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RECORD EXCHANGE TOP SELLERS (WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 18, 2018)

1. Bottle It In, Kurt Vile 2. Look Now, Elvis Costello and the Imposters 3. Wasteland, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats 4. Trench, Twenty One Pilots 5. A Star is Born Soundtrack, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper 6. Black Labyrinth, Jonathan Davis 7. An American Treasure, Tom...

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Music Review: Yoko Ono – Warzone

Yoko Ono Warzone [Chimera; 2018] Rating: 3/5 The first track of Yoko Ono’s Warzone begins the same way as “MOONBEAMS” from her 2013 album TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL: distant safari noises merge with an ominous ether of sound courtesy of an unnerving synthesizer. The...

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♫ Listen: Jay Rosen – LOST TAPE

Something of a clouded memory distorted by visual pop culture, in a video store, waiting to check out the return bin for the newest SNES game that’s not really there, so Todd and I beat Joe and Mac that night, eventually having to read nonsense for school the next...

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Premiere: James Ginzburg – “a pattern, returned”

James Ginzburg’s career to date has spanned a wide variety of genres, from the Jokeresque and thumpin’ “War Dub” under the name P Dutty (I guess P Diddy never claimed that variation) to his more recent experimental work as half of Emptyset, a collaboration with art...

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♫ Listen: WETWARE SOLUTIONS – ECOANXIETY EP

Solution or diagnostics? Dread is inarticulate, but anxiety, the tone of our anthropocene, is detailed out to an extreme degree, and then even more so. That focus is applicable to WETWARE SOLUTIONS’ ECOANXIETY EP, in its tooled and calibrated sound design applied to a...

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♫ Listen: somesurprises – alt

Blessed are we to be spiritually fulfilled by somesurprises. Does alt move you? Does it lift your troubled soul? Does it reverberate from cathedral rafters in celestial tones? Is it some sort of holy narcotic? The Seattle neo-kraut-gazers’ new three-track EP on Doom...

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♫ Listen: corinne – ESTRANGEMENT

Not sure what level of heart strings PEDICURE RECORDS tugs me toward, but corinne been fiddling with me feels for a good ESTRANGEMENT minute. That’s a good avatar. What’s that avatar even? Too been too young. That rare house mix you heard at that one person house back...

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Music Review: Kode9 & Burial – FABRICLIVE 100

Kode9 & Burial FABRICLIVE 100 [fabric; 2018] Rating: 4/5 What is a mix’s function? It seems related to, but different from an album, operating according to similar principles of coherence, but diverging from the former’s dependence on singular expression — the need...

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♫ Listen: Fischerle – groove 7

Wrocław-based label outlines is looking to expand on the original Chicago footwork sound, releasing tape releases by artists from all over the planet, each titled “groove (insert number)”. One of their latest in a series “focused on dub techno, 160bpm and footwork”...

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ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE BANNERS AT NEUROLUX OCT. 23!

Banners is headlining Radio Boise Tuesday at Neurolux on Oct. 23, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky customer! To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Banners” HERE by midnight Sunday, Oct. 21. We will draw a name at random and...

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♫ Listen: Norm Chambers – “F.L.V.M.”

A new season is upon us, and prolific synth maestro Norm Chambers (a.k.a. Panabrite) drops another subtle fire-breathing stunner of a cassette for our continued listening pleasure. Idea Region is his latest, and first for the most excellent Japanese experimental label...

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Live Blog: The Breeders

The Breeders Aztec Theatre; San Antonio, TX [10-04-2018] by Rick Weaver on 10-16-2018 “Are you watching me?” Kim Deal, center stage, asked her twin sister Kelley Deal, stage right, with the nervous energy of a perfectionist who wants to get the next song just right,...

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Apollo to release mcconville’s debut EP this November

Apollo is supposed to be R&S’s ambient division, but the new self-titled EP by Thomas McConville — a.k.a. mcconville — does anything but disappear into the background. The EP’s lead track “technicoloursupersong” sounds like Dead Cities era M83, which is a very good...

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Watch: Hush Pup – “Lemon” / “Dahlias”

What do we even do anymore? I comfort animal. It’s really all about. Vibes like reality and citrus. Fizzy water. A hawk or vulture? A hawk, duh! But wildlife in general. That’s rude. Why not? Explain “typical.” Autumn in the. Me wifey an me went to the thrift shop...

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♫ Listen: Jana Horn – “New religion”

100 years ago, 10,000, design integration mad-fold in, grids of scrolling through messianic claims; Jana Horn sings, “into what world has this body come? / anything goes / no promises, no decisions /at the heart of new religion” 1923: ego my eggo. a Jesus etc. can do...

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ENTER TO WIN A DAVID BOWIE 1983-1988 VINYL BOX SET!

We’re really excited about the new David Bowie Loving the Alien (1983-1988) box set, which covers his ’80s chart-topping comeback period. To celebrate, Parlophone Records sent us a copy of the vinyl box set to give away to one lucky customer! To enter the drawing,...

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♫ Listen: Moth Cock – Halloween Mixtape

It’s that time again! You know, that time of year when ghouls and apparitions get pats on their backs/ectoplasm for being oh so scary. When witches and hobos are immortalized with shitty homemade costumes. When pumpkins and warty gourds finally get their time to shine...

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♫ Listen: Seth Kasselman – Desperate Windows

Just got paid? Pick one of the three: piece of paradise, peace of paradigm, or pizza pepperoni. On the house, cuz we don’t care. When the last time you think we care? Like a nice little found sound manipulation. A wood-wind aura of beak breathes, bit by the bites on...

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Music Review: Bamba Pana – Poaa

Bamba Pana Poaa [Nyege Nyege Tapes; 2018] Rating: 4/5 •/=•/ BRAND-NEW DANCE FROM AFRICA •/=•/ sun down, grids connect, skylines click on; video camera flash fire beams of light into the Black sky. speakers boot up, emcee pulls the clutch; drum beat releases...

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♫ Listen: rbchmbrs – “Clout 9 / Shooters”

This place really is a wasteland. The shin guards your uncle’s nosy fiancée (the third one) sent you for your birthday left you with a slab of dermatitis that started itching only after your kickboxing lesson package expired. Your noseless RA (the cute one) found your...

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RECORD EXCHANGE TOP SELLERS (WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 11, 2018)

1. Trench, Twenty One Pilots 2. Desperate Man, Eric Church 3. Electric Messiah, High On Fire 4. Eternal Return, Windhand 5. Black Labyrinth, Jonathan Davis 6. I Loved You at Your Darkest, Behemoth 7. This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, Modest...

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♫ Listen: L.E.S Douze – The Stoned

One single track, yet a lifetime of possibilities. L.E.S Douze, armed with a brand new offering via Arnaudville, Louisana’s southern experimentalists Nouveau Electric, are in the room with you as every last bit of percussion and fire-breathing woodwind inhales and...

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♫ Listen: Sick Llama – Stage Poison

Now that you’ve polished off the contents of that bottle with the skull and crossbones on it, how do you feel? Sick Llama, normally a resident of Fag Tapes, has released a double cassette called Stage Poison on Unifactor. TWO TAPeS Hahahaha, we are creeping closer to...

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Music Review: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

Kurt Vile Bottle It In [Matador; 2018] Rating: 3.5/5 Kurt Vile has a strangely neutralizing way about him. The casual demeanor and nonchalant delivery of his song lyrics possess the ability to temper the profound to the prosaic, and to elevate the inconsequential to...

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