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LISTEN! to the Delectable American Melodrama of Frog Eyes’ “Joe with the Jam”

LISTEN! to the Delectable American Melodrama of Frog Eyes’ “Joe with the Jam”

I wouldn’t know who Douglas Sirk was if it weren’t for John Water’s relentlessly reverent homages and I wouldn’t know who Frog Eyes is if it weren’t for…well, to be perfectly frank, I don’t really know who Frog Eyes is despite their decade plus commitment to idiosyncratic desperation. I know...

WATCH! Saul Williams Burn Resolute, Revolutionary in “Burundi”

WATCH! Saul Williams Burn Resolute, Revolutionary in “Burundi”

In lieu of pithy, personal commentary regarding Saul Williams and his jarring new clip for “Burundi,” we have instead chosen to include the following statement (taken from the Martyr Loser King site) which Mr. Williams had initially offered to accompany the video’s debut on Vice: Here’s “Burundi”:...

WATCH! Bully Rock the Bolts Off a Rotor Ride in “Trying”

WATCH! Bully Rock the Bolts Off a Rotor Ride in “Trying”

Oh, man. I remember this one summer in Maine, my girlfriend’s little brother convinced her and and I to get on a rotor ride at some dumpster fire of an amusement park by the shore. They called it the GRAVITRON! and it was pretty much totally terrifying (though not near...

WATCH! The Geometric Unraveling of the Third Eye in Black Wing’s “My Body Betrayed Me”

WATCH! The Geometric Unraveling of the Third Eye in Black Wing’s “My Body Betrayed Me”

Dan Barrett is Dan Barrett is Dan Barrett is Dan Barrett and there are a whole lot of rabid little bedroom lunatics (like me) who hear the name and quiver with anticipation at whatever’s coming next from the elusive Connecticutian. Once a hardcore heathen, he then became half of the...

LISTEN! to Mutoid Man Get All Maximum Rock and Roll on “Reptilian Soul”

LISTEN! to Mutoid Man Get All Maximum Rock and Roll on “Reptilian Soul”

What? You wanted something clever? Fuck that noise. This is Mutoid Man and Mutoid Man come from the hardest of the hardcore freak out frenetics where they all but defined and constantly redefined a dozen brain-puzzling subgenres and, yeah, you can hear that teeth-cracking talent screaming from every bar of...

LISTEN! to the Unbroken Heart Span of Eskimeaux’s “Sparrow”

LISTEN! to the Unbroken Heart Span of Eskimeaux’s “Sparrow”

This is nice, man. Really, really nice. We don’t really get to have a lot of nice things these days because we are pretty much preternaturally predisposed to ruin everything we touch like we were raised in some sorta anti-Midal farmhouse which we TOTALLY weren’t but that’s beside the point...

WATCH! Ceremony Evoke a Berryman Dream in “Your Life in France”

WATCH! Ceremony Evoke a Berryman Dream in “Your Life in France”

“There was that night that we thought John Berryman could fly / But he didn’t, so he died / She said ‘You’re pretty good with words, but words won’t save your life’ / And they didn’t, so he died” and yeah it’s crude to start a post on Ceremony quoting...

WATCH! the Druggy Buggy Bended Twitch of Bichkraft’s “A4”

WATCH! the Druggy Buggy Bended Twitch of Bichkraft’s “A4”

So, the best part about the first time I did acid was when I made a bunch of dudes stand around a shitty boombox and listen to “War Ensemble” for either an hour or ten minutes or whatever until I was done. The worst part was when it was 7am...

LISTEN! to the Big, Bad Love Pop of Linden’s “Rest and Be Thankful”

LISTEN! to the Big, Bad Love Pop of Linden’s “Rest and Be Thankful”

You know that this shitty, gray city day needs? Scotland. From mother’s finest malts to the new swollen son of pop, _LINDEN and his righteously tilted slow dance soul jam, “Rest and Be Thankful.” It’s the title track off his (he being Joe McAlinden of too many acts to type...

WATCH! Lightning Bolt Animate Unholy Chaos in “The Metal East”

WATCH! Lightning Bolt Animate Unholy Chaos in “The Metal East”

I had been down on Lightning Bolt through their last couple of releases as they treaded further and further away from the anarchic hopespring that made them one of the greatest goddamn bands on the planet into the murky, churning depths of a band overspent if not broken but then...

Lineup Announced for 8th Annual Roots Picnic, Party Assured

Lineup Announced for 8th Annual Roots Picnic, Party Assured

You know, I’ve never been to The Roots Picnic. Dunno why. Prolly something about finding a dog walker or being broke and hating fun of all shapes and sizes but this year, I’m hard pressed to find a legitimate excuse because the boys in the band just announced the lineup...

WATCH! Two Gallants Animated, Empowering Skulls in “Incidental”

WATCH! Two Gallants Animated, Empowering Skulls in “Incidental”

How the hell do I keep forgetting to listen to Two Gallants ALL THE TIME?!?! Seriously. I’d dismissed them for years then was floored by their show at Baby’s a few weeks ago, and so vowed to get all up in the TG kick if it’s the last thing I...