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[BEST VIDEO EVER] White Lung "In Your Home" Plus Interview With Director Justin Gradin

[BEST VIDEO EVER] White Lung “In Your Home” Plus Interview With Director Justin Gradin

Is there anything better in this world than a two-person horse costume? I know you didn’t even open your mouth to answer because you know that this is in fact a completely rhetorical question, as there is absolutely not anything better. No, not even nachos. Not even nachos with real cheese AND nacho cheese. Not...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys

It’s my belief that sad songs truly make the world go around, or at the very least they help shepherd some of us out of bed and through our days and maybe back into bed but still, with their melancholy melodies and wistful words, they shepherd us nonetheless. By this logic The Fresh & Onlys...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops "The Second Summer Of Love"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops “The Second Summer Of Love”

The new Pink Mountaintops video for “The Second Summer Of Love” is full of cool things like fire and skateboarding and destruction of property, interspliced with grainy shots of a shirtless Steve McBean showing us cue cards of various song lyrics, which I can only hope is some sort of artistic homage to a similar...
[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Bleached with Zig Zags, Audacity, And LA Witch At The Echoplex On 6/27

[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Bleached with Zig Zags, Audacity, And LA Witch At The Echoplex On 6/27

Usually for these contests we just ask you guys to tweet us something moderately amusing in a fill-in-the-blank scenario and while that’s been fun and all (some of you are kind of funny, we guess), we’re going to change it up for this particular give-away. If you want to see Bleached this Friday, June 27th...
[BEST SONG EVER] Riff Raff "Jody 3 Moon"

[BEST SONG EVER] Riff Raff “Jody 3 Moon”

  I guess this is technically more of a skit than a song but who cares because really we should be referring to it as a goddamn masterpiece. “Jody 3 Moon” by Riff Raff, from the forthcoming album Neon Icon (out tomorrow on Mad Decent), is so good that I have stopped my three day...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Calvin Love Has A Lust For (A Nomadic) Life

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Calvin Love Has A Lust For (A Nomadic) Life

You know what I love? Yes, french fries, and yes, also baby goats, and yes, okay the television drama Nashville, but aside from all that? I love driving music. I love the kind of album you can put on in its entirety to soundtrack aimless driving, preferably at night, most preferably through winding roads and...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Premiere - Ice Cream "Plastic"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Premiere – Ice Cream “Plastic”

You know how when you watch an old movie, like say something with Lauren Bacall in it, and afterwards you find yourself speaking a bit more deeply and saying things like “What’s the big idea here?” and gravitating towards high-waist trousers and impractical hats (okay so maybe I watched The Big Sleep the other night...
[GUESS WHAT] Criminal Hygiene Is Going On Tour

[GUESS WHAT] Criminal Hygiene Is Going On Tour

The band responsible for our favorite 7 inch we have ever put out is going on tour! Criminal Hygiene will be rolling through your town (assuming you live in select cities in the Southwest, the Midwest, or Toronto, Canada), so be sure to check the dates below and show up to see them get too...
[CULT TALK] Curtis Harding Loves Bryan Adams, Is Also A Liar

[CULT TALK] Curtis Harding Loves Bryan Adams, Is Also A Liar

Curtis Harding is probably the coolest person I know. He’s so cool that he makes me physically nervous (more so than usual), a side effect that was exacerbated by the fact that we conducted this interview over pho (soup is so slurpy and chopsticks so unwieldy). The former rapper (cool) joined Cee-Lo’s band (cool) when...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Cam'Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana - "Dipshits"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Cam’Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana – “Dipshits”

One fateful Spring day when I was a bright-eyed 21 year old hip-hop fan/burgeoning music journalist (by way of former Sacramento graffiti culture magazine Vapors may it rest in peace), I went to the W Hotel in New York City to interview Jim Jones. This was just after the release of Diplomatic Immunity II, at...
[BEST SONG EVER] Merchandise "Figured Out", Plus a Mini-Interview with Carson Cox About How He's Probably Stalking Me

[BEST SONG EVER] Merchandise “Figured Out”, Plus a Mini-Interview with Carson Cox About How He’s Probably Stalking Me

When I discover a song I love, like really, truly, achingly love, it encircles me like a hug, tender but firm, and doesn’t let go for a long, long time, whispering its lyrics into ear and stroking my hair with its melodies. I will listen to it thousands of times, until the words, which were...
[CULT TALK] Tony Molina Has Been Dumped Like 100 Times

[CULT TALK] Tony Molina Has Been Dumped Like 100 Times

(all photos by Zed Cutsinger) Hailing from the small town of Millbrae just south of San Francisco, Tony Molina has scaled his way to the top of the Bay Area indie music scene through years of hard work and prolific musical output.  From his roots as a volatile hardcore front man in early bands like...