Poppy Announces Global Livestream, “The Last Disagreement,” on April 24th

Poppy Announces Global Livestream, “The Last Disagreement,” on April 24th

The genre-bending ever-quirky Poppy will be gracing us with her eclectic presence for a special livestream event on April 24th at 1 PM Pacific Time. The one-off show will be aired on VEEPS and you can purchase tickets here. “The Last Disagreement” marks the end of the “I Disagree” era of Poppy’s music, which included numerous sold-out shows, a cover of “All The Things She Said” that totally blew the fuck up all across the Internet…

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An Interview With KANGA

An Interview With KANGA

Recently, KANGA dropped her second full-length album, You and I Will Never Die. Mixed by Justin McGrath (Nine Inch Nails) and Brett Romnes (Brand New), and mastered by Nick Townsend (Dr. Dre, Garbage), she really comes into her own on this one. The evolution of her songwriting style is complemented by the superb production value and the lyrics tell a story of love, loss, and what it means to be home. As someone who’s seen…

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The Dramedy: And The Light Goes White (Album review)

The Dramedy: And The Light Goes White (Album review)

The Dramedy at its core is Dave Dramedy himself, although on this album he’s recruited quite a few extremely talented musicians–and it shows. You would have never guessed that it was recorded in isolation. And The Light Goes White starts off with “Vow”, a perfect opener. The delicate acoustic guitars highlight the strength of the doubled vocals, which build up to a chant. The song evolves into a gritty, heartfelt rock anthem with big guitars,…

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The Burying Kind: Self-Titled (album review)

The Burying Kind: Self-Titled (album review)

If you close your eyes while you’re listening, the debut self-titled EP from Chicago area duo The Burying Kind brings to mind a time and place that feels like equal parts past and present. Their sound feels familiar yet also completely new, drawing inspiration from the slow, washed-out sounds of shoegaze, the dreamy nostalgia trip of 80s darkwave and new wave, and modern-day indie pop. The album starts out with the first single, “Falling Over,”…

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FM Einheit, “Exhibition Of A Dream” (Album Review)

FM Einheit, “Exhibition Of A Dream” (Album Review)

This release from Einsturzende Neubauten alum FM Einheit consists of several musicians recounting their dreams in spoken word against a mesmerizing soundtrack, which was originally for the 2017 exhibition of the same name. It was recorded live in the amphitheatres and the garden of the Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon where the exhibition was held, as well as in private at Einheit’s own studio, Steinschlag. The dreamers/contributors were: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Ranaldo, …Émilie Pitoiset, Susan Stenger, Susie Green, David…

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An Interview With Ink Project

An Interview With Ink Project

Order the album on Bandcamp Stream the album on Soundcloud In this interview, Ink Project frontman/founder Jez Lloyd talks about the new album, Ink Project’s history, the Blind Colour record label, and genre-bending. So, you guys are new to me and Rhythm Spirit definitely piqued my interest as a musician who loves the energy of combining different genres to form one’s sound. I definitely hear a lot of different musical influences in this project, i.e….

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cEvin Key And The Subconscious Electronic Orchestra, Resonance (Album Review)

cEvin Key And The Subconscious Electronic Orchestra, Resonance (Album Review)

Not only is cEvin Key one of the founders of legendary Vancouver industrial band Skinny Puppy, he’s also a member of Download, Tear Garden, Cyberaktif, and Doubting Thomas. Beyond his extensive involvement with many industrial and electronic acts and his work on horror film soundtracks as Scaremeister, his solo project now spans decades. Resonance is his fifth solo album and is said to be his “most personal.” The ever-prolific master of brap and beats has always…

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An Interview With cEvin Key

An Interview With cEvin Key

On the heels of his latest solo release, Resonance, I had the opportunity to talk (well, virtually) with legendary brapmaster cEvin Key. Beyond his roots in Skinny Puppy and his involvement with numerous musical projects from the 80s onward- including Download, Cyberaktif, Doubting Thomas, and Tear Garden- his solo career began in the mid-90s in conjunction with the founding of label/collective Subconcious Communications. Resonance is his fifth solo album, at a point in time when he’s been…

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KANGA Releases A Music Video For Her New Single, “Moscow”

KANGA Releases A Music Video For Her New Single, “Moscow”

Dark pop diva KANGA has released a music video for her new single, “Moscow” off her upcoming sophomore release, You And I Will Never Die. She describes the song “as a short story celebrating love and the inevitable pain and loss that comes with it.” Haunting and romantic yet still poppy, it brings to mind Violator-era Depeche Mode with its lovesick lyrics and dance floor beat. Set for release on March 26th via Artoffact Records, You And…

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Artoffact Records Releases A FREE 2020 Sampler…Get It Now!

Artoffact Records Releases A FREE 2020 Sampler…Get It Now!

Canadian dark alternative label Artoffact Records has released their 2020 sampler…and the best part is, it’s free for download on their Bandcamp page. You can get it here. While 2020 was full of stress, uncertainty, and grief for the world as a whole due to the pandemic and its effects on us all, it was a year that still saw a lot of innovative music in our scene. This sampler captures a notable fraction of the…

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