Monday, October 20, 2014


with the flaming lips.

NPR MUSIC: First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'

baby don't lie.

starring gwen stefani.

elvis' flaming star.

a video.

from pond.

PITCHFORK: Tame Impala Offshoot Pond Announce Man It Feels Like Space Again, Share "Elvis' Flaming Star" Video

my desire.

a video.

from interpol.


a remix.

starring freddie gibbs, madlib, action bronson, joey bada$$, & ransom.

stream here.

bury our friends.

 starring sleater-kinney.

PITCHFORK: Sleater-Kinney Return! New Album No Cities to Love! 2015 Tour! "Bury Our Friends" Lyric Video!


a short film.

starring fka twigs & google glass.

PITCHFORK: FKA twigs Uses Google Glass to Make Short Film #throughglass


 a video.

from too short.

meet me halfway.

a moment of clarity.


"There is something distasteful about the idea of measuring politics in terms of percentages. It carries the whiff of a quota system and suggests that one’s interests can be adequately represented only by a kind of political color co√∂rdination. Yet nearly a century after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, and forty-nine years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, it remains true that the groups that travelled the most difficult route to enfranchisement are the most underrepresented at every level of government.

 ...Conversations about the shifting demographics of the country have presumed that these changes will be reflected in our politics. We need look no further than Congress to recognize that there may be strength in numbers, but numbers alone do not automatically translate into strength."

THE NEW YORKER: Voting by Numbers

being biege.

starring the smashing pumpkins.

ROLLING STONE: Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Rousing New 'Being Beige'

Friday, October 17, 2014


a video for girl talk, a$ap ferg, and freeway.

from lisa ramsey.

PITCHFORK: Girl Talk, Freeway, A$AP Ferg Are Bizarro "Simpsons" Characters in "Suicide" Video


starring badbadnotgood, ghostface killah, & elzhi.

PITCHFORK: BADBADNOTGOOD Announces Sour Soul, New Album Featuring Ghostface Killah on Every Track


a video.

from fall out boy.

something from nothing.

starring the foo fighters. 

STEREOGUM: Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”

building it still.

 starring james blake.

STEREOGUM: James Blake – “Building It Still”

citizen cope.


"Citizen is not about systemic racism or police brutality — not directly. It instead charts the accumulation of racist moments in the lives of black citizens, and how these moments, over time, express themselves on black bodies. It also considers what is possible for black life — what can be seen, said, heard, tasted, or smelled — when its only options are invisibility or hypervisibility in a white world. With the turn of each page, it burns the reader with terrible intimations of racial hatred delivered in prose stanzas that appear to have been cut with a razor. It is simple, like a bruise.

 ...More than that: it demands to be read and discussed now, in the current moment, when, in Ferguson and elsewhere, the daily struggles of black life are being thrown onto a background that is all too white."

FLAVORWIRE: Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’ Should Win the National Book Award for Poetry

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


just you watch...

JEZEBEL: Michelle Obama Makes Best Vine Ever for 'Turnip For What’


a brain in a bottle.

a video.

starring thom yorke.


the miracle (of joey ramone).

a video.

starring u2.

parental advisory.

starring jay rock.



 "As the years go by, politics more and more resembles these underlying divisions. I used to think that this was basically a centrist country and that political polarization was an elite phenomenon. But most of the recent evidence suggests that polarization is deeply rooted in the economic conditions and personal values of the country. Washington is not the cause of polarization; America is. The irony is that something good about America (economic pluralism) is contributing to something bad (segmentation and political trench warfare).

 ...People often compare this era to the progressive era — a time of economic transition with wide inequality and political rot. But that was an era of centralizing economic forces. This is an era of economic pluralism and political segmentation."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Sorting Election.

gay dog food.


"you can choose to call me a gay rapper, you can choose to not even call me a rapper if you want to, it doesn't matter, i'm a punk, a creative punk and i'm going to continue to create and entertain without boundaries. Gay Dog Food is just the start of where I hope to go creatively and commercially, this moment now is really the beginning." - mykki blanco

PITCHFORK: Mykki Blanco Announces Gay Dog Food, Shares "Moshin in the Front" Featuring Cities Aviv 


starring big k.r.i.t. 

do not disturb.

a video.

starring teyana taylor.

til it's gone.

a video.

starring yelawolf.

early in the morning.

a video.

starring ashanti & french montana.

the glory.

starring sleepy cheese.

coulda been my love.

a video.

starring foxygen.

Monday, October 13, 2014


out of the woods.

starring taylor swift.

the used.

a moment of clarity.


"...structural changes in our politics are making campaigns more mean and personal than ever. Even Dunne might be surprised. Outside groups empowered by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision are using mass media in ways that turn off Americans to democracy, aggravate divisions between the political parties and heighten animosities among citizens of differing views.

...Moreover, a focus just on this year’s competitive Senate and House races misses the enormous impact a handful of very wealthy people can have on state and local campaigns. A new report by the Brennan Center for Justice details how, at a relatively modest cost to themselves, a privileged few can change how government that is supposed to be nearest to the people is actually carried out.

...Like everything else in our politics these days, Citizens United is usually debated along ideological lines. Progressives typically hate it. Conservatives usually defend it. But citizens of every persuasion should be worried about what this precedent-shattering decision has unleashed. More than ever, politics is the only profession that regularly advertises against itself. If voters feel cynical, the outside groups — on both sides — are doing all they can to encourage their disenchantment.

 ...Thus the tragic irony: Citizens United is deepening our divisions and turning more citizens into bystanders. Our republic can do better."

THE WASHINGTON POST: ‘Citizens United’ is turning more Americans into bystanders


a video.

starring ex hex.

PITCHFORK: Ex Hex's "Waterfall" Video Stars Various Punk Luminaries

close your eyes and count to fuck.

starring run the jewels and zach de la rocha.

stream here.

the plunderers and the pillagers.

 starring canopies.

FORGED ARTIFACTS: Maximize Your Faith by Canopies