American Vampire Volume 3

DC/Vertigo

Writer: Scott Snyder; Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, Danijel Zezelj

Apr 16, 2012 Comic Books Web Exclusive

American Vampire Volume 3 collects issues 12-18 of the ongoing series from Vertigo as well as the American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest mini. The contents are nothing short of stunning. More

Choir of Young Believers

Rhine Gold

Ghostly International

Apr 16, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Danish outfit Choir of Young Believers' second LP mines breezy folk, synth pop, progressive narratives, and electronic experimentation for inspiration, somehow wrapping it all tightly up in a streamlined package that threatens to spill out from its modest trappings. More

Apr 16, 2012 Live

Regardless of the setbacks, it was—as usual—a day of exceptional music. The day’s highlights) and lowlights included Neon IndianArctic MonkeysPulpMazzy StarThe RaptureM83, and The Horrors.

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Apr 13, 2012 Music Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

"Hey Jane" opens Sweet Heart Sweet Light, Spiritualized's seventh full-length album and the first since 2008's Songs in A&E. Nodding slyly to The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane," the song finds frontman Jason Pierce wondering, like a mantra, "Hey Jane, when you gonna die?"one of numerous allusions to mortality throughout Sweet Heart Sweet Light. More

Apr 12, 2012 Live

Over the last year I’ve spilt more (digital) ink over Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming than any other album. It’s a fantastic trick that M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez plays, heavily referencing childhood in his work. Deny M83, and you’re denying your childlike wonder of the world around you…at least, if your childhood was as 1980s-synth driven as mine was. More

Don’t Trust the B——In Apartment 23

ABC, Wednesdays 9:30/8:30 Central

Apr 10, 2012 TV Web Exclusive

Hayseed June (Dreama Walker) moves to New York City from Indiana, where her parents have put all their hopes and money into her future. More

Apr 09, 2012 Music Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

It's tempting to compare Zambri to Tegan and Sara. Both bands feature siblings singing about love, loss, and the madness found in between. Cristi Jo and Jessica Zambri's vocal performance on "ICBYS" even echoes the Quin sisters' indignant rasp. More

Apr 06, 2012 Music Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

Australia's feedtime seemed as averse to fame as they were to capital letters. The band's original lineup decided to hang it up in 1989 rather than embark on an overseas tour, leaving behind four internationally acclaimed full-lengths after their roughly decade-long existence. More

Apr 05, 2012 Music Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow

Nobody is going to be angry at California's RACES. They make sweet, atmospheric folk-rock with a psychedelic quaver; singer Wade Ryff has an easy, soulful rasp; and their Frenchkiss debut full-length Year of the Witch is nicely full-bodied. More