Martin Rev on Suicide, Alan Vega and his new album Demolition 9

Alongside late vocalist Alan Vega, Martin Rev comprised one New York’s most provocative and game-changing acts. Beginning in the early ‘70s, Suicide’s pioneering no wave experiments laid the blueprint for punk, techno, industrial and everything in between, with both artists also creating a wealth solo material. To mark the release Rev’s ninth album Demolition 9 and the 40th anniversary Suicide’s self-titled […]

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Asphixiation’s provocative post-disco debut LP reissued on vinyl for first time

Originally published by The Vinyl Factory. “What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco’?” At the vanguard Australia’s post-punk underground, cult outfit Asphixiation will have their sole LP, “What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco’?”, reissued on vinyl Chapter Music for the first time since its 1981 debut. Originally released with an accompanying 12″, originals which now go for big money, “What Is […]

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Jenny Hval to perform at Nico-inspired showcase at The Broad

One the city’s best new spots for modern art has announced its second annual Summer Happenings series. LA contemporary art museum The Broad has announced the lineup for this year’s Summer Happenings, a concert series that launched in 2016 with performances from artists like Perfume Genius, Juliana Barwick, SOPHIE and more. This year’s program will include concerts inspired by different […]

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Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Attends Cannes Without Hemet

The annual Cannes Film Festival is one the most famous and popular film festivals in the world and is attended by numerous celebrities and musicians every year. This year, one-half legendary masked duo Daft Punk was in attendance, as Thomas Bangalter was spotted sans helmet at the opening ceremony the festival on Wednesday. Bangalter, who would be known by causal Daft Punk […]

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7 pieces of gear that helped shape Radiohead's timeless OK Computer

OK Computer marked a noticeable shift from the guitar-led anthems The Bends towards the more experimental sound that would define Radiohead’s later music. But how did the band craft the album’s dense collage  sound? 20 years on from the release OK Computer, Scott Wilson picks out seven pieces gear used to make the landmark LP. In 1996, Radiohead entered the studio […]

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Industrial legend Drew McDowall on Coil and confronting global crisis

Drew McDowall is legendary for his contributions to experimental greats Coil and Psychic TV, but over the past few years he’s forged his own path, releasing equally boundary-crushing solo music. Ahead the release his new album Unnatural Channel, McDowall talks Chris Zaldua about finding his artistic voice and today’s turbulent political times. Drew McDowall has probably worked on some your favorite records, whether you […]

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Nothing but a G Perico thang: LA rap's charismatic new king on fatherhood and All Blue

South Central rapper G Perico has been grinding hard since 2012’s Tha Innerprize and finally reached a wider audience with last year’s acclaimed Shit Don’t Stop. After the release his major label debut All Blue, Perico talks to Torii MacAdams about jail, fatherhood and having no regrets. G Perico sees the world in one color: blue skies, blue bandanas, blue […]

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Algiers talk The Underside of Power, political unrest and A$AP Rocky

As a three-piece, Atlanta natives Algiers were a voice political disenfranchisement during a distinct era American apathy. Now with former Bloc Party member Matt Tong in the mix, the group has both US and UK roots in the time Trump and Brexit. Claire Lobenfeld talks to the band about their upcoming Matador album and the political tire fire currently scorching […]

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German techno pioneers DAF reissue four albums in DAS IST DAF boxset

An essential set for fans techno, industrial and EBM. Influential German electronic pioneers DAF (or Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) will collect four albums in DAS IST DAF, a new box set out this September from Groenland Records. Released between 1980 and 1982, the albums mark DAF’s transition from post-punk into a sound all their own. That starts with 1980’s Die Kleinen […]

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FACT mix 601: Dark Entries / Josh Cheon

Dark Entries boss Josh Cheon gives a hint things to come with this bumper mix forthcoming material. As a teenager in New Jersey, Josh Cheon was obsessed with music from the 1980s, ignoring fashionable grunge and pop-punk in favor The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees and, course, Bauhaus. After cutting his teeth working for legendary labels 4AD and DFA, Cheon […]

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