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[BEST VIDEO EVER] Warpaint "Disco//Very" and "Keep It Healthy"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Warpaint “Disco//Very” and “Keep It Healthy”

Skaters gonna hate. Fortunately, the only decks I deal in are Celine-inspired and hanging on my apartment walls. Personally, I’m on team Warpaint, with this glorified hang sesh doubling as a music video – all hairflips and kickflips and ripped jeans under plaid skirts like a punkier Liv Tyler in Empire Records. Our favorite indie girl...
[TO DO] Win Tix to Desert Daze Festival 4/26 Ft. Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and More!

[TO DO] Win Tix to Desert Daze Festival 4/26 Ft. Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and More!

Our pals over at Altamont are presenting this year’s Desert Daze festival, and we’ll be there snapping pics, getting interviews, and trying to figure out how to camp (and probably later finding the nearest Motel 6). The festival will be held in Mecca, CA (2.5 hours outside of Los Angeles, near Palm Springs) and features...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] The Black Lips in Seattle

[FOMO-GRAPHS] The Black Lips in Seattle

Last weekend’s sold out Black Lips show had everything a Friday night show-goer could ask for: everyone and their mom’s best friend from high school at the same show, a killer opening set from The Coathangers (signed to Seattle’s own Suicide Squeeze Records), ambitious crowd surfing—band included, all the hits + all the new hits, ...
[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

Words and (terrible) photos: Criminal Hygiene This interview of The Orwells occurred in Portland, before our show at the Star Theater. We formed a super group called “Mystery” and played a mostly mediocre, yet spirited, cover of “Love Gun” by KISS.   CH: Mario, how many times have you been sexually harassed during this tour?...
[BEST SONG EVER] Cuckoo Lander "Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb"

[BEST SONG EVER] Cuckoo Lander “Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb”

words: Yasi Salek You know how sometimes a song is so sexy and empowering that even when you are sitting at your dining room table in bleach-stained sweatpants and a t-shirt that is about two days past acceptable wearing time you feel like Beyonce rolling around in the salty waves on a white sand beach...
[TO DO] WIN Tickets To See The Black Lips With The Coathangers At El Rey March 21!

[TO DO] WIN Tickets To See The Black Lips With The Coathangers At El Rey March 21!

It’s always fun to go to a Black Lips show because you never know who is going to break what or spit in whose mouth or rain god knows what into the crowd like so many little divine offerings falling down from heaven (did I just liken seeing Black Lips play to a religious experience...
[TO DO] Cultist at SXSW 2014

[TO DO] Cultist at SXSW 2014

Here is where we will be at SXSW. You should probably be there too. THURSDAY MARCH 13TH Black Bell Records Party ft THE AUDACITY, GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, MEAT MARKET and more FRIDAY MARCH 14TH Blundertown Day Party Presented by Altamont ft. FUCKED UP, POWER TRIP, DESTRUCTION UNIT, CHERRY GLAZERR and more.   CULTISTBLUNDERTOWN Party at Sailor...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] White Lung "Drown With The Monster"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] White Lung “Drown With The Monster”

We’re nothing if not totally biased here at Cultist, so in that spirit we present to you today’s Best Video Ever, White Lung‘s new clip for “Drown With The Monster”, shot at our two year anniversary party at The Echo last month. It helps that the song is truly great, loud, fast, and full of...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] The Coathangers "Follow Me" ft. Mastodon

[BEST VIDEO EVER] The Coathangers “Follow Me” ft. Mastodon

Here are the top 10 reasons why the new Coathangers video for their song “Follow Me” might ACTUALLY be the best video ever: 1. Mastodon. 2. The outfit changes. 3. This R&B diva move: 4. The song, off The Coathangers new album Suck My Shirt out on 3/18 via Suicide Squeeze, is very awesome. 5....
[BEST VIDEO EVER] ItsTheReal feat. Bun B "Girls With The Dirty Souths"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] ItsTheReal feat. Bun B “Girls With The Dirty Souths”

Forgive me, loyal (5) readers, for I have failed you. I’ve been celebrating my newfound unemployment with a brief recess from the Internet. Instead, I’ve been filling my days with back-to-back trips to the mechanic, the dentist, and the California Highway Patrol (went there for a traffic violation, but have ascertained through Freudian analysis that...
[TO DO] Criminal Hygiene Want To Be Your Valentines, Free In Store 2/14 at Origami Vinyl

[TO DO] Criminal Hygiene Want To Be Your Valentines, Free In Store 2/14 at Origami Vinyl

No Valentine this year? No problem! This February 14th, Let Criminal Hygiene sensually serenade you away from that lonely place and into a dreamland of romance and massage away all your sadness with their smooth, seductive rock n’ roll. Actually, Bird will give real massages to the first 10 people through the door tomorrow night...
[BEST SONG EVER] Against Me! "Fuckmylife666"

[BEST SONG EVER] Against Me! “Fuckmylife666″

A young girl’s desire for her mother’s approval is a relatable sentiment. But when Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace rages about physical transformation and fear of growing distant from her partner, you know it’s more than a youthful longing for validation. You can feel her desperate cry for life, or is it death, or...