I'm truly curious how this video concept ever came to fruition, for who would think about doing a stop-motion animation of a painted gourd being sliced and diced? Consistent with Neon Indian nature, though, the video turns into an exploration of space creatures and cocoons of string. ...

UK band The Aliens have a new album, Luna, out right now. This psychedelic tromp features a battle between the people of a happy, paint-splotched world and denizens of the dark. One can imagine who wins, given the style of music. They don't shy away from referencing aliens ad nauseum,...

And so another year's Seattle International Film Festival comes to a close. You might be saying "Hey! You only watched like eight movies? What kind of publication is this?!" Tut tut, readers. We here at Redefine watched a boat load of movies! We just couldn't find the time/space/wherewithal to...

The Wild Hunt Director: Alexandre Franchi Canada, 2009 Geexploitation has been a Hollywood trademark for years. From "Revenge of the Nerds" to "Superbad" to "Fanboys," even when geeks are the heroes they are still tragi-comic characters with barely a single dimension to their name. Geeks are not real to the Hollywood scriptwriter. Their...

What better way to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) than by acknowledging our place within the cosmos as a whole? Well, okay, there might be better ways, such as getting out there and actually doing something (see the official Earth Day website for some ideas or get governmental by taking...

Countdown to Seattle International Film Festival! It begins May 20th and runs through June 13th. We'll be there, with bells on! It's going to be yet another great film-going summer in Seattle....

As Constellations is a concept record about "the cosmos and beyond," the route that Balmorhea has taken to realizing this concept is simply remarkable. Digital music-making equipment has defined the realm of all things cosmic in a way that is now somewhat predictable; it seems that space is musically textured...

Wrinkly old men and women in a primitive yet modern instrumental utopia? Loinclothes, bows and arrows, and BBQ meat central? Fever Ray / The Knife vocalist Karin Dreijer Andersson sings for Röyksopp's new single, "This Must Be It," and the video is a weird weird take on a community that's a...

All bands -- or at least the good ones -- have an album that, in future years, will be judged as the pinnacle of their successes. Some start out strong but never achieve much recognition with their first and second albums. Some build up to a grand finale but crumble right as their greatest album is released. Some are so consistent, with each new album being a fitting reinvention of their sound, that the debate will rage on for years as to which album defines their legacy. Such is the case with Portugal. The Man, whose fanbase is constantly at odds with itself over which album is the band's most important release to date. With their fourth disc, The Satanic Satanist, the debate continues to rage on. From its fantastically elaborate album packaging to its upgrade in record production quality, The Satanic Satanist marks a definitive, significant change in Portugal. The Man's career; it solidly extends the band's sphere of influence into pop, folk, and funk territories.
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  Up until April 25, Jason Fox and Alexis Rockman will be exhibiting select works on paper at The Franklin Parrasch Gallery on 5th avenue in NYC. Fox and Rockman share more in common than being celebrated contemporary artists and bona fide New Yorkers. The pair shares an affinity for visual imagery...