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The Joy Of Motion, by Animals As Leaders

While their last release Weightless felt more like an experiment—a study of new-found techniques, styles, and electronic elements—Joy Of Motion is a successful synthesis of what was learned, expressing a matured musical unity.

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Crosses – Crosses

There are raw, heavy moments on Crosses almost reminiscent of Deftones, but the real meat of the music lies in the straightforward pop songs.

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Fight Music – Let Them Eat Cock

Let Them Eat Cock is an easy record to recommend for those who like cheeky, solid hardcore punk, but it’s clear that Fight Music could care less if anyone likes what they do anyway.

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Lexie Loader — Art Review At Empire Coffee

They were executed with a classy and traditional style, mashing realistic perception with some subtle abstract touches here and there.

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Kyle Forrest Burns — Photography At Naked Lounge

I can only assume the beauty that was being witnessed in that exact moment left the artist in silence, with no need to explain it.

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deafheaven — Sunbather

This lightening of the mood proves to be its saving grace; it’s the only black metal album I’ve actually been able to enjoy.

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Periphery — Clear

Clear takes the listener on a pretty adven- turous musical journey: ranging from soft ethereal melodies, to heavy-hitting, heart- pounding grooves.

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Brunchinacious!

There’s cuisine inspired from cultures across the world, which provides a wonderful option for adventurous palates.

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Mogwai – Rave Tapes

It leads in the record with plenty of evocative potential, making use of sleepy keyboards and crisp, sparse guitars that almost sound like latter-day Earth submerged deep underwater.

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Thumpers – Galore

Recent inductees into the Sub Pop family, the synth-pop duo of Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson, Jr. are breaking new ground in this refreshingly original album.

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New Heights

At its best moments, Sorin’s New Heights is as poised as a dancer and as forceful as a car-crash.

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Time Spent In The Machine

From the first notes he sings over the popping bassline in Dynamite Parasite, former Slow Car Crash alumnus Omarr Awake delivers a retro funk reminiscent of the laid-back sass of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions.

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Respect The Van

I think The Brothers Comatose are the
reincarnated soul of an old hillbilly from
Arkansas that was born inside a brokendown
banjo.

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Ninkasi Double Red Ale

The aroma is sweet with a bit of roastiness that provides a good outline of the beer’s flavor. On the tongue there’s more of the same—malty sweetness and roast notes delivered via moderate carbonation.

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Pixlr Express

Yes, now you can forget all about Instagram’s measly effects and turn your photos into something worth bragging about.

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Gratitude

I find myself brimming with pride and gratitude these days. So many of you contribute to making this place what it is, I don’t even know where to start.

Giving Thanks to, Like, the Universe

Like many philosophically minded people before me, I’ve long been an ingrate.

Millennial Idiot Brain

My main takeaway has been that they’d really like to believe that Twitter is a viable job hunting tool

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Describing The Binding of Isaac is more than slightly difficult, yet I will attempt to do so.

Novembeard Bash 2014

In some ways, the Novembeard Bash is more about partying and winning cool prizes and making out with bearded strangers than it is about contemplating the solemn social obligation of charitable giving, and for that I blame the bands

Animals In The Train Station

The conductor gave a start, looked around, then looked down, eyes widening at the extremely short person addressing him. In fact, Sheela wasn’t a person at all—she was a fox.

The State of the Commons, Part Two

Net audio is stunningly diverse. One must travel beyond Facebook and Netflix to be reminded, but the web is an extremely deep and broad body of data created by innumerable individuals.

This Week Only – 11/24/17

24 Monday Round Table Pizza Clubhouse: Novembeard: Pizza Fun Night fundraiser and final checkpoint. Mention Novembeard when ordering and a […]

Best Bets – November 24th

Friday, November 28th Pat Hull, Greyloom (Erin Lizardo), Casing The Promisedland The Maltese Wind down from Thanksgiving with Chico’s sweetest […]

Definition: Confuse—To assemble without order or sense

We’re lucky to be here—alive and kicking in the year 2014

Extreme Cheapskates

If you’re unaware, there is a show called Extreme Cheapskates on TLC, and it is currently terrible

Life is Better With Franti

Franti is still all at once optimistic, sensitive, and politically assertive, while delivering a unique mix of reggae, folk, pop, and light hip hop

Horoscopes for November 24th, 2014

Horoscopes for November 24th, 2014

Deep democracy

I want to try deep democracy, where we vote with our tax dollars the way corporations vote for legislators with their dollars

Tweed, Logs, and Typey-Typey

The Tweed Ride is one of the loveliest events of the year and I want you all to go. Unless you don’t like fun, in which case you should take the time to reevaluate your priorities.