As a Way of Being in the World, to Be Cool Is to Be a Fascinating Asshole

As a Way of Being in the World, to Be Cool Is to Be a Fascinating Asshole

By Megan Volpert

Cool seems to be a phenomenon located mainly between the end of Hitler’s war and the beginning of Kurt Cobain’s band. 23 Jun 2017 // 10:30 AM

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Street Dogs: Fading American Dream

Street Dogs release their third album, Fading American Dream, with the goal of making people think about current events, and what the album lacks in originality it makes up for in spirit.

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Dead Moon: Echoes of the Past

The story of Dead Moon is as much about making a statement as the music itself.

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25 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, like the characters themselves, is insularly focused on the boys’ twin desires to “score” and watch TV.

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25 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Feast of Death (2006)

: The 'Demon Dog of American crime fiction' reaches out to offer what sounds like a prayer.

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Now It’s Overhead: Dark Light Daybreak

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25 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Eric Bachmann: To the Races

Solo debut of hipster-turned-troubadour cuts a melancholy figure of aimless wanderlust

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24 Oct 2006 // 8:00 PM

Adem + Juana Molina

It was like a scene out of some indie movie from the '90s.

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Parenthetical Girls: Safe as Houses

This is dark, challenging, ugly, pretty pop music.

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24 Oct 2006 // 1:15 AM

Ready or not, here comes math-folk, with Hella killing you softly.

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24 Oct 2006 // 12:45 AM

The Avett Brothers: The Gleam

Though this release finds the band exploring quieter territory, there's a tangible intensity throughout many of these songs.

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The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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