Mixed Media

October 2009

Musicvision Phoenix dir. Guillaume Delaperriere (video)

Phoenix may be approaching a saturation point, what with Cadillac commercials and appearances on every late night talk show known to man, but if you

Little Girls - Concepts (new album / MP3)

Little Girls Concepts (Paper Bag) Releasing: 30 October (limited edition vinyl) 13 October (CD / MP3) You can already find the latest from Toronto’s Little Girls on

Julian Casablancas - “River of Brakelights” (stream)

Here’s another track Casablancas’ first solo effort, Phrazes for the Young, which comes out on November 3rd. Its madcap pacing sounds odd and hurried,

We Were Once a Fairytale dir. Spike Jonze (short film)

Kanye West jumped the shark in a lot of people’s minds when he shanghaied Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech to lavish praise on

Atlas Sound - Logos (new album / MP3)

Atlas Sound Logos (4AD) Releasing: Yesterday! Bradford Cox’s follow-up to 2007’s Let the Blind Lead Those Who Cannot See just came out, and if

Liminals - “The Swim” (MP3)

Listen to “The Swim” from Swedes Tomas Boden and Anna Karin-Brus of Liminals. It comes from their upcoming EP, Hearthand (which won’t see a

Polvo - “Beggar’s Bowl” (Live) (video)

Since disbanding in 1998, Polvo, the math-rock band from North Carolina, find themselves in the midst of a comeback tour in support of their reunion album

The xx - “Basic Space” (Live) (tour dates / video)

The xx, from London, England, are amid a worldwide tour to promote their debut album, xx. This video is from their recent show in Brooklyn,

The Very Best - “Warm Heart of Africa (Violens Remix)” (MP3)

Violens have delightfully mashed up the title track from the Very Best’s Warm Heart of Africa. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig sings on the

Phoenix - “1901” (Live at the Wiltern) (video)

Last Wednesday, the ubiquitous Phoenix continued to make the rounds by appearing on Last Call with Carson Daly. The band pulled out the fan favorite “1901”,

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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