Jul 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

High Life is the second album from Eno • Hydea collaboration between Karl Hyde (of Underworld) and Brian Eno (of everything)in as many months. Its predecessor, Someday World, was something of a surprise coming from them, considering its preponderance of pop melodies and forms. More

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Top Shelf

Written by Van Jensen; Art by Dusty Higgins

Jul 02, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

For a comic that sounds like it's either a one-note joke or cashing in on a tired tween trend, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, written by Van Jensen and illustrated by Dusty Higgins, is a remarkable story about love, sacrifice, and really bad action movie one-liners.  More

Begin Again

Studio: The Weinstein Company
Directed by John Carney

Jul 02, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

From one angle, Begin Again can be viewed as a meta-sequel to writer-director John Carney’s earlier music film, Once. More

Donovan Blanc

Donovan Blanc

Captured Tracks

Jul 02, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Donovan Blanc has the sound and feel of a lost psych-folk solo platter, the sort of thing hardcore vinyl-heads would buy for a cool $200 in NM condition at a record fair (until it was inevitably reissued by some Italian label on 180-gram white plastic). More

Jul 02, 2014 Live

Despite modern music’s determination to popularize any instrument not traditionally used in pop (See: Beirut’s trumpet, Owen Pallett’s violin, or Joanna Newsom’s harp), the trombone hasn’t seen much resurgence. More

Jul 01, 2014 Live

It is impossible to see any member of the Wainwright clan in concert (be it Rufus, Martha, Lucy, or Loudon) without being drawn into their family dynamics.  More

Jul 01, 2014 Live

Cody ChesnuTT and I may hail from the same city, but I admit I knew very little about the musician when I wandered into his show on Saturday night. More

Premature

Studio: IFC Midnight
Directed by Dan Beers

Jul 01, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

The film will probably be tiresomely described as “Groundhog Day meets American Pie”, though this only slightly eclipses the latter for the sheer fact that it seems kind of sincere. More

Jul 01, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Kan Wakan's debut full-length Moving On cruises along like the soundtrack to a scenic adventure. Often characterized by its lush, cinematic sound, the Los Angeles band started off as the small orchestral project of composer/producer Gueorgui I. Linev.  More