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Monday, Nov 24, 2014
Madam West are a New York-based quartet with a penchant for electronics and trip-pop fusion.

One of the band’s songs, “Symbols”, from EP Los Singles, has recently received video treatment by way of some DIY intergenerationality. Dolls belonging to singer Sophie Chernin’s mother make their acting debut here. Madam West’s full-length debut is coming soon. The band is keeping busy with shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan in the meantime, including a 5 December slot at Nola, Darling in Chelsea.


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"Happiness in Slavery" is a standout from Nine Inch Nails' early output not for its confrontational nature, but as a showcase for Trent Reznor's acumen as a musician and a producer.

“Slave screams!” As with “Last”, the fifth (officially listed) track on Broken goes straight for the jugular. A dense cacophony of earth-shuddering rhythms, scything guitar and keyboards, and savage screams, “Happiness in Slavery” is tied with “Wish” for the title of the EP’s standout song, and is probably its most recognizable.


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The ultra-danceable "I'll Wait For You", which can count the songs of Imogen Heap as its sonic kin, is the latest from the Canadian musician Iris Campo.

Spanish born Canadian Iris Campo is a drummer since 1997 of the indie band Roads (Indica Records). Iris will launch her solo career in 2015; her forthcoming EP was written at home in Montréal and three singles produced in Nashville together with Scott Moffatt of The Moffatts.


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Perhaps the most corrupt game of football ever staged for cinema is played for huge laughs, here.

For a film whose many subplots stem from the playing of football matches, The Referee doesn’t teach you much about the sport. But then again, in a way it really does.


Much like the Albert Camus quote that opens the film, “Everything I know of morality, I learned on the soccer field”, ll – The Referee is a satiric film that digs in to human behavior as it fractures, contorts, and unites around the context of competition and fanaticism. Many small narratives emerge – some serious, most comedic.


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Sometimes you can't divorce the good and the bad in your memory, and when it comes to comics, that's a good thing.

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To begin with, a very personal vignette. One that doesn’t sync very easily with comics as the pulp tradition. But one that does tie in with the other side of comics—how the medium time and again allows for personal recesses and meditation. Comics is the dawn of the post-paparazzi age, the opposite of Sartre’s “Hell is other people”, a way to be in private, even when we live in public. And this vignette is about that emotional connection we as readers of comics all make with the stories told in this medium.


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