29 Apr
Elegiacal indie confessions from Alpharetta, Georgia

There’s no shaking the undeniable catchiness of Manchester Orchestra, the Alpharetta, Georgia band whose elegiacal “Simple Math” has taken over college radio. At first listen one could brush it off as a very capably written indie pop song, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But at second and third listens the track becomes an earworm, and […]


6 Apr
Austin, Texas trio prepare for May 10th album "E.S.P."

You have to love any band who’s favorite person to take a long train ride would be Uncle Buck and Yoko Ono. And those are two of the three first-ballot ride mates of Austin, Texas’ Love Inks — as they explain in our Q&A below. The trio play simple dream pop, stripped down indie united […]


28 Mar
Download the PDF or find a hard copy

In commemoration of the traditional vinyl, CD and digital release of the new Radiohead album The King of Limbs (out tomorrow, March 29, on tbd records), the band has created a newspaper called The Universal Sigh which it will be distributing free. Dedicated teams will be handing out copies of the paper across the USA, […]


28 Jan
A couple words with the girl behind the gargantuan "700 wall"

A few weeks ago we covered an incredible accomplishment by well respected German graffiti artist Mad C. Her 700 Wall is not only her biggest graffiti project yet, but it’s also one of the largest pieces found in the world. It took her a year to complete, from planning to execution, entirely on her own. […]


14 Jun
The Voltron of NYC producers

When interviewing Mark Ronson about 5 or so years ago I remember he was all excited cos he’d just found a “new sound” that he was really jazzed about, and played us a Radiohead cover which he recorded in his Amy Winehouse/Big Band sound. As much as I loved it, I remember thinking there’s no […]


5 Jan
WARNING: RAMBLING TIRADE FROM A 37-YEAR OLD TECHNOPHOBE BELOW

I’ve had mad respect for Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, since I first heard Endtroducing at my friend Rodney’s place and the sky opened up before me, the clouds parted, and a ray of sun shown through directly illuminating my ears and eyes. It was almost an epiphany, and I’m not being hyperbolic. Then in […]


12 Jun
Happy flowers, pandas and more!

I know saying you love Takashi Murakami is like saying you like Wes Anderson or Radiohead, but I really love Murakami. I remember when my friend gave me a Buddhafingers candy bar to munch on and we went to see the Murakami retrospective at MOCA, and I nearly lost my marbles. I was already an […]


13 Aug

According to The Quietus, Radiohead is scoring Choke — the new Chuck Palahniuk flick. This is amazing on like 12 different levels. First off, Radiohead’s ambient twiddlings, when done right, are just about custom-made for a good cinematic backdrop. Second, you have Palahniuk’s best book since the infamous, and still mindblowing, Fight Club. Add Sam […]