Aug 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

With their twelfth album and one of their best in years, Manic Street Preachers display a stylistic freedom that one might call reinvention if it didn't still sound just like the Manics. More

Aug 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Sounding a bit like PiL had it been fronted by Strummer rather than Lydon, Lower play gothy, "angular" post-hardcore presumably intended to be enigmatically atmospheric. More

Aug 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A. More


Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Aug 20, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Michael Fassbender gives one of his most fun performances in this black comedy—all with his face covered. More

Aug 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

In the several years that it took Yeasayer's Anand Wilder and collaborator Maxwell Kardon to flesh out this work, one would think that they'd have developed a little bit of conceptual self-awareness. More

Aug 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Known for their gritty punk stylings that channel the workman-like spirit of Bruce Springsteen, these New Jersey natives take a dramatic step away from that sound on their first major label album.  More

Aug 19, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

Amanda Petrusich’s Do Not Sell at Any Price examines the esoteric nature of 78 rpm record collecting and ultimately what it means to be a collector. More

To Be Takei

Studio: Starz Digital Media
Directed by Bill Weber and Jennifer M. Krott

Aug 19, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

The documentary To Be Takei serves to add considerable dimension to the man best known by many as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek. An utterly charming presence, Takei speaks candidly about various issues in his life that he eventually managed to not only work through but to discuss publicly and sometimes address creatively. More

Aug 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

I went into Electric Würms already a fan of Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, and with a soft spot for '70s prog. Yet this album left me a little confused. How does a side-project made up of the principle songwriters of a major indie-rock outfit qualify as a separate band? More