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Watch: Alphabets - “RAPTOR JAZZ”

Alphabets (Denver-based producer Colin Ward) dropped the mammoth Thru Tha Rip at the tail end of 2013 and I’m still jamming it in the middle of the year on the reg. The album’s 70+ minutes of battering polyrhythms, kinetic synth melodies,...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Strange Little Cat (Dir. Ramon Zürcher)

The Strange Little Cat Dir. Ramon Zürcher [Film Society of Lincoln Center; 2013] by Jafarkas Rating: The minute details of an ordinary day take on a bizarre and momentous quality in Ramon Zürcher’s The Strange Little Cat. Both in terms...Show More Summary

? Listen: Batty Boys - “Cock Rock”

A couple of weeks ago, we gave you “Just a Taste” of the new Batty Boys LP, and now Cock Rock is available to hear in full. While little is known about the group, the Batty Boys bring 80’s inspired riffs and a rock attitude that perfectly...Show More Summary

Giant Claw plans new Dark Web LP, streams “DARK WEB 002” directly into your brainspace

What what, shout out to that freshest of fresh Giant Claw jam, and additional shout out, if you please, to the upcoming Giant Claw full-length called Dark Web, stuffed to its brim with all sorts of even fresher Giant Claw jams. Disclosure, of course: Giant Claw’s Keith Rankin used to be an editor up in these parts. Show More Summary

Premiere: Apache Jackson - “Streets Of Trash”

Three years in the making, Apache Jackson’s debut album Auto Recall lands in listener’s ears August 21 via AMDISCS: Futures Reserve Label. And for the freegan in you, “Streets Of Trash” is the first single being release and premiered right here, on TMT, you’re home for everything in your life. Show More Summary

Meatbodies announces LP for In the Red, and it will taste incredible

Meatbodies (formerly Chad and the Meatbodies) is Chad Ubovich, the bassist in Fuzz and guitarist in Mikal Cronin’s touring band. Now, the Los Angeles native has a self-titled album of his own, which will be released via garage and punk emporium In the Red later this year. Show More Summary

? Listen: Susan Balmar - Scillios

Music is adding up numbers and taking chances. Who cares where the source is based? Case and point – new Balmar. Does it matter that there’s whole sections of piano pieces lifted and sewn together with caustic strains of ceiling fan rotations? No. • Susan Balmar:

Cerberus: Fat Creeps - Must Be Nice

By Jspicer on Aug 14 2014 Somewhere along the line, rock and roll was thrown in the trash. Maybe it was just a crowd too tired to fight for forward momentum after its bastardization in the late ’90s or the fragmentation of the consumer base was not worth chasing. Show More Summary

Grouper announces next album Ruins, out in October on Kranky

Mark your calendars: Grouper (a.k.a. Liz Harris) has a new album coming out on October 31 via Kranky. Ruins was primarily recorded in Portugal, where Harris completed a 2011 residency set up via the art center Galeria Zé dos Bois, but one song is from 2004 and was recorded at her mother’s house. Show More Summary

Watch: Cadu Teno?rio - “Procissão”

Potentially, Cadu Teno?rio’s newest video “Procissão” could be the afterwards or awakening of “Fragmentos.” They ARE two from a four video series off his newest tape Vozes, which can be found href=””>here via Sinewave. Show More Summary

Leonard Cohen slated to release new album for 80th birthday; take that Paul McCartney!

Canadian songwriting legend and perennial ladies man Leonard Cohen has a new record out next month to celebrate his 80th birthday. According to some, he may look like a turtle, but I’m sure this future octogenarian is definitely going to have wild bohemian birthday sex in the Chelsea Hotel or someplace, so the joke’s on you. Show More Summary

Watch: D/P/I - “02 - B.I.D.”

D/P/I’s fuk’d video for “02 - B.I.D.” will induce blynken and nods, but no wynken. Can’t sleep to this; can only fish for more head space to process. YouTube decided some guy named Eric Church should follow up Grey-Day’s shit. Chanced images, indeed. “02 - B.I.D.” is off the upcoming Commie (HA!) album MN.ROY on Leaving Records. Show More Summary

FKA twigs goes on giant tour, leaves all other Young Turks in the dust

FKA twigs is fast becoming a household name. Pretty soon your pops will be asking if you’ve peeped her video for “Papi Pacify” (which, just imagining that makes me squirm). Honestly, if she’s not already, it’s safe to say twigsy, like...Show More Summary

? Listen: Abdala - Sétima EP

Super glad my boiii Chico Dub got all these Brazilian musicians/artists on my e-mail, shooting me e-mails about their new works and weirds. Abdala is no different, either. The tracks on his Sétima EP (which is subsequently more than 60 minutes long), pretty much are summed up in the Bandcamp profile picture. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Dane Patterson - Ghosting

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Aug 14 2014 A few years ago just about all I reviewed for Cerberus was tapes that took on a sound vaguely similar to Dane Patterson’s Ghosting, and its an art form I seem to see less and less of. Kinda sad,...Show More Summary

Watch: Joseph Arthur - “Robin (A Tribute to Robin Williams)”

Before: So at this point I haven’t yet listened to the track. So far I’m just thinking about the very idea of taking an admittedly B-list celebrity’s death and whipping up a response track in less than 48 hours. As of now I feel like...Show More Summary

Mount Eerie announces September tour to warm to your icy heart (or vice versa)

Not to deny the waxing appeal of the impending Goldrush, but one might’ve suspected that it takes more than a single festival to draw the inimitable Phil Elverum from his wilderness-surrounded haven in Anacortes, WA. Nothing new to report...Show More Summary

Music Review: Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

Pallbearer Foundations of Burden [Profound Lore; 2014] by Embling Rating: There’s much to love about heavy metal culture, but the eagerness to be pleased, of those who comprise metal fandom, is one of its most lovable qualities. Flip...Show More Summary

Hopscotch day parties announced, and TMT is hosting one!

Boooo, Raleigh, why are you so hard to get to from Chicago (well, hard to get to for those of us making very little $$ at our day jobs)?? I was already bummed that I can’t make it to the Hopscotch Music Festival this year, and now that the Hopscotch day parties have been announced, I am even MORE bummed. Show More Summary

Zero 7, one numeral short of double-O status, ask for a virgin martini ahead of new EP Simple Science

D’aw, Garden State. For many, the movie was their first exposure to Zero 7, as Zach Braff’s character initially dealt with his existential crisis by starting a controversial Kickstarter campaign to fund his already affordable purchase of antidepressants. Show More Summary

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