January 2017 Archives

Cosmic Drone - Ison

ISON’s Cosmic Drone Conveys the Beauty and Terror of Outer Space (Review)

This gorgeous space-themed EP blends metal and shoegaze to stunning effect.
Lee Bozeman

Luxury’s Lee Bozeman Is Recording New Music for Velvet Blue Music

The as-yet-untitled release will be recorded this February.
Knife in the Water

Austin’s Knife in the Water Announce New Album Reproduction, Reissue 1998’s Plays One Sound and Others

The Texas group’s darkly cinematic take on country-western and Americana is still as timeless and haunting as ever.
Running Man

The Best Streaming Titles Arriving in February 2017

Coming soon: The greatest talking pig movie of all time, magicians, classic Schwarzenegger, classic James Bond, and more.
High-Functioning Flesh

In Rotation: High-Functioning Flesh, Slowdive, Drab Majesty, Box and the Twins (Review)

Minimalist industrial punk; the return of a shoegaze legend; dreamy inter-dimensional post-punk; and darkly lush pop from Germany.
Aposimz - Tsutomu Nihei

Tsutomu Nihei Reveals His Next Manga Series, Aposimz

Aposimz contains plenty of Nihei trademarks plus a few tweaks​ that give it some unique flavor, too.
Arcade Fire Live Earls Court

Watch Arcade Fire’s 2014 Performance of “Reflektor” at London’s Earls Court

It’s one of the best Arcade Fire songs to date — and a nice tease for their upcoming concert film.
Ghost Music by Insides

Insides’ “Ghost Music” Is the Ambient Pop Duo’s First New Song in 16 Years

And it picks right up where their masterpiece, 1993’s Euphoria, left off.
Tooth & Nail Catalog 01

This Tooth & Nail Records Catalog Is a ’90s Christian Music Time Capsule

I’d spend hours poring over catalogs like these, trying to decide what music to buy with my meager college paychecks.
Blame, Vol 1 - Tsutomu Nihei

Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! Is a Beautifully Nightmarish Cyberpunk Epic (Review)

Vertical Comics’ excellent reprint captures all of the engrossing and unsettling detail in Nihei’s intricate artwork.

Opus in Numbers (2016 Edition)

2016 was actually a pretty good year — at least as far as Opus’ analytics were concerned.


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