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Film review: ‘Gary Numan: Android in La La Land’

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

‘Gary Numan: Android in La La Land’ is a documentary about British musical innovator Gary Numan (real name – Gary Webb), which was screened at this year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week. The film follows Webb as he packs up his family and they move from rural England to Los Angeles, all while he was recording and launching his 2013 album ‘Splinter… Read more »

Gary Numan releases new music video for ‘I Am Dust’

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Today, Gary Numan released the video for his track, I Am Dust, which is lifted from his latest album, ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’. The video is directed by Logan Owlbeemoth and uses Tachyons+ innovative video technology. Tachyons+ is a video glitch synth designing team that modifies vintage video gear to create new ways of crafting visual productions for… Read more »

Album Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me

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by Matt Juniper Artist: The National Release: Trouble Will Find Me (2013) Label: 4AD Rating: 4.5 / 5 2010 marked quite the year for The National. The release of ‘Boxer’ gave them worldwide acclaim but it was ‘High Violet’ that truly thrust them into the spotlight, making them perhaps the biggest band in the world that 80% of the population has… Read more »

Album review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend (press photo 2013)

by Matt Juniper Artist: Vampire Weekend Release: Modern Vampires of the City (2013) Label: XL Rating: 4.5 / 5 Vampire Weekend have always been a paradox. They’re endlessly accessible yet incredibly polarizing. They’re upper class intellectuals with lyrical content that tends to border on the juvenile and sometimes even on the nonsensical. They’re a sheltered group of Columbia students making music… Read more »

Album review: Deerhunter – Monomania

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by Matt Juniper Artist: Deerhunter Release: Monomania (2013) Label: 4AD Rating: 3 / 5 Bradford Cox is one of those artists you either get or you don’t. Even those that DO get him often didn’t at first. I eventually ended up loving the frantic garage rock sound on ‘Cryptograms’, but my initial reaction was indifference. Only after falling for the surprising move to… Read more »