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This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman at least partially fulfilled his own challenge with the fearless and fertile Sound Grammar. But even that 2006 effort might not have crossed jazz boundaries as much as one from… More »

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »

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Stream Hundred Waters Down From The Rafters Remix EP

Hundred Waters are preparing to release their Down From The Rafters Remix EP, and the full thing hit the internet today. The timing is convenient:…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Tim Hecker – “Amps, Drugs, Mellotron”

"Amps, Drugs, Harmonium" was one of the few moments on drone god Tim Hecker's Virgins that was just purely pretty as opposed to being pretty…
Miles Bowe | July 7, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Majical Cloudz – “Savage (Tim Hecker Remix)”

Majical Cloudz are currently poised for exposure to a massive new audience now that they're going to open for Lorde on her North American tour.
Miles Bowe | June 30, 2014 - 3:26 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…
Miles Bowe | June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm

The Field – “No. No… (Tim Hecker Mix)”

While talking about the creation of Cupid's Head, his most recent album as the Field, techno producer Axel Willner often said the centerpiece "No. No…"…
Miles Bowe | March 11, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Big Ears Festival 2014 Lineup

Since 2009 the Big Ears Festival has brought a massive slate of experimental music to Knoxville, Tennessee, and they've just announced their lineup for next…
Miles Bowe | December 4, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Stream Tim Hecker Virgins

It's been an incredible year for experimental music. From the returns of Wolf Eyes and Hair Police and the debut of Pharmakon at the beginning…
Miles Bowe | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Tim Hecker – “Black Refraction” Video

While previous records by Tim Hecker like Harmony In Ultraviolet come at you in movements, building to a sort of heavy peak, his recent work…
Miles Bowe | September 26, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Tim Hecker – “Virginal ll”

It seems almost inappropriate to listen to "Virginal II" without hearing the larger context of Tim Hecker's upcoming album Virgins. The drone artist's very best…
Miles Bowe | August 27, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Stream Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin Instrumental Tourist

Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin, better known as Oneohtrix Point Never, are both experimental electronic music titans in their own respective rights, and now they've…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2012 - 11:35 am

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – “Intrusions”

Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) have produced no shortage of brilliant work on their own, so while a collaboration between the…
Michael Nelson | November 8, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – “Uptown Psychedelia”

If the world of experimental synth-drone music can be said to have any stars, then two of the brightest are Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin,…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Dirty Projectors, ASAP Rocky, Purity Ring & More

Friday's first day of Pitchfork Festival wasted no time getting into it, where many festival entrants walked in to the fully-wrought hypnotic swirl of Lower…
Corban Goble | July 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Tim Hecker – “Hatred Of Music I” (Stereogum Premiere)

Canadian electronic composer Tim Hecker's 2006 blizzard symphony Harmony In Ultraviolet is one of my favorite albums of its kind, its escalating mix of submerged…
brandon | January 7, 2011 - 10:15 am

Destroyer – “Archer On The Beach” (Feat. Tim Hecker) (Stereogum Premiere)

I admire Destroyer's vastness. Dan Bejar writes distinct, ambitious, ridiculously rich, self- and otherwise referential music you can compare to the work of Roberto Bolaño
brandon | November 2, 2010 - 10:18 am