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‘The Lonely City’ Makes a Case for Empathy and Kindness

Olivia Laing mixes art criticism and memoir; effectively synthesizing these two modes of writing so that the personal elevates the analysis, with a sizable emotional heft.

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City of Lost Dreams: The Rare Films of New York City

Exploring the depraved depths of the urban jungle, these rare films offer a longing, backward glance at a New York now long gone.

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The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia

In this excerpt of David Reid's rich and thorough history of New York City, 1945 -1950, we read of Albert Camus' first impression of the city as “a hideous, inhuman city" of "violent light".

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Venomous Concept: Kick Me Silly: VCIII

Grindy little supergroup bringing together members of Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, etc. gives the people what they want with 20 tracks of whack.

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‘Food Whore’ Critiques the City of Dining and Deceit

Jessica Tom captures the psychology of NYC’s elite dining scene in her aspiring debut.

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Pig Destroyer: Prowler in the Yard (Deluxe Edition)

Pig Detroyer’s brutally aggressive full-length debut gets the reissue treatment.

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Chris London - “Stare” (audio) (Premiere)

Barrom confessionals, soul, and Michael Jackson-esque vocals meet on Chris London's captivating "Stare".

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Tyler Lyle - ‘The Native Genius of Desert Plants’ (album stream) (Premiere)

With a Ben Howard-esque knack for balancing folk and singer/songwriter introspection with catchy pop melodies, Tyler Lyle has a winner with his new LP The Native Genius of Desert Plants.

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Rachel Lynn - “The Claim” (video) (Premiere)

New York City chanteuse Rachel Lynn brings on a bevy of ballet dancers to enhance the vivid drama of her piano-led number "The Claim".

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Svoy - “Waiting for You” (audio) (Premiere)

Metallic electronica drums meet dark symphonic composition in the sixth movement of New York City-by-way-of-Russia musician Svoy's Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep.

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Surrender the Spirit - “Hard Enough” (video) (Premiere)

Retina-jarring visuals and grimy, thickly layered shoegaze come together in Surrender the Spirit's "Hard Enough".

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Lindsey Cohen - ‘Distance Makes Me Sensitive’ (EP stream) (Premiere)

New York City singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen brings rocking riffs and pensive introspection in equal measures with her new EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive.

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Jeremy and the Harlequins - “You’re My Halo” (video) (Premiere)

The New York City rock outfit Jeremy and the Harlequins channel the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and turn it on its head with their latest music video.

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Tor Miller - “Midnight” (video) (Premiere)

With sonic companions such as Billy Joel and Sam Smith, Tor Miller's brand of piano-centric pop casts a wistful and fond gaze upon New York City.

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Allies for Everyone - “Bunker” (video) (Premiere)

Smoky and nocturnal, the title track off of the New York City-based Allies for Everyone's Bunker EP is a sharp blend of catchiness and moodiness.

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Pig Destroyer: Mass and Volume EP

This EP bears the mark of idle hands merely wanting to keep busy.

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Melt-Banana: Fetch

Fetch marries the lupine, atypical grindcore of their mid-'90s output, with the lunatic pop sensibility of 2007’s Bambi’s Dilemma with results powerful enough to destroy entire continents.

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Fighting the Good or Mediocre Fight, Over Six Decades

Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.

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5 Aug 2013 // 10:04 PM

Revocation: Revocation

Boston metal quartet return with their best effort yet.

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New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.

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