Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – She He See Feel Music Video (w/ Interview)

“By creating a world intuitively together, by combining our imagination without compromise, we made a strange place. The mind is a strange place, sometimes beautiful, volatile and whimsical you know?” - Dustin Wong

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O’Death – ROAM Music Video Premiere (w/ Q&A Interview)

“You’re just a tourist in this fleshy-hell-party.” - Gabe Darling, O’Death Member & “ROAM” Director

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CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Festival Preview Guide

As music fans and college radio DJs descend upon NYC this week, those of us who are already here are taking stock on the music scene as it stands. Last year, the CMJ Music Marathon saw a heavy representation from indie bands that were making their festival debut, such as Speedy Ortiz and Hunters, who then took off in the media instantly after. This year shows great promise, with buzz bands like Twin Peaks, PAWS, Gem Club, Blue Hawaii, and Adult Jazz playing, as well as stalwarts like Obits, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Cold War Kids returning the to fray — along with the anticipated reunion of shoegaze legends Slowdive (and Low opening!). And, of course, it wouldn’t be CMJ without a slew of brand new band hoping to get their big break.

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Modern Sky Festival NYC Live Show Review: A East-West Merge

Started in Beijing seven years ago, the Modern Sky Festival is now one of many big music festivals that take place across China put on by its namesake company, Modern Sky Entertainment. On the weekend of October 4th and 5th, Modern Sky took the plunge into the US market, starting in New York City, where you can’t throw a rock on any given day without hitting some kind of festival.

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Jupiter Lion – Brighter Album Review (BCore Disc)

For the second album by Spanish band Jupiter Lion, the name Brighter is an emphasis on a highly synesthetic experience for their listeners. Of the many shapes and colors the band have put down on the record, it’s safe to say that in comparison to 2013’s Silver Mouth, Brighter illustratively self-explains that the band has intensified the metaphysical drift of their sound.

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Decibel Festival 2014 Live Show Review: Natasha Kmeto, Rrose, Max Cooper, Richie Hawtin & More

A Decibel Festival 2014 live show review, featuring Natasha Kmeto with Effixx, Max Cooper with dance performances by The Pendleton House Collective, Richie Hawtin, Rrose, Lusine, Soul Clap, Rone, Wolf + Lamb, Steffi, and more from the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

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