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? Listen: Tongues - Theophagus Wounds of Earth

Before accelerating into the archetypal black metal blast beat, Tongues provide a delectable waltz that has you and your partner counting the 3/4 tempo across the dance floor with delight. A 12 count becomes a motif as the song vacillates between the attributes of the black and death genres. Show More Summary

Feature: 2017: Favorite 50 Music Releases

D o we still move in 2017? In a year when our AI systems were becoming citizens and shut down for inventing new languages, when our social media interactions were weaponized with unprecedented precision by political campaigns, when our...Show More Summary

Mhysa revels in her own fame, gets fantasii pressed on limited-run pink vinyl, saves your lazy, last-minute-holiday-shopping ass

2017 is almost over, and while people are quick to sing the praises of black women on their Twitter timelines, it’s truly time to fork over some cash and, y’know, actually support black women artists. Mhysa blew up very fast for good reason. Show More Summary

The Shins explore new aural hyperdimension with new “flipped album” The Worm’s Heart, aim to bisect entirety of indie-rock multiverse

Thanks to one Mr. James Mercer, it seems my long-standing invocation to traverse the margins of indie-rock hyperspace may finally be coming true. And the best part of all? I don’t even have to leave planet earth. That’s right — as aShow More Summary

? Listen: Saintes - Melancholia

If I’m riding around the island in my candy apple red Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, I’m gonna want to blast something from my speakers that’ll make all those idiots driving yellow Lamborghinis look like total idiots. I mean seriously...Show More Summary

Kaltès & Nene H. to release Savage EP this February on Eotrax

Squinting at the eye doctor, blurry vision with severe vignette; an inadvertent nosebleed atop a frosted mountain; tattoo shop needle digging in, deep vibrations; first feelings of churning upset stomach after holiday gluttony; shark-cage...Show More Summary

? Listen: Major Murphy - “Mary”

Well this year has been one heck of a rollercoaster, huh???? Holy moly! It’s enough to make you wish somebody was out there repping the virtues of “innocence and naivety.” So it’s a good thing Grand Rapids AM-radio worshipping threesome...Show More Summary

RIP: Z’EV, poet, percussionist, and experimental sound artist

According to Boyd Rice, Stefan Weisser a.k.a. Z’EV has died at 66. The poet, percussionist, and sound artist was a pioneer of industrial music and collaborator with everyone from Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi to Genesis P-Orridge and Glenn Branca. Show More Summary

Premiere: El Plvybxy - “Rodocrosita”

AGVA - a netlabel/collective based in Buenos Aires - brings the Julian Barnes definition of net to mind: “a collection of holes tied together with string.” Except swap “holes” for something like “semiotic portals” and your net now contains intense potential for zone making. Show More Summary

Lea Bertucci continues to sail the sonic sky-scape, announces new album Metal Aether on NNA Tapes

Historically there’s been a lot hay made about being “one with the Universe,” but what if you’re really only interested in being “one with” a particular aspect of the Universe? Hardly anybody wants to achieve synergy with a family of...Show More Summary

? Listen: Charli XCX - POP 2

Listen, there’s no time: Saint Charli just dropped her new mixtape for the fourth day of Hanukkah, so just freakin listen to it okay?? And if the first track being a Charli/Carly teamup isn’t enough to get your dreidel spinning, well, sorry, there’s honestly no hope for you. POP 2 is available to stream below via Spotify.

Live Blog: Morrissey

Morrissey Peabody Opera House; St. Louis [11-22-2017] by Adam Rothbarth on 12-15-2017 I ‘m not going to start this review by proclaiming my love for Morrissey and The Smiths — caring about their music is something that can more or less be assumed of any 31-year-old music critic. Show More Summary

Icelandic “dream team” (Sóley + Sin Fang + Örvar Smárason) teams up for Team Dreams collab on Morr Music

In an (admittedly kinda left-field) effort to make all of your adolescent fantasies come true, Berlin-based Morr Music recently announced that Seabear bandmates Sóley and Sin Fang have teamed up with Örvar Smárason (Múm, FM Belfast)Show More Summary

? Listen: miraa. - Luv?.?loops 2?.?5

Gracefully gliding through open doors, white sand in between your toes, mojito on your breath. Smooth R&B chops playing circles inside your head with snares popping and kick drums muffled down to thuds of thick nods. Seashells off the coast. Show More Summary

Watch: nunofyrbeeswax - “Outrageous”

Shut up and watch this video! I want nunofyrbeeswax to play at my birthday party! I wish I lived in Berlin so that could happen! nunofyrbeeswax has a tape! “Outrageous” is on it! Shut up and buy their tape!

Future Islands celebrate 117 live shows in 2017 by announcing live shows for 2018, sharing video for “Beauty of the Road”

All told, by the time 2017 ends, Future Islands will have played 117 shows. Having played to some of their biggest crowds yet, the band have a lot to show for their extended time on the road. They topped festival bills all over! They...Show More Summary

Listen: subboreal - “mind”

Climactic sound from subboreal, a maybe-out-of-Budapest project named for the climactic age just prior to our present Holocene, whose childhood's end consists of techno calligraphics issued from a Shanghai LOVECRYPT. "mind" being anShow More Summary

? Listen: subboreal - “mind”

Climactic sound from subboreal, a maybe-out-of-Budapest project named for the climactic age just prior to our present Holocene, whose childhood’s end consists of techno calligraphics issued from a Shanghai LOVECRYPT. “mind” being anShow More Summary

Music Review: Sufjan Stevens - The Greatest Gift

O uttakes and B-side albums should naturally be approached with incredulity. Typically reserved for die-hard fans looking to glean the slightest amount of insight into the creative process behind the opus from which its tracks are culled,...Show More Summary

Mix Tape: I need faith

01. Talk Talk - "New Grass" 02. John Coltrane - "Resolution" 03. Burial - "Forgive" 04. Spiritualized - "Cool Waves" 05. Stars of the Lid - "Even If You're Never Awake" 06. Alice Coltrane - "Rama Guru" 07. Vampire Weekend - "Everlasting Arms" 09. Ulrich Schnauss - "On my Own" 10. Talk Talk - "Time It's Time"

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