TOP POPS! column featuring top pop tracks, where Portland indie rock outfit Lost Lander gets remixed by Royal Canoe and Gacha gets all New Age.
Hypnotic new tracks from Stellar OM Source's latest RVNG Intl release, Nite-Glo, plus a track premiere for "Big Metal" by Portland's HITS (featuring members of the now-defunct Explode Into Colors and !!!, who crafted their record at Andrea Zittel's A-Z West compound in Joshua Tree.
All too often, apocalyptic films foretell the coming of the end in the form of big blowouts rather than a slow dismantling. In the overly-Hollywood 2012, buildings collapse and helicopters fall from the sky for no seemingly reason whatsoever. In War Of The Worlds and Independence Day, intergalactic monsters take over, causing environmental catastrophe and...
Portland electronic artist Contact Cult gets some meditative analog video treatment from artist Ritzy Sheens, plus Israeli improvisational band We Are Ghosts show what it's like to jam out in the desert.
Music video premiere for XUXA Santamaria's "Belshazzar", which was inspired by the 1916 Kenneth Anger film, Intolerance. Also: tracks from Belgium's Shameboy featuring Max Marshall and Poland's Rebeka.
Spectral Hypnosis is a recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body. This installment features a track premiere from the collaborative Archival Feedback "call and response" experiment, as well as a track from Chile's Follakzoid.
Set almost exclusively in a tiny courtroom, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, is an Israeli-French film about a couple’s lengthy battle for divorce. Simple from its get-go, the film’s major strengths lie in its tense appeal and multiple layers of meaning, which build slowly through use of seemingly trivial gestures. Director-siblings Ronit Elkabetz and...Read...
Runner Runner (2013), which starred Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, also garnered dismal reviews as well as dire box office takings. The indie film Poker Movie, which featured a psychopathic killer and a number of poker-playing police officers, failed to even make the cinemas regardless of its stellar cast. But arguably the most disappointing was...
Top neo-soul pop tracks from Kelela, Lili K, Monophonics, and a track premiere of "Life Lessons" from Portland eight-piece, Brownish Black.
Top indie pop tracks and tour dates from Tei Shi, Shy Girls, Oko Tygra, a Force Publique track premiere, and some SXSW shout-outs.