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Friday, December 13th, 2019  

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

All About Eve

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Nov 28, 2019 DVDs Web Exclusive

The story of an ambitious young ingenue who slowly ingratiates herself into the circle of an aging Broadway legend and eventually attempts to supplant her, All About Eve is a thematic gold mine, tackling the cutthroat vanity of celebrity life, the pressures put on women as they age, and the complex dynamics of personal and professional relationships. More

Nov 27, 2019 Music

In 1997, that dog. released their last LP, Retreat From the Sun. It was brash and delicate, full of distorted guitars and whip-smart hooks and it should have dominated FM radio. But, it didn't, and that dog. quietly slipped off the radar as the new millennium began. More

Nov 26, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

There's a moment on "The Nub," the 12-plus minute eighth track on leaving meaning, the 15th official studio album by Swans and the first with this line-up. More

Nov 26, 2019 Live Web Exclusive

It's been another exceptional year for Feeder. Their tenth studio album Tallulah scored a top five placing in the UK albums chart while the subsequent promotional tour also managed to sell out nearly every show. Which is no mean feat for a band now in its twenty-fifth year of existence. More