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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds unveil tracklist for their 16th album, Skeleton Tree, share film trailer, keep keepin’ it creepy after all these years

Yo, guys. Sorry to be annoying here. But some band from “down under” (so, like, Florida, I guess?) called Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds keeps spamming my inbox to try to get me to tell you that they have “finalized the tracklisting” or...Show More Summary

? Listen: Sweat Equity - Sweat Equity Vol. 2: Summer Jams by Sweat Equity

Don’t ever think about how much you pay a month for square footage. Oh, and life insurance? Like you’ve been to the doctor in the past four years to justify paying hundreds a month outta your paycheck. That day job gardening on rooftops, but below gets comments like, “It looks mossy up there.” Starts at 5AM. Show More Summary

Live Blog: Pickathon 2016

Pickathon 2016 Pendarvis Farm; Happy Valley, OR [August 5-7, 2016] by Kirsten Pardun on 08-17-2016 So, Pickathon might just be the hipsterest hipster fest ever. I know Coachella has the mainstream lockdown as the title holder for that award, but I’m pretty sure that’s just because they haven’t heard about Pickathon yet. Show More Summary

Watch: Gussy - “Looking At Myself (Air Max ‘97 Remix)”

“Il est plus aisé de connoître l’homme en général que de connoître un homme en particulier” — La Rouchefoucauld “Know thyself” — Socrates / Drake The human condition of the 21st century is that of tormented narcissism, or at least that’s one trendy maxim thrown around to explain the phenomenon of selfie culture. Show More Summary

Interview: Les Halles

I n many cases, ambient and new age releases are ideal background music. Sleepy synths, field recordings, and various studio tricks can provide the necessary soundtrack for reading, yoga, or a late night, post-party comedown. To putShow More Summary

Mick Jenkins announces The Healing Component and “A Quest For Love” tour, shares new song

Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins has revealed details concerning his follow-up to last year’s Wave[s]. Titled The Healing Component, the new record is slated to drop September 23 via Free Nation. Jenkins has also debuted its first single,Show More Summary

Cerberus: Garde Forestier - Garde Forestier

Garde Forestier truck in a brand of tape-trade indie-centric drivel that you didn’t ever know you wanted blasted into your face like a skunk hit. It’s like the Doogie Howser theme mated with Macula Dog and squirted out this self-titled effort in passing. Show More Summary

? Listen: Lara Sarkissian - “APRE ????”

“APRE ????” is a new song by club-tangential producer Lara Sarkissian, who DJs under the moniker foozool and also works as a filmmaker and curator. Raised in San Francisco, she currently runs the wave-making Club Chai party in Oakland...Show More Summary

? Listen: Ravenna Golden - “Pool”

While Ravenna Golden’s Girl Gone Wild was coated in glistening layers of autotune and maximalist production values, her recent collaborative EP with Seawrecker subverted those pop sensibilities via a raw vocal performance that peeled...Show More Summary

RIP: James Woolley, keyboardist for Nine Inch Nails

From a Facebook post by Kate Van Buren, Woolley’s ex-wife (via Alternative Nation): I met James Woolley in late 1991 at the Sunset Social Club in Los Angeles. I was with my friend Tatiana enjoying the live band, then stood in the long line for the ladies’ room. Show More Summary


HALEEK MAUL vs. your 2003 car stereo system HALEEK MAUL vs. #Post-Rap HALEEK MAUL vs. Nicholas Cage vs. John Travolta vs. John Woo HALEEK MAUL vs. PRINCE MIDAS HALEEK MAUL vs. every last traffic jam you ever been in… HALEEK MAUL vs. fist-fighting your entire crew

N. Brennan + Orokin (a.k.a. DJWWWW) to release Goliath on Dream-Disk Lab

On August 20, low-key Canadian label Dream-Disk Lab is releasing the latest album from N. Brennan + Orokin, the side projects of major sound juggernaut DJWWWW/Kenji Yamamoto/et al. Goliath, the eleventh release from the year-old label,...Show More Summary

Vince Staples announces Prima Donna EP, out next week

Vince Staples’s debut album, Summertime ‘06, was one of the most refreshing rap albums in years, and a serious contender to 2015’s best record, period. Now, the Long Beach rapper has announced that he’ll be soon following it with a six-song...Show More Summary

? Listen: Leonce - HEATWAVE

Fade to Mind’s Leonce has dropped a nice little tape featuring eight bounce remixes, each track tastefully altered just enough to let the songs breathe easier in a club environment. I’m sad that my first listen to the aptly named Heatwave is taking place in a corporate chain coffee shop. Show More Summary

Music Review: Lydia Loveless - Real

Lydia Loveless Real [Bloodshot; 2016] Rating: 4/5 R eality is old news. Magic and make-believe are where the money’s at. But Ohio-living singer and guitarist Lydia Loveless and her band make an argument in defense of real life on LP4, Real, a record about the difference between right and wrong. Show More Summary

Music Review: Metal Ballerina - Saigon Noodle Bar from Planet Herbal Ecstasy

Metal Ballerina Saigon Noodle Bar from Planet Herbal Ecstasy [Afternoons Modeling ; 2016] Rating: 3/5 I t’s not a matter of sampling anymore. The ownership rights of songs these days are traversed pretty easily. Copyrighted sounds distorted in a jungle of effects, softwares, pedals, array, dissonance, etc. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Give me back my wig

Requested by noel • Compiled by Drunk Gays 01. Perfume Genius - “Queen” (Too Bright) 02. Madonna - “Vogue” (Celebration) 03. Eric Carmen - “Hungry Eyes” (Dirty Dancing) 04. Daryl Hall & John Oates - “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (Greatest Hits) 05. Show More Summary

The Orb to release 16th album COW / Chill Out, World!

The Orb are back with their sixteenth (SIXTEENTH!!!) LP, COW / Chill Out, World!. Out October 14 via Kompakt, it’ll be available as a vinyl LP + download, CD, and digital download. Alex Paterson calls it “a protest album in reverse.”...Show More Summary

? Listen: SCEPTILE - deer corpse on the interstate

SCEPTILE descend like vultures on the exit ramp, gnawing on the grisly remains of post-rock roadkill. Lasting about the same amount of time it takes to microwave a frozen burrito, deer corpse on the interstate is a messy three-song digestion...Show More Summary

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