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Bill Calllahan’s music has been by turns idiosyncratic, personal, witty, and heartfelt. To quote a song from his new album, Gold Record: “Lonesome in a pleasant way.” But throughout his career, Callahan’s uniquely intimate approach to songwriting – not always in terms of sound, but the way it swaddles you with an overarching sense of
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The Mortal Instruments The Mortal Instruments is a series of six books part of the larger and evergrowing Shadowhunters Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. Shadowhunters are creatures with angel blood running in their veins, invisible to mortals while keeping them safe from demons. The series is immensely popular in the young adult market, so naturally, it was
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Okja is a 2017 film from acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon-ho, starring Seo-Hyeon Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, and Steven Yeun. The Netflix original received critical acclaim for its poignant portrayal of friendship between Mija, a young girl, and Okja, a large (fictional) animal the Mirando Corporation wants to take for themselves.
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Netflix has unveiled first look images from David Fincher’s upcoming film Mank, a biopic of Citizen Kane co-writer Herman Mankiewicz starring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, and Lily Collins. The initial preview photos were released this Saturday (September 6) to coincide with the 79th anniversary of the wide theatrical release of Citizen Kane, also known as ‘Citizen Kane
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“It feels so good to be alone,” Kelly Lee Owens croons over nocturnal synths on ‘Night’. It’s a transcendent moment that crystallises what the electronic producer’s latest album is largely about: finding solace in solitude. Her dreamy voice seems to float above the ether, dancing around the minimalist techno beat untethered and free, as if
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Gianluca Piacenza, a rising Italian composer, sound designer and pianist, has released his newest piece ‘Before All This’ — just today. This euphonious melancholic piece looks at our life before the pandemic and the little things we took for granted that gone from our lives. Piacenza entered the music world with hits 2015 album Dream, which
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In the tradition of a long line of innovative pop songwriters before her, Holly Humberstone’s music transcends genre barriers. The 20-year-old British singer-songwriter melds together a wide range of influences from the worlds of pop and indie to create an earnest, deeply evocative sound that captivates with its sheer emotional resonance. Having worked in the
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Even when adorned with lavish, grand instrumentation, the raw intensity of Angel Olsen’s voice always remains at the center of her music. She proved as much with last year’s All Mirrors, perhaps her most sonically ambitious effort yet, in which she was accompanied by a 12-piece string section while sticking to her deeply introspective songwriting
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For the Sake of Vicious, a collaboration between Canadian genre-benders Gabriel Carrer (The Demolisher, 2015) and Reese Eveneshen (Defective, 2017), is a brutally violent, riotously entertaining and utterly unpredictable exploration of vigilante justice and social power dynamics – albeit one with an ambiguous message. Our Culture reviews the film here for its selection as part
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Worry Club is the musical project of Chase Walsh, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Chicago. Having picked up the guitar at the age of five, Walsh soon taught himself how to play drums, piano, bass, and violin and dove headfirst into the world of self-producing. He released his first EP as Worry Club
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Something of a “reverse-exorcism” movie directly descended from the likes of Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The Devil Rides Out (1968), Anything for Jackson – a Canadian production from director Justin Dyck and writer Keith Cooper – is a contemporary satanic shocker to stand with Ti West’s The House of the Devil (2009). Our Culture reviews
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Girlpool have released a new EP via Anti- featuring three remixes of ‘Like I’m Winning It’, a one-off single they put out earlier this year. Dev Hynes, Porches, and Lydia Ainsworth all provided their own versions of the track. Listen to all three remixes below. “It’s really cool to hear our song realized differently by artists
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Like many DIY artists, it wasn’t long before Bartees Strange started trying to recreate the magic he heard in other people’s music. Inspired by the flourishing emo and hardcore scenes of the Midwest and the Deep South, he began producing songs for friends in a small studio equipped with a Tascam 388, his family’s computer,
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BTS gave their first English language single ‘Dynamite’ its live debut last night (August 30) at the MTV VMAs 2020. Marking their first-ever appearance at the VMAs, the K-pop superstars performed in front of a green screened backdrop depicting different New York locations, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Empire State Building. Towards the
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Leonard Cohen‘s estate is “exploring legal options” following the unauthorised use of ‘Hallelujah’ during the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. The hit song was featured twice: first, after Donald Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican nomination, where Tori Kelly’s recorded cover version played during a fireworks display, followed by a live operatic version performed
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Throughout her debut album, The Baby, Samia delivers songs that brim with personality. The New York-based singer-songwriter captures the complicated process of coming-of-age with a unique mix of assurance and vulnerability, painting scenes that can be at once intimate and surreal as they unpack the emotional weight of a particular moment or place. The album
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