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Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

I know nothing of this band and what they are about. Alright, that is not true. But I always feel that I need to know more of their extensive catalog. Swans always makes me self conscious. Swans makes me feel like everything I listened to up until that point has...

By Kaptain Carbon
Video: Mogwai – “How To Be A Werewolf”

Video: Mogwai – “How To Be A Werewolf”

Mogwai “How to Be a Werewolf” (in Thirty Century Man) from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo. I get sick of people complaining how they don’t play videos anymore on MTV. It’s like, of course they don’t you fuckwad, anyone can watch any video they want at any time. You really...

By PPM News
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Fucking Kanye. America loves on you so hard. It’s so fucking obvious and pathetic. Oh, there are those who say they hate you sooo much for what you did to that poor, poor, ridiculously famous, stupidly rich and hateably cute blonde girl. There are those who quote stupid South Park...

By Delicious
New Gorillaz Album For X-Mas? For Free?…!

New Gorillaz Album For X-Mas? For Free?…!

From the Gorillaz official website http://gorillaz.com: “Tis the season to be Mary… Blah, blah, Bah Humbug, blah….! Insert your own jovial Xmas bull***t here.” Anyways, free Gorillaz album – done entirely on the iPad of Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn. So the album should be technically functional, aesthetically pleasing and extremely...

By PPM News
The Max Levine Ensemble – Them Steadily Depressing, Low Down Mind Messing, Post Modern Recession Blues

The Max Levine Ensemble – Them Steadily Depressing, Low Down Mind Messing, Post Modern Recession Blues

Every year or so, I hear a band that completely changes a genre for me. When I first heard the Max Levine Ensemble’s 2008 LP Ok, Smartypants I wasn’t really impressed. But then it grew on me. A lot. It’s now definitely one of my favorite albums of all time....

By Jesser
Flying Lotus – Pattern + Grid World EP

Flying Lotus – Pattern + Grid World EP

Los Angeles’ Steven Ellison is fast becoming the most important name in current electronic music. Jazz, chiptune, electro, breakbeat- no genre is untouchable for Ellison. What also seems to be defining Ellison at the moment is his sheer workmanship; Pattern +Grid World reaches us only months after Cosmogramma, his most...

By Lemon
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding

Superchunk – Majesty Shredding

The best thing about Superchunk is that, as we seem to grow older every goddamn day, their songs still sound the same. They’re like fucking AC/DC. Sure there’ll be derivations. They’ll have backup singers and keys. They’ll play a little slower than they did in the 90’s but mid-tempo tracks...

By Charles
Optimus Gryme – Eclipse LP

Optimus Gryme – Eclipse LP

Optimus Gryme is a ridiculous name. I do not know if it is better or worse than “Optimus Rhyme;” the Seattle based Transformers themed rap group. I am even confused whether or not Optimus Grime is a different artist or if the same producer shares two spellings of his name....

By Kaptain Carbon
No Age – Everything In Between

No Age – Everything In Between

Far too often, punk rock music is ironically confined to a very narrow sound. For a genre which claims stark individualism and independence as its main tenants, this is unacceptable. No Age is the refreshing exception to the rule, providing punk rock with experimentation that’s as counter-mainstream as any safety...

By Jesser
Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

Lucky Shiner, the debut album from UK based beatmaker Gold Panda, is effectively the  culmination of over a years worth of hype and blog buzz. The releases of Miyamae EP and Quitters Raga in 2009 were met almost universally with frenzied hysteria. Who was Gold Panda? When was the full...

By Lemon
SXSW 2011 – More official bands announced – up to date 12-1

SXSW 2011 – More official bands announced – up to date 12-1

SXSW may still be 4 months away but the lineup is already coming together. 2 rounds of band announcements, about 200 bands, and since there were around 1700 official acts last year we’re sure plenty more is to come. Stay tuned to Pinpoint for all the latest with SXSW 2011...

By PPM News
AIDS Wolf – March to the Sea

AIDS Wolf – March to the Sea

I hate myself. I must hate myself or I wouldn’t be listening to AIDS Wolf. I mean, I had a perfectly lovely day. Sure it rained. Sure I had to fake so many parts because I am trying to get a job in the most decrepit industry second only to...

By Charles