Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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1 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dean Gray: American Edit

This album is a bastard child. This is the bad seed that has strayed from its noble parents, the mutt on the street.

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1 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Liars: It Fit When I Was A Kid EP

This Liars EP is a little last minute, but works as a teaser for their full-length Drum's Not Dead.

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Volcano the Bear: Catonapotato

The height of avant-garage sonic exploration captured in its most feral state.

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The Beautiful New Born Children: Hey People!

Dirty, rough, rambunctious rock and roll! Oh this is not for the faint of heart brothers and sisters. Gather around for sonic bliss a la Is This It.

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controller.controller: X-Amounts

All the musical chops in the world don’t mean squat if you don’t have the songs.

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Desert City Soundtrack: Perfect Addiction

On their second-full length, Portland piano-emo trio mature but fail to make a lasting impression.

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1 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Various: Compost 200

Those who might never before have encountered Compost -- or who may have unfairly dismissed their output as yet more cosmopolitan chill-out crap from the continent -- could probably get a great deal of enjoyment from this disc.

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1 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Luna brothers -- Jonathon and Josh -- are as talented at marketing themselves as they are at writing and artist chores.

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1 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lolita Bras

I stood in the back room of New York’s now-infamous Pianos (the club whose monthly residency launched a little act named Clap Your Hands

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1 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The L Word

Now that The L Word has considered many of the broad topics of the day (with the notable exception of a same-sex wedding or commitment ceremony), it can do its own thing.

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Hope and Despair in Video Games

// Moving Pixels

"There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.

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