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JOANNA IS NEW- DIVE ON IN!

posted October 16th, 2015

A week to go until Joanna Newsom’s Divers...er, dives into our lives. And when we say "our", we mean US--as in all of us! You can't escape—it’s in the “pages” of major metropolitan outlets, on the screens of yer favorite mom & pop movie houses and even posted high above the city streets in select municipalities! Why, Joanna Newsom is even weighing in on the never ending debate of history’s greatest villain! Meanwhile, tickets for her handful of concerts selling FAST... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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PAINT WITH ALL THE COLORS OF THE "ANCIENT WIND"

posted October 15th, 2015

Hark The Silence is more than just an album by Japan's premiere pschedelic classic rock band, The Silence (led by Masaki Batoh), it's a transcendent performance that travels enormous distances and captures live energies in astonishing studio sounds. Recorded entirely on 24-track analogue tape, Hark The Silence has loads of textured sounds, both heavy and light, that ascend into space and explore new possibilities for the band.

Everything in the universe accessible to The Silence may be found in the "Ancient Wind"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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WHAT DREAMS MAY COME OF WAND'S SLEEPY DOG

posted October 14th, 2015

1000 Days are upon you! With just a fortnight or so before their American tour unfurls in the name of all that is new and true, Wand have something ELSE for you to look at, too! For their soarching and scorching deep-album cut "Sleepy Dog," they've turned to Meghan Tryon and Garrett Davis for something to accompany their tune - a toon of it's own, as it transpires. But def the kind of toon you only see in your mind's high, a technicolor black-and white... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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DEATH COMES KNOCKIN' FOR THE WHOLE UK TO SEE

posted October 13th, 2015

Forty freakin' years since the inception of DEATH and six EPIC years since the release of the long-lost tapes of their TOTALLY seminal punk rock album, ...For The Whole World To See, these rock n' roll victims just WON'T NOT keep on knockin’! With the brand N.E.W. album out earlier this year, the sound of Death is finally back in the world where it deserves to be, with the recognition it deserves! Punk music was being kicked around by many important bands in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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RIDE THE 8TH FLOOR ELEVATORS TO SEE MAYO THOMPSON

posted October 8th, 2015

Greene Naftali is pleased to present a solo exhibition, entitled 8th Floor, of never before seen work by Mayo Thompson, the first exhibition exclusively devoted to his visual art. Since cofounding the formative avant-garde, psychedelic rock collaborative Red Krayola in 1966, Thompson has operated from a position of resistance and critical negativity, two themes outlined in the manifesto published on the occasion of the band's participation in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Overturning conventions of authorship and genre in favor of collaborative working models,... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson

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OBEY! SAYS DOPE BODY

posted October 7th, 2015

We all know what rock and roll offered a 20th century boy, but here in the nu century, it's clear that Dope Body are the perfect amalgam of what makes rock today. Savagely contorting while pulling the hair of their influences' sounds, Dope Body chew up and spit it out with focused ferocity, making modern punk rock at it's most lethal. A synthesis of screaming riffs, brooding lyrics and digital trash, backed by a loping, tumbling  rhythm section that absolutely never lets them down, Dope... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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NEWSOM ROUTES AMERICA; WATCH "DIVERS" IN THE THEATER!

posted October 6th, 2015

October - and we're still poised to bounce exponentially higher to increase velocity for when we splash into the technicolored depths of Joanna Newsom's Divers! And yet a clear sightline still doesn't fully reveal the limitlessness of this momentous album, nor can it anticipate the tectonic plate shift each new announcement brings! With two songs off Divers already officially "dropped" – first “Sapokanikan,” presented with the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video, and second, "Leaving The City," accompanied by... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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INFINITE TRUX

posted October 5th, 2015

They said this could never happen; they said it never would! But they are Royal Trux - they do whatever they want. Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema are one of the most notorious and confounding duos in rock and roll, a group that leaves you excited, inspired and bewildered-all within the same song. GONE FOREVER - recoiled back into whatever radical xanadu they emerged from, into whatever fever dream they'd inhabited. The future was cancelled. They promised!

Well, fuck promises.

Nearly 15 years... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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THE EMBARGO HAS BEEN LIFTED: PLUX QUBA RETURNS!

posted October 1st, 2015

Nuno Canavarro's Plux Quba hails from three decades in the past, yet the simple profile of it's abstract/ambient/cutup collage makes it a record that sits quite comfortably in our IDM-informed future. In 1988, Plux Quba was a primal dark horse in the world of pants-forward electronic music - an obscurity issued with little explanation from the laid-back west coast of Europe: Portugal, of all places! - though the casual listener could hardly know that from an examination of the LP jacket.  

Plux... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke, Nuno Canavarro

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A SIMPLE PLAN AT LAST: O'ROURKE PLAYS SIMPLE SONGS LIVE

posted September 29th, 2015

...one night only! In Tokyo! Japan....ah, we had the whole non-Tokyo part of the world excited for a moment there, didn't we? You know ol' Jimbo won't step foot off his precious island for anyone! Not even himself. Nevertheless, holy shit, Jim's playing Simple Songs in its entirety for those lucky (as fuck) enough to be there, later this month. Mondai nai!

The fun don't stop there, tho - in fact, the (good) timing apparently couldn't be better for Jim to also... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke