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Festival Fast Talk: BoomBaptist

If you caught our previous Festival Fast Talk, you saw that we spent time at the Red Bull Music Academy at Bonnaroo. The facility was a spot that Red Bull set up, bringing 20+ producers together, granting them time in fully stocked studios, having Mannie Fresh and Thundercat lecture them, and encouraging them to write music. Show More Summary

Bob Log III touring w/ The Pork Torta, including 2 NYC dates

by Bill Pearis Bob Log III Self-described one-man-band-guitar-party-dance-mess Bob Log III is currently on tour bringing that wild thing he does to towns all over North America. See him live and you're a convert. (Check out video below.) NYC will...

Blake Mills releasing an LP, shares song ft. Fiona Apple & Jon Brion, touring (dates & streams)

Blake Mills at the Cap in 2012 (more by David Andrako) Blake Mills, a frequent tourmate and collaborator of Fiona Apple, will release his new album, Heigh Ho, on September 16 via Verve/Record Collection. The album's single, "Don't Tell Our...

It Looks Sad. releasing an EP on Tiny Engines, touring, playing NYC w/ Sharkmuffin (dates & streams)

by Andrew Sacher photo by Joshua Thomas Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad. are set to release their self titled debut EP on Tiny Engines this summer. The band's bio is quick to drop Beach Fossils as an influence, likely because...

Jimmy Edgar’s Ultramajic label releases Spatial’s new Circlon EP

Ultramajic — the eccentric dance imprint started by Ravenclaw headmaster Jimmy Edgar — has announced its 10th release, which will be helmed by London-based producer Spatial. How special! The UK artist not only started his own Infrasonics...Show More Summary

? Listen: Rob Walmart - “Jacque Cousteau on Land”

In the heart of Marriage Record’s anarchist collective Rob Walmart, legendary aqua-lung Jacque Cousteau is, but is not limited to: On land. Lived as a cougar. In the water. A fish with hands. Roaming in the fields surrounding him. Somehwere near the horses, threatening them and running. Show More Summary

GRIND: Department of Correction & Budd Dwyer touring (Sea of Bones too), playing 2 NY shows with Mother Brain (dates)

by Ian Chainey Mother Brain at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Drew Gurian) France's Department of Correction achieved two grindcore rites of passage this year, releasing a split with mincers Agathocles and wiggling themselves onto a six-way split (Monsters!...

TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Fozzy, Do You Wanna Start a War? Signed by Chris Jericho!

From yesterday interview with Fozzy’s Chris Jerico: What can we expect from the new Fozzy album, Do You Wanna Start a War? The only rule we had with this record is that we had no rules. We didn’t want to make a record that was like anything that we had ever done before. Show More Summary

Black Anvil played their new album live at Saint Vitus with Yellow Eyes, Fantom Warrior, and Psalm Zero (pics, video)

photos by Greg Cristman, words by Ian Chainey Black Anvil @ Saint Vitus 7/20/2014 Blackened thrashers Black Anvil celebrated their new album, Hail Death, by playing it in its entirety at NYC's Saint Vitus on Sunday (7/20). Bathed in red light...

Film Review: Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story (Dir. Michael Lee Nirenberg)

Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story Dir. Michael Lee Nirenberg [Filmbuff; 2014] by Neurotic Monkey Rating: It’s hard to create. With any creative endeavor — even this film review that you’re currently reading — it’s difficult to know where to begin, what to include, what to emphasize, and how to end it. Show More Summary

10 facts about harps in honor of Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler’s forthcoming harp-centric album on Thrill Jockey

Here are 10 facts about harps that you really need to know: Fact #1: The harp, as an instrument, dates back to around 3500 BCE, which in technical jargon means it is “pretty bloody old.” Fact #2: Harps make great entrance sounds in pantomimes...Show More Summary

Joyce Manor made a video for "The Jerk" (watch); their album release show at Rough Trade NYC is tonight

by Andrew Sacher Joyce Manor's third album, Never Hungover Again, is out today (their first for Epitaph), and if you haven't heard it, it packs a real punch of raw, melodic punk that's readymade for the stage like their debut,...

The Raveonettes released new album, 'Pe'ahi' (stream it)

The Raveonettes @ Desert Daze 2014 (more by Debbie Del Grande) The Raveonettes did indeed release their new album, Pe'ahi, today (7/22) which is available in a variety of formats. The album was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83's Hurry Up We're...

Cassavetes releasing debut LP on Black Numbers, touring with Save Ends (dates & stream)

by Andrew Sacher Philly's Cassavetes have been making their way around their hometown's scene (and the surrounding area), playing shows there with other local bands like The Menzingers, Nothing, and plenty of others. Maybe you caught them in NYC last...

Cerberus: Old Scratch’s Burnpile - Carlos Sotona

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Jul 22 2014 I haven’t had to unravel a mystery like Old Scratch’s Burnpile in quite a spell. Seems these fellas don’t have much of an internet presence, to say the least. Carlos Sotona could easily be the name of this band rather than the name of the album. Show More Summary

Identical Homes, The TVD First Date and Vinyl Giveaway

“That bead of sweat. Do you remember? What part of the body was it? I don’t think anyone knows. But Hall and Oates H20 is definitely the first album cover in my parents collection that caught my eye.” “It was leaned up against their dark wood record cabinet that housed their wood grain Rotel player. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Colour Bük - Coming to Get the Stuff

By Strauss on Jul 22 2014 Would I get tomatoes and/or other produce thrown at me if I said publicly that Colour Bük was the best band in the entire universe? Would you think me mentally ill if I told you that I spent nearly each of the...Show More Summary

1080p announces August releases: Gobby, Bobo Eyes, Mark Wundercastle, and Temple Volant

Richard MacFarlane is doing God’s work, whether he realizes it or not, so long as we ditch the image of God as some vengeful bastard on the omnipresent lookout for sodomy. MacFarlane’s self-described “casual” approach to running theShow More Summary

? Listen: v e s a. - okaythishasnomeaning.

Well, would you look at this. More g’dang foolishness. v e s a. (who, from what I can tell, is a pistachio aficionado and a rebellious teenager looking for love in all the wrong places) has gifted the world a pay-what-you-will five track...Show More Summary

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