Cole Waterman
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A product of Midwest malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of Tom Waits, the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten.

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Reviews // 73 Articles
Blogs // 66 Articles

'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 4:15 AM

Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.

Go to the Light: An Interview with Murder by Death | 1 Nov 2012 // 6:15 PM

Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.


Gringo Star: The Sides and in Between | 23 Aug 2016 // 9:20 PM

Atlanta quartet's newest LP captures the feel of getting behind the wheel and peeling out for parts unknown as the summer sun shines on.

The Casket Girls: The Night Machines | 7 Jun 2016 // 3:57 AM

Surreal pop trio craft eeriest, most rewarding work yet on third LP.


The 10X feat. Ben Schuller - "Skull and Bones" (audio) (premiere) | 18 Oct 2016 // 4:05 AM

Nashville-based project releases anthemic tune heavy on glossy production and layered melodies.

lovelesslust - 'The Car Crash That Ended Her Life Came As No Surprise' (album stream) (premiere) | 17 Aug 2016 // 5:15 AM

L.A.-based industrial art rock group releases atmospheric debut after eight years of work.

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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