Dec 21, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Gimme Fiction was a landmark album for Spoon, another big leap in the middle of a career that had already made two or three big ones. Coming three years after Kill the Moonlight, a collection of roughshod soul sounds, Fiction sounded slick and rich, laying down massive piano and bass grooves and riding them through to the three-minute sunset. More

The Hateful Eight

Studio: The Weinstein Company
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Dec 21, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

It’s a few years after Civil War, and eight people are trapped together in a one-room cabin when a snow storm prevents them from reaching their destination. More

Zombi

Shape Shift

Relapse

Dec 21, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The instrumental duo returns from hiatus with a new LP of hard-driving prog and '80s horror/sci-fi score-inflected tracks; it's their first of several written live in the studio, giving it an immediacy that their two preceding records lacked. More

Dec 19, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

Def Leppard guitarist, Phil Collen, writes a weird autobiography. More

Class Photo

Fantagraphics

Written and Illustrated by Robert Triptow

Dec 18, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Cartoonist Robert Triptow's Class Photo is an inventive, humorous, and decidedly raunchy chronicle of the fabricated lives of five-dozen actual 1937 graduates of P.S. 49 in New York City. While in college, Triptow stumbled across a forgotten class photo.  More

Baroness

Purple

Abraxan Hymns

Dec 18, 2015 Music Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

Baroness' first outing on their own Abraxan Hymns imprint finds them plumbing the depths of the well of harmonic Southern-tinged prog metal they first tapped to enormous success on 2009's Blue, and yet further on the 2012 double albumYellow & Green. More

The Car

Studio: Scream Factory

Dec 18, 2015 DVDs Web Exclusive

Wade Parent is the only man who can stop The Car… a customized ‘71 Lincoln Continental driven by Evil itself! More

Stinking Heaven

Studio: Factory 25
Directed by Nathan Silver

Dec 18, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

In Stinking Heaven, writer/director Nathan Silver suggests that many of us can't help but instinctively return to our roots, no matter how poisonous said roots may be. More

Dec 18, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Multi-national shoegaze unit Cheatahs' latest dials down the volume for a psychedelic, textured sound that's a leap forward from their already-impressive debut album.  More