Mixed Media

August 2016

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Miranda Lambert - “Vice” (Singles Going Steady)

Taken as a whole, it's a low-stakes commercial country soap opera with lofty ambitions but little authenticity.


CHVRCHES - “Bury It” ft. Hayley Williams (Singles Going Steady)

"Bury It" underscores everything about Chvrches' sound that sets the band apart from other synthpop revivalists


Trapdoor Social - “Sunshine” (lyric video) (premiere)

“Sunshine” is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies.


Boogarins - “Cuerdo” (video) (premiere)

Guitars detune as the song progresses, weather-beaten toms rattle along sadly, and the vocals are not so much featured as entombed in the song.


Camera - ‘Phantom Of Liberty’ (album stream) (premiere)

Camera has come through with eight tracks of frenetic Krautrock, reckless and relentless the whole way through.


Ben Millburn - “I’ll Go” (audio) (premiere)

“I’ll Go” doesn’t so much progress as creep forward, spidery guitar ricocheting off Ben Millburn’s howl.


Cody Johnson - “Wild As You” (audio) (premiere)

“Wild As You” is timeless, the pop-heavy end of the genre that fits almost anywhere from the radio to the bar to the stadium.


Rihanna - “Sledgehammer” (Singles Going Steady)

Rihanna's vocal soaring provides the requisite goosebumps.


Keaton Henson - “Alright” (Singles Going Steady)

Keaton Henson is a purist singer-songwriter that wears his old soul on his sleeve.


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Learning the Barbarian in 'Conan Exiles'

// Moving Pixels

"There's no one better than a barbarian to teach you how to become civilized.

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