Ought – “Men For Miles” STEREOGUM

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Ought’s upcoming sophomore album kicks off with “Men For Miles,” which hits the ground running and leaves no time for fucking around. There’s the escalating energy in the high-low notes, the way Tim Darcy feels like he’s stumbling over his words but never misses a beat — when they ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM

Watch: Get Extremely "Close-Up" with Paul Thomas Anderson Thompson on Hollywood

Here’s another home-run from Vimeo-maker Jacob T. Swinney, a supercut collage of Paul Thomas Anderson’s extreme close-ups, which bring his films vibratingly, immediately alive. They create tension, and rhythm, from “Hard Eight” to “Inherent Vice.” While PTA’s films can feel like living, breathing almanacs of his favorite directors, you know ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more

Top 10 Moments from the Newport Folk Festival Kcrw Music

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(Photos and text by Jennifer Semler, a guest contributor to KCRW’s Music Blog. You can find photos of her musical adventures on Instagram at @girlattherockshow) Roger Waters Okay, I admit it – when he played Mother, I totally teared up. Nathaniel Rateliff & The NightsweatsI loved everything about this Denver musician – his ….Read More Read more

HBO's 'Very Semi-Serious' Sketches 'Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists' Thompson on Hollywood

Temperamentally, geographically and/or demographically, there’s seldom been a film that seemed a better fit for the Tribeca Film Festival than Leah Wolchok’s “Very Semi-Serious,” about the cartoons of the New Yorker magazine. Sophistication without constipation. Humor without frivolity. Punchlines. Fun. Characters? Wolchok’s got characters. Central to her offbeat crew ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on HOLLYWOOD

Ibeyi – “Exhibit Diaz” STEREOGUM

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Ibeyi are a pair of 19-year-old French-Cuban twin sisters, and their self-titled debut album features a fusion of electronic elements, hip-hop, and traditional Yorùbán music. I had the chance to watch a mesmerizing live performance from the sisters at SXSW, and after watching their chemistry, it’s no real surprise that ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM