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? Listen: Gem Jones - “You Don’t Have to Bleed”

Is it misogynist to think “You Don’t Have to Bleed” is Gem Jones’ love song to a fair lady? Via future-blues – with a touch of that 90s brass/funk feel that Gem is known to us and perfect in each new track – he’s trying to satiate is...Show More Summary

Open Frame festival celebrates 15 years of Room40 with Jim O’Rourke, William Basinski, Grouper, and more

It’s the Third Multiple of Five (= 15[th]) anniversary for Lawrence English’s Room40 label, and while you might be inclined to warn against hasty attempts to get behind the wheel and house parties with a suspicious abundance of older...Show More Summary

Premiere: Peter Kris - “Levee Camp”

Being that he’s been one of cassette culture’s strongest advocates and experts for years (or at least as long as I’ve been crazy enough to be following this stuff), it should come as no surprise that the first batch of tapes from Words on Sounds editor-in-chief Scott Scholz’s new Tymbal Tapes imprint is terrific. Show More Summary

Film Review: Welcome to New York (Dir. Abel Ferrara)

Welcome to New York Dir. Abel Ferrara [Wild Bunch; 2015] by Paul Bower Rating: Throughout his nearly 45 year career as a filmmaker, Abel Ferrara has spent a decent part of it examining (or exploiting, depending in part on your point of view) the shock and horror of rape and its aftermath. Show More Summary

? Listen: Air Max 97 - “Reflex Glamorised” (ft. Divoli S’vere)

So, Australian club producer Air Max 97 has continually proven himself over the course of the past year, releasing numerous EP’s and singles, including this, the only vocal track from Trax Couture’s World Series Vol. 6. While other EP’s...Show More Summary

? Listen: TUAMIE - Straight Out The Jungle

I drive past my 98 year-old Grams’ house twice a day. Once in the morning to bring in the news paper so she can catch up with the world and do her word jumbles throughout the afternoon, and once in the evening (around 6:30) to pick up packages – people been stealing our boxes at the apartment – and play a few games of Yatzee. Show More Summary

Help crowdfund an R. Stevie Moore documentary, and he may write a song for you

We all have our pet outsider artist. For lack of a better word, by this we mean idiosyncratic artists working on the fringes of the media due to their unusual personal circumstances or the uncompromising nature of their creations. Hence,...Show More Summary

Watch: Juiceboxxx - “Like a Maniac”

You thought Juiceboxxx 2k15 was gonna be all about Highway to the Heartland? Wrong! Although he just dropped an epic, 28-track mixtape, “The Boxxx” has a new LP on the way. Heartland 99 is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s I Don’t Wanna Go Into the Darkness. Show More Summary

Film Review: Furious 7 (Dir. James Wan)

Furious 7 Dir. James Wan [Universal; 2015] by Robert Ham Rating: To their credit, the producers of Furious 7 did a really nice job paying tribute to Paul Walker, one of the stars of the franchise who passed away at the far too young age of 40 in 2013. Show More Summary

? Listen: BITCHIN BAJAS - “Marimba”

There’s something that happens to my partner and me when we begin to fall asleep at night. She is smaller than me, but typically we start out her as big spoon and me the over-sized little spoon; she’s into taming monsters. And as she...Show More Summary

Horse Lords release benefit remix EP featuring Matmos, Greg Fox, and more; drop new video for “Macaw”

Horse Lords have just released a new EP featuring remixes of tracks off their excellent 2014 album, Hidden Cities — and it’s all in the name of charity! Proceeds from Hidden Cities Remix will go to Believe in Music, a project from Baltimore-based...Show More Summary

? Listen: Benoit Pioulard - “A Shade of Celadon”

Unlike new shit from Sufjan Stevens, Vetiver, and Mountain Goats, Benoit Pioulard isn’t fucking around with a new direction in being a sweetheart singer-songwriter. Think about this advancement in comparison to the instrumental accompaniment...Show More Summary

Meg Baird announces Don’t Weigh Down the Light, out June 23 on Drag City

Meg Baird’s got a new album coming out June 23 on Drag City, and I’m really excited to tell you about it. But listen: before we get started, I want to warn you that there are going to be some aggressive metaphors in this news post. Like,...Show More Summary

Podcast: Tabs Out: Laser Focus #9 - Baked Tapes

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Show More Summary

Music Review: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell [Asthmatic Kitty; 2015] by Max Power Rating: A Reading From the Book of Rowan “My pain has given me a key to love. And what is more, that love can coexist even with the continuation of feelings of fear and self-doubt. Show More Summary

Music Review: Twin Shadow - Eclipse

Twin Shadow Eclipse [Warner Bros.; 2015] by Embling Rating: “Old Love/New Love” was the first hint that something had changed for George Lewis Jr. The song — released by way of the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack in 2013, as part of a fake radio channel hosted by Lewis himself, no less — was unlike any Lewis had yet to record. Show More Summary

? Listen: l s d x o x o - sacanagem

The club is a cesspool, a mass of writhing bodies all captured in the same moment of ecstatic release. Whorecore extraordinaire l s d x o x o knows this all too well, crafting tunes for both the floor and the comedown-afflicted shuffle back onto the streets. Show More Summary

Black Mountain announce 10th anniversary edition of debut album, celebrate decade of hair

Wow, just look at that hair! Sorry, I was just looking at picture after picture of Black Mountain, Vancouver’s long-running (Longest-running? Who knows) group of classic rock revivalists. It’s been 10 years of gorgeous hair for those guys and gals. Show More Summary

Watch: Nocturnal Sunshine - “Take Me There”

Nocturnal Sunshine aka Maya Jane Coles is a shining example of how modern art is at once compartmentalized and, as Lil Ugly Mane wrote (of not just art but the whole world), “a fucking swamp … mutating together.” And of how genre buzzwords can be both a good and bad thing. Show More Summary

Feature: 2015: First Quarter Favorites

by TMT Staff • April 2015 Whether from an established channel (PC Music, Constellation, 1080p), a serendipitous hyperlink (Javier Estrada, Lolina, OG Maco), or through sheer market forces (Kendrick Lamar, Björk), our favorites from the first quarter of 2015 sketched out remarkably diverse aesthetics and bold conceptual modes. Show More Summary

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