The Mynabirds


Saddle Creek

Jun 04, 2012 Music Issue #41 - Yeasayer

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, the debut album by The Mynabirds (the project of Laura Burhenn after the breakup of her band Georgie James), was a wonderful song cycle of soulful Motown-esque pop R&B.  More

Jun 01, 2012 Music Issue #41 - Yeasayer

Mark Kozelek, the mastermind of Sun Kil Moon, and ex of the seminal '90s act Red House Painters, is a progenitor of what went on to be known as slowcore music. Kozelek sadly never got his due during his prior band's heyday, but there's been something of a renaissance of appreciation lately. More

May 31, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

Rubblebucket Live In Chicago is an eminently enjoyable DVD and live CD combo that makes you actually want to see the band play out, which is perhaps the ultimate compliment you can pay to a concert film, the likes of which are often seemingly mailed in. More

May 31, 2012 Music Issue #41 - Yeasayer

It's been three years since Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros carved out an interesting creative niche with their 2009 debut album, Up From Below. In the '60s, three years could mean everything to a folk-oriented act, though the lofty pursuits of artists like Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs are leagues away from those of The Magnetic Zeros. More

Marissa Nadler

The Sister

Box of Cedar

May 30, 2012 Music Issue #41 - Yeasayer

There's an old joke about the difference between American and European films. European films-so it goes-can open with an endless montage of clouds. American films? If you don't immediately cut to an exploding airliner, you've lost your audience. More

The Ravagers #1


Writer: Howard Mackie; Artist: Ian Churchill

May 30, 2012 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The Ravagers #1 from DC Comics is one of the more disappointing books I've read since the "New 52" relaunch, even coming in with staggeringly low expectations. The Ravagers is marred by generic ideas and confusing visual storytelling, and only slightly counterbalanced by a nice panel here or there.  More


Cancer for Cure

Fat Possum

May 30, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

It's been five years since El-P released his last full-length, the impressive I'll Sleep When You're DeadMore

The Walkmen


Fat Possum

May 29, 2012 Music Issue #41 - Yeasayer

For their seventh album, HeavenThe Walkmen hired Phil Ek (Built To Spill, The Shins, Modest Mouse, Les Savy Fav, etc.) to handle production duties. It's safe to assume this choice had something to do with The Walkmen opening for Fleet Foxes last year, as Ek produced both of Fleet Foxes' LPs. More

Batman, Incorporated #1


Written by Grant Morrison; Pencilled, Inked, & Colored by Christopher Burnham; Cover Color by Nathan Fairbairn; Lettered by DC Lettering

May 29, 2012 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Grant Morrison's Batman, Incorporated returned last week with a bloody and action-packed debut issue. It's essentially the crown jewel of DC's "Second Wave" of New 52 titles in terms of writing, but artist Christopher Burnham is no slouch either. More