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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020  

May 26, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

NYC collective Public Practice consists of Samantha York and Vince McClelland from the excellent but short-lived post-punk band Wall and Drew Citron and Scott Rosenthal from equally wonderful Beverly.  More

House by the River

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

May 26, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Fritz Lang was offered this project by Republic Studios, and it wasn’t something he was initially too thrilled about. More

May 25, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

For their first fully original album in over a decade, El Michels Affair have unleashed the fully instrumental Adult Themes: a collection of music that could have soundtracked half a dozen softcore Swedish films or newly-unearthed giallos.  More

May 25, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Having built a more than respectable body of work with Civil Twilight over the last few years, ETHIO finds the band’s frontman Steven Dayvid McKellar striking out on his own for the first time.  More

May 22, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

At first listen, Introduction, Presence, the debut full-length from Brooklyn trio Nation of Language, is a deceptively simple retro-synthpop album that sounds like what we’d get if The National’s Matt Berninger had fronted early Depeche Mode. More

Red

Declaration

Red Entertainment

May 22, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Red have been a mainstay in the world of heavy rock for several years. Their brand of metal has always been tinged with classical, almost symphonic melodrama.  More

Taza, Son of Cochise

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

May 21, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Fans of Sirk’s monumental melodramas are bound to be disappointed by Taza, Son of Cochise. More

The 1975

Notes on a Conditional Form

Dirty Hit/Interscope

May 21, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Few artists have attempted to address the responsibilities of a mainstream rock band over the last decade as seriously as The 1975’s Matt Healy. Across three increasingly ambitious records, Healy (and bandmates George Daniel, Adam Hann, and Ross MacDonald) obsessed over the possibilities of what a modern band could be, how it could sound, and what it could stand for. More

Elder

Omens

Armageddon/Stickman

May 21, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Rock and roll is alive and well in 2020. Don’t believe me? I present here exhibit A with Elder’s spectacular new record, Omens. With their fifth full-length, they truly spread their creative wings, flex their collective muscle, and prove just how awesome they can be.  More