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Archived Since:May 7, 2008

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Premiere: Taskforce - No Info

In most cases (especially with American music), experimental electronic music is equated with being organic, resembling something natural or appropriating the mathematical characteristics of computer electronics and randomizing them so that it seems organic. Show More Summary

Music Review: Genesis Hull - Who Feels It, Knows It

Genesis Hull Who Feels It, Knows It [Duppy Gun Productions; 2014] by C Monster Rating: Some brief history: Duppy Gun Productions spun out of Icon Give Thank — the ninth volume of RVNG Intl.’s FRKWYS series — where Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras [met] The Congos. Show More Summary

Film Review: Documented (Dir. Jose Antonio Vargas, Co-Director Ann Lupo )

Documented Dir. Jose Antonio Vargas, Co-Director Ann Lupo [CNN Films ; 2013] by Asha Sheshadri Rating: Anyone a witness to the immigration “conversation” in today’s major media platforms can attest to the egregious fashion in which the...Show More Summary

RIP: Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer

From USA Today : Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and Hold on to My Love, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer’s children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. Show More Summary

Matana Roberts (nickname, “The Skipper”) announces COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee

Why haven’t policy-makers and socioeconomic experts thought of this before? Instead of vigorously studying the issue of poverty from an academic standpoint, they should be following the activities of bonafide New Yawk musician Matana...Show More Summary

Watch: Cakedog - “CakeUp”

Under the Ahnnu moniker, Leland Jackson zones us into a dissociative mindset by airing individual samples into open spaces and looping them ad infinitum, allowing them to accumulate time-stretching artifacts and subtle effect processes as time slows to a crawl. Show More Summary

? Listen: Dfalt - Seventy-Nine

Industry rule #8,080: sometimes when music journalists bloggers don’t know what to write about a song or an album that we’re posting, we Dfalt defer to the artist’s own press release. The most “Transpastic” transparent among us preface...Show More Summary

DeLorean: Fugazi - First Demo (1988)

1988: Fugazi - First Demo by Joe Hemmerling on 11-19-2014 “ People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy… As a band, we’re flesh and blood. We can be ignored, we can be destroyed, but as a symbol? As a symbol we could be incorruptible. Show More Summary

Premiere: NONI WO - “SPECTER”

NONI WO — not to be confused with the Japanese “nani wo (??)” meaning “what + [particle marking direct object]” — consists of four male humans who live and record music together in Montreal. Glimpse them here peering genially out of a sedan, so you can imagine them in your mind. Show More Summary

Physical Therapy releases Scraps: Vol. 1; news writer gets boner at the gym

Recently, I went to the gym for the first time in a long time. After telling the world I was at the gym by tweeting, writing a Facebook status, posting an Instagram, and checking in on Foursquare (remember Foursquare?) I started an electronic pump-up mix of Physical Therapy’s new album, Scraps: Vol. Show More Summary

? Listen: L0HEESH - “166MHZ”

Just have a nod. Wait for something else to come along soon. Grained out “166MHZ” is short, but sweet on the expectancy. I don’t need a due date or nothing, L0HEESH, but maybe just a five minute mix? Dunno if dreams are ever true. Dunno if that was L0HEESH piping around my sleep last night. Show More Summary

Interview: Horse Lords

by Mukqs • November 2014 Baltimore’s Horse Lords continue to evolve before our eyes. Over the course of three mixtape cassettes and two full-length LPs, the quartet has fleshed out an infinitely combinative approach to rock music, stitching...Show More Summary

Premiere: Party of One - “Watch While the Heads Roll”

Eleven years after their first and only album to date saw the light of day, Eric Fifteen’s Party of One is back from the dead with “Watch While the Heads Roll.” A quick flashback to 2003 when Fat Cat distributed Caught the Blast – the...Show More Summary

Marilyn Manson returning to release new album, terrify new generation of naive pre-teens

The first time I ever heard of Marilyn Manson was when I was 11 years old. At a sleepover, a friend of mine asked me, “Eric, if you could kill anyone, who would you kill?” I said I didn’t know, but he said that he’d kill this musician...Show More Summary

? Listen: Nerftoss - Maiden Powers

Nerftoss is clever with the use of production sounds and performance. Like in the Leaving Records’ release of Spirit Advantage this year, Maiden Powers also travels across terrain that is both adventurous and relaxing. As one journeys...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Stara Rzeka - Stara Rzeka

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Nov 19 2014 Stara Rzeka, named after a Polish village according to BandCamp, is helmed by Kuba Zio?ek, and if there’s one thing you need to know going into this self-titled effort, it’s that Zio?ek doesn’t really belong on this planet. Show More Summary

Screaming Females announce new LP Rose Mountain, celebrate 10th anniversary with modest cake

Happy 10th birthday, Screaming Females. Granted, we’re not quite there yet, but it’s never too early to start celebrating a decade of fine punk rock from New Brunswick’s finest. In fact, I’m reporting live from the Screamales’ 10-year birthday blowout. Show More Summary

? Listen: Ohbliv & Akeedro - OHBLEEDRO

Isn’t it strange how a layered snap or snare can give new life to a repurposed song? How a added blown out kick can make you feel more than the original song ever did? Is it that we’re so guided by cheap direction that we slobber at the sound of an anchor dropped? I hope not. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Who are you, and what the fuck are you doing in my bed?

Requested by Hietp • Compiled by Runner Could be a stranger. Could be one of your roommate’s weird friends from Holland. Could be an assassin. Could be a surprise escort arranged by your boss. Could be that it’s actually your lover and this is the first sign of your amnesia setting in. Show More Summary

Music Review: Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers

Andy Stott Faith in Strangers [Modern Love; 2014] by Birkut Rating: The severed edges and perforated design of Andy Stott’s music has a lineage that goes far beyond his 10-year back catalog. It’s difficult to trace, and it can often appear to be misleading, but the texture he assimilates through his sound is what shapes its identity. Show More Summary

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