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Needle Drop: Miss Kenichi, “The Ghost”

Miss Kenichi is Katrin Hahner from Berlin. She’s about to release her third album, The Trail on Sinnbus—eleven tracks that explore nature, emotion, and delve deep into Katrin’s introspective side. “The Ghost,” unlike her last single, “Who Are You” is a little more direct. Show More Summary

Interview: Hey Mother Death

by C Monster • November 2014 From Halifax to Paris, Boston to Benton Harbour, Hey Mother Death absorb the “music of life” that surrounds them, and thrive on encapsulating their adventures through sonic interpretation. Lost in the aesthetics...Show More Summary

Rone announces new LP on InFiné, has a sleepover seance with his BFFs

French electronic producer Rone a.k.a. Erwan Castex has been parterned up with Parisian label InFiné since 2008’s Bora 12-inch. Now, Castex returns with his third LP, Creatures, which will see a release early next year. So far, he’sShow More Summary

The Besnard Lakes going on Northeast tour in January (dates)

We're coming up on two years since Montreal's The Besnard Lakes released the last album, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, and while they haven't announced a new record, there is movement in the works. The band are currently touring...

Premiere: Cuticle - “Faberge Tear”

Brendan O’Keefe’s Cuticle project holds a special place in my heart: his debut LP, Mother Rhythm Earth Memory was one of the first, if not the first, records I purchased from L.A. label Not Not Fun. In the three years since I don’t think I’ve revisited a record as much as I have with MREM, and those syrupy vibes still get me every time. Show More Summary

Leonard Cohen releasing 'Live In Dublin' (stream live version of "Waiting For the Miracle")

Earlier this year, Leonard Cohen released his thirteenth studio album Popular Problems, which has the man (now at age 80!) still sounding excellent and putting out essential music. Before the year ends, he'll be following that up a live...

The Hanged Man (ex Those Dancing Days) released debut and new video (streams)

by Bill Pearis Some of you may remember Swedish indie pop band Those Dancing Days whose update of girl group / northern soul was pretty charming. The bandwent on hiatus in 2011 but guitarist Rebecka Rolfart continues to make music.....

tix on sale: Decemberists, Fat White Family, Hold Steady, The Pop Group, Swervedriver, Helmet, Hundred Waters & more

Tickets for the !!! (chk chk chk) show with Prince Rama at Knitting Factory on NYE go on sale today at 10AM. Tickets for the two Fat White Family shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at...

Washed Out schedules DJ dates, including NYC on NYE

Washed Out at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) While many from his genre have faded away, Washed Out is still riding those chill waves and will be doing some DJ dates this December including NYC on New Year's...

TVD Recommends: Girls Rock! DC Benefit with Drop Electric, Cigarette, and Young Rapids at the Black Cat, 11/22

DC has a long history of collaboration between bands and community partners, enriching the city in the process. The Godfather of Go Go, Chuck Brown once said, “People are looking for a way to take action, to do something other than donate...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Anne Waldman - Oasis at Biskra

Only in Cerberus do I get the opportunity to receive and review pieces of work like this one, a new collection of thoughts from renowned poet Anne Waldman, here collaborating with musicians like Daniel Carter on sax and trumpet, Thurston Moore on guitar, and more.

253-song charity compilation announced with unreleased music from Autechre, Bibio, and Orbital

Touched Music, a UK electronic label that was created to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, has announced its second charity compilation, Touched Two. This time around, 253 artists have contributed music to the cause,...Show More Summary

? Listen: Nocturnal Dance Concert - Stretching In The Moonlight

I always get a different image in my head of Rob Magill recording/performing. Like, Nocturnal Dance Concert’s usual guitarist, Dan Masiel, is studying for a Ph.D. in some SUPER SPECIFIC history right now at some school in Connecticut or Pennsylvania, and I picture Rob on tenor and Celeste M. Show More Summary

tickets on sale for Ride reunion show at Terminal 5

'90s shoegaze greats Ride are finally back for a 2015 reunion tour. Tickets for the NYC show, happening June 4 at Terminal 5, go on sale today at noon. You may want to act quick -- it's their only...

Mix Tape: A Mix to Help My Boyfriend Kick His Nicotine Habit

Requested by Snibe • Compiled by Mr. Urine This mixtape has a story. Boyfriend hears the pleas from his loved ones. Boyfriend takes a good look at himself and realizes how unhealthy and costly his smoking habit is. Boyfriend gives up smoking cold turkey. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Montrose, Montrose

Nowadays the band Montrose is chiefly remembered as the rock boarding school one Sammy (“I can’t drive 55/With my thumbs stuck in my eyes”) Hagar attended before graduating to a disappointing, if not semi-disastrous, tenure as front man of the post-David Lee Roth Van Halen. Show More Summary

Music Review: Black Spirituals - Of Deconstruction

Black Spirituals Of Deconstruction [SIGE; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: In unceasing repetition, Of Deconstruction extracts understanding from a system stripped temporally bare. An auditory nude in descent, the radiant black body of Black Spirituals’ debut album bridges subconscious desire with studio-savvy free-improvisation. Show More Summary

Music Review: Dan Bodan - Soft

Dan Bodan Soft [DFA; 2014] by Will Neibergall Rating: If last year was the year that R&B exploded into a field of new experimentation, populated largely if not exclusively by male and non-black artists and producers, this year is the...Show More Summary

What's going on Friday? (Thee Oh Sees, TVOTR, Jon Hopkins, Natural Child, Polaris, Raven, Big Freedia, Cold World, more)

Thee Oh Sees at DbA in June (more by PSquared) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Top Secret! @ Death By Audio It's the SECOND TO LAST night...

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