bod [包家巷] The Recurrence of Infections [复发感染]

[Danse Noir; 2018]

Rating: 3.5/5

Styles: a poem, a song
Others: dj lostboi, Organ Tapes, Noctilucents, Ian William Craig

Nicholas Zhu, MOVA
Nicholas Zhu, MOVA

Xiu Xiu share video for new track “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy,” tour dates supporting new album Girl with Basket of Fruit

Xiu Xiu share video for new track "Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy," tour dates supporting new album Girl with Basket of Fruit
Photo: Shomei Tomatsu

Assuming New Year amnesia hasn’t taken hold of every last clandestine fold and passageway in your cerebrum, you should likely remember that the unstoppable Xiu Xiu are returning on February 8 with new album Girl with Basket of Fruit through Polyvinyl.

Panda Bear teams with Dean Blunt on new video for “Token,” expands tour

Panda Bear teams with Dean Blunt on new video for "Token," expands tour
Photo: Fernanda Pereira

Hide your bamboo! Panda Bear is back with another single from his forthcoming album Buoys, out February 8 on Domino. It’s called “Token” and arrives with a totally hilarious video courtesy of Dean Blunt that’s almost certainly not what you’d expect from such a hype collab.

Wume Towards the Shadow

[Northern Spy; 2018]

Styles: kosmische, electronic
Others: Dan Deacon, Kelly Moran, Jenny Hval

On their third studio album Towards the Shadow, Baltimore dream machine Wume parse the intersections of technology and the human condition, leavening their ideas with an inimitable collection of kosmic futurist soundscapes. Gardens are corralled by manmade walls. Daily modern existence is mostly just a work/commute/sleep cycle. Monotony is groove. Voice is consternation. Hospitals are assailable. Nature is irascible. Architecture is fallible. Organic life is limitation. Literature is music. Herbert Marcuse is lyrics. Shadow is self. Industry is art.

Favorite 25 Films of 2018 From Cageian phantasmagoria & 18th-century mischief to a world-weary Western and a stolen Singaporean road movie

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Once upon a time, Derek Smith wrote: “2017 was a year endured rather than lived.” But all due respect to the past, because here we are creeping into this new 2019 and things are so much better than we thought they’d be!

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James Blake is *POSITIVELY DEFINITELY* releasing new album Assume Form this month!

James Blake is *POSITIVELY DEFINITELY* releasing new album Assume Form this month!
James Blake's LESS-blurry-than-usual face (Photo: Amanda Charchian)

You might remember seven [cold] days ago when we hit you with an unconfirmed-but-certainly-credible-and-up-to-accepted-journalistic-standards report that a certain Mr.

William Basinski decides “new year, new me, new album, new tour,” upgrades his palette with sounds of two black holes merging O_O

William Basinski decides "new year, new me, new album, new tour," upgrades his palette with sounds of two black holes merging O_O
William "Spaceballs" Basinski

Were you waiting patiently for a sign of what kind of “shit” 2019 might throw at “the fan?”

Well wait no longer my friend. William Basinski, who’s released some albums you may have heard of, has announced a new project called On Time Out of Time, where he will apparently redefine himself as not just a composer, but as a theoretical physicist, too.

Favorite 15 TV Shows of 2018 From pot boilers & simmering reality crushes to a manic pixie psycho & cartoon avatars of our saddest moments

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The horse is anthropomorphized as an unhappy man. The hitman wants to become an actor. The Russians are Americans. The living woman is the dead woman. The MI5 agent loves the killer but also tries to kill her; the killer loves the agent and could renounce killing to be with her. “With or without you,” Bono sings at the end of The Americans. But which will it be? These people have a lot of important decisions to make!

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Royal Trux announce first new LP in 19 years, White Stuff, share title track

Royal Trux announce first new LP in 19 years, White Stuff, share title track

Happy January! Get your 2019 year-end lists ready.

After teaming up with Fat Possum last year, Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty have returned with their first new album as Royal Trux since 2000’s Pound for Pound! (Nope, that 2017 live album doesn’t count, even though we wanted you to think it did at the time…sorry.)

Favorite 15 Video Games of 2018 From big-budget epics & dad dating sims to 8-bit sidescrollers & minute-long death cycles

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Behold, the vast digital world. In 2018, we created the biggest, longest, most immersive games that the world has ever seen. Shimmering lakes, colossal mountains, dozens of idiosyncratic fighters, epic slam dunks. “Detail porn,” some called it. People may look back at 2018 as a year that we stopped looking at real trees and skies because the false ones were so goddamn attractive that we stopped leaving our houses. Blah blah blah. Boo hoo. Already bored? Same. I wanted to make some points about video games and life, but I’m not going to.

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