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Baby Jesus + Father Midnight @ Monarch

Any sun-worshippers our there? Thursday 21 March is fast-approaching. The day greets us with the northern hemisphere’s vernal equinox which offers us the same length of sunlight and darkness. The night, however, offers us a vast array of fine and freaky musical acts...

Album Premiere: Pieta by Glasnost

Glasnost is often used to describe the increased transparency of Soviet politics. We couldn't think of a more fitting moniker for our latest discovery from the Great East, as it heralds what seems like a lifted embargo on innovative, quality music from Russia. The...

Dog Dimension at Loophole, 14 March

There’s a new band in town! Dog Dimension is a Berlin-based Noise Rock Trio who only materialized in the human realm last month. Their debut release, Life Jacket EP, is a strong start and has our interest piqued. The tracks are smart, catchy, and difficult to...

New & Notable XVIII

We're getting picky in our old age and that's a good thing for you. This edition of New & Notable is slimmed down in size but bulked up in quality. Just bangers here y'all. Kliffs Canada This slow and toy-like build melts into subtle energy. Infectious vocal...

Schmutz x KCRW Berlin

Starting this month, March, in the year of our Lord, 2019, Schmutz will be hosting our own radio segment on KCRW Berlin. We'll be chatting about what artists and bands are coming through Berlin and who we really think you should go check out. Oh and how much Nolan...

Jars Releases New Video for ‘E’

Moscow noise rock outfit, Jars, just released a new video for their mosh ballad, 'E'. The release is perfectly timed to ominously foreshadow what's in store for their upcoming show at Cassiopeia on March 1st.  The band's guitarists and vocalist, Anton ObrazeenA,...

TAU | Impression Sessions

For our latest installment of Impression Sessions, we had psych-folk collective, TAU, come by the studio to share a couple tracks off their new release, Tau and the Drones of Praise. If you like what you see, you can catch TAU for the official record release show at...

New & Notable XXVII

And we're back! The geniuses behind New & Notable had a birthday and a three-country tour but never forgot about their tens of fans who have been waiting patiently for an update. We've also become more hardass with our selection process for N&N, bringing you only...

Gemma Ray | Impression Sessions

Gemma Ray came by the studio to share a few of the cuts off her new album, Psychogeology. Enjoy our latest Impression Session and have a first listen to Death Tapes, Blossom Crawls, and Land of Make-believe. You can catch Gemma Ray live on February 15th for the album...

It’s a Family Affair | A Conversation with Colin Self

Colin Self Challenges Antiquated Archetypes with their latest Release, Siblings After a long history in relative safety, the concept of family is under heavy scrutiny. The conventional understanding is seldom relatable in the nuclear sense: two parents of distinct...

New & Notable XXVI

We just realized that N&N is old enough to drive! Wow! For this edition you know we are bringing the heat (because it's freezing out there). Artists from all over the world playing all kinds of music. Today is also the birthdays of Etta James and Virginia Woolf, so...