FFS

FFS

Domino

Jun 10, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Beyond that excellently coined acronym-cum-moniker, the coming together of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks feels like a perfect match. Both are successful art rock outfits (albeit from different eras) with a penchant for the preposterous and both are widely assumed to have seen the back of their heydays. More

Live From New York!

Studio: Abramorama
Directed by Bao Nguyen

Jun 10, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

A compact but well-done tribute to a beloved American institution. More

Jun 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

With his thick baritone, the Pennsylvania native paints a new gallery of grim, lyrical portraits of lonely outsiders and anomalous weirdos.  More

The Nightmare

Studio: Gravitas Ventures
Directed by Rodney Ascher

Jun 08, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Nightmare, about sleep paralysis, is Rodney Ascher’s follow up to his debut feature documentary Room 237. More

Thomas Hodge

VHS: Video Cover Art

Published by Schiffer Publishing

Jun 08, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

VHS: Video Cover Art contains over 240 full-page, full-color sleeve scans, divided into categories as all-encompassing as those you’d have found in the local rental shop: Action, Comedy, Horror, Kids, Sci-Fi, and Thriller. More

PINS

Wild Nights

Bella Union

Jun 08, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

The Jesus and Mary Chain meets Led Zeppelin meets Beach House. Post-punk feminist Weezer. Best Coast with a personality. When it comes to describing PINS, a vast array of comparisons can crop up, but far from being derivative, such an amalgamation of influences results in a band that sounds very little like any of their peers. More

Black River

Fantagraphics

Josh Simmons

Jun 05, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The post-apocalyptic world is an incredibly bleak and dreary place in Josh Simmons' latest graphic novel, Black River. In less than 110 pages, Simmons creates a dismal, hopeless world, in which humanity has lost its principles, its scruples, and any sense of real hope.  More

Jun 05, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

While many musicians are happy to stick a "na-na-na," a "baby, baby" or any old throwaway rubbish over their thoughtless three-chord ditties, Jenny Hval is determined to push her language just as far as her music.  More

Sense8

Netflix

Jun 05, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

If Cloud AtlasLost, and The Wire shared a pot cookie then indulged in a threesome, the resulting offspring would most closely resemble Sense8. The brainchild of J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and The Wachowskis (The Matrix), Sense8 follows the lives of eight people across the world who are mentally linked such that they can share perceptions and, eventually, skill sets. More