• March 19, 2015 • Music

    Light the World on Fire with Chastity Belt’s “Joke”

    Less than a week from the release of their second album, Time to Go Home, the babes from Seattle indie outfit Chastity belt have just released a new track, “Joke,” played with all the post-punk reverb that their gray state has...

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  • March 13, 2015 • Music

    Tame Impala “Let It Happen”

    It’s spring, bitches! Tame Impala just released their first track since the release of 2012’s Lonerism. (Yes, that was three years ago, and we’re all old.) Hold onto this baby for summer, when you’re driving down...

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  • March 11, 2015 • Music

    DEERS Now = HINDS = Still Good Music

    Formally DEERS out of Madrid, Hinds has just released their version of Thee Headcoatees‘ “Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey!),” adding a raucous lushness, filling spaces and making for a real fine time. Catch them in New York...

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  • March 10, 2015 • Music

    Got Grimes’ “REALiTi” on Repeat

    Four years ago I was sleeping with some dude who was sleeping with about 20 other girls who, at some point, took me to see Grimes over at Glasslands in Williamsburg, which I guess serves as some retroactive repayment for the time I spent...

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  • March 8, 2015 • Music

    Live Review: Caribou at the Fonda

    From the six years of Coachella I attended (2012 being the last; that double weekend thing ruined it) and that summer where I went to a shit ton of European music festivals, I’ve filled my quota of seeing both phenomenal and terrible...

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  • December 10, 2014 • Music

    “Push Pull” and the Evolution of Purity Ring

    After a quiet few years, during which they toured in support of their acclaimed debut album Shrines, were featured on tracks by Danny Brown and Jon Hopkins, and released a handful of remixes, Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring is back...

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  • December 4, 2014 • Music

    An Interview with Musician Kjersti Kveli

    I first met Kjersti working for artist (and former rock star) Tori Wrånes in a performance last year for Performa. This means we made all kinds of high-pitched noises together, and ultimately sang long tones on bikes in near dark for the...

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  • December 1, 2014 • Music

    The End of Electra Heart

    In August 2013, a few months after the last date of her continent-crossing, gif-inspiring Lonely Hearts Club tour, Marina and the Diamonds’ official YouTube channel posted a brand new music video, for the unreleased song “Electra...

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  • November 4, 2014 • Music

    Enable Your Newfound Seasonal Depression with Hozier’s “From Eden”

    If you, like me, looked outside the window around 2 p.m. and wondered why today seemed like a good day to murder yourself, only to remember that the time change this weekend was likely the culprit and not your not-really-so-tragic life...

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  • October 30, 2014 • Music

    Shamir is the Farthest Thing from Ordinary

    Catchy as Big Freedia’s “Azz Everywhere” minus all the twerking, Shamir–that 19-year-old kid from the Las Vegas burbs–is back with another jam, “On The Regular.” The video is a schizophrenic...

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