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18+ to unsheathe their physical selves on next month’s European tour

18+’s most recent “official” release, 2014’s Trust, saw a triumphant return to the format of the duo’s impressionable days — seeing as how it was their first proper full-length album after a string of attention-getting, anonymous m1xta23s. Show More Summary

Cerberus: The Angelus - There Will Be No Peace

Both band (The Angelus) and label (Tofu Carnage) use words such as “bleak,” “pretty,” and “heavy” to describe their separate aesthetics, but it is very apt for There Will Be No Peace. And though the idea of bleak, heavy music is promising, and perhaps even inspiring, in 2017, TWBNP does present a glimmer of hope. Show More Summary

? Listen: cyber latin - “strangulate”

Feelin’ strangulated in a capitalist reality that, as Terry Eagleton says, “plunders the sensuality of the body.” Meanwhile, suddenly, she, W/ strong emotional intelligence & power, there, Make-up, body, hormones, pheromones. How do I, among everyone, conjure my true thoughts &, within them, perform their utterance? No way. Show More Summary

Animal Collective announce new Painters EP, dates with Circuit Des Yeux

Animal Collective, best known for their high cheekbones and awkward bipartisan orgies, have announced a new EP. Titled The Painters, the release is a companion to last year’s Painting With and features three new tracks from that album’s sessions, as well as a cover of “Jimmy Mack,” a song made famous by Martha & The Vandellas. Show More Summary

Wooden Wand plots new album Clipper Ship on Three Lobed

Singer-songwriter James Toth has announced his first album as Wooden Wand in three years. It’s called Clipper Ship, and it’s out May 5 on Three Lobed. It’s available for pre-order on all formats through Three Lobed and Bandcamp. A host...Show More Summary

? Listen: glassine - “Day 1 - all proceeds to planned parenthood in bmore”

The most beholding quality of sound is its indirectness without visual cue. Whether what you’re listening to is without title or contextual indication, no narrator bares integrity. And if you’re interested in a meaning: make one up on your own. Show More Summary

The Jesus and Mary Chain share another new track from upcoming album Damage and Joy

Because you read TMT (and nothing but TMT) three times a day, seven days a week, you already know that The Jesus and Mary Chain have a new album, their first in 18 years, coming out on March 24. You’ve seen that it’s called Damage and Joy. Show More Summary

Music Review: Big Sean - I Decided.

Big Sean I Decided. [GOOD/Def Jam; 2017] Rating: 3/5 S ean Anderson is almost 30 years old. And since his raucous debut in 2011, his playboy-by-Arlecchino performance has only worn thin, acquiring a veneer of critical fatigue and a shoulder halo. Show More Summary

? Listen: Sam Andreae - “Curiously Tea She Said”

I know there’s a place for me in a doubles game at the ping-pong table and so I’ve been trying to get into the game room at any and all cost to my health and sanity. I wave my student ID around until my arm is tired, shouting “I have...Show More Summary

Happy Valley Band deconstruct pop classics via machine-learning algorithm on debut “ORGANVM PERCEPTVS”

The latest iteration of pop music’s post-human future is soon to debut, thanks to composer David Kant’s ensemble Happy Valley Band and five years spent performing software-transcribed versions of pop standards for the group’s first album, ORGANVM PERCEPTVS. The experimental new release is set to premiere February 24 through Indexical.

Listen: Prismadoll - “Trusty”

"Albums That Make Me Cry" -- Prismadoll is more of an alchemist than a musician. Scouring bargain CD bins in bookstores and flea markets, she mines the reflective surfaces of discs for their atmospheric ore - the molten flow of new-age strings, the geode gleam of a post grunge bridge - and subjects these extractions to strange experiments. Show More Summary

Hecker reemerges with two new releases on Editions Mego

Not in a negative sense, Vienna-based mad scientist/producer Florian Hecker seems to make some of the most inaccessible music out there right now. So it wasn't surprising to hear that he was collaborating with Iranian philosopher Reza...Show More Summary

Music Review: Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II

"...yes, I had been following so many different threads, and I found that the time had come to draw them together — to construct a synthesis. […] During the long time I have been alive, surrounded by the barbarity of history, over and above terrors and laughter — two obsessions have occurred, which I will not deny as I have a vivid sense of them. Show More Summary

Watch: Princess Nokia - “Bart Simpson & Green Line Double Feature”

NYC's only actual royalty, Destiny Frasqueri, continues her visual exploration of place and space with a soulful pair of new Princess Nokia videos. Frasqueri co-directed this couplet with friend and frequent collaborator Mirah Libin, who herself steps out to make an appearance in "Green Line." At the apartment, in the bedroom, on the train, wherever, whenever, they slay.

Second Woman (Telefon Tel Aviv, Belong) announce sophomore album on Spectrum Spools

Second Woman are Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Turk Dietrich (Belong). RA once called their music "Elizabeth Fraser doing interpretive dance." Sounds about right. But their twitchy, blown-out rhythms also sound like taking a Lorenzo Senni MIDI line and accidentally dragging it from the synth to the drum track in your DAW. Show More Summary

Listen: Abe - “Everything Was Being Used Up”

"If you are in the garden, I will dress myself in leaves." – Mary Oliver Wake up—lights are on. No one home. Barefeet hit cold floor, walk to the kitchen. Through the window there is a grey backyard. Stretch, illuminated dust glows, swirls as you exhale. Show More Summary

Jim O’Rourke & Kassel Jaeger join forces for “Wakes on Cerulean” on Editions Mego

The ever amazing Jim O'Rouke seems to be exponentially increasing his recorded output, and, if he continues on this trajectory: 1. He'll probably collapse in an exhausted heap and be crushed by the enormous weight and gravitas of his recorded legacy. 2. The only quibble that fans will have with said legacy will be that it accidentally crushed their very productive mate, Jim.

Watch: CP Unit - “Guillotine”

Picture an old man, like WWII-vet old. Grandpa might not remember much, but he’ll be damned if he forgets that chocolate ice cream cake is his favorite kind of cake. Every year, for who knows how many years, his wife and daughter have...Show More Summary

The Music Tapes commemorates “The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air)” podcast with a new EP

Today, Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel) released a digital EP as The Music Tapes, titled The Orbiting Human Circus. The EP commemorates the first season of the eponymous podcast, which you can listen to and download through iTunes, via Koster, or down below. Show More Summary

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