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Dead Cross – “Church Of The Motherfuckers” Video

Dead Cross, the noisy and feral hardcore supergroup whose membership includes Faith No More frontman Mike Patton and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, released a…
Tom Breihan | 12:55 pm

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Album Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland

At the end of last year, the Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard made a grand and absurd pronouncement: They would release…
Tom Breihan | 11:27 am

Madeline Kenney – “Medusa’s Outhouse” (Cass McCombs Cover)

A couple of months ago, the Oakland-based musician Madeline Kenney released her Toro Y Moi-produced debut album Night Night At The First Landing. Today, she's…
Tom Breihan | 10:57 am

Watch The White Stripes Play “We’re Going To Be Friends” At A New Zealand Elementary School In 2003

Way back in November of 2003, when they were at the absolute peak of their powers, the White Stripes, for whatever reason, played a quick…
Tom Breihan | 10:41 am

DRAM – “Ill Nana” (Feat. Trippie Redd) Video

The raspy, euphoric Virginia singer DRAM has been awfully busy. Thus far in November, he's already shared the Rick Rubin-produced "Check Ya Fabrics" and the…
Tom Breihan | 10:21 am

SSION – “Comeback” Video

For years, the Kansas City art-pop project SSION made videos that nobody else on the DIY underground could match. In recent years, the project has…
Tom Breihan | 9:11 am

Stream Cold Leather Past Remedy EP

Cold Leather are a Berlin punk band whose sound is a catchy, polished take on the raw, ragged pre-hardcore punk of the very late '70s.
Tom Breihan | 8:49 am

Stream Another New Krallice Album Go Be Forgotten

Krallice, the New York black metal experimentalists led by former noise-rock shredder-king Mick Barr, are a very busy band. Just last month, Krallice teamed up…
Tom Breihan | 8:16 am

Watch Vic Mensa Play Colbert With A String Section

This past summer, the Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released The Autobiography, his thoughtful and ambitious official full-length debut. And last night, Mensa was a musical…
Tom Breihan | 8:00 am

Mind Spiders – “Outside”

Mark Ryan, the Texan garage-rock cult hero from bands like the Marked Men and Radioactivity, also leads Mind Spiders, a trio that makes spiky and…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2017 - 12:57 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Ready For The Next”

Just a few weeks ago, Big K.R.I.T. released the massive new independent double album 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time, and he's already got another…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2017 - 12:40 pm

New Heart – “One Less Chain”

New Heart are a young straight-edge hardcore band from Indianapolis; they play fast and brutalist old-school hardcore in the Youth Of Today mode. Today, they…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2017 - 12:26 pm

Garbage To Morrissey: “Fuck You”

In a recent interview with the German outlet Spiegel Online, Morrissey made a truly baffling defense of accused sexual predators like Kevin Spacey and Harvey…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2017 - 11:43 am

American Nightmare Tease First New Music In 15 Years

Long before he formed Cold Cave, Wes Eisold fronted the absolutely ferocious Boston hardcore band American Nightmare. The band, which eventually had to change its…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2017 - 11:19 am

Watch Billy Corgan Sing The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” With A String Section In His Tiny Desk Concert

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan -- who just ditched the William Patrick Corgan moniker and went back to being just "Billy" -- is the…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2017 - 10:54 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

This is true, but the rap touring circuit has literally never been healthier. This guy's been touring heavily and steadily for the past two years. You'd think he'd pick somethings up by now.
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November 16, 2017 on Watch 21 Savage’s Stunningly Awful NBA Halftime-Show Performance
She's not giving it away tho! It's for sale.
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November 14, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake
I made the mistake of reading Lindsay's review before writing mine. I have a very high opinion of myself as a critic, but she is the motherfucking best.
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November 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Reputation
Ayer made End of Watch and Sabotage and Fury, and I like all those movies. He's good at building tension and then sudden violence.
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November 9, 2017 on Neil Young & DRAM Made A Song Together For The New Will Smith Movie
I wish WSG would knock it off with the Hitler Wears Hermes mixtapes but if you can't see the difference between that and "hate speech" then idk.
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November 8, 2017 on Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap
Dunno if they're as good, but the title track and "Reptilian" are close.
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October 31, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Converge The Dusk In Us
I read it cuz my boss at the time told me to but I liked it.
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October 23, 2017 on Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain Dead At 50
Agree 1000%. I LOVE that fucking album.
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October 23, 2017 on Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain Dead At 50
I think he's a free agent, tho this is the first time in 2 years he's recorded for another label.
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October 6, 2017 on Stream Burial’s New Tracks “Pre Dawn” & “Indoors”
I live in the south. that's how a lot of white people talk.
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October 4, 2017 on Bhad Bhabie Is The Teenage Rap Star We Deserve
Can we please take a moment for the fact that the official "Love Sick" video is just the Grammys performance with the Soy Bomb stuff carefully edited out?
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September 29, 2017 on Time Out Of Mind Turns 20
Meant to get into Dalek, but where they're coming from is so fundamentally different from what Ghostemane is doing that it just didn't fit.
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September 13, 2017 on Thanks To Ghostemane, Industrial And Metal Are Rap Now
way the fuck worse. come on. you know this.
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September 6, 2017 on U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
I'd like it if they made an album that wasn't boring.
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August 30, 2017 on In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap
Fun fact: I wrote some zingers for at least one of the endings here.
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August 24, 2017 on PUP’s “Old Wounds” Video Is An Interactive Video Game
I would be so OK with this.
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August 14, 2017 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week