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by Ian Mathers

13 Jun 2012

Following on the heels of last year’s Ways of Meaning and 2010’s two-disc A Young Person’s Guide To, 2012 sees ambient composer Kyle Bobby Dunn release another double album with Bring Me the Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn. The Ontario native mostly bases his long, shifting compositions around electric guitar, organ, and piano (albeit phased and shifted into long, beautiful smears) and now director Joey Bania brings us a gorgeously desolate video for that album’s “An Evening With Dusty”. The video was filmed in New Zealand, but but after you watch it you might wonder when it was filmed.

by Jane Jansen Seymour

13 Jun 2012

This time around the New Music Seminar (NMS) will present four nights of music June 17 - 20 at 17 locations around New York City. The NMS New York Music Festival is enlisting partners BMI, eMusic, Filter Magazine, Folk Alliance, OurStage, ReverbNation and SESAC, to bring emerging acts to mid-sized venues such as Irving Plaza and Webster Hall as well as smaller clubs in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The full line-up of over 150 artists is available on the NMS website, with a handy function allowing anyone interested in the concerts to narrow results by day or one of 16 genres from folk to indie, R&B or simply singer-songwriter.  All NMS Festival shows (excluding the NMS Opening Night Party) are open to the public with tickets available for purchase in advance and at the door of each respective participating venue.

by Steve Horowitz

11 Jun 2012

Enter the heavy metal keyboard world of Larry Sievers at your own risk. He just might mesmerize you into hearing sounds you did not know exist, or transport you to worlds of magic and danger, or conjure up brave and spiritual souls. No matter. Living is easy in his tree, and you know he may be high or he may be low, but it is all right. Fantasy is its own reward with its own special kind of riches. Here be the place where reason ends and dreams begin. Watch out for dragons, especially the ones already inside of you eating away at your consciousness!

by John Garratt

11 Jun 2012

Photo: Shervin Lainez

In 2002, Brooklyn-based They Might Be Giants released their first family-friendly album No!. Ten years and many Grammy’s later, the album is getting a deluxe makeover with seven bonus tracks, most of which are live versions of No! songs. This package drops June 26th courtesy of TMBG’s Idlewild Recordings, but you can download the live version of “Clap Your Hands” below.

by PopMatters Staff

11 Jun 2012

Full album stream

01. Every Single Night
02. Daredevil
03. Valentine
04. Jonathan
05. Left Alone
06. Werewolf
07. Periphery
08. Regret
09. Anything We Want
10. Hot Knife

//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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