Occult symbols aren't taken too seriously in this video for Nite Jewel's "One Second Of Love", which combines dance (complete with floor moves) with a pop-and-locking, gyrating calavera-headed creature. At the breakdown, all glamour turns nasty, as in: a scantily-clad character straight out of a...

A spectrum of musical madness that represents our tastes from large to small, mainstream to obscure, spaced out to reasonable. There's no way in bloody hell you'll love every release on this list unless you have a million personalities living in your puny body, but...

September 15th, 2011 - Branx, Portland, OR Suuns -- which, for the confused, and for me prior to MusicFestNW is pronounced "soons" -- play exactly the kind of dark dancey art rock that works for me. The Montreal band's ability to bridge pop and dance...

Peer through crystal balls and tunnel through holes full of religious iconography, facepaint, starry lights, and animation. This video for "Spacetime" is reminiscent of some kind of cross between shamanistic rituals, voodoo magick, and goofball schtick, just like these metaphysical-minded chumbawumbas. Simultaneously playful and deep,...

Neumos Seattle, WA 2011 - 03/24 Going to see Akron/Family is an exercise: literally. Besides never knowing how the freak-folk-rock band is going to blast out the versions of their songs -- maybe a bit softer here, a bit harder there -- when the band came out to...

With overdubs reminiscent of Imogen Heap, "All The Way" by Nightlands seems like a musical collage -- layers and layers of the phrase, "All the way," work with occasional sprinklings of notes. The video is similarly a low-budget collage, with faces morphing in and out...

2010 has come and gone, leaving in its wake a magnitude of amazing album artwork. This year, we decided to speak directly with the forces behind the album artwork about creative processes and inspirations. A massive feature with over 90 interviews with musicians and artists....