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The Naked And Famous – The Warfield Theater – 4-21-12

The Naked And Famous – The Warfield Theater – 4-21-12

Maybe it was the eight to ten hours of day-drinking I had done prior to seeing The Naked And Famous; champagne, tiki drinks, cheap beer and hard liquor – in that order, or maybe it was just the confetti, but seeing The Naked And Famous has me feeling like waxing...

By Delicious
Tape Wyrm XXII: New Black Metal

Tape Wyrm XXII: New Black Metal

This title will never be “The New Black.” At one point I relegated my black metal experiences to the dead of winter. I can still remember days when my roommate and I would both have off of work due to the treacherous winter conditions. As mandated by some strange agreement,...

By Kaptain Carbon
Video: Of Montreal – “Spiteful Intervention”

Video: Of Montreal – “Spiteful Intervention”

Hey Ryan, is Of Montreal’s latest video for their song “Spiteful Intervention” all weird and trippy and shit? Does dead-Elvis give toothy head? From their latest album Paralytic Stalks, the video for “Spiteful Intervention” is directed by Jesse...

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Video: Perfume Genius – “Dark Parts”

Video: Perfume Genius – “Dark Parts”

I feel like I’ve been seeing Perfume Genius pop up all over the place over the last few weeks – so when I saw a new video released, I had to share. Check out the second video from Perfume Genius’ Put Your Back N 2 It “Dark Parts”. Winston H....

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Record Store Day As Told By An Excited Hobbyist. 

Record Store Day As Told By An Excited Hobbyist. 

Some nights I wonder if Charles will ever return and whether or not he will be wielding his peacemaker and dusty hat. I told him not to challenge the spirits of the west but he was always a stubborn sonovabitch. I feared for his life but now I fear for...

By Kaptain Carbon
Video: Foster The People – “Houdini” + Tour Dates

Video: Foster The People – “Houdini” + Tour Dates

Get More: Foster the People, Houdini, Music, More Music Videos Check out the very Chromeo-ish video for “Houdini” by the 4X Platinum(!) Foster The People. Directed by the same guy, Daniels, who yes, directed some I guess we’ll call them “iconic” Chromeo videos. Tour Dates: 5/12 Carson, CA 5/25 San...

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Ceremony – Zoo

Ceremony – Zoo

What the fuck, Ceremony? Seriously. Why the fuck do you keep doing this to me? I hear Still Nothing Moves You and I fucking love it. It sounded like a goddamn breath of artful bitterness long ignored in the calloused assholes of hardcore (though I’m told Violence Violence is even...

By Charles
Beach House – Bloom

Beach House – Bloom

In 2010, Beach House took over my life. I know this happens a lot with me but bear with me. Teen Dream‘s accomplishment represented a pinnacle of merit which was preceded by two albums of increasing quality. The production and mixing on Teen Dream by Chris Coady allowed the band...

By Kaptain Carbon
Wreck and Reference – No Youth

Wreck and Reference – No Youth

This is my first night alone in months, it seems, and I’m spending it listening to Wreck and Reference. I’m not sure what that says about me. The dogs don’t either. Three tracks in, during the wretched maelstrom that ends “The Solstitial,” my littlest lupine queen, Nancy, just up and...

By Charles
Best Show THIS Weekend: The Naked and Famous – San Francisco

Best Show THIS Weekend: The Naked and Famous – San Francisco

It might not be a big deal to the rest of the country, but 80-degrees in San Francisco causes mania; actual, literal mania. And The Naked and Famous could not have landed on a better weekend to play The Warfield Theater in the city that welcomes the weird and awesome....

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Chromatics – Kill for Love

Chromatics – Kill for Love

Chromatics’ Kill for Love opens with a cover of Neil Young’s “Into the Black.” Originally conceived as a benediction to a fading career, Young’s song has been quoted and used in the wrong context for decades. The Chromatics’ cover puts the listener in an odd place. Why would a band...

By Kaptain Carbon
Video: The Shins – “The Rifle’s Spiral”

Video: The Shins – “The Rifle’s Spiral”

The Shins: The Rifle’s Spiral on Nowness.com. Hey, it’s The Shins. We all kinda liked that new song, and not just because Charles said he liked it. Admittedly, I hadn’t really given it a chance to that point, but shoot, it seems like people are getting pretty excited about this...

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