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Watch: Polar Bear - “Be Free”

It makes sense that in the grand clusterfuckery that will come when we eventually reduce the world to infinitesimal pixelated scraps – via nuclear holocaust, hadron colliders, or just really astute deconstructive continental philosophy – the color palette will take on a dull amalgam. Show More Summary

De La Soul generously give away Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. mixtape, find themselves visited by ghost of Dilla, all in one primo Ebenezer move

Our old friends De La Soul have been possessed by the eternal spirit of charity! Where once the Long Island trio would go years without even a rumbling, they now seemingly have endless gifts for the general public. Just last month, they...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Orchid Spangiafora - Flee Past’s Ape Elf

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Mar 27 2014 I’m not sure why Flee Past’s Ape Elf works for me and so many other similar projects don’t. But it does, and this is going to be one of those records I reference/mention maybe a little too much, I predict. Show More Summary

Music Review: Kevin Drumm - Shut In

Kevin Drumm Shut In [Editions Mego; 2014] by Matthew Phillips Rating: People change. Artists change. They put away their old instruments in favor of new tools. They tire of the sounds they once made and move forward, sometimes changing direction radically. Show More Summary

? Listen: Antwon - “Rain Song” feat. Lil Ugly Mane

I don’t know what it is about time-stretched female vocals and club beats that complement Antwon’s voice so well, but if he had a backing band it would consist of Donna Summer’s ghost and Maurice Gibb’s delirium tremens. Lil Ugly Mane a.k.a. Show More Summary

Film Review: Go Down Death (Dir. Aaron Schimberg)

Go Down Death Dir. Aaron Schimberg [Factory 25; 2013] by Eric Williger Rating: I’m not going to pretend to “get” Go Down Death ; I don’t believe there is anything to “get.” It’s filled with bad songs, bad poetry, bad soliloquies about its titular, looming character, Death, inexplicably, as there’s no observation about death, just much talk of it. Show More Summary

Premiere: YYU - “Kiss As We Walk” / “When We Are Old”

Earlier this month, we tipped you guys off to YYU’s new 12-inch, and now we have the distinct pleasure of premiering both tracks from the single, “Kiss As We Walk” and “When We Are Old.” In service of balance and equilibrium, the single — YYU’s first physical release since 2012’s TIMETIMETIME&TIME (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Valerio Tricoli pops in to announce Miseri Lares, out April 28 on PAN, and to check in on your new year’s resolutions

It’s hard to believe that way back in January I wrote the words, “There’s so much news I have to cover in this post, I’m sweating already.” In this first quarter (list shout out!) of 2014, I really have changed as a human being by sticking to my new year’s resolution to stop sweating so much. Show More Summary

? Listen: Rob Magill - A Mexican Tree And A German Sea

Corn-rows and red bikini on the beach. She laxin’ it with her “man,” but hittin’ on all the honeys passing by. “It’s Atlantic City, doll. Look at my man,” she says shouts at two girls who are maybe under-age. Later in the casino hotel, Monette and her man are shooting craps and winning hellah scrill. Show More Summary

Premiere: SAÅAD - “Giant Mouth”

Every other day I go to the library. The three-year-old that lives below me is there too (same time), repeating his teacher in mumbles through his smile. It’s a pleasant time for me, typically; I enjoy the brief comfort of the super quite atmosphere. Show More Summary

Attention North Americans: like Santa and the Easter Bunny, New Order comes but once a year

Like the Easter Bunny himself, New Order only comes through once a year or so, leaving delicious, sweet electropop hidden behind the shrubbery and kitchen tables and church bake sale tables of North America, just as winter turns to spring, and spring eventually to summer. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Sneaky Pinks - I’m Punk / Punk Pudding

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Mar 26 2014 It’s extremely difficult to have as much fun as Sneaky Pinks do if you’re taking your music career seriously. I remember some dude in a recording studio telling me about how his shitty country band had to can its drummer because he wore shorts instead of jeans. Show More Summary

Music Review: Liars - Mess

Liars Mess [Mute; 2014] by Willcoma Rating: Liars have worn their negation through like radioactive stocking made of kelp and spiderweb. The refinement that’s supposed to come with a decade-plus as a band with a recognizable sound eludes these guys. Show More Summary

? Listen: Klara Lewis - “Shine”

The debut LP from Swedish minimalist Klara Lewis will be released by Editions Mego on April 14. Ett is a dark, detailed, daunting record that fills up both sides of vinyl with five tracks each. One of the new pieces “Shine” can be heard below in advance of the release. Show More Summary

Film Review: Particle Fever (Dir. Mark Levinson)

Particle Fever Dir. Mark Levinson [Abramorama; 2014] by Matt Biancardi Rating: There’s immense value in understanding how dumb you are, or more precisely, how little you know. A lot of people in my generation drew an epistemologicalShow More Summary

Kanye West plots new tour dates in Europe, where the word “zeitgeist” was invented!

If there’s place on planet Earth where nothing’s shocking and anything goes, it’s gotta be that grand old hub of artsy mimes, decent absinthe, and delicious “Le Big Macs” known as Western Europe. Nevertheless, our old buddy Cornelius...Show More Summary

Watch: Chris Brown - “Loyal” ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga

I’ll bet you couldn’t guess Lil Wayne’s penis size. But can’t wait for summer at the same time. Happy Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Tyga’s “beats” in this video for “Loyal” are being played off a cassette, yeah. That’s cute. This whole video is cute. Show More Summary

Premiere: Good Willsmith - The Honeymoon Workbook

I remember finding the Good Willsmith Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly tape at a record store in Seattle. It was one of those small, focused record stores where you won’t find a single Linda Ronstadt or Herb Alpert record, the kind of place where you have to sift through everything. Show More Summary

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