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? Listen: This Will Destroy You - “Invitation”

Texas post-rock quartet This Will Destroy You is set to release their new LP, Another Language, on September 16. We gave you a taste of the record with “Dustism,” and now, TWDY has unleashed another tune, “Invitation,” in anticipation of the album’s release. Show More Summary

Thurston Moore announces details of new album The Best Day, just in time for a new batch of college freshmen to discover him!

If I was Thurston Moore (a man can dream, can’t he?), I’d be making all of my various hints, announcements, prognostications, and declarations about my new guitar-band projects through one of those wah-wah guitar talk-box thingies. I...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Body Lvl/Hobo Cubes - Split

By Jspicer on Aug 21 2014 Impatience is not a virtue. I struggle with it daily, though I would like to think (PERSONAL INFORMATION COMING UP TURN AWAY~!) that being a father has made me impervious to impatience aside from driving (WHY WON’T YOU TURN!? THE LIGHT IS GREEN!). Show More Summary

Mix Tape: I used to have personality, but now I think I’m boring

Requested by dylan amirio • Compiled by workinonit Sometimes you feel like a big bag of gumballs and everyone wants a piece of you, but most of the time now you feel like a grey sock in a laundry basket and you don’t get washed. I get it. Show More Summary

Deerhoof announce new album La Isla Bonita, and all is right in the world again

Deerhoof — the greatest and most underrated band of our time, in my estimation — is usually pretty quick when putting out one of their bizarro rock records. Now the Runners Four are back with their 12th album, La Isla Bonita, which was...Show More Summary

Watch: Aloonaluna - “Hunt for Vapor”

Through Thomas Beal’s fractures, churned-up liquid smoke is exotic fantasy distanced from reality. Wild forces to be reckoned with become gorgeous fountains of saturated sputum spurting in time behind a chandelier filter. Aloonaluna’s...Show More Summary

Music Review: JJ - V

JJ V [Secretly Canadian/Sincerely Yours; 2014] by Gage Taylor Rating: When jj accompanied the unveiling of V a few months ago with the announcement that they were now JJ, my heart sank. Was this it? Were we about to get a pukeworthyShow More Summary

Music Review: Hildur Guðnadóttir - Saman

Hildur Guðnadóttir Saman [Touch; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: Hildur Guðnadóttir is from Iceland, a country I understand to be populated only by musicians. She is classically trained and highly accomplished, having composed scores for plays and films, winning the Icelandic Theater Award in 2011 for scoring King Lear. Show More Summary

1080p plans to continue filling the Earth with sounds and wonders via September releases from Riohv, Via App, Babe Rainbow

I don’t know about you, but my August has been exhausting so far. I’ve been playing as hard as I work, to be honest. In fact, just yesterday, my boss gave me a certificate of recognition for working as hard as I play and really bringing it all to the table. Show More Summary

? Listen: Barnaby Bennett - “First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen cover)”

Typically, I’m NOT a covers guy. Dare I say, I’m not even really THAT big of a Leonard Cohen fan. But Barnaby Bennett does my ears good every-single-time. And knowing that he’s covering “First We Take Manhattan” …just makes me smile in the sense of ultimate evil versus ultimate evil. Show More Summary

Charli XCX announces new album titled Sucker, almost definitely offending my 7th-grade gym teacher

We all experienced the cruelties of seventh-grade gym class at some point in our lives. Hopefully it was during seventh grade, but look, I’m not here to judge anyone’s life choices. I’m just here to report the news that Charli XCX has announced a new album to follow up last year’s True Romance. Show More Summary

? Listen: Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo

If there’s one thing the entire human race can agree on, it’s that Travi$ Scott’s ad lib game is mean as all hell. Unmatched in 2014 I’d say, without a doubt. Lil B’s “Figaro!” comes close, but “Straight Up!” is on some God-tier shit. I wasn’t expecting much from Days Before Rodeo to be honest, but it ain’t half bad, though. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Wckr Spgt - Top Down

By Jspicer on Aug 20 2014 A treat to have longtime forgotten above ground independent non-punk anti-college rock band Wckr Spgt hit the funny pages. A band with a history as long as Milton Berle’s film reel, Wckr Spgt unveil a quickShow More Summary

Booty booty booty booty rockin’ everywhere for 20 years: DJ Funk releases new three-disc best-of collection

Before there was booty booty booty booty rockin’ everywhere, before there was Ms. New Booty, there was DJ Funk. On the seventh day, he created the sound of booty house, and he looked around, saw the masses grinding, and lo, he knew that it was good. Show More Summary

Film Review: What If (Dir. Michael Dowse)

What If Dir. Michael Dowse [CBS Films; 2014] by Robert Ham Rating: I often wonder if there are actually moviegoers out there who sit down at their local multiplex for the latest romantic comedy and think, “Maybe this time it will be different. Show More Summary

Watch: Schlakks - “Hell sehn”

So, I’ve been tryna keep shit a little international around these Tiny Mix Tapes parts. And luckily, Schlakks is around to fulfill the white-guy rapper from Germany section of my “world-music” bingo card. Also, I don’t speak German.Show More Summary


There is a little nervous butterfly that lives in the pit of everyone’s stomach. It represents fear, doubt, regret, grief, and self-consciousness. It survives on anxiety and is easily agitated by stress. New music from N. BRENNAN captures the ephemeral moments in which we become aware of this creature within us. Show More Summary

Kevin Drumm set to release a very quiet record, though don’t call it ambient and don’t call it drone

Kevin Drumm has been on a bit of a splurge lately. After a 20-plus-year career of systematically fucking shit up with his tabletop guitar and collection of deedats and doohickeys spitting out albums of noisey glory on a host of labels...Show More Summary

TMT Comics: Are We Not Men? - “Hardcore People”

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Watch: Aby Ngana Diop - “Dieuleul Dieuleul”

Last fall I had the immense pleasure of watching the Awesome Tapes From Africa dude DJ. The standout track from that evening was, in my mind, “Dieuleul Dieuleul” by Aby Ngana Diop, the title of which I know due to my having giddily rushed...Show More Summary

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