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Ben Greenberg and Michael Berdan have slashed out a unique space in New York music. Their second full-length album, entitled Wake in Fright, is a pummeling collection of metal riffs, industrial textures, and brutal vocals. Greenberg says the album, “is our response to and our reflection of the overwhelming violence, chaos, hate, and destruction that confronts us.” The album was released January 20, 2017 on Sacred Bones, and feels all too appropriate right now....
Yesterday, I walked around at half-mast, sick on dark foreshadowing. The juxtaposition of Barack Obama's eloquent and tearful farewell to the nation, next to Donald Trump's nauseating press conference, felt like a baptism of fire for the next four years. If there was ever a day for the announcement of a new Pharmakon album, it was today. Fast forward to this morning. Pharmakon, the noise project of Margaret Chardiet, will release Contact on March 31 through Brooklyn’s...
Most of what people know about Kansas, they learned from The Wizard of Oz: There are tornadoes and it's flat. Needless to say, tourism is not its main industry. Growing up I imagined what it would be like to live on the West or East Coast, or near any kind of water. I was always looking for a place where I would one day escape. https://open.spotify.com/track/4GvyP7CnBJEV2t7L7vOkjw My family made its way to different parts of the...
Clockwise From Top: Hidden Eye, Ava Luna Serge Gainsbourg Zine, Suffragette City, Ad Hoc. AT A TIME when albums and reviews are available ad nauseam, it seems like the chance for spontaneous discovery is nearly extinct. Of course, this has always been integral to the music underground, and if you look hard enough, things are starting to crop up: Carson Cox, of the band Merchandise, has just released the first issue of Hidden Eye, pocket-sized eye candy made of art...

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