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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2014

If you watch MTV’s Catfish — and admit it, you do — you’ve surely experienced a particular reaction to each episode’s respective narrative as it unfolds, usually during the initial interview segment of the “investigation”: How on Earth does the person being catfished not realize he is being catfished? How does a person become so… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 30, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Sleep – “The Clarity”

Sleep are best known for Dopesmoker, the unfuckwithable 63-minute album/song that acts as arguably the greatest tribute to weed that metal has produced since “Sweet Leaf.” (I say arguably because Electric Wizard’s Dopethrone is up there, too.) They haven’t really done much since then, as the band’s members split off into prolific acts such a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 18, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Adult Swim Announces 5th Singles Series With Deafheaven, Run The Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, & More

For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They’ve put out some fantastic tracks in the past, but for the fifth series, coming this summer, they’ve completely outdone themselves, enlisting a dizzying array of artists from Speedy Ortiz to Tim Hecker, from Deafheaven to Run The… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival experience, according to our forces on the ground. We sent photographers Graeme Flegenheimer and Patrick Collier, who suffered through $4 water bottle prices and severe crowding to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

High On Fire – “Speak In Tongues”

So far Adult Swim’s Kia-sponsored 8 Singles In 8 Weeks campaign’s brought us tracks from Black Lips, Superwolf, and Washed Out, etc. Things get noticeably louder in week six (appropriate) via High On Fire’s “Speak In Tongues.” It’s a song recorded during the Snakes For The Divine sessions: Matt Pike’s spoken lovingly about the trackMore »

By: brandon / June 22, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Stooges, Sleep Set For ATPNY 2010

Over Labor Day weekend (9/3-9/5) Iggy and his Stooges do Raw Power, Sleep climb Holy Mountain (!), and you’ll spot Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff at good ol’ Kutsher’s. More at ATP. More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2009 - 1:03 pm