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by Tyler Gould

27 Oct 2009

From its dead melody to the song-closing chorus repetitions that exist only to kill time, “Hell” (from Sainthood) is completely inoffensive and forgettable. We have the Internet now, we don’t need filler anymore.

by Tyler Gould

26 Oct 2009

Them Crooked Vultures
Them Crooked Vultures
(Columbia (U.K.) / DGC/Interscope (U.S.))
Releasing: 16 November (U.K.) 17 November (U.S.)

Stream “New Fang” from the Dave Grohl/Josh Homme/John Paul Jones supergroup’s upcoming debut below, and check out teasers for a few other tracks after the jump.

01 No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
02 Mind Eraser, No Chaser
03 New Fang
04 Dead End Friends
05 Elephants
06 Scumbag Blues
07 Bandoliers
08 Reptiles
09 Interlude With Ludes
10 Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up
11 Caligulove
12 Gunman
13 Spinning in Daffodils

by Katharine Wray

26 Oct 2009

Nosaj Thing (aka Jason Chung) talks shop and shows off the skills in this interview with Yours Truly.

by Allison Taich

26 Oct 2009

Fourteen years ago this week: the Smashing Pumpkins released their third album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, on Virgin Records. For the first and only time in the band’s career, the epic multi-disc album debuted at number one on the Billboard Charts. The album earned the band seven Grammy Award nominations, and won best hard rock performance for “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”. Mellon Collie was intended to be a concept album symbolizing the cycle of life and death. As a whole, the album expanded the band’s repertoire by incorporating diverse musical styles, giving the band multiple dimensions. Upon its release, head Pumpkin Billy Corgan described the album as an interpretation of “the human condition of mortal sorrow”.

“Tonight, Tonight”

by Eleanore Catolico

26 Oct 2009

Keep Calm and Carry On
Releasing: 16 November

Stereophonics return with their latest album, Keep Calm and Carry On, via Mercury Records on November 16th.  Watch the video for Keep Calm and Carry On‘s first single, “Innocent”, a melodic rock gem. The video looks keenly retro, with band members playing in a jovial English street of a bygone era. It reminds me of Weezer’s “Buddy Holly”, but a bit more translucent and color-happy at the end.

01 She’s Alright
02 Innocent
03 Beerbottle
04 Trouble
05 Could You Be The One?
06 I Got Your Number
07 Uppercut
08 Live ‘N’ Love
09 100mph
10 Wonder
11 Stuck In A Rut
12 Show Me How

//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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