When you stare into the abyss, a sexy Mister Rogers Halloween costume stares back

Halloween is a cold-weather holiday when the nation’s college youth refuse to wear pants, as if risking hypothermia were the only way to get laid. Some prefer the harmless old standards, like sexy cats and devils — but there is also a great darkness in this season, too. In the age of the Internet, there is a grotesque hunger for new abominations. There is nothing so wholesome, so good, so pure, that the Internet cannot corrupt it. And so we give you the sexy Mister Rogers costume. Behold the repressed…

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Psycho Smokeout 2.0 Lineup: Weedeater, The Obsessed, Acid King, Cough, and more to play 2020 fest

The weed-friendly Psycho Smokeout festival returns to Los Angeles next year. Headliners include Weedeater, The Obsessed, Acid King, and Cough. Psycho Smokeout 2.0 fest takes place April 18th at the multi-level Catch One Riff Compound. The one-day fest features more than 20 acts delivering a glassy-eyed mix of stoner, doom, and sludge metal. In addition to the aforementioned headliners, the bill includes Mondo Drag, The Well, Heavy Temple, Holy Grove, Mountain Tamer, and others. A mystery fifth headliner will be revealed next month. See the current lineup in the poster…

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Georgia – “Never Let You Go” Video

Over the past year or so, Georgia has released a handful of singles, including “About Work The Dancefloor,” “Mellow,” and “Started Out,” and today the London producer is announcing that her sophomore album, the follow-up to her 2015 debut, will be out early next year. It’s called Seeking Thrills, and she’s sharing a new song from it, “Never Let You Go.” It’s another massive track, cascading synths pounding and pulsing around Georgia’s smooth vocals, parsing out a message of steadfastness: “Although the skies keep changing/ You know that I will…

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Ulla Straus and Oceanic share atmospheric space on new BAKK split

Previous Plafond contributors include Legowelt and SFV Acid. Dutch label BAKK has announced the fourth installment of their ambient electronic series Plafond. Plafond 4 brings together Philadelphia’s Ulla Straus (c-, West Mineral Ltd., Quiet Time) and De School resident Oceanic in intentionally complementary contrast. Straus wanders about the A-side with two scrapbook compositions that combine field recordings, saxophone and guitar. On the B-side, Oceanic stretches out with their epic ‘Three Sides of a Shell’, which includes minimalist rhythmic pieces ‘Aperture’, ‘Columella’ and ‘See If You Can Hear’. Plafond 4 will…

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Your EDM Premiere: Haywyre – Square One (Glacier Remix)

In the world of electronic music, there are few artists that have as much raw talent as Martin Vogt (better known by his stage name Haywyre). Beyond being an absolute wiz on the keyboard, Vogt has proven himself time and time again to be a brilliant producer and composer, and his continual contributions to the jazztronica scene have certainly not gone unnoticed. Throughout the last few years, however, there has been one artist in particular that I always thought had the potential to make as big of a splash in the…

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A Giant Dog Cover Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible In Full

The venerable independent label Merge Records is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with various festivities, among them a music festival that went down this past summer in Merge’s North Carolina home base. Another thing they’re doing is Born Under A Good Sign, a vinyl subscription series featuring four all-new full-length LPs from Merge artists. First up was A Merge Group Performs “Heroes”, on which an all-star band of Merge artists covered the David Bowie classic. Then came label founders Superchunk’s AF (Acoustic Foolish), a reimagining of one of their…

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Jacktone launches community focused sub-label, Dreamtone

The inaugural release will be an EP from producer and underground music community organizer Sug. Jacktone, the Chicago-based label headed up by Doc Sleep and Darren Cutlip, is launching a community focused sub-label, Dreamtone. Bourne out of a series of conversations with Alex Bond of the podcast Beyond / Below, the label is described as a “regenerative and evolving platform” that is focused on forging new creative communities and will be co-run with a new curator each year. Bond will be the initial curator and will launch the imprint with…

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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin were the best band of all time

Music fans can argue for days about which act is the greatest band of all time, but Jimmy Page thinks his own legendary group Led Zeppelin should take the title. In a new interview with Uncut magazine, the guitar icon makes the case for Zeppelin, saying, “It’s really hard to say something like that and not sound conceited, but over the years, a lot of other musicians have told me they thought we were the best. I’m not talking about record sales or concert attendance, although I think we can…

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Depeche Mode announce new documentary SPIRITS in the Forest

Depeche Mode may not be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (yet), but plenty still view the English electronic outfit as living legends. Fans’ connection to the band will be explored in a new concert documentary, SPIRITS in the Forest, set to hit theaters for a one-night only event on November 21st. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and the band’s frequent collaborator Anton Corbijn, SPIRITS in the Forest celebrates Depeche Mode’s record-breaking tour in support of their 2017 album, Spirit. While there will be plenty of concert footage captured at Berlin’s legendary Waldbühne (a.k.a. “Forest…

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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Want You In My Room” Video

We’re a few months removed from the release of Carly Rae Jepsen’s newest album, Dedicated — the more low-key followup to 2015’s blockbuster E•MO•TION — and Jepsen has spent much of that time on the road. But today she’s back with some new visuals, a music video for “Want You In My Room,” the Jack Antonoff-produced track that’s still one of the best songs on Dedicated. The video, directed by Andrew Donoho, is more cutesy than the clever raunchiness of the song itself, but it is quite fun: Jepsen starts…

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