We asked Creighton Barrett, Band of Horses Drummer and all round good guy, to give us his Top 7 messed up Xmas Carols. We imagine he donned a Santa Suit, drunk himself stupid and came up with this list.
EXHIBIT: PAUL CHAN “OFF SAFETY”
Get a preview of photographer Paul Chan’s 1st solo exhibition currently showing at Slow Culture, Los Angeles.
LIVE REVIEW: TY SEGALL
The first chords of the encore hummed through the speakers and veins and souls of one of the most emphatic crowds I’ve seen. Could it be? Oh god, it is. AC/DC’s – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
LIVE REVIEW: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
9 months ago, on a humid, fly blown night we were lying in a field in Western Australia. Absolutely ruined after a recent music tour, we hit the beers pretty hard in celebration.
TOP ALBUMS OF 2014
I’m not gonna get all dramatic, but music got me through a lot this year. The gift of sound and melody enriched my life, mended my heart and moved me to tears, both happy and sad. Here are the albums that did it.
EVERYBODY IN: Episode 8 // HANNI EL KHATIB
Hanni El Khatib has one of the coolest names in showbiz. So, for episode 8 of Everybody In, we decided to follow him around LA while he rode his motorbike, packed up his studio, played a show and talked us through his evolution from designer to musician.
EXCLUSIVE: IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME, BUT MY EYES ARE FUCKED UP
Turns out when three of the members of Band of Horses aren’t touring or recording another album, they’re making weird, hilarious, fucked up holiday jams for MC under the name ‘Fingerprince.’
Would You Rather: The Ruminaters
Would you rather headline every major music festival in the world for a year but shit your pants every time you got on stage or shit yourself in private every day for the rest of your life?
ISSUE 45 ON SALE NOW
Better change your lists to Santa – Monster Children Issue #45 just dropped and you’re gonna want it under your tree. Featuring mike Giant and VC Johnson, Daryl Angel and Nick Boserio, art by Leif Podhajsky and more.
NEW MUSIC: JACK LADDER
Recently signed to fat possum records in Mississippi, and collaborating with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, we asked Tim to drop by to chat about a few things, see if he said yes, right here.
NEW MUSIC: J.COLE
Commercial hip hop is kind of my guilty pleasure. But after a good (and I mean real good) hour of Drake Top 40 jams, I start to feel a little disheartened about the state of popular music. J.Cole’s new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive changes that.
LIVE REVIEW: VIOLENT SOHO
Fuck me it’s refreshing to see a band like Violent Soho get up on stage and tear the place to shreds. I listen to so much 90’s punk and rock from bands that don’t tour anymore.
This week, we have a playlist from one of our favourite humans – Warren Smith, he is currently driving across the USA in no doubt a shitty silver car listening to Sade, but for this playlist he starts off easy then bangs your head through a fucking wall. Enjoy. Download here until the 17th December. …
BURGERAMA FOUR ANNOUNCED
Hahahaha. That’s how I reacted to reading this line up for Burgerama Four, announced today.
LIVE REVIEW: CASS MCCOMBS
On Tuesday night, while the sky above Los Angeles cried her eyes out, California’s own Cass McCombs sung out a different organ at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. There was no place else I’d have rather been.
THE GROWLERS AUSTRALIAN TOUR
It’s been a big year for The Growlers, who released their 5th – and dare I say it – best album yet: Chinese Fountain. And now they are ensuring an even brighter 2015 by announcing their Australian tour this January.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER
This video should come with a warning. A dangerously cool warning, that is. (I know, Dad – learned from the best.) Real talk though, this video is incredible and the fact that it has been sitting gathering dust for the last 30 years is a travesty.
black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love
We asked Dylan to make a playlist to take us into the holidays, and these 19 songs are what he came back with. Download it here until the 7th of December.
CORONA EXTRA PRESENTS: PORTUGAL. THE MAN
The boys sure enjoy a beer, so it was beyond fitting when the good folks at Corona invited Portugal. The Man on a mammoth five week national tour of Australia, consisting of twenty-six gigs across four states.
NEW MUSIC: MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE
Who are the Moses Gunn Collective? Are they armed? We caught up with the Brisbane psych-rock four-piece days before the release of their latest EP ‘Morning Shakes’ to discuss what’s in a name, hair dye and not swimming.