Jan 17, 2017
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.
Jan 3, 2017
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.
Dec 11, 2016
Netflix’s Spectral Contains the Makings of a Much More Interesting Movie (Review)
It’s passable late night entertainment but with a script that made better use of its ideas, it could’ve been a lot more.
Nov 7, 2016
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress May Help Fill That Attack on Titan-Sized Void in Your Life (Review)
The latest from Wit Studio and Tetsurō Araki is a gruesome, action-packed series featuring human-devouring monsters and steampunk samurai.
Oct 19, 2016
In Rotation: Sleep Experiments, Atomine Elektrine, The Radio Dept. & Circle of Dust (Review)
Autumnal dream-pop, cosmic electronic music, impeccable Swedish pop, and the final Circle of Dust reissue.
Sep 29, 2016
In Rotation: Makeup & Vanity Set, C418, Secret Pyramid, Dungen & American Football (Review)
Ominous synth music, playful electronica, beautiful dark ambient, Swedish psych-rock instrumentals, and elegant emo.
Sep 23, 2016
Exploring the Strange, Otherworldly Sounds of Oklahoma’s Unknown Tone Records (Review)
There’s some very weird music to be found in Unknown Tone’s catalog, but that same music is frequently beautiful and intriguing as well.
Sep 12, 2016
Erased Is a Satisfying Blend of Time Travel, Murder Mystery, and Coming of Age Melodrama (Review)
Tomohiko Itō’s latest anime is rooted in tragedy, loss, and a search for restoration and redemption… and time travel.
Sep 9, 2016
Posh Lost’s Wonderfully Gloomy Debut Is More Than Just Musical Nostalgia (Review)
Yes, this Minnesota quintet sounds a LOT like Joy Division but their self-assured music ultimately transcends such easy comparisons.
Aug 25, 2016
The Midnight’s Endless Summer is 2016’s Greatest ’80s Soundtrack (Review)
The Midnight’s take on ’80s pop is packed with synthesizer goodness — and blazing guitar and sax solos galore.
Aug 13, 2016
Stranger Things, Volume 1 by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein (Review)
Dixon and Stein have composed a rich, evocative score that brings the world of “Stranger Things” to life all on its own.