Articles tagged not becoming my mother

24 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Squarepusher: Damogen Furies

Even when Damogen Furies starts to become overfamiliar in its spastic rhythmic explorations, Squarepusher finds a way to upset the listener's expectations.

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Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms

A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit, A Forest of Arms is the sound of a band well into their musical journey, with many more miles still to go.

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Pokey LaFarge: Something in the Water

The music sounds old, as if it was meant to be played on a 78 rpm turntable, but without the scratchiness.

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24 Apr 2015 // 1:02 AM

Steve Howe: Anthology

Anthology serves its purpose -- that is, to compile Howe’s solo stock and spotlight him outside the confines of his day job.

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‘Aileen’ Gave the Middle Finger Before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Nick Broomfield's excellent documentary Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer is equally about the society that produced Aileen Wuornos as it is about her.

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‘Helicopter Mom’ Depicts an Overbearing Mom With Overbearing Stereotypes

Any potentially forward-thinking ideas Helicopter Mom has are drowned out in the labels the film puts on itself.

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Palma Violets - “English Tongue” (video)

The UK's own Palma Violets have a new video in lead-up to their forthcoming LP, Danger in the Club: the dingy rock 'n' roll of "English Tongue".

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Running Young - “Did You See” (video) (Premiere)

The Australian indie rock quintet Running Young take their music to an abandoned mill for their video to "Did You See".

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Cody Simpson - “New Problems” (video)

Watch Aussie singer/songwriter Cody Simpson perform "New Problems" and talk about his role in the United Nations' Happiness Project.

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Tribeca Film Festival: Harold Lloyd’s ‘Speedy’ With Live Soundtrack by Z-Trip

Criterion's new restoration of Harold Lloyd's Speedy was screened with a live score accompaniment from turntablist Z-Trip at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

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23 Apr 2015 // 9:00 AM

The Charming Half-Assedness of ‘The Soup’

The Soup's charmingly lazy approach is more transparent than ever, and for that reason it's that much more honest.

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Ambrosia Parsley - ‘Weeping Cherry’ (album stream) (Premiere)

With her latest album, Weeping Cherry, singer/songwriter Ambrosia Parsley has crafted a set of songs that are "basically conversations with dead people."

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Blood and Thunder: Anathema Falls and Rises at Roadburn 2015

For a moment, Anathema looked like they would close out the 2015 Roadburn Festival on a completely flat note. Then they pulled off a comeback for the ages.

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‘The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy’ Is Something of a Duck-Rabbit Itself

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy does more than introduce major themes and arguments in philosophy. It raises interesting questions about the visual nature of philosophy itself.

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‘Cult of the Damned’ Leaps Directly Into the “Camp” Camp

This cult obscurity remains bright and bewildering, chock full of silly dialogue and dangerous, ungrateful youths.

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Jingo - “A.D.D.” (audio) (Premiere)

The up-and-coming British outfit Jingo tackles the overmedicalization of mental disorders in their powerful new tune "A.D.D.".

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‘H Is for Hawk’ and for Healing

This book about grief and hawks and T.H. White is so beautifully written that even readers unable to tell robins from parakeets will be entranced.

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Diss-Illusioned! Magic and the Supernatural

A new breed of magicians are self-consciously aware that their toolbox of trickery enables them to wield the potential power to affect beliefs—and thus behavior.

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Still Built to Spill: An Interview with Doug Martsch

Doug Martsch and Built to Spill march on. Despite a core lineup shift, they never plan to slow down.

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John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat

John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.

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