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Free Weed comes through with his debut LP Introducing via Bad Diet; let’s be honest, that moniker sells itself

Real talk: cellar doors are cool and all, but I’d personally wager that “free weed” is one of the most beautiful phrases in the English language. I mean, phonoaesthetically speaking, it’s got some nice sounding assonance going for it,...Show More Summary

? Listen: ??R? ??U??S - ??R? ??U??S

Last time I mentioned the Memphis weblabel ??R? ??U??S, they were still operating in relative obscurity, creating jacked tunes that sounded like a hybrid between Gucci Mane and The Matrix. The label emerged in the infancy of post-internetdom,...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Hot Guts - Wilds

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Feb 10 2015 When the fires burn / and the ashes rise / as the children stare / with their blood-red eyes … Not exactly a cheerful message from Hot Guts and their retinue, and while part of me feels they’d...Show More Summary

The Replacements reunite (again, yeah) for first full-on tour since 1991

According to HISTORY, “Rock n’ roll” band The Replacements officially called it quits after their illustrious final show in Chicago’s Grant Park on the fourth of July of 1991 because they were officially too cool for school. And after that moment, the world was forever changed. Show More Summary


Yeah, this was coming, but I still got jazzed when I heard that JAMES MATTHEW’s EL SERENO TAPE was dropping. Almost peed myself, tbh. But I cinched up, and I spun EL SERENO TAPE, and when I first heard those (always) ill drums, Pusha, some b-day shit, Pete, AND horses, I was hooked. Show More Summary

Music Review: Joanne Robertson - Black Moon Days

Joanne Robertson Black Moon Days [Feeding Tube; 2015] by Will Neibergall Rating: Black Moon Days is about invisible forces, like the ripping of tides from the earth by an obscured moon or the conveyance of melodies into an oversensitive laptop microphone. Show More Summary

? Listen: Kendrick Lamar - “The Blacker The Berry”

“Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice/ I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots” – 2Pac Wallace Thurman, The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life: And he also told Emma Lou, during one of their usualShow More Summary

Film Review: Ballet 422 (Dir. Jody Lee Lipes)

Ballet 422 Dir. Jody Lee Lipes [Magnolia Pictures; 2014] by Katie Rolnick Rating: Here’s the thing: as an unabashed dance fan, I’m tempted to grant any new dance movie praise. Not because I’m a careless critic who lets her biases run amok. Show More Summary

? Listen: Sarah Louise - “Filed Guide”

Words aren’t as meaningful as we’d like them to be. Music can say more than any forced conversation ever could; and yes, this is a well-worn cliche, tossed around by so many lazy music journalist (cough…), but what often gets forgotten...Show More Summary

Obey City’s second EP Merlot Sounds gets release date; stream the lead single

Brooklyn producer Obey City (Sam Obey) will drop his second EP with Glasgow label LuckyMe on February 23. This was actually announced along with his 2013 debut EP Champagne Sounds, but now we have that release date and a lead singleShow More Summary

? Listen: dil withers - “1,2.”

Anyone else thing this piano dil withers samples in his newest track sounds like it’s saying, “1, 2.”? Maybe not, ‘cause as it starts to grow, internal versing goes IN, and maybe you didn’t even realize driving home included an air mic with freestyle attached to your mouth. Show More Summary

Spoon announce tour, plans to scour North America for additional details to bolster vague album title

One morning, Britt Daniel, woke up, threw the covers off of his lanky body and stared himself in the mirror. “But who are ‘they’?” he asked himself, gesturing wildly, making a wide-ranging toothpastey mess around the bathroom. You see,...Show More Summary

Cerberus: I.G.M - Inside Aquila

By Strauss on Feb 09 2015 Instead of a standard j-card, the first release from Virginia’s Found Tapes label is a black cassette that comes with a Norelco shell outfitted with these creepy veins just underneath some kind of painted coating that’s adhered to the plastic. Show More Summary

? Listen: Tomás Tello - “Winter Worm - Summer Grass Concert”

Tello’s zills dull and succumb to bronze disease, giving room for an honorary house dog to bark at the worm before it becomes verdigris. Tello silences the canine, without command. Canine laps the clover stems from a pan flute tube.Show More Summary


Holy hard-ass beats, GOLDDIGGA just punched out all yo brains so you can become REBORN. And from his name alone, you can pretty much surmise this fellah went DEEP in the NYC record sales scene, and has found some esoterica that’s unheard of by the people who even made it! You got hard/light vocal/piano pairings. Show More Summary

Tairiq & Garfield make their conjoined debut with Childhood Swing on Software

A Google search for their Discogs page may be an indication: I’m told instead that I should be searching for the duo of Tairiq & Garfunkel, which I can only imagine is the unpublicized result of the original folk legends finally having enough of one another, post-1000th split. Show More Summary

? Listen: Fragments + Andrew Kirschner - “SIDE A”

The lungs contain a small cavity located near the primary bronchi called the Pleadorous, which is Greek for “harbouring village.” Within the Pleadorous, tiny amounts of mucus can collect and spawn entire civilizations of bacteria, numbering in the ungodly. Show More Summary

Primal Scream announce tour for all the Screamheads out there

What’s up, all y’all Scream-a-maniacs? Got some big news about your Primal Scream boys. The long-running Glaswegian rock/dance/blues/electronica/etc. group have announced a rare US tour. It’s as if a rare comet has flown over our great nation, except instead of being from the depths of space, it’s from Scotland. Show More Summary

Premiere: Snow Ghosts - “Circles Out Of Salt”

Häxan Deco symbiotes (Throwing) Snow (and Augustus) Ghost(s) peddled eldritch black-eyed soul on their previous album A Small Murmuration and they’re back next Monday (February 16) with A Wrecking. Their label Houndstooth, freshly aglow...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Attempt - “All Over the News” b?/?w “Hawaiian Ice”

By Jspicer on Feb 09 2015 I’m convinced Trevor Tremaine has suffered a concussion after one too many Hall and Oates love-ins. Something’s up with the soap opera switch; perhaps his evil twin has replaced his loud aggression with devilish sax and Barry & Levon suave. Show More Summary

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