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We didn’t get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »

Every year I’m tempted to — and sometimes do — say “this has been a great year for metal.” It’s a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff turning fuzzy and falling into the background, the favorites cementing themselves in your brain and eardrums. Or maybe… More »

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Absu – “Hall Of The Masters” Video

Texas black-thrash speedfreaks Absu aren't exactly the band most likely to team with Adult Swim -- the band produces multi-album concept arcs that deal in…
Michael Nelson | September 10, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Absu – “Hall Of The Masters”

The Adult Swim Singles Program is once again in full swing, as the people at the Cartoon Network are again spending their summer months giving…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2012 - 4:36 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to…
brandon | March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm