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Watch: Miraa / Blueberry - S/T [video preview]

France has something going for itself, and it ain’t baguettes, gondoliers, or any of the other easy stereotypes we stupid, lazy Americans love to fall back on. It’s main claim to fame — France that is — is a couple of bros making tight tracks, hi-fiving a bunch, yelling about nothing worth yelling about, and scoring chicks… No, wait. Show More Summary

No, you’re not dreaming: Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground are touring together this fall

America, your dreams are about to come true. Well, if your dreams involve an unlikely yet charming soul singer rolling around in his underwear, crooning at your girlfriend, and a Macaulay Culkin-fronted Velvet Underground cover band that sings exclusively about pizza. Show More Summary

Premiere: Charlatan - “Double Blind Host”

Late last month, Brad Rose – head of the mystery inducing Digitalis Recordings – released Local Agent, the fourth album from his solo project Charlatan. This time, he takes us on a techno journey through spy thrillers, sci-fi narratives, and some choice dub. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Monomyth - Saturnalia Regalia!

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Sep 10 2014 Monomyth have hovered over the last few days of my life like a Velvet(s) cloud made of purple wax, filling in the blank spots and bringing back memories of jangle-pop and other delightful distractions I’ve been tuning out. Show More Summary

Solo man Gabriel Saloman (ex-Yellow Swans) to release Movement Building Vol. 1 on Shelter Press

Gabriel Salomon, who was totally the Teller in the seminal Penn and Teller-inspired noise band Yellow Swans (Think about it, man.), will release Movement Building Vol. 1 next month via French experimental label Shelter Press. The LPShow More Summary

? Listen: BAba-TEK - TWAT73D! [ep] - 6?-?cd?-?Br8kor3 sE7

Y’all be watching that Lego Movie, but I’m all about the LEGO DUPLO shit big blocks and smoother edges; none of those little pieces that get stuck in between your toes when you walk across your place late at night, trying to find a sink...Show More Summary

Film Review: Falcon Rising (Dir. Ernie Barbarash)

Falcon Rising Dir. Ernie Barbarash [Freestyle Digital Media; 2014] by Neurotic Monkey Rating: It’s hard to keep expectations in check when you’re about to see a film. Anticipation can easily lead to disappointment due to the lofty heights you thought were going to be hit. Show More Summary

Music Review: Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk

Brad Paisley Moonshine In The Trunk [Arista Nashville; 2014] by Pat Beane Rating: In the video for “River Bank,” we join a good ol’ waterfront party replete with tequila shots, cold ones, and happy white folks in cut-off jorts and bikini tops. Show More Summary

WIFE announces world tour supporting Tri Angle debut What’s Between, makes metalheads uncomfortable

Former black metal front man James Kelly a.k.a. WIFE has been keeping quite busy since Altar of Plagues immolated itself (they “broke up”) last year. In 2012, Kelly announced his dark pop-oriented project and released the Stoic EP on Throwing Snow’s left_blank imprint. Show More Summary

? Listen: Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - “H20” (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience)

“Stay low-key like midget door knobs/ Stay above the law like Judge Judy giving blowjobs: it’s been over 16 years since the Waterproof MC, Ras Kass, spit these fateful lines. At least one well-publicized label dispute, numerous arrests and several disappointing albums later, Ras is back to re-stake his claim as one of the purest lyricists alive. Show More Summary

? Listen: KidBeat - Don’t Get Too Weary

Figured I’d be getting that awful feeling in my stomach while also laughing uncontrolably when I first heard about KidBeat, but KidBeat turned out to be a funky instrumental hip-hop procuder, and not a smarmy child in a beige trench coat. Show More Summary

Round up your alien friends and pass that doobie… Arp releasing cosmic new EP on Mexican Summer

Space is a terrifying place, filled with existential angst, possible aliens, and dead wives who reappear to mess with your conceptions of reality. ( Solaris nerd joke, sorry not sorry.) But not in the music of Arp. The man behind Arp,...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Bre’r - A.R.M.

By Jspicer on Sep 09 2014 his hollowed out tree stump will suit me fine hiding from hunters scavengers darkness light people everybody always invading my home as if it were open foot traffic rustling my hedgerow and scarring the babies...Show More Summary

? Listen: Kero Kero Bonito - Intro Bonito

???? is the sound frogs make in Japan. Bonito means “beautiful” in Spanish. Depending on who you ask, London’s Kero-Kero Bonito might make insufferably chirpy and saccharine music, or they might have tapped into the mainline of the internet and are gracious enough to beam their DAW discoveries into our jaded little domes via SoundCloud. Show More Summary

Rhino preps Captain Beefheart reissues, plus an album of unreleased Beefheart magic

I hold a stupid grudge against Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, because his death resulted in me losing a bet (I predicted that Amy Winehouse would die first, but she held out for eight more months). Morbid? Yes. Stupid? Also yes. Show More Summary

? Listen: How To Dress Well - “Repeat Pleasure” (A. G. Cook Remix)

Remember hearing the first How To Dress Well track and feeling like you were listening to the next-step in music? And then this year he pops off his third album What Is This Heart? and your immediate reaction was, “THIS fucking guy doing...Show More Summary

? Listen: Felicita - “Climb Up Eh”

FELICITA IS BACK. Like “Doves,” “Climb Up Eh” is another infectiously malleable track that was initially previewed last year — over a year ago, actually — and is now confirmed for Felicita’s upcoming Frenemies EP. You can almost taste this one. Show More Summary

Dean Blunt shares Black Metal album details, double LP out in November; listen to “50 Cent”

“When you go to the club and every record they’re playing is yours, you try to go left, and I made that mistake…there’s always time fi reason…” — Dean Blunt in conversation with Ninjaman, JA, 2014 And that up there is all the explanation we get from Dean Blunt regarding his new album, just put up for preorder on the Rough Trade Webstore. Show More Summary

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