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What Are These Tracks Now!?

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These are the upstanding young gents behind Mount Kimbie, pictured as they are absolutely terrifying a young fan of theirs in some sort of basement karaoke jam.

3 Nov 2010 | More

The Cauldron: This Dark Future Makes Her Wet

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October is the only month that ends in a holiday celebrating exquisite exaltation of darkness, death and freedom, this year it was also, appropriately, a barn burner month for a rapidly proliferating genre: Screw Gaze.

31 Oct 2010 | 7 comments | More

CMJ Preview: Some Official Showcase Picks

Of course, this selection of official showcases is by no means exhaustive and is not even representative of all of …Read the Rest

19 Oct 2010 | More

CMJ Preview: Anti-CMJ Shows (All’s Fair in Love, War and Rock and Roll)

The typical metaphor for competitive interaction between a large and established, and small and nimble, entity is the battle between David and …Read the Rest

19 Oct 2010 | 3 comments | More

CMJ Preview: a Listicle of Bands with Double Names

Bands playing CMJ 2010 with double (and triple!) names listed in order of actions that I will perform during each day of the festival.

14. Blip Blip Bleep

18 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

Chris Weingarten Takes On Twitter With 4 Characters

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Christopher Weingarten dropped enough bombs near my lap cat. I’m fueled by a fear of choking on my own fingers to make me want to distribute them elsewhere.

Let’s watch the video and distill his argument into bullet points…

28 Apr 2010 | 2 comments | More

Sentimentalist Magazine’s Top Live Gigs of 2009

It’s very simple: we see many, these stuck out. Our top picks in no order are below, other than Leonard Cohen owning and deserving the very first slot.

30 Dec 2009 | More