Electronic – Experimental

Father Murphy – Croce (in pictures)

Father Murphy – Croce (in pictures)

Author’s Note: It’s been a long, long while since I’ve ridden the train after midnight, sober and sucking the gallows up like so many incidental afterthoughts of contrast and color-bled loathing, stumbling and lit up or curled in like a clown prince browning out atop a faerie queen spent on...

Review by Charles
Mount Eerie – Sauna (in pictures)

Mount Eerie – Sauna (in pictures)

Author’s Note: I spent a lot of time at Honey Hill over the last four years. It was a home away from this rusted city where I could eat well, drink better and feel the earth under my feet. It’s where I learned the pleasures of Busch Light, the fragile...

Review by Charles
World’s End Girlfriend – Girls/Boys Song

World’s End Girlfriend – Girls/Boys Song

Chaotic pachinko machine Hell sprouts startling Stravinsky pizzicato. Cheap tinkling casino slots drown in vats of Chopin. Sound brilliant? Clichéd? Either way it’s engaging us, it’s sticking melodic tendrils into our nostrils and pulling us closer with a sexy/disgruntled wink. So begins World’s End Girlfriend’s electronic meditation on youth, nostalgia,...

Review by T. E. Nolan
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...

Review by Charles
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...

Review by Charles
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....

Review by Charles
Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

I used to be a savage sort of sentimentalist, ascribing value and merit to everyone and most everything that passed through my life with such a desperate need for history that I soon found myself overwhelmed by objects and individuals to which I had ascribed some profound, personal significance and...

Review by Charles
B L A C K I E – Imagine Your Self in a Free and Natural World

B L A C K I E – Imagine Your Self in a Free and Natural World

Imagine Your Self in a Free and Natural World is a hard, hard, HARD fucking thing to endure and I tell you that as a man who has championed B L A C K I E’s terrifyingly uncompromised and wildly elliptical art damage since we were first introduced back in...

Review by Charles