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Swinging Modern Sounds #64: Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack!

Many of you will not want to believe that “Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack!” by the Californian punk band the Urinals, is the greatest song ever written, but that is simply because there is some kind of vise or blood-occluding mechanism attached to the thinking and feeling part of your limbic region.

Eastern inspiration - Felicien David's Le Desert

Felicien David Le Desert; Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Dubois, Wilder, Winling, Equilbey; Naive Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 29 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Superb resurrection of David's forgotten Arabic symphonic epic The idea of the...Show More Summary

Till the Stars Fall - an encounter with Matthew Long - 'is this a crossover disc?'

Matthew Long - photo Ria Mishaal It is rare to come across a young singer who is not only talented but who has a clear understanding of how the music and record industry functions, and takes a strong interest not just in their contribution but the whole recording and what happens to it. Show More Summary

Make Yourself At Home

Galaxie 500 - "When Will You Come Home" Ought - "Habit" Last week, at karaoke, Mark described a guitar thing more perfectly than I've ever heard anything described in my life. We were talking about "The Final Countdown" because he.....

Staff Picks and Good Shit for the Week of March 27

Well, it’s pointless to try to top our Staff Picks from last week, when everyone was in Austin for SXSW and they were all made up. But well, here we go. Here’s what the Noisey Staff was listening to in our non-Texas setting. They’reShow More Summary

PREMIERE: Stranger Cat - "Unzip Your Skin"

The conception of great art is never easy is it? It's an unfortunate truism that for one, happy makes hungry, and two if you're content are you creating? Often not. So it is here with duo Stranger Cat. Back in the summer of 2012 Singer...Show More Summary

Review: Death Grips, The Powers That B

The Powers That B may never be fully understood, but the pursuit of unattainable knowledge is its own reward. Read more articles like "Review: Death Grips, The Powers That B" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Review: Death Grips, The Powers That B appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

T.I. ft. Kat – I Go Hard

How bad does this movie look though? Like Lowkey said, stop fucking casting T.I. as an LA gangster when his accent is hopelessly ATL. And Kevin Hart, you’re better than this. Anyways, here’s Tip’s “I Go Hard” from the Get Hard soundtrack. Previously: Anthony Lewis ft. T.I. – It’s Not My Fault (Video)

Oscar – “Daffodil Days” Video

Oscar is a London singer with a difficult-to-Google name, and his single “Daffodil Days” is a halfway-to-Britpop burst of guitar-spangled melody. The song might radiate optimism, but its new video sure doesn’t. Instead, the “Daffodil Days” clip is an almost-apocalyptic narrative about no-hope British kids trying to make do for themselves. Laurie Lynch directed it, […]

Book Notes - Skip Horack "The Other Joseph"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Bitch Better Have My Roundtable: Rihanna's #BBHMM

Yesterday, Rihanna released the latest single, "Bitch Better Have My Money", from her forthcoming new album. We polled Pitchfork contributors about their initial impressions. Safy-Hallan Farah: On “Better Have My Money”, Rihanna’s voice is scratchy like she smokes Newports, not just blunts. Show More Summary

Music Review: Lower Dens - Escape From Evil

Lower Dens Escape From Evil [Ribbon; 2015] by Willcoma Rating: Pleasure is always dissolving. It is everything-soluble. Ache settles like dust, unheralded. It coats us without weighing us down yet blurs our sense of purpose. Living in...Show More Summary

Kate Tempest played Mercury Lounge (pics) & Rough Trade (review), doing free reading in Brooklyn tonight

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis Kate Tempest @ Mercury Lounge 3/24/2015 "Don't clap, it'll make it cheesy," Kate Tempest told the crowd at Rough Trade, heartfelt, as she enthused about playing her first show in Brooklyn,...

Newswire: OK Go’s newest video is actually a furniture store commercial

Alterna-pop band OK Go is continuing its strategy of being a band that is not known for its songs. Last month, the band collaborated with the Chinese furniture store Red Star Macalline—a sort of Chinese IKEA where the instructions read like they’ve been translated from English—for a new, visually stunning commercial. Show More Summary

Satoshi Tomiie, Frankie Knuckles collaborator, releasing second album in May

House music can be really good. It can also have a lasting cultural impact. Case in point: Satoshi Tomiie’s collaboration with Frankie Knuckles, “Tears.” As a trained classical and jazz pianist, Satoshi’s musicality just glistens in every track he does. Show More Summary

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