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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019  

Dec 04, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

This is a seemingly unlikely re-recording of the Wedding Present album that served as a stop-gap compilation of early singles between the releases of their iconic 1987 album George Best and 1989's definitiveSeamonsters.  More

Dec 04, 2019 Live

Tainan in Taiwan might not be the most obvious place which springs to mind when contemplating some far flung adventure to see music.  More

When Lambs Become Lions

Studio: Oscilloscope
Directed by Jon Kasbe

Dec 04, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

Kasbe’s style is dizzying, more akin to a descent into madness a la Apocalypse Now than your average Very Important Documentary™. More

Dec 04, 2019 Books

Defenders of the Faith is photographic testament of the importance of the patch-covered jacket to metalheads worldwide.  More

Longwave

If We Ever Live Forever

Bodan Kuma Recordings

Dec 03, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Twenty years is a long time in music, especially when half of that time has been spent on hiatus. So when Longwave announced their return last year along with a new bass player (Christian Bongers, formerly of Loudspeaker and Botanica) it was met with gasps of excitement from various corners of the globe, and rightly so. More

Baby Blood [Special Edition]

Studio: Kino Lorber

Dec 03, 2019 DVDs Web Exclusive

While it may not be destined for the body horror hall of fame, Alain Robak's 1990 gorefest Baby Blood at least plays in the same ballpark as Cronenberg. More

Dec 02, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Earlier this year, Charly Bliss' sophomore record Young Enough delivered a polished, near-perfect makeover of the sweet and rowdy power pop Eva Hendricks and co. debuted just two years ago. More

Girl Ray

Girl

Moshi Moshi

Nov 29, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

There was a time when any attempt by an indie band to "pivot to pop" would be viewed with deep suspicion and no small amount of cynicism. But since the advent of streaming services and social media music has become a far less tribal affair with people much more open and willing to embrace a wide variety of genres. More

Big Star

In Space

Omnivore

Nov 28, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

In Space, from later day Big Star, might be a mixed bag of an album, but it's one we were lucky to get. More