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Blues-based Indiana duo Left Lane Cruiser offers up title track from latest LP.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast ‘Reigns’

Reigns reduces politics to a left or right swipe.

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'Hokusai x Manga' traces the influence of popular Japanese visual art, from the 17th century forward, on contemporary manga.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 1, 100-81

After gamely attempting to track the 25 best old-school progressive albums of all time, it's inevitable we turn our attention to the best songs of the genre.

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‘The White King’ Boldly Embraces Film as an Incomplete Form

Here are two storytellers that seemingly trust and embrace the cinéliterate audience to extrapolate, to understand, of their own volition.

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Evoking Kerouac: Dumbsaint’s Cinematic Opus ‘Panorama, in Ten Pieces’

Guided by Kerouac's philosophy of life, Australian post-metal band Dumbsaint's film conveys a residential underbelly present in David Lynch's films.

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27 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Pharmakon: Contact

Contact is the rare noise album that strives for connection rather than just confrontation.

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Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America

Mathew Lee Cothran’s Judas Hung Himself in America is a worthy addition to the electro freak-out canon, and a vital album for our time.

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Craig Brown Band: The Lucky Ones Forget

If good songwriting and twangy songs are your wheelhouse and you don’t mind some off-kilter singing, Craig Brown Band might be worth your time.

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Jazz, Loss, and Understanding in ‘I Called Him Morgan’

While exposing the fragments and fault lines of memories, I Called Him Morgan tells the stories of Helen and Lee Morgan. It's also a story of storytelling.

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‘Frantz’ Unfolds Elegantly Into a Haunting Meditation on Xenophobia and Acceptance

Franz Ozon again proves to be a most singular voice in world cinema with this deceptively haunting romance mystery.

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The Neal Morse Band - “MacArthur Park” (video) (premiere)

Neal Morse never takes a task lightly, as evidenced by this clip from the new audio/visual package Morsefest 2015.

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‘Steep’ Loves Its Mountains

SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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‘Life’: A Mainstream Action Fare or a Ridiculous Monster Movie?

Stylistically, Life owes more of its inspiration to David Cronenberg than Ridley Scott.

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All Hail the King: Chuck Berry Reinvented Music, and America

After Chuck Berry, rock music would forever be a gumbo of competing and complimentary source points, but his first-person flights of fancy still represent its most undiluted potential.

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Peter Silberman: Impermanence

Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman releases the solo LP Impermanence which works wonderfully as a peaceful protest among louder glitchier new releases.

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Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something

Daniel Brandt commits himself to his vision and challenges the expectations behind typical song composition to produce a sound all of his own.

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‘Life’: Wait, Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Life disregards its genre predecessor, Alien to the detriment of the film.

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24 Mar 2017 // 8:24 AM

Mastodon: Emperor of Sand

Emperor of Sand is by no means a bad album, but there's little here that the band hasn't already explored.

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The Microscopic Septet: Pioneers Across Jazz Boundaries

In the '80s, "The Micros" mixed tradition and avant-garde jazz with impunity and almost got famous doing it. Today they're just playing the blues.

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