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It’s not news that popular indie rock got a bit darker in 2010. Look no further than regular topics of conversation around here — Zola Jesus, CREEP, Cold Cave, Salem, Tamaryn, Blessure Grave, Locrian, Gatekeeper, Frank (Just Frank), Crystal Castles, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Minks, oOoOO, Silent Diane, ///▲▲▲\\\, anyone else who got labeled “witch… More »

Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an “all black metal” mix, but as you’ll notice when you read through the below tracklist, I opted to go for darkness in different corners. In case you missed… More »

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Waka Flocka Flame – “Murda (White Ring Remix)”

Here’s former Dark Bands To Watch alum White Ring’s murked-up, melted remix of Flocka’s “Murda,” a cut from his recent return-to-form Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 mixtape. This counts as trap rave, right? I am still figuring trap rave out. Hear the remix below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 17, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase (hat tip to Guards, for winning the night — and the fest’s — breakout act honors). Photographer wagz2it roved the north Williamsburgian terrain and assembled a spread of photos for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Cold Cave, White Ring, Burning Star Core @ Europa, Brooklyn 6/14/12 (Northside Festival)

Last night the Northside Festival kicked off in north Williamsburg. Last night’s most appetizing bills were at Europa, or at Glasslands (which had BTW Beacon and Sweden’s Niki & The Dove), or Music Hall Of Williamsburg (which had GZA do Liquid Swords), though things really kick into full swing today, with a big show at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2012 - 2:36 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

White Ring – “Felt U”

I’ve been on this kick, listening to a ton of black metal beside darker ambient and electronic music. Not necessarily revolutionary considering Darkthrone’s long-standing interest in those areas, the introduction of keyboards into BM, Burzum’s prison albums, the earlier paths of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Nurse With Wound, Whitehouse, and Coil (read England’s Hidden Reverse,… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 9:29 am

White Ring – “Suffocation (Los Campesinos! Remix)”

Brooklyn duo White Ring will release a new 7-inch single for “Suffocation” in August, and the digital version comes with five remixes of the track, including this one by Los Campesinos! They don’t have much in common, but Los Campesinos! have always had a hidden (and sometimes, very apparent) dark edge to their songs. Their… More »

By: jessica / July 6, 2010 - 5:53 pm