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Sigur Rós have announced a new album called Odin’s Raven Magic. The project, an orchestral work the band premiered at the Reykjavik Arts Festival in 2002, arrives December 4 via Krunk/Warner Classics. Below, listen to the first single ‘Dvergmál’, and scroll down for the LP’s tracklist. The album, which follows 2013’s Kveikur, finds the band
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Tigers Jaw have announced a new album called I Won’t Care How You Remember Me. The Pennsylvania-based outfit’s sixth full-length LP is out March 5 via Hopeless Records. Tigers Jaw have also shared the first single, ‘Cat’s Cradle’, along with a music video directed by Drew Horen and Lauren H. Adams. Check it out below, and scroll down for
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Starfish aliens, a planet hurtling towards Earth, and mankind divided on what to do; this is 1956’s Warning from Space. This poignant sci-fi spectacular delivers on striking images and engaging ideas. While its characters are thin, the film’s vast scope negates this as a problem.   Flying saucers have been spotted all over the world; and strange
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Liturgy have announced their fifth studio album, Origin of the Alimonies. It’s described as a “cosmogonical opera-album” and it arrives November 20 via Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s label YLYLCYN. Liturgy have also shared the first preview from the 7-track LP called ‘Lonely OIOION’. Check it out below, along with an album trailer and announcement video. Origin of
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Hachiku is the project of 26-year-old Melbourne-based artist Anika Ostendorf, who writes whimsical, dreamy bedroom pop with an experimental twist. Originally from Germany, she moved to Australia from London as a biology exchange student and found both a job and a musical home at Milk! Records, an independent label founded by Courtney Barnett and Jen
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Caroline Polachek has released an extended mix of ‘The Gate’, the opening track of her debut solo album, Pang, via her Orchard imprint Perpetual Novice.  Clocking in at 10 minutes, the new version features additional “textural contributions” from producers Oneohtrix Point Never and PC Music’s Danny Harle. ‘The Gate (Extended Mix)’ comes with a music video directed by by
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By now, this was no longer a novel occurrence, and CIA people had come to call it “getting hit.” One senior intelligence officer in EEMC, the Center Polymeropoulos used to run, had gotten hit twice while traveling under cover, first in Poland in the spring of 2019, then again in Tbilisi, Georgia, that fall. He,
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After three seasons, Stranger Things has firmly cemented its place in the ’80s-inspired sci-fi zeitgeist. The show’s first season thrust its stars to instant fame and rocketed up Netflix’s rankings to claim the top spot. Set in a small town called Hawkins in Indiana, the story begins with the abduction of Will Byers. His friends
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Miley Cyrus performed a set during the #SaveOurStages virtual festival on Saturday (October 17). The three-day virtual event, which saw artists including Foo Fighters and Phoebe Bridgers performing in empty venues around the US, was put on to benefit the National Independent Venue Association’s Emergency Relief Fund. Accompanied by a six-piece band, the pop singer
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In the midst of a pandemic, writer Dan Riley caught up with actor Timothée Chalamet in Woodstock, New York for GQ’s November cover profile. Officially, Chalamet was there preparing for an upcoming role as a young Bob Dylan, who famously went upstate to convalesce after a motorcycle accident. Unofficially, Chalamet was taking the opportunity to
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For fans of blaxploitation horror, 1974’s Abby is perhaps most notorious for its marketing as “The Black Exorcist” (nearly named ‘The Blaxorcist’) and having achieved the honor of being sued into (literal) oblivion by Warner Bros. for copyright infringement. It’s undeniably true that the script is, shall we say, lacking in original thought — part
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MUBI, a beloved cinema streaming platform, has published their schedule for the month of November. The list includes some superb films such as Nimic by Yorgos Lanthimos, Queen of Hearts by May el-Toukhy, and The Kid With a Bike (2011) by The Dardenne Brothers. 1 November – I’m So Excited! | Magnificent Obsessions: The Films
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Nick Cave has unveiled his performance of a new song called ‘Euthanasia’, taken from his upcoming live album, Idiot Prayer, out November 20. Watch it below. Idiot Prayer captures the livestream concert Cave performed with no audience at London’s Alexandra Palace back in June. Across his 22-song set, Cave performed solo piano renditions of both Bad Seeds
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TSHA ‘Change’ feat. Gabrielle Aplin Moving forward with an already impressive discography is TSHA, a rising star in the world of electronic music, having just released her latest single ‘Change’ featuring British singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin. In this nostalgia-filled production, TSHA explores rave-like synths mixed with a dancefloor-ready beat that will get you on your feet
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Our Culture‘s Steven Sloss speaks to Bafflegab Productions’ Simon Barnard about his new audio drama adaptation of the cult ’70s TV serial Children of the Stones for BBC Sounds, and the challenges of producing audio content under lockdown. Thank you for talking to Our Culture, Simon. Children of the Stones is a very exciting project!
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