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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm

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 Sumerian mythology; drummer/frontman Proscriptor is pretty famously one of the more unironic dudes in metal. But team with Adult Swim they did, for the blazing “Hall Of The Masters,” which… More »

By: 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 us free music from a weird assortment of good bands. Thus far this year, they’ve already coughed up free songs from bands like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wye Oak. Their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Haunting The Chapel: The 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009 (Plus Dozens Of Guest Lists)

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 »

By: brandon / December 19, 2009 - 6:41 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 catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm