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Friday, December 4th, 2020  

Shitbats

Guano

Self-Released

Dec 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Some may recognize Cat ‘Commander’ Clyde, frontwoman of Shitbats, from her country folk solo material. But when listeners hear the first notes of the band’s debut, Guano, they’re sure to realize this is a different beast altogether. The Ontario-based band instead conjures a classic blend of surf rock and proto-punk, for an adrenaline-fueled debut record with a vintage bent. More

Dec 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

There’s something incredibly satisfying about a live King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard album. The band’s approach to their music, their interactions with a live audience (frontman Stu Mackenzie’s occasional “yuuuup,” for example), and the sheer energy that pulsates from every corner of their setlists.  More

Actress

Karma & Desire

Ninja Tune

Dec 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

When it comes to experimentation in electronic music, there is little ground that British musician Darren Cunningham, aka Actress, isn’t willing to break. Whether it’s making music alongside an AI collaborator (as heard on 2018’s Young Paint) or creating a literal musical robot out of synthesizers and other musical hardware, Cunningham has always continually pushed forward into the ethers of what electronic music can be.  More

Mallrats

Studio: Arrow Video

Dec 03, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Whether you’re a Mallrats fan or apologist, Arrow Video’s deluxe Blu-ray offers plenty for Kevin Smith fans to enjoy in its many, many supplements. More

Mank

Studio: Netflix
Directed by David Fincher

Dec 03, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Mank is the ultimate ode to both classic Hollywood and the filmmaking process.  More

Autechre

SIGN

Warp

Dec 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

After over three decades of making music together, British electronic duo Autechre (comprised of Rob Brown and Sean Booth) show no signs of slowing down any time soon. More

Crock of Gold - A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

Studio: Magnolia
Directed by Julien Temple

Dec 02, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Shane MacGowan, the legendary and totemic lead singer of Irish-proto-punk band The Pogues, is the subject of Julien Temple’s latest rock-documentary. More

Dec 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The first, and perhaps only, clue you get on Minneapolis-based songwriter J.E. Sunde’s latest album that the record was made recently and not in 1975 comes in the first few lines. More

Dec 01, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Given how often the incredible third album by Elvis Costello (his second with his long-time backing band The Attractions, a union that produced many more incredible albums up to 1986 and again more briefly from 1994 to 1996) has been reissued and that some (though not all) of the bonus material here has seen official release via said reissues, it is tempting to dismiss a release like this gargantuan set as for hardcore fans only. More