor

A year ago I made a joke about how I didn’t know how to pronounce production duo NGUZUNGUZU’s name. Their name is like one of those colors only starfish can see, except with letters and sounds. It really throws the old ability-to-pronounce area of my brain for a loop-de-loop. Show More Summary

? Listen: The Earth is a Man - Pargon

The Earth is a Man (one of Mukqs’ various side projects) picks up where a lot of post-rock and alt-rock-into-indie acts plateaued. Not only is Pargon infinite in sound and group form, “Timesnake” and “Imagine Tripling” are what makes the definition of matrimony. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. announce tour, remix, that they are proud of their father and his father before him

When your father is a great man, you should be proud of him. The father of Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a great man, as his father before him was. Granted, it is all very, very confusing how the son of a racecar driver, a son who bears his very name, also happens to be two people, each with names separate from that famous father. Show More Summary

Cerberus: The H / Madison Dinelle - On Organization: A Study of Form in Pictures and Music

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Jul 17 2014 On Organization: A Study of Form in Pictures and Music isn’t for the faint of concept, in case the title wasn’t enough of a giveaway, but The H and Madison Dinelle lay out an arc sturdy enough to sustain a recorded project four times as long. Show More Summary

Am I in heaven or is this just a new Laetitia Sadier album? (Ah, it is just a new Laetitia Sadier album, sorry.)

The clouds are parting in the sky. A gentle breeze ruffles your hair. What is that — angels singing? Are you… are you d-d-d-dead?!? Nah, fool, it’s all good. There’s just a new Laetitia Sadier album coming out. What you heard was the new Laetitia Sadier album. Show More Summary

Watch: Juiceboxxx - “Back Seat”

Milwaukee rapper Juiceboxxx has been at it for quite some time now, and in the past two years, we’ve seen some of his strongest work to date, including a full-length LP, a mixtape, and an EP. The new video for “Back Seat,” a track off...Show More Summary

Eric Copeland announces new LP Logo My Ego, temporarily reassuring dance-noise fans that Brooklyn still exists

Oh man, you guys; college! Noise! Rave Parties! Black lights! Fucking Black Dice! Seriously, I kinda forgot about that band, didn’t you? No? Well, fuck. How much ecstasy did I do? Regardless! Eric Copeland, the indomitable, illimitable...Show More Summary

This Will Destroy You announce new record Another Language, tour, all in pursuit of becoming the postest rockers alive

Nobody does grandstanding like hip-hop. And that is not a criticism of hip-hop. Right now, there are at least a dozen rappers claiming to be the greatest rapper alive. And that’s great! Those dudes are really going for it. Why must other...Show More Summary

Watch: White Fence - “Chairs in the Dark”

Ever consider just HOW White Fence establishes a uniquely retro-rock sound? It’s magic, btw. I’m not fucking on you. My boiii Seth and I saw him perform before Mac DeMarco, and JUST before his set, we peaked backstage and saw him hovering above a cauldron and chanting spells. Show More Summary

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