- You Are The One
- Mind Control
- Why I Can't Cry Anymore
- And I'm Up
- Leaving Tomorrow
Way back when, some friends of mine came up with an idea for a calendar series: 12 Classic Locations To Dump The Body Of A Dead Hooker.
For instance, January:
And so on. APTBS has always conjured up that sort of space very vividly. They seem to exist in these sort of under-imagined middleware places in modern life, between industry and decay, between man and nature, along the forgotten, moldering margins.
Album one was this:
A sort of chemical waste processing plant with junkie needles in the smashed concrete; a sulfurous sludge that sounded like it was corrupting your very being with every treated snare it rammed down your gob. It was amazing.Album two was a more like this:
Dark waves of marbled gloom washing over you. Dense, low-skied, but more ordered, structurally sound, awesome in the Edmund Burke sense.
Album three is a bit like this:
More intricate, just as industrial, still built for night, but displaying worrying signs of possible modernity and optimism. I guess if they were talking pure interview bullshit, they might say that this was their "pop" album. It's cleaner, sharper, the scree of noise is more glassy sheets rather than an amorphous squall. It is, according to bassist Dion Lunadon, “Our vision of what music in 2012 should sound like,” and if you can imagine a future dystopian parallel to today where this is the mainstream, then you have just imagined something very cool indeed.
Ace of Base's Secret Nazi Past
Before he founded Ace of Base, Ulf Ekberg was a member of Commit Suiside, a Nazi punk band.
Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold Road Trip" (Full Documentary)
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Yung Lean Doer Is the Weirdest 16-Year-Old White Swedish Rapper You'll Hear This Week
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Photos: Taking Acid at Coachella
When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email that we've decided to reprint here in full, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake are some of the best
R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)
On Thursday, the hyper-talented graphic designer, artist, and famed album cover creator Storm Thorgerson passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
The Internet Is Scary
As of six months ago, my Facebook fanpage is like a dojo where hormonal teenagers hone their technique. Here is a heartfelt poem from some kid who wants to rape, kill, and marry me.
I Accidentally Touched Little Richard's Butt One Time
It was in the Detroit airport. After it happened Little Richard said, "He graze my derriere."
Listen to St. Lucia's Remix of The Colourist's "Little Games"
Last month, Cali quartet the Colourist released "Little Games," and St. Lucia just pulled a warm Balearic blanket over the whole thing, sanding away its rough edges with bright synths and lightly gated percussion.
Aaron Montaigne, Godfather of Screamo, is More Interesting Than You Can Ever Hope to Be - Part Two
On surviving combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of magic, 'Bladerunner,' and everything in between.