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Music Review: The Necks - Unfold

The Necks Unfold [Ideologic Organ; 2017] Rating: 4/5 U nfold, Australian trio The Necks’ 19th release, is a challenging but eerily beautiful free-improv record doubling up as a critique of the album-form. Each of the four pieces — among...Show More Summary

Premiere: Ghost Against Ghost - “Unarm”

The cosmos is one soft pillow. I rest my head on the core of a star just as it detonates, spewing glitter, heat, color trails, interstellar dust. The explosion is deadly and dazzling, so saturated with color that I wonder if it’s been photoshopped? I call it a close shave. Show More Summary

? Listen: Lieven Martens - Gardens, Fire and Wine [teaser-tracks]

Sometimes it’s merely a reality check I’m looking for in life. Like, testing the limits to my own means of control. Never over doing it, only maybe. And sometimes it’s more fantastic in gradual waves. Friends you never see you want to...Show More Summary

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy announces Merle Haggard covers album, shares 360° VR video

On May 5, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will be releasing a new album titled Best Troubador, which consists entirely of Merle Haggard covers. It makes sense, considering Billy’s folky roots and his veneration of the country master, with whose...Show More Summary

Akito announces Turbo Blues EP on Sans Absence, shares “Carry On Comedown”

I think of experimental club as the sum of all dance music, a cultural force that shapes innovative considerations of dance by understanding both the past and the contemporary moment through a new lens. As dance music continually folds...Show More Summary

? Listen: Matt OX - “This N That”

While his classmates spend their weekday afternoons polishing off de-crusted peanut butter sandwiches and zoning out to Minecraft livestreams, Philadelphia-based middle schooler Matt OX devotes his free time to the studio, spewing grimy...Show More Summary

Demen unveils debut LP Nektyr for Kranky, mankind rejoices in the ethereality of its doom

Ever since Bobby “Boris” Pickett single-handedly invented the genre of gothic pop with his 1962 hit “Monster Mash,” aficionados have waited in vain for any musician… hailing from anywhere on earth… at any future point on the planet’s...Show More Summary

? Listen: fool suede - Oil 2

This is a beat-tape. The recipe is clear. But just as some people are better at following recipes and adding their own special touches to a dish, fool suede is better at finding and chopping up samples than about 99.8% of his peers. While it’s only (4) minutes in length, Oil 2 will be the most earwormy (4) minutes of your day. Show More Summary

? Listen: SUN ARAW - “40 HOOVES”

Drag City & Sun Ark Records present: Sun Araw stars in The Saddle of the Increate and now a word from the brim…. “40 HOOVES” features CAITLIN MITCHELL on ELECTRONIC DRUMS, and DAVE MCPETERS on PEDAL STEEL “THE SADDLE OF THE INCREATE”...Show More Summary

Charli XCX to release “Number 1 Angel” mixtape on Friday with Uffie, SOPHIE, A. G. Cook, and more

Lookin' luxe and tastin' plush, Charli XCX returns on Friday with a new mixtape. Made in collaboration with A. G. Cook (some random dude with glasses), the Number 1 Angel tape features collaborations with MØ, Cupcakke, RAYE, Starrah, Uffie, and ABRA, as well as production from the likes of Danny L. Harle, SOPHIE, and John Hill.

Music Review: Ana & Ina - On Dockweiler Beach

February 18th, Still waiting to get that call. That's all I've been doing these past couple of days. Just waiting. ~ H. February 19th, Drove by the old house today. Someone in the window made eye contact with me, and for some reason I hit the gas like an absolute psychopath. Show More Summary

Listen: piggu - {menu}

Two individually-wrapped butter mints arrive at the table alongside the {menu}. --- -- ----- -- -- --- ------ --- - - -------- -- piggu's crunchy little nightcore single consists of a pair of palate-cleansers: chilled-out and sped-up dream pop jams digested by file-compression and sampled drum breaks. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Retro VGM for my favorite mom, Nicole Watterson

She is a good mother. 01. "Vow of Revenge" [Opening Music] — Ninja Gaiden (NES) 02. Title Screen — Pictionary (NES) 03. "SFX" [Next Act] — Ninja Gaiden II (NES) 04. "Motion of the Ninja" [Stage 1-1/7-2, Cutscene Music] — Ninja Gaiden II (NES) 05. Show More Summary

Leandro Fresco and Rafael Anton Irisarri collaborate on new album “La Equidistancia,” share track

Pop ambient is my favorite kind of ambient; it's also the aptly-chosen name of a series of Kompakt compilations to which Leandro Fresco has contributed since 2003. Now, the Argentinian producer has teamed up with Ghostly's Rafael Anton...Show More Summary

Premiere: Pascale Project - “7AM”

Realistically, most people are either waking up or just getting to work around "7AM," which is exactly the time of day we ALL need a lil bit of Pascale Project power. Similar to the end-of days LA Vampires vocals mingling late-nightShow More Summary

Elkhorn to release new album “The Black River” on Debacle, share teaser video

Seattle's Debacle Records had a quiet-ish 2016 (releasing two EPs from Vancouver, B.C. ambient dub project Chambers and one from Medina/Walsh).

Listen: Solomonilla - “Visa” (ft. Billy)

It's no secret that a good portion of today's best rap is hiding within the cracks of SoundCloud, and while I pride myself on being able to dig through hundreds of profiles and playlists to find those essential diamonds in the rough, I'm blessed to have been introduced to this joint from Solomonilla.

Music Review: Ana & Ina - On Dockweiler Beach

Ana & Ina On Dockweiler Beach [Constellation Tatsu; 2017] Rating: 3/5 February 18th, Still waiting to get that call. That’s all I’ve been doing these past couple of days. Just waiting. ~ H. February 19th, Drove by the old house today. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Retro VGM for my favorite mom, Nicole Watterson

Requested by W A N N A B E W A V E • Compiled by W A N N A B E W A V E She is a good mother. 01. “Vow of Revenge” [Opening Music] — Ninja Gaiden ( NES ) 02. Title Screen — Pictionary ( NES ) 03. “ SFX ” [Next Act] — Ninja Gaiden II ( NES ) 04. Show More Summary

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