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by Brice Ezell

6 May 2015

"Take It All  Away" may evoke tumbleweeds pitter-pattering across American desert landscapes, but it's the creation of the Greek folk musician Moa Bones.

Photo: Thodoris Markou

A true transcontinental affair, Spun, the latest LP by the Greek folk musician Moa Bones (aka Dimitris Aronis), reeks of dust, tumbleweeds, and the cawing of desert crows. From the sound of his music, Moa Bones sounds like he was born and raised in a John Ford film, but his actual home is Greece, where he crafts his distinct take on American music. Spun is being billed as containing “extracts of a five-year mini autobiography”; for one such extract, check out the dusky noir of “Take It All Away”, which you can stream exclusively below.

by Brice Ezell

6 May 2015

Windy guitar riffs  and echoey choruses make up the catchy new tune by the Seattle indie rock outfit Motopony, "Daylights Gone".

The zig-zag of the guitar riffs on “Daylights Gone”, the newest tune by the rising Seattle outfit Motopony, show that this young sextet has a musical trick or two up their sleeves. The fact that intricate guitar work is the focal point of the track is somewhat unsurprising, given that the band has a healthy arsenal of three guitarists to its name—an atypical feature for a rock band in the present day. “Daylights Gone” features on Motopony’s forthcoming sophomore outing, Welcome You, which was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards, Trail of Dead) and mixed by Guy Massey (Spirtualized, Manic Street Preachers, Ed Sheeran).

by Mark Filipowich

6 May 2015

The “colonialism” at  play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

Herald, developed by Dutch designers Wispfire and currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, is, in the developers’ words, “an interactive period drama about colonialism”. Herald is an adventure game, one of the few video game genres that might appropriately convey the complexities of the colonial identity. The demo, now available for potential kickstarter backers to try before pledging their support, takes only a few minutes to play but lays out its ambitions fairly honestly.

by Brice Ezell

5 May 2015

Netflix's newest series  examines what happens when two women in their 70s find out that their husbands are in love with each other.

Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) have a problem. Their husbands (played by Michael Sheen and Sam Waterston) are in love—with each other. When the two men announce their intentions to leave their wives and be with each other, Grace and Frankie’s world gets taken for a spin, and no small one, at that.

by Brice Ezell

5 May 2015

In The  Voices, Ryan Reynolds seems like a normal guy… until his dogs and cats start chatting with him.

French-Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi is best known for her role as the creator of Persepolis (2000), the brilliant graphic novel that would later go on to be made into a stellar animated film of the same name in 2007. With The Voices, she remains as inventive as ever, although things are much different here than they are with the autobiographical Persepolis.

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'Herald' Attempts the Troubled Waters of the Colonial Narrative

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"The “colonialism” at play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

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