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Feb 26, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Cassandra Jenkins’ sophomore album, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature, is premised on the hopes for a better year ahead and a promise of personal reconstruction. More

Blanck Mass

In Fernaux

Sacred Bones

Feb 26, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Returning two years after his barnstorming exploits on Animated Violence MildBlanck Mass—of Fuck Buttons, and aka Benjamin John Power—has delivered a project of noticeable difference, that runs at a counterpoint to almost all of his previous work. More

The Suspect

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Feb 26, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Similar to his other noir films, Siodmak anchors his tale of deception and murder in a very genuine relationship between two likable people. More

Flyying Colours

Fantasy Country

Club AC30/Poison City

Feb 25, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with many artists' plans and schedules. But for Melbourne's Flyying Colours, it's probably hit them harder than most. More

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Studio: Hulu
Directed by Lee Daniels

Feb 25, 2021 Cinema Web Exclusive

Set in the late years of the legendary singer Billie Holiday’s all-too-short life, The United States vs. Billie Holiday is director Lee Daniels’ attempt to give a comprehensive overview of Holiday’s life and career, including her battles with addiction and her fight against the United States government. More

Feb 25, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Here are long-awaited reissues of The Chills’ second and third LPs from 1990 and 1992, respectively, on colored vinyl from Flying Nun, the label that originally issued these in New Zealand back when they first came out. More

Feb 24, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Julien Baker sounds reinvented on Little Oblivions, employing an expanded sound that is instantly gratifying and anthemic, drawing you in before hitting you with the full force of its crushing emotional weight. More

Feb 24, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Far removed from 2002’s excellent glitch-pop gem Neon Golden and seven years since their last release, Germany’s textural electro-rock group The Notwist return with Vertigo Days, a clamorous and progressive 14-track collection of multi-dimensional psych/jazz/rock. More

Smooth Talk

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Feb 24, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Smooth Talk is one of Laura Dern’s best, and most underrated, roles. More