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St. Vincent, by St. Vincent

”Bring Me All Your Loves” is instantly tragic, humorous, dance-y, and epic, and it remains so throughout its three-minute running time.

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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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The Bad Road

The whiskey-passer put his hand on my knee, his thick thumb swishing back and forth like a cat’s tail before it pounces. Time stopped.

Set My Sleep Number to 666, So That the Second I Open My Eyes in the Morning, the Bed Catapults My Flailing Body Straight Into the White-Hot Heart of the Sun

I looked out the window again. The same dumb-ass trees were still there. I looked at the scotch in my backpack.

Vintage Year

The story is simple, barely existent, and yet rather unusual

Big Bird in Baghdad

Big Bird was my pal and Big Bird never lied. Suddenly, the channels whipped passed again, landing on Fox News. I entered the war the next day.

To Be Young and Homeless

If we ever want to break this cycle, break this chain of poverty and desocialization that passes down the generations, leading to so many other problems that affect our culture and drain our resources… this is the best chance.

I Want To Believe

it’s amazing how many moments that are supposed to be important and memorable just end up being awkward affairs where I sit around thinking “is this it?” while trying not to fart and ruin things for everyone else.

State of Dissatisfaction

We Americans are a dissatisfied lot, my own drives cripple me, and the sad state of the affairs that is the Super Bowl

Supertime

It’s super.

Synthesis Travel Tips

a helpful list of handy hints that are sure to make your next plane ride a breeze.

Some Visible Sound

A hole lay open in the ground

Father John Misty: live at the El Rey Theater January 18th, 2015

Tillman, a consummate showman, cavorted his lithe frame across the platform throughout the night

Taxes Aren’t Scary

The more knowledge I have about my taxes, the more I can plan for their role in my life.

Horoscopes for January 26th, 2015

Behold, the Future.

Arrested

He was turned out in the dark 20 miles from home.

Dust and Cobwebs – Final Thoughts

Over these weeks, as we cleaned and cried and shared these memories, a sense of ease settled over us. It was like finding no monster under the bed.