Mixed Media

February 2016

CHVRCHES - “Clearest Blue” (Singles Going Steady)

"Clearest Blue" is a sky-piercing synthpop anthem that behaves so intoxicatingly of-the-moment that to call it timeless would be half-insulting.


Lana Del Rey - “Freak” (Singles Going Steady)

A molasses jam as sensual as it is sticky, but also one of the more directly pleasing tracks on Lana Del Rey's Honeymoon.


Dada Life - “Tic, Tic, Tic” feat. Lzzy Hale (audio) (premiere)

"Tic, Tic, Tic" crackles with live energy and primal rhythm likely to turn the dance floor into a massive pogoing maelstrom of raised arms and blissed out faces.


Banditos - “Old Ways” (Singles Going Steady)

Brittany Howard, take a look in your rear view mirror, 'cause there's a new soul shouter in town.


Illum Sphere - “Second Sight” (Singles Going Steady)

"Second Sight" is a brooding, schizoid, electro-punk ramble that relies on spartan instrumentation and rips toward you like a machine-gun snare blitzkrieg.


ONO/Tenaglia - “Walking on Thin Ice (Maestro Version)”

The track is a portrait of a body crumpled and floored, knocked off its feet by the intensity of its longing for someone.


Terri Binion - “Burden Song” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's Terri Binion is a singer-songwriters' singer-songwriter known for her meticulously crafted lyrics and consummate musicality


Tim Hecker - “Castrati Stack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Castrati Stack", the latest from electro-ambient artist Tim Hecker, is a sonic pool that merges many ideations of "stream" together.


The Whistles & the Bells - “Cosmic Torpedoes” (video) (premiere)

Cadillac Sky's Bryan Simpson steps out into a new world with the Whistles & the Bells.


Azealia Banks - “The Big Big Beat” (Singles Going Steady)

"The Big Big Beat" is an amphetamine-addled, dance-pop flirtation that forgoes innuendo and gets straight to the point, immediately putting its hands all over the boy it wants.


January 2016

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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