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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Animated Short Films’ is the Oscars’ most low-key stacked category

Scrambling to catch up on all things Oscars? The big categories are easy: Mad Max should win but won’t. Leo shouldn’t win but will. The little people will be played off and someone will be just insufferable. We’ve been over all that time and again. What doesn’t get as much love are the smaller categories—your documentaries, shorts, and […]

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Speedy Ortiz Announce New Album ‘Foil Deer,’ Share Accompanying Comic

Speedy Ortiz are returning with a new full-length. The Massachusetts indie noisemakers, who’ve had a breakout of sorts with Major Arcana and the Real Hair EP over the last two years, will be returning with Foil Deer on April 21. The album will be put out by Carpark Records. Accompanying the album’s announcement, along with your standard cover art and […]

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Today, In Modest Mouse News: New Song, New Release Date, Tracklist Reveal

Modest Mouse have led off new release day with a few bits of big news themselves, including a bevy of good, a little bad, and just the slightest bit of unease. The biggest news is the new single. “The Best Room” is the third we’ve heard off the impending Strangers to Ourselves, following We Were Dead-head “Lampshades […]

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Cannibal Ox Return, Team With DOOM For “Iron Rose”

New York hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox released The Cold Vein in 2001, and they are finally releasing the official follow-up this year. Remember that when you’re getting sad about how long X album is taking. The Cannibal Ox Wikipedia page is nothing more than a list of false starts and dwindling hope. I don’t know if I ever even had […]

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Netflix Inks Indie Darlings Jay And Mark Duplass To Adam Sandler-esque Deal

News has broken of yet another landmark deal for Netflix. Per Deadline, the streaming platform has inked brothers Jay and Mark Duplass to a four-film deal, reminiscent of the company’s recent four-film deal with maestro of schlock, Adam Sandler. The key difference here is that Sandler’s films are Netflix exclusives, while each feature of the Duplass quartet […]

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Modest Mouse Offer Scenic Video For Low-Key Single, “Coyotes”

On the eve of No Cities To Love‘s much-lauded release, Modest Mouse has taken another step toward ending an album dry spell less than two years shorter than Sleater-Kinney’s own. The second single off new full-length Strangers To Ourselves – as melancholy a song as you’d expect on an album with that title – has debuted. Premiering on Interstate-8 […]

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REVIEW: Charli XCX – ‘SUCKER’

Artist: Charli XCX Album: SUCKER Genre: Pop Label: Asylum Records In the lead-up to SUCKER, I posited a comparison between Charli XCX’s current career arc and early 2000’s Avril Lavigne. Something about the former’s progression from what would now be considered Lorde-esque alt-pop to pop punk reminded me of a better version of Lavigne’s grunge-aping early work turning into […]

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Anna Kendrick Sings Us Through An Emotional ‘The Last 5 Years’ Trailer

We’re all excited for Pitch Perfect 2, but that sequel wasn’t the only outcome of 2012’s surprise hit. Though the delightful Anna Kendrick‘s singing credentials were well established – the actress was nominated for a Tony award at 13 for her role in 1998’s High Society – Pitch Perfect made her singing a bankable commodity. So, sprinkled in with […]

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Sleater-Kinney Share A Fiery New Single For Us To Fawn Over

Even in the current era where a reunion is more inevitability than pipe dream, a select few illicit enough fervent joy as to capture the collective internet. The resurrection of Sleater-Kinney easily qualifies, with the trio’s importance, each member’s post-Sleater success, and the sense of it being height-of-their-powers demise being key factors. So we all […]

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Browse The Monsters Of The ‘Goosebumps’ Movie And Meme Them Freely

The best thing the internet has brought us is that – and don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise, for they are liars – we can talk about amazing things without friends and readers seeing how we’re audibly squealing with delight over the latest bit of news. Back in April, the plot for the upcoming Goosebumps movie was revealed […]

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Charli XCX Releases Yet Another Punchy Single With “Breaking Up”

It’s almost criminal that Charli XCX‘s sophomore album, Sucker, is dropping in December (for now). Old Charli made sense in cooler months, slick and moody alt-pop that had unfortunate timing in coinciding with Lorde’s rise. This sophomore album has taken a hard left into sun-drenched pop of blissful youth, steering determinedly into the unexpected success of “Boom […]

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Freddie Gibbs And Mike Dean Team For ‘GTA V’ Track “Sellin’ Dope”

While this isn’t as tight as FlyLo FM and DOOM Lotus – keep in mind that nothing is – “Sellin’ Dope” is yet another stellar addition to the Grand Theft Auto V reissue for XBOX One and Playstation 4. Much like “Masquatch,” it’s a track tailor-made for cruising around the city at night, up to no good. […]