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WATCH! the Dark Charm of a Double Life in Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s “As Always”

WATCH! the Dark Charm of a Double Life in Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s “As Always”

Was that a spoiler? Grow up. It’s a music video for fuck’s sake. It’s a good one too. One of those condensed cinematic narratives complete with boobs and explosions writ large on the callous palette of self-destruction and regret. Less Michael Bay than P.T. Anderson on a less hateful Bukowski...

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WATCH! Signor Benedick The Moor Get Meta, Goth Talk and Bach in “h8 everybody [enter the black prince]”

WATCH! Signor Benedick The Moor Get Meta, Goth Talk and Bach in “h8 everybody [enter the black prince]”

Or really, just watch some dude loom over a laptop featuring a shirtless, version of said dude (Sgr. Benedick, to be sure) getting all giddy with the spin of self-loathing. So, no, it’s not the best video to ever come out of a polymath’s bedroom recently but the hook and...

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Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

There was this wigged-out redhead named Vicki (why not?) we used to hang out with sometimes. I can’t remember whose friend she was but she had terrible skin, an inverted lisp and a scotch-taped picture of “her boyfriend, Lint” she used to take out of her wallet and kiss. She...

By Charles
Dealer’s Choice – Ghost Gum / Boys in Stilletos / Wild Books

Dealer’s Choice – Ghost Gum / Boys in Stilletos / Wild Books

I don’t feel good, but I’ve sure felt worse so I’m going to go ahead and count this morning as a kind of win because there ain’t a damn person in the world interested or awake enough to stop me which – I guess – could be construed as some...

By eds.
WATCH! NONONO Make the Whistle Go POP! with “Pumpin Blood” Live at the Echo

WATCH! NONONO Make the Whistle Go POP! with “Pumpin Blood” Live at the Echo

How long has it been since our last Swedish crush? Years it seems. GODDAMN YEARS! And that’s too long for any self-respecting batch of vinyl hooligans to go without dancing, dumb and dreadfully delighted to the hopeful whirs, bleeps and kindly bellows traced back to the international treasure that was...

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Kishi Bashi – Lighght

Kishi Bashi – Lighght

Kishi Bashi. Do you know? I got lucky because I saw him a few years ago opening for Sondre Lerche. Not really knowing anything about Kishi Bashi, I went right to the front while he played and saw him do his one-man-band thing. It was mesmerizing. I should clarify that...

By McHank
LISTEN! to the Somnambulistic Cinema of Craft Spells “Komorebi”

LISTEN! to the Somnambulistic Cinema of Craft Spells “Komorebi”

It’s a dreary AM here in the big, duh city. Rain is falling. Dreams are calling. But there’s nothing a man can do to oblige on account of duty, dollars and dimes. So go the ranks, I suppose. Thank GAWD! then for the easy passage provided by Craft Spells‘ new...

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WATCH! the Aching, Beautiful End of String in James’ “Moving On”

WATCH! the Aching, Beautiful End of String in James’ “Moving On”

Though I did not cry while watching James‘ new video for “Moving On” (created by the renowned writer/director/animator Ainslie Henderson) I came close. Very, very close. About as close as I did the other day when I made the mistake of watching the video of an old man, dying find...

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WATCH! the Retrofuturist Boombox Green Screen Dream of Black Bananas’ “Physical Emotions”

WATCH! the Retrofuturist Boombox Green Screen Dream of Black Bananas’ “Physical Emotions”

My hands are blistered or I would be clapping. My ankle’s chapped or I would be dancing. My age caught up and blah blah blah, mistakes were made but, at least, Drag City’s another post-mumblekins freak banger (or is that the Bennies doing their duty?) cut loose today from one...

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Mastodon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland – 5.1.14

Mastodon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland – 5.1.14

All words/photos by Todd Sipes. As the lights dimmed into a pale blue hue, voices erupted from all corners of the Fox Theater in Oakland on Thursday night. Still elated by Gojira’s blistering performance, the audience made it clear that they were ready for the raw energy of Georgia’s prog-metal...

By Todd Sipes
Foster the People / St. Lucia 4-29-14 – South Side Ballroom

Foster the People / St. Lucia 4-29-14 – South Side Ballroom

Photos by Sean Berry Photography Ed. Note (Foster the People): Often times I fall too deep back into the anti-populist underpinnings that once had my inchoate self believing that if only I did the right white drugs and banged the strip mall lamp post loud enough, I would become the...

By Sean Berry
Dealer’s Choice – Flying Vaginas / Nouns / Concord America

Dealer’s Choice – Flying Vaginas / Nouns / Concord America

So the rain has stopped and the spring seems to be about to get all sprung because these tender loins of ours are wanting desperately to fuck or fight or fail so egregiously in our trying, the wise thing would be to just crawl on back to the flickering cathode...

By eds.