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Mikal Cronin, “Say” music video

WATCH: Mikal Cronin’s New Video Answers the Question, “What If ‘You Can Call Me Al’ Had More Chevy Chase?”

And then if Paul Simon totally lost it.

May 29, 2015

Serial Podcast logo.

Art & Culture
“Serial” Podcast To Return This Fall With Two More Seasons

Season two will debut this fall, with season three coming spring 2016.

May 28, 2015

New Point Break trailer screenshot

Film + TV
“Vaya Con Nadie”: There’s Something Missing in the “Point Break” Remake’s Trailer

And it’s just about everything radical from the original.

May 26, 2015

Mario Kart: Fury Road

Art & Culture
Hey Nintendo, Get On This: “Mario Kart: Fury Road”

3…2…1…Go! [Rocket Start]

May 22, 2015

Stanley Donwood, “The Panic Office”

Art & Culture
Stanley Donwood’s Exhibit in Sydney Features New Music by Thom Yorke

“The Panic Office” is in installation at Semi-Permanent in Sydney, Australia, from May 24–June 6.

May 22, 2015

Destroyer / 2015 / photo by Fabiola Carranza

LISTEN: Destroyer Returns With The Aptly-Bejar-Titled Track “Dream Lover”

For his last record, 2011 highlight Kaputt, Dan Bejar took Destroyer into new-wave sheen and sax solo heaven. Since then, he…

May 21, 2015

Girlpool, “When The World Was Big” video screenshot

WATCH: Girlpool Look Back in Video for “When the World Was Big”

The Los Angeles duo cavort around Coney Island, reminisce the days of youth in Super 8.

May 18, 2015

El-P of Run The Jewels / photo by Marc Lemoine

LISTEN: El-P Shares First Completed Bit of “Meow The Jewels” on Instagram

The meow mix is real.

May 18, 2015

Run the Jewels, “Early” video screenshot

WATCH: Run the Jewels Contemplate Cops and Culture in Animated Video for “Early”

Plus: El-P Instagrams the first bit of Run the Jewels 3, Killer Mike to appear on Real Time tonight

May 15, 2015

Crimson Peak trailer screenshot

Film + TV
“Beware of Crimson Peak”: Guillermo Del Toro Returns to Bloody, Beautiful Horror

The “Pan’s Labyrinth” writer-director’s latest stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.

May 13, 2015

Spoon “Inside Out” music video screenshot

WATCH: Britt Daniel Plays Voyeur in Spoon’s Vignette-Styled “Inside Out” Video

The visionary piece is directed by production duo Leblanc + Cudmore.

May 13, 2015

Panda Bear, “Come To Your Senses” music video screenshot

WATCH: The Panda Bear Video for “Come To Your Senses” Captures the Streets of Lisbon

Spot the Noah.

May 08, 2015

Nosaj Thing, “Fated” album art

Nosaj Thing, “Fated”

Jason Chung makes music for the dark, specifically, the infinite and impermanent moment just around mid-night.

May 08, 2015

What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches book cover crop

Art & Culture
Peaches to Release Book and New Record in 2015

“What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches?” with photographs by Holger Talinski is out June 2; new record RUB to be released later this year.

May 07, 2015

BEA1991, “Candid Breaks The Stain” music video screenshot

WATCH: BEA1991 Releases New, Steamy Video for “Candid Breaks the Strain”

The Dutch singer has also made an EP of unreleased material available for free.

May 07, 2015

2015. Other Lives, “Rituals”

Other Lives, “Rituals”

An impressive triumph that carries such an enormous weight of gorgeous sounds, layers, and textures, “Rituals” soars absolutely, without boundaries or burdens.

May 07, 2015

Titus Andronicus, “Dimed Out” screenshot

LISTEN: Titus Andronicus Release “Dimed Out,” First Song Off Just-Announced Conceptual Merge Debut “The Most Lamentable Tragedy”

The 3-LP rock opera, in five acts, will be released July 28.

April 30, 2015

Tamaryn “Hands All Over Me” screenshot

LISTEN: Tamaryn Releases Metallic New Track, “Hands All Over Me,” Announces New LP

Weekend’s Shaun Durkan and producer Jorge Elbrecht join for “Cranekiss,” out August 28 via Mexican Summer.

April 28, 2015

Death From Above 1979 “Virgins” video screenshot

WATCH: Death From Above 1979 Break Up Rumspringa in “Virgins” Video

“The video takes cues from the lyrics of the song which are a meditation on innocence and coming of age. That very precarious time in life when sex is elusive, maybe even frightening but always compelling.”

April 28, 2015

Seoul “The Line” video

WATCH: Seoul Debuts Hypnotic, Visionary Video for “The Line”

Canadian trio Seoul make music designed to soundtrack the spaces in between—the darkest part of night, before light begins to permeate; the stretch…

April 23, 2015

Inside Amy Amy Schumer / Football Town Nights

Film + TV
WATCH: This “Football Town Nights” Sketch From “Inside Amy Schumer” Last Night Is Brilliant

“How do I get through to you boys that football isn’t about rape? It’s about violently dominating anyone that stands between you and what you want!”

April 22, 2015

Avengers weird B-roll Marvel

Film + TV
WATCH: This Bizarre Collection of Random Unfinished “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Footage Is Amazing

I have no idea where this came from or who the uploader is, but this collection of Avengers: Age of Ultron…

April 17, 2015

Crowd / Coachella 2015 Weekend 1 / photo by Max Sweeney. One time use only per Goldenvoice

Coachella 2015, Weekend 1: Like The Deserts Miss The Rain

Coachella opens its doors, featuring craft beer, interactive art installations, and Drake.

April 15, 2015

Veep cover header / photo by Myles Pettengill

Digital CoverFilm + TV
VEEP: Off the Record with All the President’s Men

“People said how authentic the show is…which is terrifying. I don’t disbelieve that… It’s not out of thin air; a lot of stuff is based on occurrences and people and incidents that have happened. You look at the show and you go, ‘And I live here, too?’”

April 10, 2015

Eels performing for “Eels: Royal Albert Hall”

WATCH: Eels Impart The Simple Magic of Falling in Love with Royal Albert Hall Performance of “I Like The Way This Is Going”

When we first heard about the momentous, upcoming Eels live concert film from the band’s 2014 appearance at London’s Royal…

April 10, 2015

TRue Detective season 2 teaser screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: The Only Thing Worth Fighting For: First Trailer for “True Detective” Season Two

The first look at the Los Angeles–set second season of the HBO crime gothic.

April 09, 2015

Frank Ocean Tumblr announcement header

Frank Ocean Announces New Record

Plus a companion print magazine.

April 07, 2015

Late Night with Seth Meyers . Jon Snow dinner party. Kit Harrington. Game of Thrones.

Film + TV
WATCH: Jon Snow Is The Worst Dinner Guest

“I never knew my mother, I’m a bastard… The brussels sprouts are amazing. What’s this? Pancetta?”

April 07, 2015

Tame Impala “‘Cause I’m A Man” single artwork header

LISTEN: Tame Impala Release Another Single “‘Cause I’m A Man,” Announce New Record Details

The band’s third is titled “Currents” and coming sometime this year.

April 05, 2015

Obits / credit: Alexis Fleisig

Obits Really Called It Quits on April Fool’s Day

This day really is the worst.

April 02, 2015

Helen Mirren RED trailer

Film + TV
The No-Brainer Casting Decision of This Modern Age: Let Helen Mirren Be in the Next “Fast & Furious” Film

“I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me.”

March 31, 2015

Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” / photo by Dinesh Bangara

WATCH: Run The Jewels featuring Zack de la Rocha, “Close Your Eyes (and Count To Fuck)” Video

Presented without comment.

March 26, 2015

Harper Lee “Go Set A Watchman” header

Art & Culture
More Details for Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” Released

Including the cover, official synopsis, release date, and preorder.

March 25, 2015

Algiers, “Irony. Utility. Pretext” video header

WATCH: Algiers Make Prophetical, Post-Apocalyptic Debut in “Irony. Utility. Pretext.” Video

The trio will release their self-titled debut on June 2 via Matador

March 24, 2015

Daughn Gibson / 2015 / photo by Sarah Cass

LISTEN: Daughn Gibson Releases Swift New Track “Shatter You Through,” Announces New Record

For anyone partial to the baritone brooding of Pennsylvania musician Daughn Gibson, this new one might come as a bit…

March 12, 2015

“Blurred Lines” music video

Hey Hey Hey! Jury Finds Robin Thicke and Pharrell Plagiarized Marvin Gaye On “Blurred Lines” [UPDATED]

Duo got to give it—$7.3 million—up to the Gaye estate.

March 10, 2015

Turbo Fruits music video for “Don’t Let Me Break Your Heart Again” / directed by Nick Krause

WATCH: Turbo Fruits Go Wild In Video For “Don’t Let Me Break Your Heart Again”

“Aside from being in sweaty costumes in 100 degree weather for nine hours, it was one of the most fun videos we’ve ever made.”

March 10, 2015

2015. Will Butler, “Policy” album art

Will Butler, “Policy”

In a lengthy letter of intent announcing the record, Butler called out a number of influences on “Policy” (Violent Femmes, included), but at the end of his debut’s eight tracks, there’s a startling revelation: I like this music best, baby.

March 10, 2015

Godspeed You Black Emperor promo 2010; photo by Yannick Grandmont

LISTEN: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Release Seven-Minute “Excerpt” from New Record

Track is titled “Peasantry or ‘Light Inside Of Light!,'” off of “Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress”

February 27, 2015

Under The Skin poster crop

Film + TVReviews
The Pervasive, Iconic Beauty of the Screen and Score of “Under the Skin”

Jonathan Glazer’s foreboding 2014 sci-fi masterpiece finds its emotional and intellectual equal in Mica Levi’s unnerving score.

February 19, 2015

Sleater-Kinney Bob’s Burgers

Film + TV
WATCH: Corin, Carrie, and Janet Rock Tina’s Room in Sleater-Kinney–”Bob’s Burgers” Video Crossover For “A New Wave”

Another edition of We Are All Tina Belcher.

February 19, 2015

Florence and The Machine “What Kind of Man” video screenshot

WATCH: Florence + The Machine Examine Suffering and Contentment in Video for “What Kind of Man”

“What if they are creating the disaster themselves?”

February 12, 2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer screenshot

Film + TV
Espionage, Action, and Accents: The First Trailer For Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

“For a special agent, you’re not having a very special day, are you?”

February 12, 2015

Daft Punk / DaftPunKonsole

Art & Culture
Craft Your Own Daft With This “Harder, Better, Faster” DaftPunKonsole

There’s not much to this, except all of your afternoon’s enjoyment: Someone took apart the vocal and beat samples from…

February 11, 2015

Florence + The Machine “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” screenshot

WATCH: Florence + The Machine Return in “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” Video

This morning, Florence + The Machine shared a short video for a track titled “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” on YouTube, the…

February 10, 2015

Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Ian McKellen Strives To Remember The Past in First Clip for “Mr. Holmes”

Sir Ian plays an aging Holmes in Bill Condon’s upcoming film about the detective’s final case.

February 05, 2015

John Wick header

Film + TV
Uh-Oh, Someone Set Him Off Again: There May Be a “John Wick 2” Coming

The action-packed over-the-top awesomeness of John Wick—not to mention its insane kill count—was one of 2014’s most enjoyable movie-going experiences (and a…

February 04, 2015

Other Lives / 2015 / photo by Emily Ulmer

LISTEN: Other Lives Release “Reconfiguration,” First New Music in Four Years

For the follow-up to their last record, 2011’s Tamer Animals, Other Lives made a migration—uprooting from their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Portland,…

February 03, 2015

Gorillaz, 2010, by Jamie Hewlett, courtesy Parlophone Records

Jamie Hewlett: “Yes Gorillaz Returns”

The group’s co-founder affirmed the rumors of a return on his Instagram

January 30, 2015

Game of Thrones season five Dorne

Film + TV
“Justice Has A Price”: The Trailer for “Game of Thrones” Season Five Is Here

While the wait will be a little longer for The Winds of Winter than hoped, the good news is Game of Thrones…

January 30, 2015

Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

Film + TV
WATCH: Welcome Campers!: Netflix Teases New “Wet Hot American Summer” Series

It was welcome news at the beginning of the year to learn that we’d soon be returning to Camp Firewood,…

January 28, 2015

The Decemberists / 2014 / photo by Autumn De Wilde

Staff Picks
Villainy! Murder! Melody!: The 17 Grimmest Tales from the Decemberists Catalog

While the songs of Colin Meloy and his Decemberists are epic, visual, and frequently gorgeous in nature, they also tend to be some of the most gruesome and bleak tales that your ears have ever heard.

January 23, 2015

Spirit Club “Still Life” music video screenshot

WATCH: Spirit Club (Members of Jeans Wilder, Sweet Valley, and Wavves) Releases Sensory-Overload Video for “Still Life”

Since shredding into the scene in 2008, Nathan Williams has mostly kept himself busy with the grungy, lo-fi-ish rock of Wavves, but…

January 22, 2015

All We Are / 2015 / photo by David Edwards

LISTEN: All We Are Releases Atmospheric, Space-Soaring Single “Stone”

Richard O’Flynn, Guro Gikling, and Luis Santos each call Ireland, Norway, and Brazil home, respectively, but the three musicians met…

January 22, 2015

Sleater-Kinney Broad City NPR

Film + TV
WATCH: That One Time When Broad City Interviewed Sleater-Kinney

Well, this is certainly a match made in heaven. Last week, Broad City sat down with the recently “reunited” Sleater-Kinney at The Ace…

January 21, 2015

Bjork “Vulnicura” header

Björk’s New Record “Vulnicura” Is Out Now

OK, so even sooner than we thought. Björk has just suprise-released her new record Vulnicura on iTunes, a couple of months…

January 20, 2015

Lord Huron, “Strange Trails” album trailer

Lord Huron Teases New Album, “Strange Trails”

The imagination and music of Ben Schneider knows no boundaries. For his last album as Lord Huron, 2012’s Lonesome Dreams, Schneider…

January 20, 2015

2015. Viet Cong, “Viet Cong” album art

Viet Cong, “Viet Cong”

Born from the tragic (and too, too soon) end of Calgary band Women with the death of guitarist Chris Reimer in 2012, Viet Cong’s self-titled debut continues an inescapable, momentous legacy.

January 19, 2015

Run The Jewels / The Regent Theater in Los Angeles / credit: Max Sweeney

LIVE: Run The Jewels Reign at The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles (1/14/2015)

With support from buzzed-about UK trio Until The Ribbon Breaks

January 16, 2015

Cheryl Kro

LISTEN: FIDLAR’s Sheryl Crow Cover Gives New Meaning To “If It Makes You Happy”

After a much-deserved break from the whirlwind release of their 2013 debut record, Los Angeles’s favorite rowdy, hearts-of-gold punk dudes FIDLAR…

January 16, 2015

Eels live at Royal Albert Hall trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: The Trailer for Eels’ Live At Royal Albert Hall Performance Promises Big Pipe-Dream Wish Fulfillment

Throughout 2014, Mark Oliver Everett and Eels were on a massive tour in support of the project’s eleventh studio record, The…

January 16, 2015

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park / photo by Mike Murphy / CC BY-SA 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Art & Culture
After Nineteen Days, Two Rock Climbers Are The First To Free-Climb El Cap’s Dawn Wall

A historic mountain climb that began two days after Christmas finished at 3:00 p.m. PST yesterday afternoon as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin…

January 15, 2015

Caribou / 2014 / photo by Thomas Neukum

Caribou’s Dan Snaith Just Put Together A Thousand-Song-Long YouTube Playlist

There’s no doubt about it: Caribou had a great 2014 and, coming off of such an epic year with the release of the…

January 14, 2015

Angel City / Flight School header / photo by Max Sweeney

Art & Culture
Flight School: Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles

Brewmaster Layton Cutler takes us through a flight of five of the many success stories of Angel City Brewery, including a few of their flagships as well as two limited-edition experiments, discusses the history of beer-making, and explains a how an IPA gets its bite.

January 13, 2015

House of Cards season 3 trailer

Film + TV
Hail to the Chief: “House of Cards” Season Three Trailer Reveals the Highest Stakes Yet

When we last left Frank Underwood, the master manipulator had risen possibly further than even he had anticipated—and now we…

January 12, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell album trailer screenshot

Sufjan Stevens Announces New Record, “Carrie & Lowell,” Releases Album Trailer

Stevens’s seventh studio album will be released March 31 on Asthmatic Kitty

January 12, 2015

Talking Heads 1980 live performance

WATCH: This Full, Never-Before-Seen Talking Heads Show from 1980 Is Incredible

OK, this is rather amazing. Behold: Talking Heads live. Nope, sorry, no Coachella reunion this year (best let some things go,…

January 09, 2015

Duplass Brothers play the HBO credits

Film + TV
WATCH: The Duplass Brothers Slay The Classic “HBO Feature Presentation” Theme

Further proof the Duplass brothers can do no wrong: musical duo! For a silly Friday treat, the writing-directing duo riffed…

January 09, 2015

Jose Gonzalez performs TLC’s “Waterfalls on Swedish TV

WATCH: José González Covers TLC’s “Waterfalls” on Swedish TV

Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.

January 09, 2015

Aphex Twin header

Aphex Twin Announces New EP, “Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2”

Richard D. James apparently isn’t done with us quite yet. Coming right on the heel’s of last year’s Grammy-nominated Syro,…

January 09, 2015

Maps to the Stars trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” Looks Delightfully, Frightfully Unhinged

David Cronenberg‘s career has evolved with such precise method over the decades, it’s easy to submit oneself willingly to the…

January 08, 2015

Ant-Man teaser trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: The First Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Introduces the Relationship Between Lang and Pym

The long-drawn-out drama on the production set of Marvel‘s Ant-Man was an industry water-cooler staple last year. The passion project of…

January 07, 2015

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night / The Girl puts on eyeliner.

Film + TV
Ana Lily Amirpour Details Follow-up to Iranian Vampire Western Debut, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”

The writer-director’s second film will be “a post-apocalyptic cannibal love story set in a Texas wasteland.”

January 07, 2015

Porcupine in a cage

This New Replacements Song Is A Half-Hour Jazz Improv Jam

The Replacements have kinda-sorta released new material here and there in the lead-up to and following their official reunion in…

December 22, 2014

The Interview teaser poster

Film + TV
Sony Pulls “The Interview” Amidst Terrorism Threats from the “Guardians of Peace” Hackers [UPDATE]

In a surprising turn of events, Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the Seth Rogen–James Franco goofball comedy The Interview, as…

December 18, 2014

Screenshot from Purity Ring’s “Push Pull”

LISTEN: Purity Ring Releases New, Pulse-Laden Single, “Push Pull”

Corin Roddick and Megan James made a memorable mark in 2012 with their debut Shrines, a jewel of a 4AD pop record—shimmering…

December 04, 2014
Film + TV
WATCH: These Are the Droids We’ve Been Waiting For: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Teaser

Who needs coffee when you’ve got fandom? As promised, the official teaser for the J. J. Abrams–helmed Star Wars Episode VII…

November 28, 2014

Killer Mike in St. Louis

WATCH: Killer Mike Delivers Impassioned Speech on Michael Brown and Ferguson from St. Louis

“I knew it was coming… I knew it wasn’t going to be a good day. I have a twenty-year-old son and a twelve-year-old son and I am so afraid for them.”

November 25, 2014

Will Butler / 2014 / self-portrait

LISTEN: Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Debuts First Raucous, Spirited Single, “Take My Side”

Will Butler, younger brother of Win, was recognized most in the earlier days of Arcade Fire as wearing a helmet, drumming…

November 24, 2014

Screenshot from Run The Jewels’ “Blockbuster Night Part 1” music video

WATCH: Killer Mike and El-P Take the Graveyard Shift in Uncensored “Blockbuster Night Part 1” Video

Music can save your life, but Run the Jewels probably won’t.

November 21, 2014

Screenshot from The Cut

Art & Culture
WATCH: Three Sweet Old Ladies Get Stoned For The First Time (Kinda NSFW)

What do you get when you combine Doritos, your grandma, Cards Against Humanity, and Washington State’s new recreational marijuana legalization?…

November 20, 2014

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark header

Art & CultureFilm + TV
Someone Is Adapting “Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark” to the Big Screen

Because we’ve definitely needed more nightmares in our lives.

November 18, 2014

Screenshot from Benedict Cumberbatch interview on MTV After Hours

Film + TV
WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Pitches “The Imitation Game” With Eleven Celebrity Impressions

The Internet recently had to break things off from its dream boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch since he decided to settle down IRL…

November 13, 2014

Screenshot from “Why” by Les Sins

WATCH: Les Sins’ VFXed, Color-Saturated Dance Video for “Why (featuring Nate Salman)”

Michael, Chaz Bundick’s full-length debut as his dancier, good-groovin’ project Les Sins, was released this week—and it’s a glorious and awesome…

November 12, 2014

Jib Kidder / 2014 / photo by Aaron Stern

LISTEN: Jib Kidder Releases A Jammy, Spectral Single, “Dozens”

Off of his upcoming Weird World debut, Teaspoon to the Ocean, out January 27.

November 07, 2014

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper illustration / credit: Hugo Oliveria

LISTEN: Panda Bear Drops First Track From Upcoming “Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper,” Plus A Surprise EP [UPDATED]

Noah Lennox has been busy over on his Tumblr recently, revealing the above illustration and dropping the super disorienting video below. If…

October 22, 2014

Glowy Zoey 2.0 / Youtube user Visual Burrito

Art & Culture
Coolest Dad Ever Does It Again for Glowy Zoey 2.0

In case you don’t remember the pure joy from last year, YouTube user (and official Cool Dad) Visual Burrito is at…

October 21, 2014

Screenshot from Los Angeles Police Department’s “Enough Is Enough” video

WATCH: Ryan Pollie Hangs Around In The Sun For Los Angeles Police Department’s “Enough Is Enough” Video

Ryan Pollie has quietly put out one of the best debuts of 2014, and now his project Los Angeles Police…

October 21, 2014

In the Heart of the Sea teaser trailer screenshot

Film + TV
They’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: First Teaser for Ron Howard’s “In The Heart of the Sea”

Sharks, sure. But are you scared of whales? Get ready to be scared of whales. The first teaser for Ron Howard’s…

October 16, 2014
Film + TV
Behold: The First Poster for “Jurassic World”

“The park is open.”

October 15, 2014

Twitter image from NASA / cred: https://twitter.com/NASA/status/520288567520530433

Art & CultureStaff Picks
Are You Following NASA On Twitter? Here’s A Few Reasons Why You Should Be Following NASA On Twitter

Of course, Twitter is a complicated place. It’s an interesting/frustrating mix of Normals, celebrities, companies, brands, pets, and fake things that…

October 10, 2014

Ghostbusters logo

Film + TV
“It’s Official”: Paul Feig Will Be Making, Writing “Ghostbusters 3”

Break out the proton packs. Paul Feig has finally settled some very long-suffering rumors: Yes, Ghostbusters 3 is happening. Yes, he’s making and…

October 08, 2014

Death From Above 1979 header / 2014 / photo by Pamela Littky

Digital Cover
Surviving the Fall: The Resurrection of Death From Above 1979

After one unforgettable debut record, an acrimonious breakup, five years of silence, an exalted reunion, and their first new record in a decade…Death comes back to life.

October 08, 2014

2014. alt-j album artwork

alt-J, “This Is All Yours”

alt-J’s follow-up to their 2012 Mercury Prize–winning An Awesome Wave is…well, not so awesome.

September 22, 2014

Aphex Twin, Syro Cover, 2014

Aphex Twin, Syro

For Aphex Twin to surface now, precisely thirteen years since the last record (Drukqs in 2001), is a frankly startling reminder of how far and deep the influence of Richard D. James runs.

September 19, 2014
Death From Above 1979, “The Physical World”

The Physical World, the band’s second long-player, comes ten years after their debut, eight years after their break-up, and four years into their second wave.

September 09, 2014

From left to right: Hannah Murray as Cassie, Olly Alexander as James and Emily Browning as Eve in Stuart Murdoch’s…

Film + TV
Under The Influence: Stuart Murdoch and “God Help The Girl”

The Belle and Sebastian frontman, and first-time director, discusses the inspirations behind his emotionally fraught and musically bright debut feature film.

September 08, 2014

2014 screenshot of Dock Ellis documentary trailer

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: “No No: A Dockumentary,” an Account of the Incredible, Electric Life of Pitcher Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis remains one of the most fascinating figures in baseball’s history. Outspoken and undeniably talented, Ellis commanded audiences both…

September 05, 2014

Wand, “Ganglion Reef” cover, 2014.

Wand, “Ganglion Reef”

The Los Angeles four-piece has ties to Ty Segall, which should be all the recommendation you need to check this out.

August 26, 2014