Review: Joanna Newsom – Divers

Review: Joanna Newsom – Divers
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Joanna Newsom = Dirty Projectors + Björk + Kate Bush … read more

Review: Savages – Adore Life

Review: Savages – Adore Life
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Clad head to toe in black, Savages strove for uncompromising authenticity as they brought the impatient and thunderous heart of post-punk back, topping off their unforgiving album with singer Jehnny Beth’s 36-line manifesto, which sharply decried a world of far too many voices and distractions clamoring for our attention. … read more

Review: Gel Set – Human Salad

Review: Gel Set – Human Salad
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Gel Set = Chris & Cosey x Throbbing Gristle + Chromatics … read more

Review: Death Index – Self-titled

Review: Death Index – Self-titled
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Frontman Carson Cox of Merchandise and Marco Rapisarda (from labels Hell, Yes! and No Good) have teamed up to deal out their latest noise-soaked, hardcore-meets-art punk side project: Death Index. Their heady, self-titled debut album is punishing yet majestic, with a mission firmly rooted in those “primordial days of art punk”—think another punk duo, Suicide, and their nervy tendencies—that traverses doom, goth and post-punk in its hardcore endeavor. … read more

Review: Coromandelles – Late Bloomer’s Bloomers

Review: Coromandelles – Late Bloomer’s Bloomers
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Coromandelles = Cold Showers x Melody’s Echo Chamber x Kurt Vile … read more

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Film Review: The Farewell

Film Review: The Farewell
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The Farewell is embedded in a melancholic push-pull of mourning, nostalgia and outsiderness, but of course, it’s readily and incisively funny, too. … read more

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)
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Birds of Passage unfurls its tale of one indigenous Wayúu family within the expansive Guajira Desert and the early Colombian drug war. … read more