Content With Your Content: Talking to Touché Amoré

Content With Your Content: Talking to Touché Amoré BY JORDAN MAINZER “I was once asked how I’d like to be remembered / and I simply smiled and said ‘I’d rather stay forever’,” starts hardcore band Touché Amoré’s “Just Exist”, one of many songs on last year’s Is Survived By that deals with lead singer Jeremy Bolm’s existential crisis. Bolm is the classic heart-on-sleeve songwriter who pours [more]

Arantzazu Martinez: Classic Beauty, Romance for the Craft of Painting

Arantzazu Martinez: Classic Beauty, Romance for the Craft of Painting BY MATTHIAS MARTIN The options of medium that an artist has to choose from these days are many, more than ever before except for perhaps some pigments and methods lost to the ages like the archaic lapis lazuli or the daguerreotype. We're well beyond the novelty of digital art, often it can barely even be recognized as different from analog forms as its methods and [more]

Don't Stop 'Til You Break It, Break It: A Roundup of Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

Don't Stop 'Til You Break It, Break It: A Roundup of Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 BY JORDAN MAINZER Last year, I predicted that Neutral Milk Hotel would be a headliner at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014. They ended up being one. Not much else was predictable about Pitchfork Music Festival 2014. From drop-outs (The Julie Ruin, Death Grips) to an unfortunate death (DJ Rashad), the festival was a completely different experience than many imagined when [more]

Ghettoville: Unboxing the Box Set

Ghettoville: Unboxing the Box Set BY KEKELI SUMAH Actress’s fourth and latest LP Ghettoville asks the listener to accept it as an album in a category of its own making. Introduced as “the bleached out and black tinted conclusion of the Actress,” the press release posted on Ninja Tune co-signed not only the presumed death of the author but also that of music itself, in provocative verses of [more]

Content With Your Content: Talking to Touché Amoré

BY JORDAN MAINZER “I was once asked how I’d like to be remembered / and I simply smiled and said ‘I’d rather stay forever’,” starts hardcore band Touché Amoré’s “Just Exist”, one of many songs on last year’s Is Survived By that deals with lead singer Jeremy Bolm’s existential...
Arantzazu-Martinez_Always-in-My-Thoughts

Arantzazu Martinez: Classic Beauty, Romance for the Craft of Painting

BY MATTHIAS MARTIN The options of medium that an artist has to choose from these days are many, more than ever before except for perhaps some pigments and methods lost to the ages like the archaic lapis lazuli or the daguerreotype. We’re well beyond the novelty of digital art,...

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Break It, Break It: A Roundup of Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

BY JORDAN MAINZER Last year, I predicted that Neutral Milk Hotel would be a headliner at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014. They ended up being one. Not much else was predictable about Pitchfork Music Festival 2014. From drop-outs (The Julie Ruin, Death Grips) to an unfortunate death (DJ Rashad), the...
Ghettoville vinyl record in square die-cut jacket // Image from The Vinyl Factory

Ghettoville: Unboxing the Box Set

BY KEKELI SUMAH Actress’s fourth and latest LP Ghettoville asks the listener to accept it as an album in a category of its own making. Introduced as “the bleached out and black tinted conclusion of the Actress,” the press release posted on Ninja Tune co-signed not only the presumed...