Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete review

For the last 8 years, Daniel Lopatin’s work as Oneohtrix Point Never has mirrored the way we feel about our digital lives – with all of the requisite passion, excitement, anxiety, disgust, and grotesquerie. And while OPN’s earliest works may have been content in idle detournements, with Lopatin flipping through the tasteless detritus of ’90s […]

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Well That Was Metal: Grimes – “Art Angels” album review

Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, is the spokesperson for a certain type of sad girl/boy. They probably have a Tumblr and/or Instagram. They may or may not have non-organic colored hair. They are creative, and don’t feel like they fit in anywhere. Except, at this point, there are a lot of us. Grimes’ shot-heard-round-the-world, 2012’s Visions, […]

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Nicole Dollanganger – Natural Born Losers review

Stoufville, Ontario’s Nicole Dollanganger delivers a dark, sweet mumblecore folk record for Grimes’ new imprint, Eerie Organization. It’s hard not to draw comparisons between Nicole Dollanganger’s atmospheric folk-tinted bedroom rock and Harmony Korine’s filmography. On Natural Born Losers, there’s “A Marvelous Persona”, a nod to Gummo’s larger-than-life bad boy Tummler, he of the marvelous persona. […]

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Chvrches – Every Open Eye

Emma Goldman was famously quoted as saying “Any revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.” On Scottish synthpop band’s breakout debut The Bones Of What You Believe, Chvrches paired infectious melodies and club beats with the brittle militancy of post-punk, suggesting an army of camo-wearing anarchists out for a night on the town, letting […]

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Interview with Shirley Manson: “…And God Created Garbage”

When the time came for grunge to take a shower, one woman epitomized the sleek, techno-forward convergence of rock and electronica. With warrior’s armor — dark eyeliner, ankle boots, and a sharp, uncompromising tongue — Shirley Manson was the consummate idol for a legion of Darklings, a generation of adolescents going through puberty in an […]

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