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Tape Wyrm XLII: The Exquisite Death of Post Metal

Tape Wyrm XLII: The Exquisite Death of Post Metal

Atmospheric Sludge / Post Metal (1999-2002) I wanted to do a post metal article for a while. I also wanted to really find out what atmospheric sludge was and if it differed from post metal. Post metal, quite simply, is the combination of heavy metal and post rock. If you...

By Kaptain Carbon
Texas Is the Reason – Last Show @ The Fonda – 3.30.13

Texas Is the Reason – Last Show @ The Fonda – 3.30.13

Texas is the Reason Photos by: Ben...

By Big Ben
Desert Daze 2013 Artist Spotlight: Death Hymn Number 9

Desert Daze 2013 Artist Spotlight: Death Hymn Number 9

With a bayou backstory ripe with gory tales of unkept rest stops, Motown backs and unkind death before moving to Los Angeles to shuck and jive their rock n rattle rage with the rest of the nation’s zombies, Death Hymn Number 9 might seem a strange way to start talking...

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Wolf Eyes – No Answer: Lower Floors

Wolf Eyes – No Answer: Lower Floors

It’s Friday night, 8pm and I’m listening to Wolf Eyes. This is a bad thing. If history is any indication, by 9 o’clock, I will be chugging sweet vermouth and translating my sins into their native Enochian. By 10, I’ll have moved on to huffing gasoline. By 11 I will...

By Charles
Two Door Cinema Club / Robert DeLong @ The Palladium Ballroom – 4.11.13

Two Door Cinema Club / Robert DeLong @ The Palladium Ballroom – 4.11.13

Photos by Sean Berry // seanberryphotography.com Robert DeLong Two Door Cinema...

By Sean Berry
Outside Lands Announces 2013 Lineup!

Outside Lands Announces 2013 Lineup!

Holy Moly everyone, Here it is. Outside Lands in sunny sunny San Francisco which just looks like a few days of extravagant gluttony, hip art, and a high profile “this cant be real” music schedule. Please let Paul McCartney and Nine Inch Nails do an encore with each other. Please....

By PPM News
Red Hare Announce “Nites of Midnite,” Schedule East Coast Tour

Red Hare Announce “Nites of Midnite,” Schedule East Coast Tour

There a comes a time in a young man’s life when he stops playing in a “members of” band and settles into being something like a veteran. That time is Red Hare. Featuring three parts Swiz (Jason Farrell, Shawn Brown, and Dave Eight) and one part Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety,...

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M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese – Oblivion OST

M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese – Oblivion OST

If I remember anything from listening to Daft Punk’s score for Tron: Legacy it’s that making music for a film is different than making music for an album. There are certain responsibilities for a score to become a part of a greater structure and take secondary role, accenting the emotional...

By Kaptain Carbon
WIN! “The Place Beyond The Pines” Prize Package

WIN! “The Place Beyond The Pines” Prize Package

I want you to take a moment, this morning, to just close your eyes think about Ryan Gosling. It’s good, right? Now think about him shirtless and covered in prison tattoos. Now think about him riding a motorcycle all fast and hard and high-wired. Now think about him in a...

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Dealer’s Choice – Chalk Talk / Yukari / CIVIL CIVIC

Dealer’s Choice – Chalk Talk / Yukari / CIVIL CIVIC

It seems a slow week here in the PPM offices. Charles is still curled in a ball mumbling something about a mythical sheet of chicharrones. Ben is off breaking hearts at the pony show. Lemon’s busy chasing the shadows of J Hope Wayne’s incredibly iridescent love children (to which, I...

By eds.
Coma Cinema Announce New Album, Stream “Satan Made a Mansion”

Coma Cinema Announce New Album, Stream “Satan Made a Mansion”

Coma Cinema is the nom de guerre of South Carolina native Mat Cothran (who also wages somber sin as the awesomely named Elvis Depressedly) and is one hell of a bed pop bummer. That, of course, is why we love him (them?) and are pleased as our Adderalled brains will...

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Silkworm’s Libertine to See Deluxe Reissue via Comedy Minus One

Silkworm’s Libertine to See Deluxe Reissue via Comedy Minus One

Oh, man. I love Silkworm and so, evidently, do the good people at Comedy Minus One (you might remember them from their stellar Edsel reissues last year) who are gearing up to rerelease (in an expanded, remastered edition) the band’s seminal effort, Libertine. Who is Silkworm you ask and why...

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