Jan 09, 2015 Music Issue #52 - September/October 2014 - St. Vincent

Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, was singular to the point of deserving a place on the period table of the elements, and Sun Zoom Spark provides evidence for such a case. More

Jan 08, 2015 Music Issue #52 - September/October 2014 - St. Vincent

The lofty reputations of two masterful preceding concept albums1968's The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and 1969's Arthurhave long overshadowed Muswell Hillbillies, originally released to little fanfare in 1971. More

Jan 08, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More

Dream Police

Hypnotized

Sacred Bones

Jan 07, 2015 Music Issue #52 - September/October 2014 - St. Vincent

You've got to love a good side-project. This one features two members of The Men messing around with synths and loops and, you know what, it's great.  More

OK Go

Hungry Ghosts

Paracadute

Jan 07, 2015 Music Issue #52 - September/October 2014 - St. Vincent

OK Go may always be known for their endlessly brilliant and creative music videos, but taken on its own, their music stands as probably our best approximation of the kind of once-prevalent power-pop the radio used to be interested in. More

Li’l Quinquin

Studio: Kino Lorber / Fandor
Directed by Bruno Dumont

Jan 07, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Director Bruno Dumont’s new miniseries at first seems like a fussy, small-town murder mystery. More

Jan 06, 2015 Music Issue #52 - September/October 2014 - St. Vincent

The newly re-formed Big Star made its debut on 4/25/93 at Missouri University. That gig, documented on the live album Columbia, set the stage for something of a second life for the power pop icons, with The Posies' Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer filling out the lineup.  More

Strong Female Protagonist

Top Shelf

Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

Jan 05, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

There have been so many "what if superhumans existed in the real world" stories that it takes a fresh view and top execution to stand out. Brennan Lee Mulligan (words) and Molly Ostertag (art) have nailed both. More

Jan 05, 2015 Music Issue #52 - September/October 2014 - St. Vincent

Jason Molina's desperate caterwaul of a voice may have never found a better home than the Rust Belt folk he produced on 2002's Didn't It Rain. More