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Nate Heller – “Dreamsong” (Feat. Amber Coffman)

The forthcoming movie The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is a coming-of-age period piece set in 1976, and it tells the story of a high school girl who falls in lust with her mother’s boyfriend. Nate Heller, brother of director Marielle Heller, contributed a couple of songs to the soundtrack, and one of those i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 1:56 pm

The Mountain Goats – “Used To Haunt”

Our apologies for not being more up on the teenage-movie soundtrack-album world, but the soundtrack for the new drama Paper Towns has been out for a few weeks, and it looks pretty great. The album includes some great previously-released songs from people like the War on Drugs, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Twin Shadow, and Santigold. It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 1:25 pm

Carrie Brownstein Lists Her 10 Desert Island Books

Out editor Aaron Hicklin is about to open a new bookstore called One Grand, with a sort of conceptual hook: The store will only sell books that various prominent cultural types (Ta-Nehisi Coates and Tilda Swinton among them) list among the 10 books they’d take to a desert island. One of those cultural types i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 12:58 pm

Kylesa – “Lost And Confused”

The great Savannah, Georgia doom metal band Kylesa, quite possibly my favorite metal band working today, last left us with the 2013 album Ultraviolet. They’ve just announced plans to follow it up with a new LP called Exhausting Fire this fall, and first single “Lost And Confused” is a welcome indicator that this could be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 12:34 pm

Watch Ashley Monroe Play A Rousing “Winning Streak” On Fallon

Tom Cruise’s terrifying lip-syncing episode wasn’t the only notable music moment on last night’s Tonight Show. The night’s musical guest was Ashley Monroe, the sharp ’70s-style country singer who just released the very good album The Blade. On the show, she rocked some very impressive fake eyelashes and cranked through a full-sprint version of her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 12:05 pm

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Yeah, I’m in there. Being classic.

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July 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mas Ysa Seraph

Yeezus didn’t get both. The last Japandroids did, but that’s because both Corban and I wanted to write about it and we hadn’t figured out the whole system yet.

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

This is the problem with quoting lyrics from memory. Fixed, thank you.

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June 30, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06

That actually came out last week, something I didn’t realize when I wrote the Sorority Noise AOTW. If I’d know, I probably woulda picked HoF last week.

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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like

Yup, sure will. My Mondays are about to get a whole lot easier!

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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like

That should’ve been “abandoned amusement park.” I’ve been to some damn amusement parks; don’t worry. Giallos are Italian horror movies from the ’70s (which you could’ve easily googled), and so giallo lighting is lighting like in those movies.

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June 19, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For some reason, I was totally convinced that the High On Fire joint was coming out next week. If I’d realized it was today, I probably would’ve made it AOTW. It rules. At least now next week’s choice is easier.

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June 16, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Sorority Noise Joy, Departed

Cases of rappers publicly calling out and harassing specific female journalists are extremely rare. I can think of exactly one, and I’ve been covering this shit for a decade.

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June 2, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Targets “Bitch” Journalist Who “Wants To Fuck” Him

That’s not really the way criticism works.

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June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes

Man everyone watched In Living Color.

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June 1, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes