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Dealer’s Choice – Hot Nerds / Same-Sex Dictator / Nora and the Janitors

Dealer’s Choice – Hot Nerds / Same-Sex Dictator / Nora and the Janitors

I was gonna give a little spiel here about ugly pretty and all the wonder to be found in the base assessments of the human condition as co-opted and redefined as tiny daggers etching your great (if not grave) fortune in glass before a merry cloth of minstrels and all...

By eds.
LISTEN! to the Weirdo End Time Heartache of Jimmy Whispers’ “(Summer in Pain)”

LISTEN! to the Weirdo End Time Heartache of Jimmy Whispers’ “(Summer in Pain)”

So Jimmy Whispers, huh? Okay. Good name. A little porny in a Hubert Selby Jr. dream of Brooklyn’s once violently beautiful decay kinda way but this kid’s from Chicago and is a shad shaggier in his honeydew blonde than The Queen of the Bennies but I can’t and won’t hold...

By PPM News
Choke Up – Black Coffee, Bad Habits

Choke Up – Black Coffee, Bad Habits

Really? Black Coffee, Bad Habits is a debut album? This record is hard-hitting, polished, and really damn good from start to finish and much more than I would’ve expected from a band’s first full-length but it’s true. Black Coffee, Bad Habits is, in fact, Choke Up’s debut LP. Choke Up...

By Carlos Zerzan
WATCH! Beech Creeps Watch the Watchers Watching, Wasted in “Sun of Sud”

WATCH! Beech Creeps Watch the Watchers Watching, Wasted in “Sun of Sud”

The Brooklyn boys used to yell “BALLS DEEP!” when the night had taken a turn in which no fucks could ever possibly be given and the beer swirled and the speed furled and sometimes eyebrows were shaved, hissing cockroaches eaten and half-naked strangers or rollercoasters, you know? That was a...

By PPM News
Decades / Failures – G00DBY3

Decades / Failures – G00DBY3

You know, I talk about drugs a lot but I rarely, if ever, do them because I can’t, man. I just can’t. There was this fantastic little window, somewhere between my first lay and my last dilation, when I prolly could’ve pinned up like an hero if I’d wanted or...

By Charles
WATCH! Girlpool Get Fuzzy, Stay Charmed in “Chinatown”

WATCH! Girlpool Get Fuzzy, Stay Charmed in “Chinatown”

I’m not gonna lie. I’ve heard a ton of great things about Girlpool but I’ve been crazy reluctant to fall in for the girl/girl gentle strumming dream din harmony because…well, that’s really not my thing, sonically and whenever it threatens to be it comes tied in toe with a whole...

By PPM News
Dealer’s Choice – Paper Gates / Paul Vickers and the Leg / Guero

Dealer’s Choice – Paper Gates / Paul Vickers and the Leg / Guero

Half the office called in sick today. The other half is lost in a haze of half-sleep twitches and quarter-heart murmurings about the new TV suicide session and how “back in the day” or whatever, whatever, whatever. Amen. I have no idea why. There were no benders scheduled last night...

By eds.
LISTEN! to OK Go Raze the Geek Flag on “You’re a F**king Nerd and No One Likes You”

LISTEN! to OK Go Raze the Geek Flag on “You’re a F**king Nerd and No One Likes You”

Man, I don’t have a single goddamn clever thing to say about OK Go‘s new next BEST SONG EVER! “You’re a Fucking Nerd and No One Likes You” because it might just better than “Teenage Dirtbag” (but only by a bong rip) so you should probably just know it’s from...

By PPM News
Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (in pictures)

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (in pictures)

Ed. Note: The premise of this post is actually pretty simple. We gave Charles a copy of Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper and asked him to go spend a day out in the world with it. We asked him to take pictures along the way, soaking the sounds in...

By Charles
WATCH! Hey Rosetta! Warm to the Glory in “What Arrows”

WATCH! Hey Rosetta! Warm to the Glory in “What Arrows”

This evening deserves its paces, doesn’t it? Slow steady ascents to some peaceful decree between sleep and the comfort delusion. Enter Hey Rosetta! whose name’s been buzzing about our ill-lit offices, recently as some quiet Canadian grace come to save us from Charly’s new penchant for underground Parisian noise labels...

By PPM News
WATCH! The Hate My Day Jobs Go Full Bacchus in “Double Vision”

WATCH! The Hate My Day Jobs Go Full Bacchus in “Double Vision”

Man, ALIVE! it’s been so long since I’ve had the sweat-dripped rock and roll spasmodic sunshine lay its incensed grace over me, I’d almost forgot what it is to be human, let alone a man of the PARTY PEOPLE PARTY! that I know in my hungriest of hearts that I...

By PPM News
Death Grips – Fashion Week

Death Grips – Fashion Week

Dear Death Grips, I wish I could quit you. I wish I could stand by my promise to not give one (let alone two, as we once discussed) flying fuck about what you say or do or don’t say and continue to undo but I can’t, goddamnit. I just can’t....

By Charles