Mixed Media

August 2016

The Conquerors - “Turned Me to Stone” (audio) (premiere)

There’s a reason the Beatles were so popular back in the day, and the Conquerors’ excellent approximation of that success is ample proof why.


Megan Slankard - “Bones Live Forever” (video) (premiere)

Guitars yelp and wail over Slankard’s affected snarl, purely-distilled verve animating their dizzying distortion.


Crushed Out - “Skinny Dippin” (video) (premiere)

We’re past the point of applications for “song of the summer,” but the burst of energy that is “Skinny Dippin” fills in the end-of-summer lull quite nicely.


Teenage Fanclub - “I’m in Love” (Singles Going Steady)

"I'm in Love" is pretty much what you'd expect from these Scottish indie vets -- timeless college rock with an irresistible AM radio sheen.


Beach House - “The Traveller” (Singles Going Steady)

How you gauge the success of this track depends on how satisfied you are with Beach House simply sounding like Beach House.


Bastille - “Fake It” (Singles Going Steady)

"Fake It" is a crepuscular, R&B-shaded synthpop ballad forged from heavyhearted nostalgia and gilded in flickering neon.


Elijah Ford - “The Way We Were” (audio) (premiere)

Mixing Walk the Moon’s full-on peppy onslaught with Southern-fried guitars and darting bass, Elijah Ford’s newest is rock in its most effervescent form.


The Qualia - ‘Cotillion Knives’ (album stream) (premiere)

Cotillion Knives is exciting because it never stays in one place, always careening around in order to keep engaged.


Nikki Y - “I Know Sorry” (audio) (premiere)

“I Know Sorry” tumbles forth, long sentences cascading on Yanofsky’s caramel voice and an electric horn arrangement.


Massive Attack and Ghostpoet - “Come Near Me” (Singles Going Steady)

One of three new songs from Massive Attack's Fantom app, "Come Near Me" is a really creepy number.


July 2016

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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