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‘The Clash on the Clash’ Is a Smorgasbord of Contradictions

I figured, in the case of The Clash, there were no new tales to tell. Sean Egan’s The Clash on The Clash, however, offers a compelling counter-argument.

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Poetry, Photography, Comics: The Best of a Softer World

Think of A Softer World as a daily comic strip on an imaginary newspaper page full of dark and genre-disturbing funnies.

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The Fluids - “New Land Sale” (audio) (premiere)

Nothing says New York like loud, cutting edge rock and the Fluids offer a textbook case on a new single.

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Blue Sails - ‘Blue Sails’ (album stream) (premiere)

Wisconsin brothers leave school, retreat to the woods and emerge with psych-soaked collection of songs filled with surprises.

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Gasoline Lollipops - “Soul Mine” (audio) (premiere)

Gasoline Lollipops continue to innovate by melding folk sentiment with punk provocation.

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An Artist in His Own Right: Nick Soulsby on Thurston Moore

This oral history seeks to course-correct one man's discography that's been overshadowed by that of his band, but it seems more intent to course-correct Moore's reputation.

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Richie & Rosie - “Glory in the Meeting House” (video) (premiere)

Richie & Rosie continue their ascent with this torrid cover of an Appalachian classic.

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20 Oct 2017 // 8:10 AM

The Flipside #9: ‘Blade Runner 2049’

A big-budget sequel to a certified cult classic is always a dicey cinematic prospect, but with Denis Villeneuve at the helm, the Flipside fellas just couldn't wait to see what this new work would enhance.

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Studio Meddling Ensured That Most Never Saw the Best Version of ‘Daredevil’

In attempting to re-edit Daredevil to fit the Spider-Man mold, Fox turned a pretty decent film into a muddled mess.

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Melvins Man Talks ‘A Walk with Love & Death’, New Solo Venture

Dale Crover discusses the Melvins' willingness to break their own mold and what he and Charlie Watts have in common.

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20 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

Kllo: Backwater

Australian cousins deliver genre-fusing debut album of understated dancefloor euphoria, tinged with darker undertones of isolation and self reflection as the impact of their early successes are realised.

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20 Oct 2017 // 2:20 AM

Coil: Time Machines

Dais Records reissues a relic of Coil's discography with Time Machines, acting as the latest reminder of the brilliance of the experimental act and the forward thinking music they represented.

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The Jazz Butcher: The Wasted Years

The first four, never-dull albums from Pat Fish's priceless UK indie band, compiled.

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Pat Dam Smyth: Goodbye Berlin EP

Pat Dam Smyth offers up more beautifully literate narratives on emotionally rich new EP.

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Michael Vincent Waller: Trajectories

Composer Michael Vincent Waller just keeps on writing, even when trying to settle on instrument arrangements.

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19 Oct 2017 // 11:34 AM

St. Vincent - “Los Ageless” (Singles Going Steady)

St. Vincent paints a picture of obsession -- with youth, with beauty, with the superficialities that have come to be synonymous with Los Angeles.

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50-Page Milestone Issue ‘The Mighty Thor #700’, Goes for Broke

Jason Aaron often walks a fine line with Thor, one side being controversy and the other being contrivances.

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards - “California Calling” (video) (premiere)

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards create a stunning, forward-looking sound that charts a path for innovation in folk music.

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‘Nomadland’ Defines a New Kind of Migrant Worker in America: The Elderly

To be a migrant worker in America is to relearn the basic skills of living. Imagine doing that in your 60s and 70s, when you thought you'd be retired.

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Transform the Fillmore to Defy the Apocalypse

There’s a tight prog-metal vibe here that recalls Iron Maiden in their heyday, but King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard soon show they’re more than just a metal band.

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