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Cerberus: Rob Mazurek - Alternate Moon Cycles

By Jspicer on May 12 2015 Being late to the party is better than never arriving, though I do feel like I’ve come at the end when the revelers have gassed out. But that’s when the real fun begins, supplied by this patient post-crash bliss. Show More Summary

Column: Read The Label #5: K Records

Read The Label #5: K Records by Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on 05-12-2015 It was predicted record labels would become a thing of the past, but they’ve arguably become more important than ever to the dissemination of audio. Read The LabelShow More Summary

? Listen: Gemini Lion - “Best Believe (Hot Mix)”

While many shades of house and techno have experienced a revival of sorts these past few years, vocal house has sadly not been one of them. The standard house track takes a vocal sample and slices and dices to the desired effect, but with Portland’s Gemini Lion, there is one person singing (J. Show More Summary

Jim O’Rourke finally releases his catalog digitally (now that everyone’s safely into vinyl again!), streams Simple Songs on NPR

Hiya, readers! So, remember — like, I don’t know… yesterday? — when our old buddy Jim “Why Soooo Seeeeeriouuuus?” O’Rourke used to routinely piss us all off by never releasing any of his pretty uniformly awesome, new-fangled recordsShow More Summary

Music Review: Tyondai Braxton - HIVE1

Tyondai Braxton HIVE1 [Nonesuch; 2015] by Willcoma Rating: Lucky for us, music isn’t just milk and cookies. It’s needles and pins and endlessly intricate conversations that exist for their own curious punctuation. There are rhythmicShow More Summary

Jenny Hval announces headlining North American dates, provides more information about genitalia than a high school sex ed class

The music of Norwegian songwriter Jenny Hval is fluid, graceful, challenging work that provokes intense thoughts about gender and sexuality. It also has a whole bunch of references to genitalia. That is not a bad thing! To drop genital...Show More Summary

? Listen: Glassine - No Stairway

No Stairway by Glassine is beyond expectation. There’s been plenty of Guitar Center and found-sound meshings that’s been traversing SoundCloud and Bandcamp as-of recent avenues, and Glassine just smothered ‘em all. Like, No StairwayShow More Summary

FYF Fest announces headliners Morrissey and Frank Ocean

You like festivals, right? Who doesn’t? The dust clouds gently rising in the air, the hum of the food trucks, the guy playing hacky sack like he’s having an acid freakout flashback back to the time he was the cool, “different” guy at his preppy East Coast college. Show More Summary

Watch: Devin KKenny - “LANyards”

True to his practice as a thoroughly interdisciplinary artist, the work of Devin KKenny, the slightly altered music pseudonym of Devin Kenny, has never attempted to subscribe to the pretense of any conceptual division between art – understood...Show More Summary

? Listen: King Cyst - “Chinese Wind”

On the come-back from his 2012 Underwater Peoples’ LP Real Pussy, King Cyst continues to croon a cocktail of slurs more articulate with the sounds surrounding his voice than his pronunciation of eloquently worded lyrics in his new Underwater People’s LP King of New York. Show More Summary

Celebrated author David Toop announces Lost Shadows, a 1978 album of Yanomami ritual songs

David Toop, author of Sinister Resonance, the Rap Attack trilogy, and Exotica, has announced Lost Shadows: In Defence of the Soul - Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978, his first album in over seven years. Recorded during a trip to the Amazon in 1978, this double album recounts Toop’s visit to Venezuela, looking for the last Yanomami shamen. Show More Summary

Premiere: The Garment District - “Weird Birds and Strange Days”

Riding free on that wave of sunshine, The Garment District (a.k.a. Jennifer Baron and friends and family) continues to prove If You Take Your Magic Slow is as timeless as it ever was. Happily, Michael Maraden’s newest video for “Weird Birds and Strange Days” is evidence that good things come to those who wait. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Culprit - Culprit

By Strauss on May 11 2015 I think we’re getting to the point where there is no real “future” to look forward to any more, musically speaking at least. We’ve caught up with it, dammit, and Culprit quite simply is that future in all its cybernetic glory. Show More Summary

? Listen: Alfred English - “Stoner (Alfred English Remix)”

We’re so glad “Stoner” is still being remixed! Alfred English (whose work could be classified as bass or club, though this is reductive…this track is tagged as club, Jersey, Philly, EDM, techno, trap, bass…the list goes on) preserves the original for a bit before completely changing the idea at the one-minute mark. Show More Summary

St Germain announces first album in 15 years, tour

Fourteen years ago, I was in France on a high school trip. I was AT A CD STORE (because it was the early 2000s), and I asked this retail associate in my fractured high school French for a recommendation for a new album by a French artist. Show More Summary

Music Review: Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls

Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls [Profound Lore; 2015] by Birkut Rating: The most interesting cities in the world are the ones that become a product of their own diversity. As evolving entities, these cities encourage the integration of people from different parts of the world to relish even the starkest variations of cultural difference. Show More Summary

Circuit des Yeux announces US dates, shares video for “Do the Dishes”

So we already told you once about Circuit des Yeux’s new album on Thrill Jockey, but we could tell you weren’t listening by the way you just kept on nodding and smiling and looking at your phone, even though we ended every sentence with...Show More Summary

Premiere: Gunnar Haslam - “Margareten”

It’s been six months, and it took until the news of a new release that I realized how much I had been missing the sounds of NYC’s Mister Saturday Night. Not only are they back, but they’ve got two records slated for release. One of those...Show More Summary

Film Review: Bravetown (Dir. Daniel Duran)

Bravetown Dir. Daniel Duran [Phase 4 Films; 2015] by Will Ross Rating: There’s a lot of things that make Bravetown ’s craftsmanship as a fish-out-of-water story an exercise in incompetence, and then there’s one thing about it that defies...Show More Summary

? Listen: Strategy - Noise Tape Self

So you wanna make music with cassette tape loops? Either take the easy way out and cop an endless tape from eBay, or do it your own damn self. “But Mukqs, man, wikihow do I do it my own damn self?” 1. Remove tape from spools. 2. Cut a rubber washer down to size and affix around one spool. 3. Show More Summary

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